Outdoor Learning

We are very fortunate at Queen Emma’s to have such an incredible outdoor learning environment. The beautiful setting offers a wide range of opportunities for children to explore and learn.  Our large climbing apparatus enables children develop their gross motor skills and core strength. These are essential for children to develop fine motor skills for drawing and writing.  The outdoor play houses are currently set up as a school and a shop. Our highly trained Early Years specialists recognise the importance of imaginative play and support the children to develop their language and social skills. 

We constantly reflect on the potential to further enhance the outdoor area and are currently developing the space for willow arch den areas and a bug hotel.

Our practical all weather suits ensure we are able to be outside in all weathers. The children have lots of opportunities to widen their learning opportunities and have fantastic experiences. We love to explore our woodland area where the children build dens, hunt for wildlife and create their own music. We see the outdoors as an extended classroom that is used every day; our children have a genuine love of learning indoors and the outdoors. Forest School sessions provide the children with opportunities to work collaboratively and independently. They explore the natural world with the guidance of a lead specialist and challenge themselves by investigating equipment such as rope swings and hammocks.