- Make learning engaging
Take maths outside and have children estimate how long it would take to run, hop and skip a field. They can discuss it and graph it back in the classroom.
- Design relevant classes
Many concepts which seem too difficult to get a grasp of in the classroom are a lot easier to understand in the big wide world when they’re set in context.
- Nurture creativity
Instead of learning about castles are you able to take your pupils to a real castle ruins and have them act in role? Their imaginations will run wild.
- Play & experimentation
Infants learn a huge amount about volume and textures with simple sand and water play, whilst juniors enjoy becoming nature detectives and learning about insects and their habitats.
- Improve attendance
If you’re able to build outside play and trips into your curriculum, you’ll inevitably find attendance will spike too.
- Reduce behaviour problems
Children are less likely to act up if the whole class has to go back to learning maths inside.
- Grab the environment
Community learning develops responsible citizens, that can be tough to learn in the classroom.
- New opportunities
Museums, galleries, zoos and farms can provide learning experiences that won’t be forgotten fast.
- Stay healthy
Even pupils who aren’t keen on PE can usually be tempted by a fun learning game without the pressure of needing to ‘win’.
- Limitless resources
No matter how tight your budget, all you need is imagination to develop free, meaningful learning opportunities.