Forest school is a distinct way of learning in an outdoor/forest area where children have the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, confidence and social and communication skills whilst also developing practical skills to encourage curiosity and exploration.
During these sessions, the children will be introduced to handling wood, tools and other equipment in a carefully planned and safe environment.
All activities have been risk assessed so that the children can learn in a fun, but a safe way.
The children have continued to think about keeping themselves and others safe in the Forest School environment. As we head into the half term the children will have the opportunity to gain experiences for a deeper understanding of their outdoor environment.
This term the children have been learning how to build shelters, using the environment to create art, making mud faces as well as continuing to revisit previous skills.
The children will continue to think carefully about and will continue to be immersed in the environment and how to look after it. They will continue to learn about the mini beasts that live there and how to safely handle the natural resources.
Policy and Risk Assessments
The Forest School Policy, Site Risk Assessment and the General Activities Risk Assessment can be viewed in the links below.