Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning  at St Michael in the Hamlet

We are very fortunate at SMH to have a lovely large outdoor area known as Barry’s Back Garden. We use this space for outdoor learning, relaxation and other activities.

Every year group will, at some point in the academic year, have some outdoor learning experience. Often these are an enhancement to a particular curriculum subject, or a practical experience that compliment or expands a topic in class.

Sometimes these sessions have a more practical application or may be focussed on personal development, communication, problem solving, risk taking and challenges. Each session is tailored to the needs of the class and the children at the time.

Our outdoor sessions provide a wide range of diverse and exciting experiences for our learners to help them develop skills that are not necessarily found in a classroom. From ants, art and architecture to nature, nurture and nonsense, we tackle a varied range of topics to interest and encourage all our children.

Our outdoor environment gives us a unique place which we use in a fun and varied way, sometimes incorporating challenges and risks, and offering opportunities for pursuing our own ideas and interacting with others in a different and natural way.