September 2021-July 2022
Forest School is a child centred, inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions.
it is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands on experiences in a natural setting.
The benefits of forest school are ;
1. Building confidence and independence
3. Communication skills
4. Health benefits
6. Learning by experience
7. Exposure to manageable risk
8. Social skills
9. Physical skills including the development of both gross and fine motor skills.
Forest school is run by a qualified forest school practitioner
Making bobble hats
Today we had a lovely fire with some treats, we had a few helpers as well
Environmental art in the forest, the children are giving the two cut out clothes made out of leaves,sticks and stones.
Making wood cookies
The children are learning to be archaeologists over the next few weeks.I wonder what they will find.
Year 4 have been making some special potions in the forest they have been using the following skills
More digging and recording.
Week 2 16.9.21
Fun in the forest
Over the next few weeks the children are very busy making things in the forest for Christmas out of wood they are doing a fantastic job. There wont be any photos on this page as i don't want to spoil the surprise for you, the children are using drills., saws, hammers and knives to make a super surprise for a Christmas gift.
Climbing trees and some problem solving in the forest
Last school day of 2020
Merry Christmas Year 1
Today the Reception children have been learning about the fire in the forest, special gloves the we wear and how to use flint and steel.
Year 6 pupils have been brain storming in groups to design and build a chair in the forest . The only items they were given were scissors , pencil and a small ball of string.
Reception children had a fantastic time playing in the mud today.
We had a visit from the elves and made some snowmen.
The children had a visit from the elves who were playing hide and seek before we got into the forest today.
We have been very busy making handprint Christmas trees and building a sleigh we has so much fun.
Having fun in the forest making trees,building a shop and bug hunting
Clay animals and leaf rubbing and plenty of free choice.
Find the baby ducks
Today the children have been making shapes, size ordering and plenty of free play.
Reception have been looking at different leaf patterns and then they made hats out of the leaves.
Today the children have been learning some rules to themselves safe.
Today Nursery have been painting their hands to go on our Forest School display.
The children had so much fun exploring the forest and going over some forest school rules.
Today has been all about teamwork.
The year 5 children discussed the best way to design and build a stretcher strong enough to hold a child from their group.
Today the children have been looking for hazards around the forest.
Year 1 have been making bobble hats.
We had lots of fun making these.
Year 6 Mallet making and surprise
A massive thank you to Year 6 for the lovely birthday surprise ,you all worked really hard to keep it a secret .
We have been learning about how to use tools safely to make a mallet.
Year 2 10.3.20
kazoo making-knowledge and understanding of using tools
Year 6 Group 2 26.2.20
Year 6 have been playing some trust games and making a water area for the infants ( work in progress)
Year 2 Group 1 25.2.20
All the children have been very busy today
We have been playing trust games, building free standing gnome homes and using nail art
Year 3 & 4 31.1.20
RSPB Bird watch
Over the next few weeks the children will be learning about all the different kinds of birds that we can find in the forest and gardens.
This week they have learnt how hard it is to be a bird, the children were tied to a partner and they had to use their communication and teamwork skills and by only using one hand to build their nest.
Year 3 & 4
Today the children have been on a welsh scavenger hunt around the forest
Well done everyone
Year 3 & 4
The children had a visit from some special little elves today.
The children played some team building games, made some homes for the elves and made some snowflakes.