Early Years and Open Futures

Open Futures at Boundary Oak School is a skills and enquiry-based curriculum development programme that links learning with life. At Boundary Oak, we have wonderful facilities and open space including our own Early Years Garden with its Guinea Pigs and a fruit and vegetable growing area as well as our Woodland School. It’s an ideal starting point to develop a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum.

Open Futures was developed to help children discover and develop the practical skills, personal interest and values, which will contribute to their education and enhance their adult lives.

Weaving the Open Futures programme into our already rich curriculum, the children develop the skills to help them grow as individuals.

Mrs Tafflene Henderson, Head of Early Years

Boundary Oak School’s Open Futures provides a fresh way of meeting the needs of our children, by fostering and nurturing their natural spirit of enquiry through the four curriculum strands:

  • Ask It
  • Grow It
  • Cook It
  • Film It

Skills and Enquiry: Open Futures is all about skills and enquiry, blending the two into an encompassing programme that will help us implement a creative, relevant and fruitful curriculum for the benefit of our children.

These linked creative contexts stimulate and motivate while providing our children with the opportunity to work with professionals from the world of food, horticulture, media, academia, philosophy and the arts.

The four strands link, working together to create a learning environment in which useful practical skills are developed and children’s natural curiosity fostered.

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