The video illustrates
how nursery children develop their skills, knowledge and understanding
in the sciences through their own natural curiosity.
This video is for classroom teachers who wish to understand the ways in which outdoor learning can be harnessed to support an investigative approach to the sciences.
This video along with reflective questions invite you to consider the impact of your own approach to planning learning. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:
Primary School established a regular programme of visits to their local
forest for nursery children. Children were encouraged to explore,
investigate, experience and question what they found in the outdoor environment.
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There was a desire on the part of the school to create stimulating and engaging lessons in the outdoors, built around children's natural capacity to explore and question.
Such an approach develops children's questioning and investigative skills. It provides a basis upon which to build progression between levels.