‘We are not saying ‘good bye’ to our classrooms; we are opening them up.’
Our school offers the ideal setting for children to explore the great outdoors. We believe that taking learning outside is beneficial for all children as it promotes areas such as:
These skills feedback positively into the classroom.
curiosity and exploration
challenge and risk taking
Look at some of the ways we take our learning outside...
We have recently set up our own Forest School site within our school grounds. Miss Smith is a qualified Forest School Leader training so she is able to run Forest School for Y1 pupils each fortnight.
Forest School is based more on the process of learning than it is on the content - more on the 'how' than the 'what'. This means that genuine Forest School practice steps boldly out of the shadow and limitation of 'planned activities' and ventures collaboratively into the realms of the unplanned, unexpected and ultimately unlimited.
Some of the activities children will experience are den building, swinging from trees, building fires, using tools and getting muddy!
Welly Wednesdays and Forest Fridays!
These outdoor sessions are part of our KS1 curriculum. Every week the Chestnuts and Sycamores put on their wellies and head outside- come rain or shine! Take a look at the range of activities they get up to each session…
April 2017- Our Eco Area project is now underway! We hope the new area will look something like this when it's done...