Forest School at The Pines
“When I am at Forest School, I feel like I have magic in my boots” Arya (pupil)
What is Forest School?
Forest School originated in Scandinavia and was brought to the UK in the early 1990s. Forest School is based on 6 key principles;
What will my child be learning during Forest School?
During Forest School, your child will be learning through their own self-directed activities. These may include playing games, reading and creating stories, observing mini-beasts, building dens, getting muddy in the mud kitchen and much, much more! We value each child’s opinion and take the time to reflect at the end of each session. We use these ideas to plan for future learning opportunities.
How does Forest School support my child’s learning and development?
Forest School develops your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. During Forest School sessions, your child will have ample opportunities to socialise with their peers. Through games, role play and teamwork your child will build key communication skills that will support them as they grow to become life-long, independent learners.
Furthermore, your child will learn to become more resilient and motivated as they make their own choices throughout their sessions at Forest School. As children self-direct themselves they will soon learn that sometimes not everything goes to plan. We celebrate these moments by continuing to praise the small steps your child has made in order to reach their goal. Children will then continue to push themselves for longer periods of times resulting in them achieving far more then what they set to achieve themselves.
What does my child need to wear?
At Forest School, there is no such thing as bad weather just poor clothing. Your child’s enjoyment of the outdoors depends on good quality clothing. Therefore, your child will need:
How can you get involved?
If you would like to be a parent helper, then we would love to have you
on board! Please contact Laura Duker (Forest School Leader) using the details below and I look forward to hearing from you.
Laura Duker (Forest School Leader)
Telephone: 01638 790135