If you go down in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise! The ‘Forest School’ concept originated in Scandinavia and research has suggested that engaging in a Forest School can contribute to the development of collaborative working, can equip children with practical skills and can help them develop an appreciation for being outdoors. The children in Reception have been developing their curiosity, imagination and creativity during their Forest School sessions, thoroughly enjoying this rounded educational experience.
The children in RP had a brilliant time doing activities that enabled them to be creative, co-operative and inquisitive. One of the activities involved the children having to find 4 different coloured worms hidden in the woods. As there was only the correct number of colours hidden for each child, there had to be a lot of negotiating and sharing of colours. It was wonderful to see 4 and 5 year olds using these skills. They made necklaces out of natural materials, built homes for the wildlife and drank real hot chocolate around the fire pit.