The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage currently experience Forest Schools. We follow two clear programmes of study.
In Early Years the children go to Westwood for one lengthy session a week throughout certain times of the year. They dress up in their wellies and a special waterproof suit that the school provides. Come rain or shine they head off to the woods (unless high winds mean it is unsafe) and engage in a wide range of activities. The sessions are all carefully structured but the emphasis is most definitely on exploring and understanding the outside environment.
The children absolutely love this aspect of their time in school and, most importantly, don't even realise that they are learning.
Our principal aims are to: