Forest school is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
The Forest School Association
What to Wear?
- Wellies or walking shoes.
- Waterproofs (trousers and jacket).
- Jumpers, hats, scarves in winter.
- Sun hats and sun cream in the winter.
What Do We Do?
- We encourage pupils to independently explore the natural environment promoting the use of literacy, numeracy and PSHE through child-led activities.
- Pupils have the opportunities to den build, bug hunt, identify trees and use tools as well as experiencing fire sessions.
- We have story, role play and mud kitchen areas to allow for creative and role play.
Use of Tools and Fire
- Tool and fire work are introduced gradually and where appropriate.
- Pupils will be supported and well supervised in the activities.
- As the pupils develop their skills and confidence they will be become more independent.
Outdoor Learning Trips
- Every Thursday classes have the opportunities to go on outdoor learning trips.
- This year we have visited Hartshill Haze, Brandon Marsh, Habitat Survival Centre and Rosliston Forestry Centre.
- There are a number of parent events across the year such as the scarecrow festival, pumpkin carving and carols around the campfire.