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Forest School Friday

In Foundation Stage we are starting a project called ‘Forest school’ which your child will take part in every Friday and will involve activities on the school field and in the school garden. Some of the activities that will be planned for Forest school will be:

  • Den building
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Planting seeds
  • Using hand tools
  • Using natural resources for arts and crafts
  • Fire lighting

The aim of Forest school is to build on a child’s motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.

Your child will experience their learning outdoors in a woodland area and learn lots of new skills such as:

  • developing creativity
  • becoming independent
  • developing self-esteem and confidence,
  • extending their knowledge of the world around them
  • having fun with learning

During Forest school we will go outside whether it is raining or snowing so your child will need to wear waterproof clothing and wellington boots every time we go outside. During the colder months your child will need to bring a hat, scarf and gloves and during the warmer months they will need a sun hat and sun cream.

Please could you bring into school a waterproof suit and a pair of wellington boots in a carrier bag with their name clearly labelled.

Your child may come home dirty but what they will have learnt that day will be vital to your child’s development. We will try our best to avoid getting dirt on their clothes but this may happen.

The staff in Foundation Stage are looking forward to starting this new project with your children on Friday 16th September.

Please return the slip (below) no later than Thursday 15th September.