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Outdoor Learning

"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky"

Margaret McMillan 1914



At St Bede's we believe that outdoor learning is of equal importance to learning indoors therefore,  we ensure that every child is given the opportunity to play outside whatever the weather!


During our time in our outdoor area, children will have lots of opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of the world around them. It provides the opportunity for collaborative working in many of the curriculum areas and aims to instill a life long love for the natural world. 




What to wear. 


It is important that your child comes to school dressed appropriately, warm waterproof coat when its cold and wet; sun hat and sunscreen when its sunny.


Children will get wet and muddy when learning and playing outdoors. We provide protective clothing for them to wear such as wellington boots although you can provide these things if you wish. 


We teach children how to minimise how messy they get and this skill does develop through the year however it does take time and it is part of their learning and development. 



How to explore the outdoors at home.


Please use the links below to find outdoor activities you can enjoy together.