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Do you set up your outdoor environment daily and do you have a written plan of what you will get out. If so is it under the 6 areas of learning or do you have workshop areas set up outside ?

 

We are just about to get stuck into our outdoor area - it has been suggested by our EYAT that we purchase storage units and set up workshop areas like we have indoors-but we cant imagine how it would work setting up workshop areas with units full of resources - we just about cope indoor s let alone having al that outdoors as well!

 

any comments ideas and suggestions would be fantastic

 

thanks x

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We have outside all the time: (some static stuff/some taken out each day)

 

Large Scale Construction Blocks

Selection of Drain Pipes/Tyres/Crates etc

Digging Area (Sometimes wet sand/sometimes soil)

Growing Area/ Water But

Play House with Home Corner

Painting Banner

Friendship Stop

Bats/Balls/Hoops/Qoits(sp?)

Musical Washing Line

Bikes and Scooters and Wheel Barrows

Large PVC Banner for painting on/paints/brushes

3 Tier Plastic Drawer Unit containing Mark Making Materials

1 Box with Books/Puzzles

1 Box with Fabrics and Rope and Pegs for Den Making

1 Box with Magnifying Glasses/Torches

 

We also have a Plastic Storage Box inside that is decorated with pictures of our outdoor area, if there is something extra that the children would like to take outside with them, they can put it in this box but THEY are responsible for making sure it is looked after and that it comes back inside with them. (They like to use this if they have built a model in the construction area for example or if they have made a treasure map in the creative area)

 

The things that are outside all the time are recorded on our continuous provision sheet and if the children choose to take anything extra out, we write it on the Weekly Planning Sheet in the "Outdoor Box" and mark it down as Spontaneous Child Initated Activity.

 

HTH and Good Luck with your Outdoor Area

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We have outside all the time: (some static stuff/some taken out each day)

 

Large Scale Construction Blocks

Selection of Drain Pipes/Tyres/Crates etc

Digging Area (Sometimes wet sand/sometimes soil)

Growing Area/ Water But

Play House with Home Corner

Painting Banner

Friendship Stop

Bats/Balls/Hoops/Qoits(sp?)

Musical Washing Line

Bikes and Scooters and Wheel Barrows

Large PVC Banner for painting on/paints/brushes

3 Tier Plastic Drawer Unit containing Mark Making Materials

1 Box with Books/Puzzles

1 Box with Fabrics and Rope and Pegs for Den Making

1 Box with Magnifying Glasses/Torches

 

We also have a Plastic Storage Box inside that is decorated with pictures of our outdoor area, if there is something extra that the children would like to take outside with them, they can put it in this box but THEY are responsible for making sure it is looked after and that it comes back inside with them. (They like to use this if they have built a model in the construction area for example or if they have made a treasure map in the creative area)

 

The things that are outside all the time are recorded on our continuous provision sheet and if the children choose to take anything extra out, we write it on the Weekly Planning Sheet in the "Outdoor Box" and mark it down as Spontaneous Child Initated Activity.

 

HTH and Good Luck with your Outdoor Area

 

 

Thank for the replies x

 

Can I ask are your continious provision sheets the same as your indoor ones?

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Thank for the replies x

 

Can I ask are your continious provision sheets the same as your indoor ones?

 

Yes, ours is exactly the same which is basically a series of boxes containing the following points:

 

- Links to EYFS, Learning and Development

- List of Resources

- How the Area is Orangised

- Inclusive Practise

- Role of the Adult/Key Vocabularly

 

I don't have any planning on my home PC so can't upload unfortunately, sorry about that.

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We continiously have water, sand, messy, mark-making, construction, small world etc outside, but we also plan for any specific activities we want to include.

 

We use the clear plastic 3 drawer unit things on wheels for outside, they r only about ten pound from argos - ideal for outside, waterproof and easy acess for the children plus they stack easily away in our shed.

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We have decided that during the winter weather we are going to decide with the children day by day what to have outside-very basic as we are in a Church hall with a small paved area outside the front entrance. We then write what went out in a diary. i plan to introduce an evaluation comment after the sytaff have got used to the basic idea. so far we have had bikes, water and sand trays and a foam giant number mat.

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Outdoor_Area_Continuous_ProvisionWeek_Beginning.doc

 

We begged, borrowed and stole trolleys with wheels and have one for construction, books, literacy, small world and one for general resources. This along with a table, chairs, carpet tiles, clipboards, a bin and carry boxes of writing items are our continous provision and we add additional resources to reflect what we are doing inside to cover all areas of the curriculum.

 

Attached I hope is our plan which is enlarged and laminated and displayed so that all staff and mid day supervisors know why particular resources are available and the reason why or our intended / hoped learning. We plan weekly for our area.

 

S

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Thanks for sharing your planning......at our staff meeting last night we were discussing outside provision and felt ours had gone a bit stale.

 

I will use this sheet as a reminder of what needs to be outside to prompt staff into thinking!!! :o

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