We are very lucky to have a fabulous wild-life area in our school grounds. Mrs Wild and Mr Hull are trained Forest School Leaders and run a weekly Forest School session with some of our Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children.
Why Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Its ethos creates learning communities where deep-level learning and progression are the norm. Currently we have a group of 15 children from EYFS to year 2. Learning in the Natural environment supports the development of a relationship between learners and the natural world. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. The environment and activities offer learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. So far, our activities have included various woodland crafts, making bird feeders, hunting for bugs, leaf identification, cooking on the fire and den building. Overall, Forest School is going really well and the children love it.