Forest School uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop independence skills, improve decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks.
Sessions of Forest School are child led to suit individual learning styles. Children are encouraged to make choices and follow their own learning style. The Forest School leader's role is to help, observe and assess the children. The children are supervised by the Forest School Leader - Mr Herbert and one of the Teaching Assistants from the year group.
In June 2017 we were able to have a new wheelchair accessible path built in Forest School. This was thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the 'Awards for All' part of The National Lottery. This means improved access for all children who use this area whatever the weather.
Below you can see some photos of the new path which the children are now enjoying using.
Summer is a great time to get out and look for wildlife. Below are some photos of wild flowers we found in Forest School. If you want to know more about wild flowers you can find fun facts, activities and guides on the Nature Detectives website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives or on the Plantlife website and you can take part in The Great British Wildflower Hunt. www.plantlife.org.uk/wildflowerhunt
YR have been enjoying Forest School even on the coldest days.
It may be wet, it may be cold, but we still have fun in Forest School.