Forest School

Our fully qualified Forest School Practitioner works with all the children throughout the year. Children learn to develop their listening and attention skills, their communication skills and their personal and social skills as they follow the Forest School Programme. They learn about how to use tools, make land art, build shelters and much, much more.

Children go to the woods or work in groups in our especially designed forest school garden. We provide high quality Swedish water and windproof suits for the children to wear so that we can enjoy working outdoors the whole year through. We ask parents to provide a pair of wellington boots which can be kept at school and used for outdoor play in wet weather. Forest school sessions are planned according to the children’s individual learning needs and children’s progress is assessed against the Early Years Outcomes. Key Persons work with the children during Forest School sessions and use their assessments to inform planning and next steps for learning.  Observations inform assessments and contribute to the children’s learning record which is shared with parents through the children’s Learning Journals, displays and at consultation meetings.