In Year One, we have been thinking about the changes that Autumn brings.This week we thought about why deciduous trees drop their leaves and used the leaf litter that we found around the site to make some beautiful artwork.
Year Two have been learning about Robin Hood as part of their topic in class, so this week we decided to make bows and arrows. The children really enjoyed the process and especially getting to play with them afterwards!
Forest School principles were first brought to the UK in the 1990’s from the highly successful Scandinavian practise. The forest schools operate on the principle that children of all ages can benefit greatly from the hands on learning opportunities inherently presented in an outdoor environment. We aim to provide a structured implementation of play based activities and an opportunity for children to explore their natural environment. Building a sense of independence, high self-esteem, risk taking, developing confidence and communication skills are the main objectives throughout each session. Each Forest School session will have a maximum of 15 children and a minimum of two adults including our Forest School trained teacher, Mrs Djiallis.
This is an exciting new addition to our curriculum at Ashfield Park which we are very pleased to be able to offer as part of our commitment to providing a broad and balanced education for your child.