We’re so proud of our flagship schools! We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best practitioners in the field who have helped us trial our forward-thinking outdoor learning methods. We continue to be inspired by their passion and use every opportunity to listen and learn from them. This informs our practice and ensures that our methods reflect the needs of our educators and their students.
Lincoln Minster School
Take a look at this marvellous school with lead Muddy Puddle Teacher Becky, blowing us away on a regular basis with her new imaginative ways to get the learning outside. This school has fully embraced our approach opting to use more natural items when they step out of the classroom.
Wood Street Infant School Guildford
Charlotte, assistant head and lead Muddy Puddle Teacher is doing an amazing job in the south of England. Her infant school not only now embraces the outdoors for mindfulness lessons, yoga and maths but they bring the outside-in too. Opting for more natural and sustainable displays.
Woodland View Primary Northampton
This incredible school has such a wonderful drive to get outdoors and a Headteacher that really knows the benefits. This school has done a lot to develop their outdoor spaces and even have a racing car track in their outdoor space. We cannot applaud them enough for the work they do and the support they offer us. Leanne is an incredible lead Muddy Puddle Teacher and we love her love for rain! See a recent walk around their outdoor space here on Facebook.
Pownall Hall School, Stockport
This school’s pre-school unit is proud to boast its most perfect space and we are delighted how they have adopted the Muddy Puddle Approach to enhance this. They are honest to say it has been a process, but they are for sure enjoying the rewards. This school boasts one of the most fabulous outdoor spaces we have ever seen! The school embraced a more reflective route to training, doing stage by stage and developing in-between. But they sure have got it. This school too has opted for natural and up-cycled teaching resources outside while bringing the inside in. The school feels connected with nature outside and in and we honestly did not know what to play with first!
The new approach to outdoor learning.
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Open Day | Guildford | See our approach in action| 5th December$10.00
Do you want to see our approach in action before you commit to training or subscribing to our resources? We have flagship schools around the country and every now and again they kindly open their doors to let you too see the amazing impact it can have on the children and the whole school community. Sometimes you just need to see it for yourself! Enjoy tea and coffee, watch lessons and have live Q&A with Sarah, founder of The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach.Click here for more info
Pownall Hall School | 20th November | 4-5pm | Stockport$25.00
This course focuses on outdoor learning for children in the early years. This training session will complete their training by:
– Introduce your staff to the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach for stages 2 – Teach your staff how to up-skill their teaching methods by using only natural resources and how this can be applied to curriculum objectives – Show your staff how they can use the three Muddy M’s to better inform their planning of the outdoors.Click here for more info
Communication&Language | Listening Games | EYFS$6.00
Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations.
The Listening Games pack for EYFS will help you take the learning outside and to challenge your children and their listening skills. By presenting them with active games done in different weathers and by many different distractions.Click here for more info
PD | Safely Negotiating Space | EYFS$6.00
It is essential that children learn to safely negotiate their space when outside. Many children are used to ‘safe’ and ‘straight’ surfaces and need more time learning about the benefits and risks of playing outside. Use these lesson ideas to teach children how to safely negotiate spaces in all weathers on natural and unnatural surfaces. This article tells you a little more about the importance of developing this area out of the classroom.
Counting through negative numbers | Year 4$6.00
Counting through negative numbers for Year 4 needs lots of practice and for some, lots of visual and practical methods can help. This teaching resource will help you embed this area of the curriculum through outdoor learning. Take a break from the indoor space for some active, brain engaging learning. Read this article to learn more about the learning benefits of active learning.Click here for more info