Making an impact in EYFS: Using the outdoors to promote ‘Understanding of the World’ - NE&Y RB029 / C02

Start date
23 Jan 24
1 Day


Taking learning outdoors has many benefits and a positive impact on children’s wellbeing.  To really ‘Understand the World’ around them, children need to be immersed in the wonders of the great outdoors and engage in a range of activities which promote the characteristics of effective learning.   Identify ways to develop your outdoor environment to increase learning opportunities in the physical and natural world  and consider how this context can be a stimulus for the development of children’s mathematical, language and communication skills. 

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop outdoor activities for EYFS to support the teaching and learning of ‘Understanding the World’
  • use creative approaches to develop early science skills
  • discover and harness aspects of the natural and physical environment to stimulate rich communication and mathematical learning opportunities
  • identify how the outdoor context supports the development of specific characteristics of learning


1 Making an impact in EYFS: Using the outdoors to promote ‘Understanding of the World’23 January 202409:30-15:30Virtual

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£150.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£225.00 +VAT

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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