Forest Findings

As with all environments open to the elements, our Forest School changes with the seasons. Year 3 spent an interesting afternoon investigating the site.

Observing how the children react to the grounds helps to inform the planning of the sessions. Some children decided that they could use the windows in the willow room as a puppet theatre, so making creatures that they could use will be fun. Looking at shelters built by other children can act as inspiration, giving structural tips will help with future builds. Good fire pit knowledge is essential to ensure all participants are kept safe, so its very important to have a practice before the fire is lit to make sure everyone remembers the correct procedure and any gaps in knowledge can be addressed.

Principle 1: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

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