Outdoor learning is a key part of the school curriculum. Outdoor learning is proven to be beneficial to pupil wellbeing and readiness to learn, improving their overall quality of life and school experience. Outdoor learning at Perseid increases our pupils’ opportunities to develop skills beyond the classroom that will help prepare them for life beyond school. Not to mention they also have lots of fun!
- The newly built scooter park is now open to pupils at upper school and is often in use by the upper school pupils. The pupils are slowly building their confidence and working towards scooting over the ramp. Research tells us of the importance of taking risks to release chemicals that will help children to learn.
- Key Stage 3 are excited to be using the local community and trips to support their learning within their Creative Curriculum lessons. This term they are visiting the Horniman’s museum and local visits to Morden Park to search for bugs and their habitats.
- At lower school the Edible Garden continues to play a significant part in our outdoor learning curriculum, with pupils planting, growing, picking and sometimes eating their produce.
- The Sensory area of our playground is under development at lower school and this will enable further outdoor learning, which will benefit pupils, learning, development and wellbeing.
- The appointment of a Forest School Lead who is due to start at the beginning of November will further enhance our outdoor provision for pupils.