Forest School sessions
On Forest School days please send your child already dressed to be outside. This means with:
- lots of warm layers
- at least a long sleeved top and a jumper
- trousers and a coat, and wellies.
- we have waterproofs for the children to wear over their own coats.
They must also have a set of dry spare clothes in school.
Reception children should arrive in indoor footwear with their named wellies in a named bag.
Nursery children should arrive in their wellies with dry indoor footwear in a named bag.
Wellies are not inside footwear. When it is colder, please send your child with a hat, gloves and a second pair of socks to wear in their wellies. We go out whatever the weather, but do adapt the sessions according to the weather conditions. We have great fun jumping in the puddles, soaking up the sunshine, kicking through frosty leaves, and playing in the snow.
Reception Forest School sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday this half term. They start next week on Tuesday 25th September
Morning Nursery Forest School sessions will start on Tuesday 2nd October, and run every Tuesday this half term
Afternoon Nursery sessions will start next week on Thursday 27th September and run every Thursday this half term.
Why choose to develop a Forest School?
Forest School England defines the Forest School approach as: ‘….an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults, regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.’
How will our children benefit from the Forest School development?
self awareness; • self regulation; • motivation; • empathy; • good social communication skills; • independence; and • a positive mental attitude, self esteem and confidence.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance states that: “Play underpins the delivery of the EYFS. Children must have opportunities to play indoors and outdoors”