At Billingshurst Primary we are very fortunate as we have a fabulous outdoor space. We are set on the hillside with extensive grounds and games areas. Children access these at playtime, lunchtime and in learning time.
Reception class have their own dedicated outdoor space with a soft play area, climbing equipment, vegetable and flower gardens and conker trees. Years 1 to 6 have four playgrounds, an extensive field, an environmental area, garden area, outdoor classroom, a range of substantial climbing equipment and a path that leads around the boundary. All children access the outdoors in all weathers. We ask that children have a suitable coat and, if possible, wellingtons. We use the field all year round.
We are developing our grounds all the time. Our wonderful BPSCA have funded the pathway, the classroom, the climbing equipment and the environmental area. We will be developing other smaller garden areas, designed by and developed by the children.
Year 4 and Year 6 both take part in residential visits. Year 4 attend Lodge Hill, stay one night and take part in numerous outdoor activities. Year 6 go camping at Blackland Farm in June.
The outdoors really matters to our children; they love being outside. We promote this and support all our children to be healthy, active and love the world outside the classroom.