The outdoor classroom is well used by all of the children in Reception. They engage in self-led learning, whilst developing their physical skills through open ended opportunities. The children use and develop their skills in all areas of the EYFS curriculum, whilst interacting daily with the outside environment.
After some building work to provide a digging bed for the children, they helped to transport the topsoil into it. Since completion, they have used this daily. A lot of knowledge about weight and transport is being developed in the gravel pit, and all the children are enjoying digging for treasure in the digging bed. A bug hotel has been created, to encourage minibeasts and small wildlife. We are hoping to attract even a hedgehog, if we are lucky!