The essential guide on how to encourage children’s learning and support their development through year-round outdoor exploration. It follows one school Chilton Primary School through an entire academic year, capturing the challenges, discoveries and joys of children and adults co-exploring outdoors together. This unique book covers all aspects of outdoor practice from setting up and maintaining an outdoor site to the support and effective communication needed to create a safe and happy environment. Features include step by step guide to setting up an outdoor site; advice on how to observe and record the learning; real case studies of children exploring from early years to the end of KS2; over 100 photographs, practical tips and ideas and eReources.
‘The great thing about this book is the way it follows a primary school throughout a whole year of outdoor exploration – it’s a far cry from the idea that the outdoors is only for fine weather. This essential guide shows how to encourage children’s learning and support their development through year-round outdoor exploration; the really importance message that comes across is how much everyone involved enjoys the activities, children and adults.’ – Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch