The Education Outside the Classroom Manifesto 2006 highlighted the need for outside learning. It demonstrated that outdoor play and education can motivate children and bring learning to life in a way that cannot be replicated indoors or in a confined outdoor space.
Outdoor play at Kinderview is limitless. Each playroom has access to its own outdoor playspace which has open ended resources to encourage learning through experimenting and problem solving. We also have use of the wider school grounds including large playing fields and woodland to give our children a sense of freedom and wonder of the natural world. There’s so much open space your child and their friends will enjoy learning and playing outside in the fresh air every day where their imaginations can run free.
Were confident that your child’s time at Kinderview will create a love of the outdoors which will stay with your child for the rest of their life.
We have 5 clear aims which are inextricably intertwined with Physical and Mental Wellbeing and Building Learning Power.
We want our children to be:
Ready to learn: Children have a positive, confident attitude to learning. They are both physically and emotionally ready to learn.
Resourceful: Children show initiative, ask well thought out questions and are prepared to use a variety of strategies to learn.
Reflective: Children are curious, able and willing to learn from their mistakes and can describe their progress
Resilient: Children are prepared to persevere and stay involved in their learning, even when the process is challenging.
Reciprocal: Children are prepared to help each other and work as a team.
Daily Forest School sessions are run for children in Owls & Preschool; these support a range of skills and develop their social interactions. All seven areas of learning are encompassed within these sessions and allow all children to take risks in an unpredictable environment whilst developing leadership skills and promoting mental health and well-being. We have a dedicated space to run these sessions and the nursery has a trained ‘Forest Schools’ teacher.