What is Forest School?
Forest School enables all children to be given the opportunity to experience and enjoy learning, exploring and creating in the outdoors. Through a range of activities, children have the chance to develop their self esteem, resilience, empathy, resourcefulness, creativity, teamwork, communication and confidence. In addition, they develop the ability to assess and manage risks as well as teaching them a range of new skills.
Forest school fuels children’s curiosity and enables them to re-connect with and respect nature. Forest School sessions take place throughout the year in all weathers to enable learners to appreciate the changing seasons.
Activities may include: den building, problem solving, clay modelling, trust games, basic hand tool use, art & craft, storytelling, bug hunting, pond dipping and marshmallow toasting!
For all children these skills are extremely important and I am really excited to say it will now form an integral, key part to your child’s learning experience at Kingsmoor.
If you have any questions regarding the above please do hesitate to get in touch.
Forest School at Kingsmoor
Forest school will form a key part of our school’s curriculum and the pupils outdoor learning with every year group receiving at least three half terms a year.
Mrs Clarke is employed as a forest school leader to implement these sessions every Thursday.
What does my child need to bring in?
When undertaking Forest school your child will need to bring:
- A carrier bag with:
- A change of ‘outdoor’ clothes – warm enough as it gets colder
- Wellies or old boots/trainers/shoes that will get muddy/wet/dirty
- Waterproofs – definitely a coat – waterproof trousers would be useful if you have them