St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education - Provision and Progress

St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School

Outdoor Education Subject Progression Grid



Outdoor Education - Curriculum Subject Statement

Health, Trust & Friendship


We aim to inspire all children to have a love for the outdoors, their natural world and a real passion for their local surroundings. We encourage children to ask questions about their environment and talk about things they have observed.



We challenge the children with experiences outside their comfort zone and inspire them to try new activities. When then ask the children to reflect on these, bring forward the sense of real achievement.


We make use of our beautiful local surroundings, such as Windermere, Ambleside, Tilberthwaite and Easedale. We also use  provision through various outdoor organisations   


Purpose of Study


A high-quality outdoor education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in our beautiful local surroundings and aims to create lifelong enjoyment from the great outdoors. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


National Curriculum Subject Aims


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Lead healthy, active lives.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team


National Curriculum Subject Aims


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team


Pupils should be taught to:

  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Topic Progression Grid

Outdoor Education Subject Overview Grid

Year Group/Class


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1



Local Walk – St Catherine’s Woods and Orrest Head


Trip – Stott Park Bobbin Mill



2 Day Residential – Patterdale

3 day Residential – Patterdale

Autumn 2



School Grounds


Local Walk incorporating WW2 learning



Spring 1


Orrest Head and Brant Fell Walk


School Grounds Orienteering




Spring 2


Windermere Village Walk

Leighton Moss Visit



Local Walk – School Knott + Brant Fell


Summer 1


Millerground Visit

School Knott Walk

Rydal Caves walk and cooking


Rivers Walk – Millerground + School Knott

Tilberthwaite Walk + Cooking

Easedale Tarn Walk

Summer 2



Bockhole and Windermere Outdoors Trip


Millerground – Orienteering, Kayaking and Walk


Loughrigg Orienteering + Team building games