We are lucky to have three very beautiful, spacious classrooms in our EYFS unit that provide an excellent learning environment for our children. Each of our classrooms has a focus on different areas of learning, such as construction, malleable or role-play. This encourages all of our children to access a broad range of learning opportunities during their child-initiated learning time, which we call 'Exploration Time'.
We also have a fantastic outdoor environment, where the children are able to continue their learning across the curriculum on a larger, louder and messier scale! The children have access to the outdoor classroom throughout the day, during 'Exploration Time' and often choose to continue their learning outside. We encourage the children to explore the outdoor area in all weathers, as long as they have the suitable clothing, such as rain macs and welly boots!
The children love to explore and investigate the natural environment and this not only supports the learning from inside the classroom, but also contributes to a healthy life-style, allows the children to experience nature, develop confidence, self-esteem and vocabulary skills and supports their development of the characteristics of effecive learning, such as through collaborative work, problem-solving or risk-taking.
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