Here you can find out all about our area and what your children have been learning and exploring. My name is Emma Thomas I am the Forest School Lead for the School, I love the outdoors, learning and exploration.
To come out to Forest School you will need:
Wellie boots - these are so important for jumping in puddles and mud holes, but also for keeping our feet safe while using tools and materials.
Coats, hats, gloves - These are needed every week, the only time we do not go out to the area is when it is too windy as it can be dangerous, we will be out in the rain, snow and hopefully soon the sunshine.
Sun cream and Sun hats - When the sunshine finally finds us, we will be needing to make sure we are protected from the suns rays, so come April I will be asking all children that are joining me to have sun cream in their bags.
Forest School is so important for our children as we learn about nature and woodland skills. Forest school can also help children in promoting confidence and independence, giving them a sense of success and self esteem. This method of learning encourages and improves social skills, speech and language and physical skills.
Tuesday Group week 4,
Please excuse the photos this week as it was very wet and blurry
This week it rained and then it rained some more. The mud area was perfect for jumping in muddy puddles.
The children this week split into groups, some of the children decided to extend the mud holes they had been making to make them deeper and wider, talking about capacity for water and more room for jumping in.
Some children decided to try and make themselves into the balance using the see-saw. Lastly we had one of the children decide to make a home for the mud monsters that live in the forest school, she spent a long time deciding how she was going to attach the sticks together. I showed her how to tie a knot to hold the sticks together and then she attempted the next one.
As the rain continued to fall the children loved getting more and more muddy, we all had to be hosed down before we went back into school, but this seemed to add to the excitement and adventure of the afternoon.
While we've been away ...
The fabulous Mr Joy has been busy keeping our little area looking amazing. Look what we have to look forward to.