Outdoor education takes place both within and beyond our school site. We are lucky to be endowed with many leafy trees and specific outdoor learning areas on site.
We are fortunate to have our own sports field adjacent to Brackenfield, which is surrounded by fields and the wooded areas of Birk Crag.
Physical education is more than just running around a track or kicking a ball. It teaches children key life skills alongside improving their health and wellbeing.
The benefits of physical education are far-reaching, including both increased student physical health and better academic performance
Children can swim all year round at Brackenfield School, with the use of an excellent indoor pool close to the school grounds.
Our Games department ensure that the curriculum consists of age-appropriate activities that support growing minds and bodies. They adapt lessons to make them appropriate for their groups and ensure that they do not overwhelm children with skills or requirements that may be too advanced. At the same time, they know when children are ready to be stretched.
Brackenfield School Nursery has an enviable outside playground full of engaging resources, all encourage the children’s social and physical participation in a wide range of exciting experiences.
Inspiring learning through play, the nursery day consists of a wide variety of formal and informal activities, including outdoor learning, constructive play, literacy, numeracy, speech and language, music, P.E. and dance.
The Nursery specialist staff run twice-weekly sessions of P.E. sessions for the children.
Brackenfield Nursery is unusual in that it offers childcare for 50 weeks a year, although term-time only places are also available.