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Look what we have been doing in Forest School

Explorers 9th June

Discoverers June 19th

Inventors June 19th

This week in Forest School June 9th

Explorers and Discoverers have been making fairy houses after the clumsy Troll had knocked their village down. Thank you very much. 

 

Forest School 19.5.21

 

Explorers discovered some fairies and made them a home.

Discoverers were remaking fairy houses after the troll had knocked them down.

Inventors built a new fairy village and learned how to filter water.

Adventurers were given a challenge this week in Forest School they had to do a number of activities to gain a letter which spelt out a word.

Hot Chocolate and Relaxing in Our Den 19th January 2021

 

The children have worked hard making a den big enough to fit some of them inside. This week it got an extension so a few more could safely come in. They were able to enjoy hot chocolate together. 

Fun at the first Forest School session of 2021 -12th January 2021

 

We had a great time today making the most of the sunshine and having a fantastic Forest School session with lots of den building, a fire to keep warm and a hot chocolate made in the storm kettle. Lots of smiley faces including Mrs Williams and Mrs Powell who have missed being able to do proper Forest School sessions! Missing all the rest of our KS2 children but we are looking forward to welcoming you back ASAP!

Discoverers making friendship bracelets and masks

Autumn activities in Forest School Making Ink with berries and using knives.

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 curriculum area under Key Information on this website.

 

 

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

Lots of fun in Forest School

Our building project is continuing to develop as each week goes by and we are excited to see it all joining together with the old part of the building. We have places in some classes as our PAN has increased from 12 to 15. Contact us for more information.
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