Forest school extended to KS1

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.

Following the successful start to Forest School in 2014/2015 for foundation pupils we are delighted that from September 2015 KS1 pupils will also attend forest school.  Year 5 buddies are very excited to be able to join in with their foundation friends!

There are more photos of Bubble class at Forest School last year in our gallery, www.stokerowschool.co.uk/gallery/nggallery/stoke-row-school-2014-2015

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Our aims are:-

  • To build the children’s independence and self-esteem.
  • To combine freedom with responsibility.
  • To allow children to experience changing seasons and all weathers.
  • For the children to discover their abilities without fear of criticism.

 

We see the benefits of Forest School to the children as:-

  • Extending their learning through real life experiences and self initiated exploration.
  • Giving them experiences that are enjoyable and rewarding.
  • Creating opportunities for them to build on their previous experience.
  • Improving their self esteem, confidence and independence.
  • Offering them a broad curriculum.
  • Creating opportunities for them to gain more awareness of environmental concerns.

 

We want children to use the outdoors through all seasons and in all weather so could you please make sure that, on Forest School days, children come to school in old clothes. They should also have their waterproof coat and wellington boots with them. We welcome parental involvement at Forest School and a sign-up sheet goes up on the classroom door so a different parent is able to attend each week.

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