Outdoor Learning

At Spalding St Paul's  School  Primary school we believe that outdoor learning offers an inspirational approach to educating children that develops an experience and knowledge of the natural world.
 
We are lucky at Spalding St Paul's School that we have extensive grounds which include a large playing field, large playground, and outdoor learning areas. There is also a large outdoor area for the sole use of our Nursery and Reception class provision, these include a trim trail, outdoor classroom and a bespoke Nursery Reflection Garden. We also have an allotment area, with fruit tress and a polytunnel for the children to grow their own food, this even provides produce for our schools kitchen!
 
Throughout the school year, each class at Spalding St Paul's School will experience outdoor learning through  a number of sessions that are cross-curricular in nature which aim to add depth and breadth to topics studied within the classroom. it is our  “classroom without walls”! Through lots of practical activities, which focus on risk-taking, creativity and teamwork, children grow in self-esteem and confidence, which in turn develops a firm foundation for other learning.

Our Outdoor learning nurtures all learners by focusing on raising self-esteem, allowing them to take part and achieve in activities in their own way. Children experience freedom through creating their own adventures and having fun.