All children will have regular Forest School sessions. These sessions will take place on site in our small quad. During Forest School sessions the children will have the opportunity to investigate and explore nature and the natural environment.
Each session has a clear, structured, planned routine with most activities being child led with adult support if needed, and takes place in all types of weather.
The children attending Forest School will be given the opportunity to climb trees, build with natural materials, use real tools and cook on an open fire.
We believe that Forest School sessions are natural and effective compliment to classroom based learning.
The trees in Winter, their branches so bare,
We’ll use them for kindling, for our campfire to flare.
The ground is hard, if not covered in snow,
Round the campfire we’ll gather, watching Jessica grow.
We’ll roast marshmallows, and biscuits for s’mores,
There aver so delightful, the children want more.
The robins watch on as the children do play,
Building dens with the wood they have gathered that day.
Written by Sue Hayes 2017 (Parent Helper)
At Forest School we encourage children to be resourceful by using their surroundings to imagine and construct the perfect den. The children become more sociable and will work collaboratively with friends as a team, socialising and making friends.
The woodland we visit is full of natural materials such as logs, fallen branches, sticks and leaves making it a great place to build dens.
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