Research and analysis

Developing problem solving, reasoning and numeracy outdoors

This publication was withdrawn on 23 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Farley Nursery School uses the outdoors to develop problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.



This example shows how children at Farley Nursery School spend much of their day exploring outside where imaginative activities are planned to develop their problem-solving, reasoning and numeracy skills. Using the outdoor space gives children excellent opportunities to explore concepts such as distance and height, which are more limited indoors.