Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play, on the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime - at the point of writing this blog, The British School is one of only 4 schools in Warsaw who have signed up to mark the occasion but we are a part of a much bigger picture of over 13,000 schools worldwide who have taken the commitment to getting kids outside and learning through nature!
Outdoor learning has been proven to have so many benefits for young children's learning and general well-being and the enjoyment was clear to see as you moved around the school grounds. In Nursery and Reception the children have spent as much of their day outside as possible (whilst avoiding an occasional rain shower). They have made some delicious treats in the mud kitchen, created beautiful chalk drawing and designs, made magic wands, built dens, re-planted avocado seeds, painted tree trunks and used the giant wooden Numicon and natural materials to make numbers to ten - all of this whilst negotiating, playing and learning alongside children from different year groups!
In Year One, the children have been taking the opportunity to spend longer periods of time outside and have taken their classroom learning outside by delivering performances of their stories based on Little Red Riding Hood, representing numbers using objects in the outdoor environment and using the bike track to learn about road safety.
It has been fantastic to see so many of the children engaged in their learning, building strong relationships with their friends and having so much fun!
Blueberries Class Teacher
Nursery Learning Leader