Forest Friday and Outdoor Learning
"Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting." - The Forest School Association
On Friday afternoon, we will have our Forest Friday lesson in our nature area. Children will be in PE kits so should already be in appropriate clothing. We will be outside as much as possible, even in Winter, so please provide children with:
- A warm and waterproof coat
- Hat, scarf and gloves in cold weather
- A pair of wellington boots
As we will be outside, children may get dirty so please ensure that all clothes are washable.
Throughout the week we have continuous access to our outdoor environment, which includes our wooded area, our mud kitchen and our sand and water play. We have a few pairs of school wellington boots but we would recommend providing your own pair for use every day so that children can access all of our areas of provision. We do not have enough wellington boots for everyone and children without wellington boats and warm coats will, unfortunately, not be able to access certain areas of our outdoor learning environment. Children can bring wellington boots on Monday and take them home on Friday, if needed, for use over the weekend.