Icknield Primary PtA
Thank you to our PTA for the donation of £500 to the Nature Club to improve our garden area.
At Icknield Primary School, outdoor learning provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context.
We believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development.
Our outdoor environment has massive potential for providing learning opportunities. We are extremely fortunate to be set in large grounds and surrounded by an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local area, including Limbury Meads, to enhance our educational provision.
The outdoor environment offers motivating, exciting, different, relevant and easily accessible activities from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Our outdoor learning experiences are delivered through a combination of school-based outdoor learning, provided by a Forest School instructor and visits to other places.
Learning outdoors is part of our wide range of practical approaches to developing skills. Opportunities for outdoor learning exist within and across all curriculum areas and help to develop personal and social skills, communication, problem solving, thinking skills and teamwork, as well as English, Mathematics and all other curriculum areas.
Outdoor learning experiences are often remembered for a lifetime. Integrating learning and outdoor experiences, whether through play in the immediate grounds or adventures further afield, provides relevance and depth to the curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors. Learning outdoors can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and adventurous and helps children learn by experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the natural environment.
Icknield Primary School have been awarded green flag status on the Eco School award.
To obtain this the eco committee had to work on three topics. The committee decided on the following.
2: Litter / Waste
3: Healthy Living
Please explore the following links to see what has been going on in school over the last few months.
All the activities in the Forest School have been linked to the Curriculum please use the link below for further information.
Please click the following link to see examples of activities in nature club.
Other Activities Taking Place