- allows children to connect with nature
- develops respect for the natural world
- increases physical activity
- is engaging
- provides new opportunities and possibilities
- encourages creativity.
This week some of our word work and number lessons were held outside. In word work, the children had to find the hidden letters of the alphabet and then work as a team to put them in order. In number work, the children were given a number and they were asked to retrieve the correct quantity of objects. Activities like this not only support the development of literacy and number knowledge, but also allow children to work on their ATLs (learning skills, such as communication, gross-motor skills and resolving conflict), attitudes (such as curiosity, empathy and creativity), and to use the Key Concepts (such as connection, responsibility and form) to demonstrate a deeper understanding.