Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then.
Here at Streethouse School we use Oak Forest School who are based in Barnsley and the inspirational Mr Pearson teaches all our children from Nursery up to year 6 and the children thoroughly enjoy being outside and learning in nature.
Check out Oak forest school by clicking on this link https://www.oakforestschool.co.uk/
The clip below explains a little bit more about what Forest School is and how it can help your children in their learning whilst promoting good mental health and wellbeing
Would you like to see the latest work on the Year 5/6 Anglo-Saxon Viking houses? Then look below!
Anglo Saxon houses...Viking houses. What is the difference? Team Finch were discover this very question. Ask them to tell you the pros and cons of each house. Great bit of history there!
Team Finch have been honing their map skills this week. First, we were introduced to using a compass, and finding our way around the course. In our Geography lesson, we focused on 6 figure grid references. We are all equipped to rescue stranded hikers on Mount Snowden!
Team Finch were learning about Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century. The start of the century saw the boom in holidays! Coastal resorts saw huge numbers of people travelling to their shores.
But, what did people do before that? Camping became very popular in the late Victorian era. Year 5/6 had a taste of camping life.
The Reception children enjoyed drawing minibeasts in the forest. The children used coloured chalk to create their pictures. The children tried really hard to add lots of details to their pictures.
In Forest School we did a special activity. We were set the challenge of making a spiders web. During the first week we learnt how to use hammers safely to put nails in to a piece of wood.
Reception class learnt how to weave different coloured wool in between the nails.
Team Morris have enjoyed learning how to make dens in the Forest. We needed to work with our friends as part of a team.
Team Morris have enjoyed finding some minibeasts in the forest. The children enjoyed looking closely at what they had found. They had to be very careful.
Team Morris were set a challenge of finding a number of items in the forest. When they had found these items they had to make a picture with them.
Team Morris were set another challenge to make a face out of things they could find on the floor in the forest.