TAKING LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
One of the key principles we have here at Langdale is that taking learning outside the classroom ensures that children develop resilience, helps children appreciate the natural world and aids their learning. It is also great fun!
The Natural Connections Demonstration project has published evidence on the benefits of outdoor learning to pupils, teachers and schools. Please follow link below to find out more.
At Langdale CofE Primary, we look for every opportunity to take learning outside the classroom. Therefore lessons outside the classroom take place in all subjects. Staff carefully map curriculum learning to the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum objectives, and teacher assessments are carried out regularly to ensure that our excellent academic rigour is maintained. Taking learning outdoors compliments and enhances classroom based learning and provides a real context for applying skills and knowledge.
In addition to this, we have also identified key skills that we would like our 'Langdale Learners' to leave us with at the end of their primary school learning. These include; fire-lighting, using tools such as knives and saws to construct and whittle, basic first aid, identifying local wildlife, caring for the local environment and creatures and, of course, having opportunities to complete our recently compiled '50 Things To Do Before You Leave Langdale' checklist. These have all been carefully incorporated into our innovative and bespoke outdoor learning curriculum.