Our next Forest School Day will be with Class Four in December linked to our topic 'Time Travellers'...
We are very proud to call our school a 'Forest School'. Our Forest School has slowly developed over the last few years, lead by our Lancashire Forest School Practitioner, Mrs Wragge. Forest School days run within our school and church grounds allowing children to become comfortable with an outdoor approach to education and play all still linked to various aspects of the National Curriculum. Planning is carried out before hand with Mrs Wragge and the relevant class teacher and has a theme running throughout the day. Recent Forest School days have included 'Roald Dahl's Wood', a Julia Donaldson themed day, 'Woods back in 1640', 'Inventions' and a Christmas themed day. Children absolutely love the chance to be outside in all the weather that the British Isles has to offer! We regularly use a fire pit for cooking and warmth and have started to use real tools like saws and hammers with all ages.
There are just five golden rules to follow in Forest School:
- We never cross the forest boundary marked out by Mrs Wragge
- Never run in the forest
- We never eat anything in the forest unless we are told to
- Return to the Registration Tree when 'Sticky Toes' is called
- And most importantly - Have Fun!
Strict safety procedures are followed and should any rules be broken whilst in Forest School, children are sent back into school and work with another class for the duration of the school day. This is for the safety and well being of all present.