Jump to content
Home
Forum
Join Us
Articles
About Us
Tapestry

Planning for outside


 Share

Recommended Posts

Clearly we need to do something about the activities/resources/opportunities children are accessing outside.

I moved away from formal planning outside as it was just too much paperwork. But now the outside areas seems boring and uninviting!

 

Do you leave permanent resources outside or set up each day?

 

Can anyone explain how they plan for their outdoor environment, and if possible share a planning sheet please?

 

Thank you

Link to comment
Share on other sites

we don't plan outside either as a general thing, the only outdoor planning will be for a child's NS or interest and they prefer to be outside, we ensure resources are available to cover each area outdoors, we have different bags (gardening and builders ones) that are filled with different resources to cover maths and literacy, but we do have much more outside now that just stays there even if it just means uncovering at set up time :-), the fb group 'playing to learn' has some pics and video clips of some super outdoor areas, also for pack away settings :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

this is my aspiration

 

however, while we are working towards this I have a planning sheet that has days of the week down the side, curricular areas across the top with learning objectives briefly across the top, and this creates a grid which we fill in with enhancements we are providing in each session.
So 1 A4 sheet for each week, and only brief notes on it.

 

Outdoor provision week beginning 9 29 2014.doc

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I too am struggling as to what to do with our outside space, especially now the weather has turned. It's great during the summer we have tents, wooden climbing frame, A frame and slide, space hoppers, rocker, mud kitchen, hoops, bats balls, home corner/dressing up, sand, water, tyres with wooden planks across, paints- all this on a grassed area, then on concrete bit bikes/sit +ride. Unlike some nurseries/schools though, we have no undercover area,so like today because it was raining quite heavily, we didn't go out. I know there's the saying "There no such thing as bad weather, it's the clothing" and I'm all for getting them out but when it is raining what would we put out for them? Plus at moment we have 1- 4yr old, 5- 3yr olds and 2 -2/ half yr olds. We are a pack away setting in a small village hall which we moved to a year ago and this is the first time in all our 20 years we have had any outside space(Other venue was a church hall) So any ideas would be gratefully appreciated but funds are low due to numbers.

 

PS I watched the youtube film which is brill and would'nt we all like to have that kind of setup, Just wish she or someone would make a video based on a pack away setting with limited resources, there's very few out there, now that would be inspirational.

 

 

Outside resources.docx

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. (Privacy Policy)