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Learning Together for Life

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Forest School

 

What happens in Forest School?

Children will visit the forest school site which is on the school grounds, over a period of time and are encouraged to:

  • Become independent,
  • Develop social skills,
  • Develop behaviour and management skills.

What is Forest School?

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 ... 

            

 

 

 

 

 

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Here are our children explaining the Life Cycle of a Butterfly....

and then we set them free into the wild...

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Camp Fire

Year 1 had great fun and used their imaginations to build fantastic dens in Forest School

Year 1 Natural collages. What have we made?

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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!!

 

                                                                           

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Mini Beasts in Forest School

Forest School following the leader and balancing

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"

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