Our Forest School Intent
We believe everyone should have regular, long term access to natural woodland environments that provides them with enriching and empowering outdoor experiences where learning can take place.
Forest School encourages a child led approach, where students learn through self-directed play and exploration.
This play and exploration encourages their curiosity & empathy, helps to develop their creativity, and increases their self-esteem, confidence, communication skills and knowledge of the natural environment, including the important ability to assess risk.
Forest School Impact
Forest School has an impact on the whole child’s health, education and well-being.
Personal, social, emotional. Health, Development
Art and Design
Fine motor skills – tying knots etc
Gross motor skills – lifting, climbing
Stamina and strength
Using tools safely
Weather and seasons
Animals and habitats
Growth and decay
Speaking and listening
Spring Term - Year 5
We have become huge whittling fans. It is amazing what you can do with a potato peeler. We had a look in the pond and we were really disappointed to not find any tadpoles :(
Alham was brave this week and climbed the tree she had been wanting to climb since week 1.
This week was all about the Limbo! We also made mini worlds, built shelters and more whittling.
This week we made some shelters and learnt how to whittle. As a reward for our whittling we had toasted marshmallows and starbursts.
Most of the group were out on a sporting trip this week so we enjoyed the snow :). we also made bird feeders.We also broke up the ice a bit so there was water to drink for the wildlife.
We had a great time "chitting" the potatoes. In 2 weeks time they should be ready for planting.
After a bit of gardening and building shelters we sat down and had a lovely cup of hot chocolate.
This is our first session so we did some team building. The challenge was to make the tallest free standing structure.
We did a little bit of ground maintenance and then the fun began.
Year 4 had a few sessions up in the new Forest School area. The area is not fully functioning yet but that didn't stop everyone from having a bit of fun.