We use the outdoor environment and the changes in the weather and seasons as learning tools. By giving children space to explore, to be creative, be loud, to be bold, take a risk and to try something new with the expertise of knowledgeable and caring team leaders to guide and support them, children develop an inner sense of pride and achievement.
Learning styles- Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic
By observing what children are doing we can often identify patterns in their behaviour; we call these Schemas. Knowing about schemas enables us to make sense of what children are doing and how we can provide and facilitate for their next steps in learning and development.
Forest School lessons- These are led by our own trained Forest School leaders.
A classroom without walls,
With an ever-changing carpet-
Sometimes covered with snow, another day hard with frost, or wet and muddy or lush and green.
A ceiling that may be grey, cloudy or bright blue.
These inclusive lessons offer hands on learning experiences using real tools within our outdoor environment.
We use saws, build dens, make petal perfume, create fires and much more.
Boundaries are laid down to ensure the environment is safe. Learning how to care for our environment, learning new vocabulary and life skills enriches and enhances the EYFS and the National Curriculum. Confidence and self esteem are built through achievable tasks that are adult led and child initiated.
Parent/carers are always welcome and we run 'play and stay' sessions so everyone can enjoy and experience new discoveries.
Dressing themselves in waterproofs and wellies (that we supply) ensures that whatever the weather the outdoor environment is an interesting adventure. Children become independent as they learn to make discoveries, take risks, tackle challenges and learn to work together and independently.