We believe that our children benefit from visits, residentials, visitors and making the most of our grounds and the surrounding area. These opportunties help to widen their use of langugae, build their indpendnece and thinkning skills and helps them to apply their learning while having fun!
We are very lucky to have a Forest Schools Area, which is accessed by different year groups at different times of the year. It is also used during lunch times. This will allow our children to go out into our tree and science area and explore the plants and wildlife while learning new skills such as shelter building, working as a team and problem solving. They will be able to explore nature in all weathers.
We have also introduced a full programme of outdoor learning for all pupils from Nursery through to year 6 through the Commando Joe's Programme (known as CoJo). This is a very exciting development for the school and we look forward see seeing how the challenges and missions set by inspirational achievers support our children in developing the seven core values of RESPECT that underpin what we are aiming to achieve.
Our science area is now ready to use where the children can try out pond dipping, look at the insects and creatures that live in the log piles and explore the plants that grow in this area.
We have also invested in games and activities for play times and now have Mr Briggs and sports apprentices to help run organised games and activities during the children's play times.
Glebefields has definitely gone outside!