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Forest School

We have enjoyed the fire this term. Explorers cooked marshmallows. Inventors cooked chocolate oranges. The children also used the bow saw and bill hook.

Forest School is not about doing activities outdoors or “playing in the woods” but a whole way of thinking and

being. To the outside observer it looks like it is about playing outside just getting muddy but the heart of the Forest

School way is the “why?”, “what for?”, “what can we learn from this?” and not really the “what?”.

 

There are 6 basic principles to Forest School which can be found in detail on the FSA website but as a brief outline

Forest School should involve the same group of children, regularly visiting the same space (at least every other week),

ideally within a Woodland setting (though this is not compulsory) over a long time period (minimum of 6 weeks) and

with a high ratio of adults to children. It is a place where all participants are viewed equal and encouraged to experience and explore. It is a learner centred approach run by qualified leaders that is there to compliment the wider learning of the individual by increasing confidence, independence and self-esteem through regular experiences and play in the natural environment.

 

Our Forest School Leaders are:

Mrs Williams - L3 Forest School Practitioner

Mrs Wales - L2 Forest School Assistant

Mrs Powell - Trainee L3 Forest School Practitioner

For more information and our Forest School policies visit the Forest School page in the key information section.

 

 

Lots of fun in Forest School

Thanks for all wearing your Christmas Jumpers today in aid of Save the Children!
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