We are incredibly lucky to have Caroline Sawyer, a qualified Forest Schools practitioner, working with us on a voluntary basis. This has enabled us to offer specific children the opportunity to take part in outdoor learning sessions on a regular basis.
Caroline has worked really hard to develop our Forest Schools camp on the field behind the school and we now have a den, camp fire and seating. Caroline is working with children from Nursery right through to Year 6 and is offering them amazing learning opportunities.
Not all children learn in the same way and Forest Schools gives some children the chance to flourish in a different learning environment.
We are very grateful to Caroline and we will keep you posted on how the groups progress.
Den Building and Fire Lighting
Our children continue to love learning outdoors with our Forest Schools Programme. Last week they learnt fire lighting skills and had to work as a team to design and construct a shelter.
The staff who are working with this group of children have been amazed at the progress they have made so far and one teacher has commented that the children are much calmer when they return to the classroom for afternoon lessons.
“It’s awesome!” said Brandon.
On Wednesday 27th November 2019 our Forest Schools groups had great fun creating different woodland creatures. Using air-drying clay and whatever materials they could find in the wood, the children were challenged to sculpt their own forest creature. Some children were incredibly creative and created some amazing pieces of work.
EYFS and Forest Schools
The pupils in EYFS have been enjoying their Forest Schools experience, too. Please visit the EYFS – Understanding the World page to find out more…