Forest school at Foster’s School.
At Foster’s we are fortunate to have been able to create our own outdoor classroom at one end of the school field. Each week the children from Nursery and Reception dress up in their waterproofs and wellingtons and learn outdoors, come rain or shine.
The session starts with the children recapping the rules that keep us all safe and then a brief teaching time to learn a new skill, such as bird or plant identification, den building, mud painting.
The rest of the session is child led with adults being on hand to oversee the children in their independent learning as they risk assess their chosen activities, negotiate and collaborate. This is also the ideal opportunity for EY’s practitioners to observe the children at play.
We then see the children take these independence skills back into the classroom with an enhanced and positive attitude to leaning.
As well as having the Forest school outdoor classroom within the school grounds, the children can also use the gardens, pond area, vegetable patch, field and orchard for outdoor learning.