Forest School

Making a difference. All of our children, all of the time.

Forest School

Forest School is something that we are passionate about. We have two fully qualified
members of staff, Christina Meakin and Gill Collett, and have continued to team up with the Community Environmental Trust (based on Castle Vale), who support our Forest
School provision.

We are using our EYPP funding to continue having Ben from Community Environmental Trust, which means that all our children will continue to benefit from
having access to Forest School every week, which they otherwise wouldn’t have had.

We are very privileged to be able to offer Forest School every week, as not many other
provisions are in a position to. Forest School provides children with the opportunity to
learn in an outdoor environment where they have the right to play, the right to have
access outdoors, the right to access managed risk, and the right to build resilience.

It should be a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions, which is why we highly
value our weekly sessions. There is lots of evidence to show that Forest School helps
children to develop their communication and social skills, self-esteem, independence
and physical development, all of which form the prime areas of learning.

 

Forest School goes out…

We took a trip on the mini bus to Pype Hayes Park.

The Nursery children had a lovely time on our first Forest School trip to Pype Hayes Park.

We took groups of children for the morning or afternoon on a minibus. All the children were amazing. They listened carefully to instructions, knew how to stay safe and most importantly had lots of fun!

We all enjoyed feeding the ducks peas and oats for their breakfast or lunch. We learnt that bread is bad for their tummies. We really enjoyed watching the ducks walk up the grass to eat, especially the greedy geese! The ducks particularly loved the peas and ate them first.

We also explored areas of the park, climbing over and under things.