Forest School

Forest school enriches our children's learning and encourages them to be adventurous, imaginative and observant. Mrs Keeping works closely with the class teachers to link forest school with all areas of the curriculum and our school values. 

The children develop in confidence as they achieve new skills; both social skills, such as collaboration and personal qualities, such as initiative and determination. These skills develop over the block of sessions through real life experience in our beautiful woodland and the journey to it. The children learn to care for themselves and develop trust in each other while playing. They are taught to use tools safely and respect the natural world.

We set off in almost all weathers which gives us opportunities to build shelters, get muddy, cope with walking up hills on hot summer days and occasionally build igloos. Whilst there are real challenges and adventures the children’s safety, enjoyment and well-being is at the heart of forest school.

 

FOREST SCHOOL BLOG

Ancient Greeks come to Forest School.

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Well done to Year 4 who have shown such enthusiasm at Forest School this half-term. Mrs Chisholm and I have been so impressed by their ability to work together so constructively. The children have thrown themselves into building the labyrinth from the story of Theseus and the Minotaur; building houses with courtyards; whittling and lashing swords to defend their city states; and freezing their classmates into gold with the Midas touch. It is wonderful to see them learning and applying so much information!

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Visiting the Rainforest with Year 3

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Building Rainforest homes, exploring different layers, and acting out stories.

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Year 4 Focus on the Victorians in the Forest!

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Year 4 extended their learning on the Victorians at Forest School - playing games about Charles Darwin's peppered moths, building amazing bridges inspired by Brunel and making Victorian toys.

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Year 2 at Forest School

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Year 2 pupils take their Roald Dahl topic into the forest to extend their learning opportunities.

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Mrs I Keeping

Forest School Teacher

i.keeping@brillschool.org.uk

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Learning Outdoors
Learning Outdoors
Concentration
Concentration
Sharp eyes
Sharp eyes
A beautiful environment
A beautiful environment
Challenge
Challenge
Imagination
Imagination
Success!
Success!
Friendship
Friendship
Initiative
Initiative
Celebrating achievements
Celebrating achievements
All Weathers!
All Weathers!
Adventure
Adventure
Fun
Fun
Creativity
Creativity
Co-operation
Co-operation
Muddy!
Muddy!