The outdoor learning environment provides a multitude of opportunities.
A range of experiences are always provided to meet the learning styles of each child.
- Sensory play – water, sand, mud kitchen, a range of other sensory activities planned weekly.
- Large motor skills – climbing, obstacle courses, tennis, basketballs, soccer, riding bikes, scooters, hoops, stilt walking, large construction equipment.
- Fine motor skills – matching games, sorting, small construction equipment.
- Imaginative and social play – cubby houses, horses, jungle animals, dress-ups, sand play.
- Environmental play – vegetable and herb gardens, finding insects, climbing trees and nature trails
- Initiating and joining play.
- Engaging in interactions using verbal/non-verbal language.
- Using senses to explore the environment.
- Strengthening muscles, co-ordinating body movements, balance and control.
- Exploring, trying out and exchanging ideas.
- Develop imagination and sustained play.
- Connecting to nature, caring for the natural environment, sustainability.
- Being actively involved, persistence and perseverance.
- Using a range of tools and equipment.
- Co-operating with others to play and solve problems, sharing and turn taking.