Pre-Prep Curriculum (Outdoor Learning)

Outdoor Learning

Pre-Prep Curriculum (Outdoor Learning)

Outdoor learning is embedded within the curriculum across the Pre-Prep.  All classes have immediate access to a dedicated and secure outdoor space, as well as Wimbledon Common, where they can further develop their curiosity and creativity, enhance their  problem solving and teamwork skills, and learn to respect nature.  In this natural, outdoor classroom, the children experience a wide range of activities designed to enrich their learning.  Some of the popular activities include seasonal walks, building animal homes, performing fairy-tale drama in the woods, picking apples and baking apple pie, pond dipping, toasting marshmallows over a fire and creating nature-inspired artwork. Throughout the year, the children also have the opportunity to work on the school’s mini-farm. The farm aims to nurture their personal, social and emotional health and it instils in the children an appreciation and knowledge of food production, healthy eating and caring for the environment.  

What Ofsted Said

  • Both the indoor and outdoor areas are exceptionally well resourced and are set up to provide vibrant and stimulating learning environments. "
  • Outside, children were seen playing exceptionally well together, exploring the outdoor world by riding on bikes, playing in the Wendy house or on the climbing equipment.  "

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