Forest School at Great Linford
At our school we believe that outdoor learning is an important part of a child's development. Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
Children throughout Foundation Stage and key Stage 1 are able to access the outdoor learning and develop confidence and a greater understanding of the natural environment around them. Throughout their sessions, children also access the PE curriculum and learn about the importance of active and healthy lifestyles.
Mad about Snails
Children in Key Stage 1 have been learning about snails in Forest School. They have created a balance snail shell obstacle course for their Forest School P.E. session and played a game of Birds and Snails which is a bit like Stuck in the Mud. They have all had a go at making these super cute clay and conker friends too! The children looked at the spiral patterns on real snail shells then came up with their own patterns.