Children will visit the forest school site which is on the school grounds, over a period of time and are encouraged to:
Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia in the 1950’s as a way of teaching children about the natural world. The aims were to develop their language and concentration skills, encourage children to be healthier through being active and eating healthy snacks, improve self-esteem and self-confidence.
Forest School teaches children to play creatively and independently but most of all to have fun!
Children will learn how to work as a team and express their thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Life Cycle Of A Butterfly
Our caterpillars finally turned into beautiful butterflies, thanks to how well the children & Mrs McGrath looked after them. Here you can see some pictures and videos of the process ...
Yummy hot chocolate
Forest school children learnt how to be safe around fire. We had a storm kettle and made hot chocolate drinks.
The children noticed steam coming from the top of the storm kettle.
We discussed why this was happening.
We had lots of fun!!
Children's opinions about what they think about Forest School
"we love Forest School"
"We can not wait until our next session"
"looking for mini-beasts was fantastic"
"I love the trees in Forest School"