Outdoor Learning and Design and Technology
The introduction of an Outdoor Learning day each week for every Year group has become a rewarding, exciting and creative day, with wellbeing at its core. The children are able
to learn through practical application, problem solving and teamwork; spending the day in
open and outdoor spaces in their PE kits.
Design and Technology is woven throughout this day, as well as physical education,
orienteering and a ‘Forest school’ approach.
Practical application of Design and Technology skills are carefully planned to enable
progression from Year 3 to 6. Projects have included using pallets to create plant holders,
bug hotels and Christmas trees, and the creation of ‘Dig for Victory’ gardens. The children
have ownership of the planning, building and review stages of their projects, with time to reflect upon their experiences and further hone their practical skills.