Outdoor Learning

Forest Schools at Broadoak

Our Forest School programme continues this year with Mrs Stribling and Miss Alford as our accredited level 3 leaders. Coach Vicky and Coach Kim will also be working on the programme as trained level 3 leaders.  Forest School is a nationally accredited programme that provides learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork alongside the skills and tool techniques needed.

Forest Schools in Year 1 (With a focus on teamwork, story and knotting)

During the Autumn Term our Year 1 classes are starting to follow the forest school programme which will build on the woodland walk activities which they have completed in Reception and Nursery. 

The children will focus on the story of 'The Dragon and the Little People' which will develop each week as children are introduced to a range of activities and skills. Throughout the programme the children will work individually, with partners and in small groups to develop their communication, co-operation and collaboration skills.

Introducing the story of 'The Dragon and the Little People'. The children  decided to help to rebuild the village after the dragon's visit. 

Choosing a stick the children worked hard to use natural materials to make their own stick person.