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Outdoor Education

Our Outdoor Education Intent

At Rosewood Primary School, we value outdoor education as an essential element of our broad and balanced curriculum. Outdoor education provides children with the opportunities to develop the skills to solve problems, developing resilient and reflective learners. Through outdoor education, we provide a challenging, safe and secure environment within which children can take and manage risks. By taking lessons outside, we empower children to take ownership of their learning, allowing their minds and bodies to thrive. Outdoor education is inclusive for all learners and facilitates a range of learning styles.

Rosewood Outdoor Education Policy

What does Outdoor Education look like at Rosewood?


At Rosewood Primary School, we are passionate about providing meaningful outdoor learning opportunities for the children from nursery to Year 6. The children in nursery and reception have access to outdoor learning every day. All classes have access to our on-site Forest School site throughout the year.

Outdoor lessons are planned to link with the current learning in every class, each half term.

* Nursery have access to their outdoor area every day.

* Reception visited our school beehive as part of their minibeast topic.

* Year 1 have been exploring toys from the past as part of their History topic.

* Year 3 have been identifying flowering plants in our school grounds and naming the parts of the plant.

* Year 4 have explored a dragon visit, linked to their Literacy learning.

* Year 5 have been using found objects in their typography Art lessons.

* Y6 have been on a spelling hunt. They had to unscramble words to complete the challenge.

Nursery Outdoor Learning

Visiting our school beehive with Mrs Perrin

Exploring Forest School in Reception

Year 1 Toys from the past in History

Year 4 - Explore a dragon visit. (English links)

Year 5 Typography in Art

Y6 Spelling Hunt

Why we teach outdoor learning.


‘‘We know that many pupils thrive learning outside and that this shift in environment (and a practical approach) can actually help certain concepts come alive and be easier to understand,” says Mary Jackson, LtL’s Head of Education and Communities.


“If children don’t grow up knowing about nature and appreciating it, they will not understand it. And if they don’t understand it, they won’t protect it. And if they don’t protect it, who will?”
Sir David Attenborough