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Forest School is an opportunity for children to learn outdoors. Using the natural environment they put into practice all of their in class learning, and experiences to lead their own exploration and discovery. It is a holistic approach, focussing on all aspects of the children’s learning and development.

 

Children learn through first hand experiences, some of which will be designed by the adult, many come from the children. Furthering understanding, proving theories and team projects result in greater independence, self-esteem and mutual respect. The children’s health and safety is our main priority. Helping children to understand that their actions have an impact on others and encouraging them to assess the risks, gives them ownership and responsibility of their behaviour.

For more information on the benefits of Forest School there are some external links below the timetable. Alternatively if you would like to talk to me personally feel free to email or catch me on the play ground!

 

Kit

For the children to get the most from their Forest School sessions they need to be in appropriate clothing in all weather conditions:

Walking boots, wellies or sturdy trainers

Socks

Long sleeved t-shirt - prevent potential stings, scrapes and too much sun

Long trousers

Waterproof jacket and over trousers

Small water bottle

Hat

Sun cream - please apply before school and we will encourage children to top up as appropriate

 

Different seasons call for different kit, in winter more layers will be needed. Forest School will not be cancelled due to rain unless accompanied by winds. Children WILL get muddy and wet, for some this may not come naturally. Please reassure your child that you won’t mind.

Should you have any difficulty sourcing kit or have any old spare kit you would like to donate, please get in touch.

 

Forest School timetable

Children will be sent a letter and a text to inform parents of the dates in which their child will take part in Forest School.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
am  

Severn Class

Alternating

Squirrels and Hedgehogs

 

Meadow 

(Year 1)

 

Abby and Darwin

 

pm  

Year 3

John Muir award

 

Meadow and

Porthill

(Year 2)

 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with Forest School sessions please contact me at school.

 

Sian Blake

 

blake.s@mountpleasant.shropshire.sch.uk

 

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Mud Play

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Look at the smiles on these faces!
OK , I know you wonderful parents are the ones who have to deal with the washing after but there are real benefits to giving our children space to play and explore in the mud. In this short video you'll see risk management, turn taking, communication not to mention physical activity, developing creativity and the use of all senses. There is joy had by all and a connection with the earth that we want to nurture in our children. If they connect with natural, wild spaces they are more likely to love and protect them in the future.

Windy Days

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Ever wondered what we get up to on a windy day when we cant access the forest?

Snow Play

Spotted on the NEW Forest School nature camera!!!!!

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