Forest School

Learning In The Forest

Our forest area is located towards the back of the church. It is the perfect area to be outside in as the canopy of trees acts as a shelter for all weathers.

The ethos of our forest school is that we enable the children to explore and experience the natural world through hands-on activities. The forest school approach is known to develop confidence and self-esteem in children through natural, child-led learning.

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Happy Adventures Preschool - Forest School Activities

Forest School Activities

All learning is play-based and child-led. Time and space are limitless and there is no constraint on how long one child engages in an activity. This makes holistic development easier to achieve than in a classroom. It is particularly important for children to have the freedom to choose and express themselves creatively. If not, their innate talents may be stifled.

Activities

Exploring the woodland and making dens

Getting messy and creative in the mud kitchen

Climbing Trees

Learning about fire safety through cooking on the fire

Planting and caring for crops

Working as a team and learning problem-solving skills through construction play

Learning about insects, animals, plants and trees through investigation and discovery

Learning about boundaries and risk assessment