Forest Schools – Learning Outside

Our school garden

 

The Forest Schools approach allows children to test and maintain their curiosity in the world around them. It supports their right to play, access to the outdoors, access risk and explore their emotions through social interaction. It supports our schools goal of building resilient learners.

Den buildingForest School is how we learn and understand ourselves as learners rather than specific content and facts. While activities are planned, there is a greater spontaneity in Forest Schools learning and it is lead largely by the learner. Through giving children opportunities, and observation of the Forest Schools leader, children can lead their learning and have it scaffolded by their Forest Schools leader.

Mrs Stephanie Bradley and Miss Kelsey Jarvis will begin their Forest School training during autumn 2016. Children in Zebra, Hippo and Giraffe Classes are very excited and are looking forward to spending time learning new skills.

Exploring!Mr Scarecrow

Letters have been sent home with regards timetables and suitable clothing required for these outdoor sessions.

For more information, download our Forest Schools Information Pack.

Download our Forest Schools Policy.

 

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