The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3-7

The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3-7

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The outdoor area is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? This book clearly explains the learning potential of the outdoor environment and practically demonstrates how the a€˜Outdoor Classrooma€™ can be developed in early years settings and schools. Drawing on the Forest School approach, it aims to inspire practitioners to think creatively about their outside area and how they can provide rich play opportunities for children that will further their learning regardless of any time, space or financial restraints. Emphasising the importance of continuity for young children, the book shows how good practice in the early years can be built on in Reception and Key Stage 1 and covers: What is the outdoor classroom and how does it enhance childrena€™s learning? How experiences in the Outdoor Classroom can support the early years and Key Stage 1 curricula The implications for schools using the outdoor classroom including resources, timetabling, space, parental and staff opposition Guidance on planning Activities and ideas for using the Outdoor Classroom Including practical examples and detailed case studies taken from a wide range of settings and schools, this handy text will help you to get the most out of your outside area.They should include: how to move safely around the fire area, what is a safe distance to sit from the fire, how the children should approach a fire with an adult, how the children should behave in the fire pit area with and without a fire. Children should be repeatedly ... Please dona#39;t frighten the children, rather make sure you teach them to respect the fire and behave accordingly. Stick carrying Remindanbsp;...

Title:The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3-7
Author:Karen Constable
Publisher:Routledge - 2012


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