Our Forest School programme continues this year with Mrs Stribling, Miss Alford and Coach Vicky as our accredited level 3 leaders. Coach Kim will also be working on the programme as a trained level 3 leader. 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 School Handbook
Forest Schools in Year 1 (With a focus on teamwork and fire safety)
During the second half of The Spring Term our Year 5 classes have been following the forest school programme looking at fire safety which builds upon work they have done on Year 3 and 4.
The first two groups of 5 children have worked together to prepare and light a fire, cook their sausage and then put out the fire.
Forest Schools in Year 3 (With a focus on teamwork, knotting, whittling and fire safety)
During the first half of the Spring Term our Year 3 classes have been following the forest school programme trying out aspects of life in the stone age.
Making animal traps
Cooking bread on an open fire.
Forest Schools in Year 1 (With a focus on teamwork, story and knotting)
During the Autumn Term our Year 1 classes have been following the forest school programme which built on the woodland walk activities which they completed in Reception and Nursery.
The focus is on the story of 'The Dragon and the Little People' which developed each week. Children have been introduced to a range of activities and skills during this half term. Throughout the programme the children have worked 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. .
Making stone age spears, arrows and axes.
Colour bashin and mud painting to create a stone age tribal flag.
Year 1 knotting.
Building a garden for the Little People.