Learning Outside the Classroom
We believe that by the time children leave Broadwater, they should be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained across the curriculum, in a breadth of environments in a practical hands on way.
We believe that teaching across the curriculum should provide rich opportunities for children to develop their love of learning and explore the world in meaningful contexts, to ensure they can make real life links to their world beyond primary school and for future employment. It is imperative that our curriculum develops the whole child and nurtures the development of their individual personal, social and emotional well-being. Learning outside the classroom enables children to acquire knowledge and skills through memorable experiences which are carefully planned to enhance their national curriculum coverage and spark interest in the world around them. Learning outside the classroom strengthens their understanding of the role they play as a global citizen.
Every child at Broadwater will have the opportunity to attend high quality, well planned educational visits designed to enrich the curriculum. Across subjects every half term, children will take part in lessons which involve teaching approaches that can include utilising our outdoor provision, virtual reality headsets and other technologies, sensory activities, workshops and visitors and exploring the local area.
We are currently training staff a group of staff to be Forest School Leaders and are excited to be introducing Forest School to Broadwater in the near future.