Foundation Phase

Literacy in the Outdoors
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A Practical Guide to developing literacy in the outdoors

The outdoors is often the most underdeveloped and underused aspect of our practice and yet it yields additional and important elements to a child’s learning by contextualising concepts through first hand experiences.

This 1 day course explores the use of the outdoors to develop literacy concepts and has been developed from the tutors first hand experiences of International pedagogical practice from across Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland).


To explore the potential of the outdoor environment to develop literacy.

To understand the importance of movement and language as linked functions.

Explore ways to promote higher-order, child-initiated opportunities for literacy development.

Discuss the adult role in supporting children’s language development effectively in an outdoor environment.

Explore ways to provide open ended natural resources to support cognitive development and language development.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

Review your current practice and implement an action plan to enhance school literacy practice.

Identify how the outdoor environment can be used as an additional classroom to enhance the whole school approach to achieving the LNF.

Identify new resources and contexts to stimulate literacy and language development in your setting.

Confidence to implement outdoor learning as a key part of your LNF practice.


Fee: £650 for introduction Day.

Per Person Fee: £150

Delivered by a qualified and practising teacher.

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