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Our Forest School leader is Miss Sarah Evans.

 

Term 1 - September 2017

 

 

Welcome back to another exciting school year!

 

In Forest School this year we are looking forward to continuing to enjoy our amazing Forest School areas and help the children to increase their confidence, self-esteem, perseverance, risk taking and respect for nature though a variety of outdoor child led activities.

 

There will be plenty of opportunities to explore nature in a variety of ways whilst having lots of fun and challenging ourselves. 

 

Throughout the course of the year all of the children in the school - from our Reception children through to Year 6 - will experience a series of Forest School sessions.

 

We endeavour to go outside whatever the weather (- with the exception of strong winds and lightning) and I know the children are hoping we might have some snow this year to add another dimension to our activities!

 

 

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We will conclude our sessions with an end of term fire and toasting marshmallows. The children will learn how to build a fire and start it using a fire strike (flint and steel). The session will finish with each child internally reflecting on what they have enjoyed/learnt, whilst dowsing the fire until it is extinguished, to symbolise the end of our Forest School sessions.

 

 

The ultimate aim of the Forest School sessions is for the children to have fun and relax outside whilst developing their understanding and respect for nature, as well as challenging themselves and developing their social skills, independence, resilience, perseverance, confidence and self-esteem.

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