- Pupil Wellbeing
Outdoor learning is an important part of our school ethos and we are lucky enough to have fantastic grounds in which our pupils play, learn and discover. We believe in really making the most of our surroundings and our aim is that every child in the school benefits from all that we have to offer. Outdoor learning plays a huge role in the way that we approach our Early Years curriculum with daily outdoor time allowing children the freedom to play and learn, whilst still immersing themselves in the natural environment.
We strongly believe that being outdoors enriches the children’s knowledge and encourages a love of the great outdoors in general. With access to our enviable Forest School area, Dingley Dell, with wooden shelter, camp fire and extensive outdoor wooden assault course – lessons regularly take place here. Our school garden is used to plant and harvest fruit and vegetables and children learn how to tend to flower beds as well as create bug hotels and bird houses. All our children, here at Chafyn Grove have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of the natural world they inhabit and have fun at the same time!
Chafyn Grove runs an annual Wellbeing Week. Whilst the wellbeing of our school community is thread that runs through all we do, we do give wellbeing special consideration during this week in May. We use outside speakers to come and talk to staff and children about ways to improve and maintain our wellbeing, and run all sorts of activities across the year groups. Wearing slipper in class is always popular!
As part of the school’s twice weekly activities afternoons, pupils can opt for Nature Ninjas. An exciting and action-packed programme filled with den building, outdoor crafts, lighting fires, outdoor cooking and much more.