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Forest School Curriculum Map - Northfields Infant School and Nursery

 

The Forest School experience:

  • Child led
  • At least 9 weeks long
  • Same group of children & adult
  • Varied & flexible in structure
  • Includes planned activities
  • Fun
  • Outdoors/ real life
  • No pencils!
  • Cross curricular

 

Our children will experience:

During the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms Year 1 and Year 2 pupils will take part in Forest School sessions on Friday afternoon in the school grounds.

Reception pupils will take part in Forest School sessions on a Thursday.

Each week the children will work in small groups of 2 children with a Forest School leader, 1:6.

They will stay in the same groups each week with the same adult to build social skills and develop team work skills.

Children will be able to follow their own interests when learning outside at Forest School.

In May each year, Year 1 pupils will spend the day at Wymondley Wood experiencing Forest School in a woodland setting.

In July each year, Year 2 pupils will spend the day at Wymondley Wood experiencing Forest School in a woodland setting.

 

Forest Schools have become an important part of Early Years education in Denmark and many other Scandinavian countries.

 

Practitioners quickly saw the huge benefits to children being educated in an outdoor setting.

 

"Many areas of the National Curriculum, foundation to KS4

are intrinsically covered in the Forest School experience without the programmes needing to be curriculum led."

 

 

 

What is the role of adults at Forest School?

Talk to the children

Give help when needed

Teach outdoor skills

Model activities

Support interests of the children in their group

Value all children

Ensure safety

Give time!

 

Visits/Visitors

  • Year 1 and Year 2: Wymondley Wood – Forest School sessions.

 

 

What will the children learn at Forest School?

  • Independence
  • Physical skills
  • Responsibility: self/ others
  • Language development
  • Team work
  • Build self esteem
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Experience nature and seasons
  • Manage risk taking
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During the Covid-19 National Lockdown January 2021 school / nursery is only open for critical workers and vulnerable children. If you have a questions, Please contact the school office for more information about eligibility. Thank you.
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