This morning some learners doing a course in early years came to the woods. Â We were looking at how important the outdoors is for learning and exploring some of the reasons why things may be different outdoors. Â We talked about child led learning and how opportunities and experiences can be provided to cover all areas of the early years foundation stage. We thought particularly about the characteristics of learning. Â It was easy to see how very simple starting points could provide opportunities for different ages, interests and areas of development. We looked at risk and risk benefits, and how children can be encouraged to identify and manage risks for themselves. Â This is an important part of our learning not only in the woods but throughout school.
Here are some of the pictures from this morning, you can’t see just how cold it was, but we really did need hot pop and marshmallows to warm up.