Forest School Official Launch

Today we held the official opening of our new Forest School site which we have been growing and adapting since January 2016. Forest School gives the children a different experience of the outdoors. The ethos originates from Scandinavia. Forest School is child-led and the adults are encouraged to let the children choose what they want to do. 

The sessions build on what the children know and enjoy. We extend their learning and skills, with each session.

The children visit the same place for a number of weeks and this helps them to feel secure in a new environment and allows them to explore all of the possibilities.  This helps the children to develop confidence, independence and self-esteem.

Reception class made paper boats and set them afloat in muddy puddles whilst Year 3/4 made their own “wormeries”.