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“Not All Classrooms Have Four Walls”

Posted on: 12 Jun 2019 by Weston Green School | Category: Forest School, Key Stage 1, Year 2

“Not All Classrooms Have Four Walls”

Our Forest School fun has continued this term with Year 2 now being the lucky ones to enjoy our lovely outdoor space in Ditton Woods.  

Year 2 have had a wonderful time embracing the activities on offer. These have ranged from foraging for natural items to making and decorating fictional forest creatures’ houses, designing clay faces to leave in a special ‘reflective’ place for future visits, building dens, lighting a fire with a steel flint and of course tree climbing.

Each session starts with a team game, followed by a challenge or creative activity. The children then enjoy some free time before finishing with hot chocolate around the ‘campfire’ where we reflect on our time spent in the beautiful natural surroundings.  

Forest School has a great many benefits and watching the children’s interactions and talking with them afterwards, soon highlights its importance for developing communication skills, thinking skills, mindfulness and simply an appreciation for nature. When asked why they enjoy Forest School, some of their reflections have included:

“I love tree climbing most”

“I just loved everything”

“Forest School means freedom”

“I like finding mini-beasts”

“I like working on challenges with my friends”

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