We are blessed with having our own dedicated Forest School area located on our beautiful school grounds. We are fortunate to also have The Haycop, a local nature reserve, which is run by our chair of governors, just on our doorstep. We utilise both areas to deliver dedicated Forest School sessions.
Forest School offers an educational experience using the outdoor environment of the forest as a classroom. It develops curiosity and offers opportunities to experience awe and wonder as well as supporting children in the following areas:
Confidence:children have the freedom, time, and space to learn and demonstrate independence.
Social skills:children gain an increased awareness of the consequences of their actions on peers through team activities such as sharing tools and participating in play.
Communication:language development is prompted by the children’s sensory experiences.
Motivation: the woodland can be fascinating to the children, and they develop a keenness to participate and the ability to concentrate over longer periods of time.