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Learning Outside the Classroom


Our LOtC mission statement:


At Chalfont St Giles Village School Learning Outside the Classroom contributes to the development of the whole child. It is our mission to encourage our children to:-


  • Explore outside and make connections with all aspects of their learning
  • Ask and answer questions of both the built and natural world and reach their own conclusions
  • Show care and respect for all things
  • Be inspired and motivated by the wonder of our world

To further support our values and vision we are strong advocates for Outdoor learning. We believe that learning outside the classroom often provides the most memorable learning experiences, providing children with greater independence, physical competence and developing their language and understanding of the world in which we live. Whilst learning outside the classroom children develop their social and leadership skills and demonstrate more involvement in their learning. If you would like to know more about our approach to learning outside the classroom please click on the following link.

Out-door learning supports our approach which includes using positive learning strategies to build great learners. To find out more about our approach to learning please click on the following links.

This year we are working towards obtaining the Learning Outside the Classroom Gold Quality Mark. We feel that our school uses the outdoor opportunities available to us fully and successfully to provide a range of exciting learning experiences for our pupils.


Thanks to the support of our community, we have a range of outdoor areas available to us, including our Environmental Areas, allotments and our Only One You garden at the Junior School which will be ready for use in the Spring term.


All of our outdoor areas will be supported by the pupils in our school and the Eco Warriors who will be helping to plant and maintain our garden grounds and ensuring effective and thoughtful use of all our outdoor areas.


This year the staff will be ensuring that children have access to a curriculum that takes advantage of our outdoor areas, planning for differentiated outdoor learning in a range of subjects and ensuring that the children’s learning is enhanced through outdoor experiences.


If you have a love of gardening or a particular ‘outdoor’ skill that you feel we might benefit from, please do contact us as we are always in need of an extra pair of hands to help!

Outdoor Learning Letters and News - 2017-2018

Outdoor Learning Supporters - We are grateful to the following organisations who are supporting us on the project:

Outdoor Learning Supporters - We are grateful to the following organisations who are supporting us on the project: 1