Forest school enriches our children's learning and encourages them to be adventurous, imaginative and observant. Mrs Body works closely with the class teachers to link forest school with all areas of the curriculum and our school values.
The children develop in confidence as they achieve new skills; both social skills, such as collaboration and personal qualities, and personal, such as initiative and determination. These skills develop over the block of sessions through real life experience in our beautiful woodland and the journey to it. The children learn to care for themselves and develop trust in each other while playing. They are taught to use tools safely and respect the natural world.
We will set off in almost all weathers which gives us opportunities to build shelters, get muddy, cope with walking on hot summer days and occasionally build snowballs and snowmen. Whilst there are real challenges and adventures, the children’s safety and well-being is at the heart of forest school.