We believe in a curriculum that goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and Forest School exemplifies this approach.
We have our own dedicated Forest School site and a member of staff is a trained and enthusiastic Forest School leader.
Children in Reception and Year 1 make weekly visits to our Forest School located on the side of Bredon Hill. This offers the children an invaluable opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.
As much as the curriculum in other year groups allows, we also encourage Forest School visits for all our classes.
This week, our Reception and Year 1 classes both went out to the Orchard and found materials suitable for making natural paintbrushes. Then, they experimented with the brushes to find which were the most effective.
It was very windy day, so we used strands of plastic bags to see which direction the wind was blowing in. We discovered it was a strong southerly wind. We then experimented with tarpaulins and tried to catch the wind, making them in to sails. Afterwards, we warmed up and made bird feeders to hang […]
Today was windy, so we made the most of it and tried to catch the wind in tarpaulins. Afterwards, we made bird feeders and hung them on the trees in the quiet area to feed the birds over winter.
Click here to read the Forest School Newsletter – January 2015
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