KS 1 & 2

Outdoor education in early years encourages an active lifestyle; it teaches appreciation of nature and the environment.  The curriculum is delivered over a full day once a week. The aim is to use learning outside the classroom to develop the social skills and self-esteem of our students. Students will be encouraged to learn independently and use their initiative, and how to assess risks by being exposed to appropriate hazards in the outdoor environment. This gives students a better understanding of risk taking and appropriate risk management. The above will be delivered by spending time in the outdoor classroom, planning journeys and participating in outdoor adventurous activities.

All students will have the opportunity to gain the Bikeability level 1.

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KS3

Outdoor learning in KS3 is centred around personal development and social skills such as:

Confidence, communication, managing behaviour, reliability, resilience, working with others, leadership and goal setting. The students will learn these skills through taking part in adventurous activities. Pupils will cover the learning models such as Tuckmans theory, Betari’s Box, Comfort Zones and Choice Theory. The curriculum is delivered over a full day once a week.

KS3 students will gain at least 2 of the qualifications from the following list:

  • Indoor Climbing – NICAS L1
  • Orienteering – Acorn award
  • Paddlesports – Start award
  • John Muir – Discovery award

 

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KS4

Outdoor learning in KS4 enables students to maintain their mental health and wellbeing. Adventurous activities help build resilience and coping strategies which are vital in preparing pupis for life after school. They will continue to develop the personal development skills covered in KS3. The curriculum is delivered over a full day once a week. Students will produce a portfolio using the evidence gained through activates to gain the Princes Trust –  Level 1 award in Personal Development and Employability

KS4 pupils will have the opportunity to gain at least 2 of the qualifications from the following list :

  • Indoor Climbing – NICAS L1 & 2
  • Orienteering – Acorn Award and Tree Award
  • Paddle sports –  Paddle start award
  • John Muir – Discovery award

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Susannah Berry, Headteacher