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.
YR Spring Term
It may be cold outside but once wrapped up warm all the children enjoy being out in Forest School. Digging for treasure in the sand was one of their favourite activities.
YR Autumn Term
It is a new school year and the YR children are keen to get out and explore Forest School. They liked playing games like '123 where are you?' which is similar to hide and seek.
Y1 Spring Term
Y1 survived the wind and rain of the winter and when asked what they enjoyed most these were their favourite activities. At number three: bug hunting, at number two digging for treasure in the sand and at number one was having a fire, roasting and eating marshmallows!
Y1 Autumn Term
It was nice to see that many of the Y1 children remembered our Forest School rules such as 'don't lick, don't pick'. They also remembered some of the activities we did last year and were keen to do them again like jumping off 'Muddy Mountain' or creating pictures using mud paint.
Y2 Spring Term
It was cold in Forest School so to keep warm there were lots of activities to keep the children moving and on the last day a fire with roasted marshmallows. Following the story 'The Last Noo-Noo' the children ran round to find the 'noo-noo' clues and some real dummies hiding in the trees.
Y2 Autumn Term
The children had some warm, sunny weather to enjoy their Forest School sessions. They were also able to see the leaves on the trees changing from green through to yellow, red and brown as we moved from September into October. They enjoyed finding out about the plants and animals that live in Forest School. We found spiders, woodlice, centipedes, millipedes and lots of slugs on our bug hunt.