Outdoor Learning is an integral part of the education of the children at Tameside Primary Academy. We do this through weekly sessions and long-term exposure, allowing us to experience seasonal changes in our wonderful forest areas and other outdoor spaces.
We aim to give our children new and exciting experiences and opportunities, where they can learn to take care of themselves, each other and the environment around them. Sessions comprise of both child initiated and adult led activities. Child initiated activities allow them to develop and improve both their practical and social skills, allowing them to become more creative and resilient, whilst adult led activities are used to support and enhance the E3L curriculum.
We hope to give all of our children opportunities that might not be readily available to them outside of school. In turn, we hope that their Outdoor Learning experiences will improve their attitude to school, their attainment and their future life chances by helping them to become valued members of their local and wider communities
Outdoor Learning sessions are also used to provide small group and individual nurture support for pupils who need extra support in building confidence, self-esteem, social skills and resilience.