Supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Outdoor learning is a crucial element of the Revised EYFS Framework 2014. It is arequirement that outdoor learning be offered to all children in the Foundation Stage.

The EYFS guidance states: ‘Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and development.’

This inset will offer practitioners a range of practical activities across all seven areas of learning and development, a list of low-cost everyday resources and audit tools that will transform their outdoor practice. Attendance on this course will provide delegates with an understanding of how to develop a high quality, enabling outdoor environment that will support children’s engagement, enjoyment and achievement.

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2014 Revised Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.

  • Explore the EYFS 2014 requirements for learning outdoors.
  • Identify key features of high quality outdoor provision.

Implications for practice.

  • Develop the physical environment—tarmac playgrounds, small enclosed spaces,woodland, etc.
  • Provide quality learning experiences to support all seven areas of learning and development.
  • Ensure that the Characteristics of Learning are explicit within the outdoor provision.

Create an enabling outdoor environment that supports how children learn.

  • Open-ended resources and their organisation.
  • Routines.
  • Organisation of space.
  • Time.

Planning and assessment.

  • Essential components for planning.
  • Assessment: essential for learning.
  • Practical examples of planning.

Leading and sustaining improvements in outdoor learning.

  • Ideas to develop resources and sustain the outdoor environment.
  • Audit tools.

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10 Preston Mews,
North Shields,
Tyne & Wear,
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