Learning Outside the Classroom
Learning Outside the Classroom Mission Statement
Crosthwaite Church of England Primary School recognises that learning that takes place out of the classroom is a valuable tool in every one of its pupils’ education if conducted within to a safe and healthy environment.
We believe that all students should be able to experience the world beyond the classroom safely, whatever their age, ability, aptitude and circumstances and have the superb outdoor environment which allows us to do this. We have excellent outdoor grounds and facilities for our children that include spacious grass areas, playgrounds, a games court, a superb Early Years outdoor area, a wooded “wild” area, allotments, fruit trees, an outdoor classrooms and a 2 acre farm, populated by chickens and sheep which the children take great pride in looking after!
We also have many fantastic outdoor spaces for learning both locally and in the wider community – many within walking distance of the school! As part of our curriculum we are committed to ensuring that all children have meaningful, frequent, continuous and progressive access to Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) activities.
We aim to encourage children:
- To explore outside;
- To ask and answer questions of both the built and natural world;
- To love and respect all things and;
- To be inspired, marveling at the awe and wonder of God’s creation.