Forest School and Outdoor Learning
We are blessed with extensive and varied school grounds extending to 7 ½ acres of fields and woodland spaces with incredible views over rugged Northumberland landscape. We love this special place for play and learning, and have big plans for this new site! The key features will include:
- A full size Sports England football pitch
- Extensive woodland boundary, allowing space for play, forest schools and cross-curricular learning
- Wildflower meadow
- Cycling spaces
- Early years play area
- Multi-use games area
- Creation station / invention shed
We recognise the importance of the outdoors for children and know how much our children love to learn in our school grounds and local community. Outdoor spaces naturally create different learning opportunities for children and help them to develop wider curriculum skills such as resilience, collaboration and imagination. Our school play times are planned to be engaging and fun for all our children. We will also be incorporating learning outside of the classroom into our curriculum time, helping to create memorable and enjoyable experiences that extend beyond the four walls of a classroom.
Our school move is helping us to meticulously review the needs of our children and is enabling us to develop a new outdoor space that our children will thrive in. Our play and outdoor learning projects are still under development, however, we are creating plans and raising funds to enhance our field space and provide high quality, sustainable environments for our children.