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ofsted and outdoor learning

What do Ofsted think about outdoor learning?

What do Ofsted think about outdoor learning?

Are you tired of being cooped up in a classroom all day? Well, you’re not alone. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education recognizes the value of outdoor learning, and they’re not alone either. From forest schools to outdoor adventures, there’s a growing appreciation for the benefits of learning in the great outdoors. In this article, we’ll explore why Ofsted has embraced outdoor learning and why it enhances the educational experience. We’ll uncover the research behind it, highlighting how nature can stimulate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. With keywords like “Ofsted,” “outdoor learning,” and “educational experience” in mind, we’ll delve into the positive impact it has on children’s physical and mental well-being. So whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or simply curious about new education trends, join us as we venture beyond the classrooms and into the open air. Discover why Ofsted recognizes and values outdoor learning and how it can revolutionize education. It’s time to embrace the power of nature and let learning bloom in the great outdoors.

Outdoor learning in EYFS

In today’s modern world, where tablets, screens, and electronic devices have become integral to our lives, it’s easy to forget the simple and pure joy of being outdoors. However, when it comes to early years education, studies have shown that immersing children in the wonders of nature can profoundly impact their overall development. Outdoor learning is not just about getting some fresh air; it’s about unlocking the power of nature and allowing children to explore, discover, and grow in a natural environment. Through outdoor learning, children can develop various essential skills, from problem-solving and critical thinking to confidence and resilience. They can connect with the environment, learn about the natural world, and engage in hands-on activities that foster their creativity and curiosity. Whether it’s digging in the dirt, observing insects, or climbing trees, outdoor learning provides endless opportunities for children to learn, play, and develop a deeper connection with their surroundings. In this article, we will explore why outdoor learning is essential for early years education and how it can positively impact children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Join us as we uncover the remarkable benefits of connecting young minds with the natural world and discover why nature is truly the best classroom. For more about OFSTED and outdoor learning head to our vlog area.

Looking for more outdoor learning resources?

We are big on children’s well-being here at the muddy puddle teacher, so let us share some time-saving teacher resources with you. We also have lots of lovely outdoor science sessions. Take a Look at Year 1’s parts of the sunflower lesson. Other popular outdoor learning resources at Muddy Puddle are our rain activities and easter activities.

Watch our safety videos to help you practice the best outdoor learning methods.

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Forest School ToolSafety Poster

Forest School ToolSafety Poster

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