Forest School sessions are well under way here at Midfield Primary School in both our Reception classes. Grasshoppers attend on a Monday afternoon and Bluebirds attend on a Tuesday afternoon each week.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is an opportunity for children to experience and explore their environment. Children are encouraged to develop their independence, improve their decision making skills, and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks and new learning opportunities.
Forest School at Midfield takes place in a designated area of the School grounds. Forest School sessions are run by qualified Forest School Leaders.
Forest School sessions
During a Forest School session the children are outside for just over an hour each week. When arriving at the designated site the children will sit down at ‘base camp’. Here the activities for the session will be explained and the children will be able to choose their own activities. Children may enjoy such experiences as:
- Hunting for minibeasts
- Playing hide and seek
- Making mud pies
- Building dens
- Making bug hotels
The session will end back at base camp’ where the children will reflect on their learning.
“It’s all about getting muddy!” (Bluebird child)