We are delighted to have a qualified Forest School lead in our Early Years team. Currently we take one Early Years class for an afternoon per week, per half term, to the Forest School area in London Fields Park. We start Forest School from Autumn term Two, starting with the Reception cohorts and then Nursery.
We go to Forest School whatever the weather! Children keep a full set of waterproofs in school to use throughout the week. We also have a school supply.
Parent/carer volunteers support our weekly trips by accompanying the children to the site, supervising the boundaries of the Forest and supporting various activities.
Our aim is to develop children’s connection and respect for nature by facilitating the freedom to explore, play and learn in a safe natural setting. There is always an opening activity such as a seasonal or nature story, then the activities on offer that day will be introduced. Children will then choose an activity or activities. The sessions always end with a hot chocolate and a biscuit before returning to school!