At English Martyrs we provide opportunities for children to learn outdoors from Early Years through to year 6. The children use our school outdoor learning environment to enhance their learning across the curriculum and provide new opportunities.
The pond area has recently being developed with a legacy fund of over £2000 collected from our past year 6 pupils. Decking has already gone on the side of the pond, and we now have a timber framed classroom structure situated by the pond to help support future learning of new knowledge and skills in areas such as science and geography.
We have previously use forest school based at Little Dalby and Whissendine to expose all of our children to new learning opportunities and to develop further their resilience and positive learning attitudes, often working collaboratively to discover new skills and knowledge. More recently we are accessing forest school through Root to Branch Out based in Oakham. Forest school leaders have been coming onto school site for activities as well as our younger children visiting their site in Oakham. We are currently training one of our staff members to be a forest school leader. All our children will be exposed to forest school sessions during the academic year.