Forest School

Forest School allows the children the opportunity to learn and explore in a different way. By regular visits to our woodland area the children gain new skills and experiences that are not available in the classroom.
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The development of Forest School began in Britain in the mid-1990s; it is based on a Scandinavian idea that considers children’s contact with nature to be extremely important from a very early age.

A typical session…

  • 9:40am – Arrive, headcount, walk into the woods, reminder of health and safety
  • 9:45am – Adult Led Activity
  • 10:15am – Snack
  • 10:30am – Child initiated play
  • 11:00am – Circle Time
  • 11:10am – Depart

Kit List – OLD CLOTHES!

  • 4 layers in Autumn/Winter
  • Long Sleeves
  • Wellies
  • Waterproofs
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves

Forest school benefits children by bringing more opportunities for creativity, problem solving and maths, communication & team work and physical development. It also brings with it the chance for children to learn new skills and knowledge.

Forest Schools Parents Presentation