FOREST SCHOOL & Outdoor learning
Forest School provides an opportunity for children to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands-on way. It encourages free choice, learning to self-manage of risks, and develops key skills, including resilience, communication and emotional awareness.
At Wisborough Green's Forest School, we aim to provide our learners with experiences that encourage an appreciation of the natural world and where they will be able to play, learn and develop through games, activities and exploration.
During Forest School sessions, children have chosen to take part in activities including:
• Shelter building
• Nature art
• Wild food and foraging
• Wood craft (spinners, jewellery, animal toys etc.)
• Fire making
Please see our galleries below to see what the children have been up to in their Forest School sessions:-
For more information about the key principles of Forest School, visit the Forest School Association's website.
Aside from Forest School sessions, we believe that learning outside of the classroom is highly beneficial to a child's well-rounded development. Real-world experiences and contexts help to solidify skills and knowledge from different strands of the curriculum.
Why not try some outdoor home learning with our new video series "From the shed, with Mr H"
From the shed: Episode 1 - Hapa Zome
From the shed: Episode 2 - Fairy Houses
From the shed: Episode 3 - An Annoying Noise