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Forest School

Forest School is an amazing, fun experience for children and adults. It is a long term program, allowing the participants the freedom to learn in an outdoor environment, using mainly natural materials as well as learning to use tools, ropes and tarps. It allows participants to develop many skills, self confidence, emotional awareness, social skills, creativity, communication, physical and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world. Participants love to take ownership of the area and they learn to organise themselves and others, often displaying leadership skills. They will see and learn about nature and the changing seasons through the ever changing environment. This helps to develop observational skills and will also teach them how to care for the environment while experiencing the beauty of nature. Forest school can also reinforce learning from the classroom, for example subjects that are being learned in the classroom can be seen for real in the outdoor setting. Forest school leaders will nurture and allow child led learning, facilitating rather than teaching and providing opportunities and encouragement for children to learn through play and exploration

Forest School

R2 had a fantastic time at Forest School yesterday. We had a wonderful time creating nests for the birds and digging for eggs in the mud! We played games such as 'What's the time Mr Wolf?' and used the crayons to do bark rubbing. We can't wait to go back after half term! Miss Evans

 

 

Reception are really enjoying their Forest School sessions. We have seen so many changes in the environment since September such as the leaves and flowers growing or the weather. We learn lots of exciting facts about the environment from Mrs Warrener and we love finding out about the minibeast that live there. We have even been cooking delicious mud pies and searching for birds in the trees! Thank you for our wonderful sessions Mrs Warrener!

 

Nursery's Forest Friday

Nursery's first Forest Friday session this term and we were all amazed to see how much everything has grown over the Easter holidays. We found wild garlic, bluebells, lesser celandine and cow parsley growing and some of the children helped to pick the wild garlic leaves which we are going to make into soup on Tasty Tuesday! We also had a visit from our friendly Robin and we found an eggshell under one of the trees. We really enjoyed seeing and learning all about the changes that are taking place during Spring.

 

2BD Forest School

2BD go to forest school every Thursday. We have had lots of fun and this week we lit campfires. Ms Warriner showed us how to do this safely and we tried it one at a time. Mrs Daly was very impressed with our determination.

 

Forest School Timetable

TUESDAY             R1 (afternoon)

WEDNESDAY       Nursery (morning) R2 (afternoon)

THURSDAY           R3 (afternoon)

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