Year 2 continue their investigations of our Forest School. It is important that they can move with confidence from area to area, finding smells and textures, bugs and plants, they begin to create a bank of information. This will help the children when we begin more specific activities, enabling them to find the natural resources and encouraging a sense of ownership of the site.
Getting to know our hens always brings much excitement. Though the children see them regularly, as the hens free range in the forest school, today they went to visit where the hens nest and roost. The children were very respectful of the birds and took great delight in feeding them some of the apples they had picked.
Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
Article 31: we all have the right to relax and play.