We have an off site “Secret Garden” where the children will be taking weekly trips. The Secret Garden is a safe place for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn. Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment.
Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and team work.
These sessions will run in a two week rotating timetable to allow all Little Owls to benefit from the Forest School programme.
Week 1: Tuesday AM and Thursday AM
Week 2: Monday AM, Wednesday AM and Friday AM
Please make sure your child has everything they need for Forest School including:
Wellies or wallking boots with warm socks
Waterproof overalls or waterproof coat and trousers
Hat and gloves
Warm, long sleeved clothing which can get muddy!
A named water bottle
A change of clothes to be kept at Little Owls in a bag for afternoon sessions if needed.
Please help the children and the staff by labelling all items clearly with your child’s name.
Forest School sessions will be lead by Jazmine Walker who is a trained Forest School leader, supported by our staff team. All members of Little Owls Pre School staff team and trained in First Aid. Staffing ratios will be adhered to and any pupils who require 1:1 support will have this during Forest School. Forest School sessions are inclusive and planned to allow all pupils, including SEN to participate fully.
The safety and welfare of the pupils participating in Forest School is paramount and therefore all the tasks are age appropriate and risk assessments have been carried out for all activities prior to taking place.