Forest Schools

 

Forest School Lead: Mrs Reynolds

 What Are Forest Schools?

“A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.”

 Our school activities take place in and around the school.  Forest school embraces being outdoors whatever the weather enabling children to learn in a natural environment all year round. School provides full length waterproofs for each child.

We have recently acquired part of the woodland from the local council adjacent to our school.  We have lots of plans to develop this lovely woodland space to enhance our pupil's learning whilst they are at our school.

Lots of exciting activities include:

  • using tools
  • making dens
  • following and making trails
  • environmental art
  • mud sculptures
  • cooking our own food over an open fire. 

 

  

Have a look at our Forest School..................

     

 Councillor Alan Rhodes came to visit us - the children thoroughly enjoyed his company in the woodland 

Today we had a great time in the woods. We made stickman a family by choosing our own stick and adding things to it. We sat in the bothy bag to discuss what ideas we could do with our stick family. Some  children made  a hotel, a stage to sing on and a bed using all the natural materials around our woods. We ended our session with a warm drink and a breadstick along a swing in the hammock. 

Nature Club had a great time in the woods. We made friendship bracelets had snack and chat and finished the session by having fun finding each other’s pebble pals that were we each designed. Well done everyone. 

The children all worked collaboratively to make habitats for the animals using leaves and twigs which they found as they explored around the woods.

Forest Schools Presentation to Parents

Click HERE for the presentation

Prospect Hill Infant And Nursery School

Maple Drive, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0LR


01909 486374

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