EYFS - Forest School

Our vision for Forest School provision in Croxteth Community Primary School is to provide a learning environment in which children can develop holistically and become confidence independent learners.

We believe that children have the right to play and we want to provide the chance for them to connect with nature in their own outdoor setting.

within forest school experience children have multiple opportunities to build upon their own hands on experiences, focusing on the process and not the end product,, whilst also increasing their self esteem, confidence and belief in themselves.

There are plenty of opportunities for children to learn about appropriate risk when taking and how ti manage their own risks by assessing situations and deciding how to be safe.

Overall we believe that through forest school activities we encourage children to develop a respect for the environment and a love for the outdoors.

Forest School Principles

Some of the skills that will be taught and developed during this time are:

Some of the activities we will undertake are:

Year 3-4 - Forest School

Year 3/4 are currently attending forest school sessions. So far we have learnt how to make a stick man using square lashing, practised our balancing skills and built upon previous den building knowledge. We are able to safely assess any risks involved in climbing trees, and being around a fire. We especially enjoy singing songs around the fire circle and playing hostage.

After School Club

In after school club with Year 1/2 we have been exploring our forest skills, and building upon previous forest schools knowledge. We have enjoyed den building, balancing and of course smores. We know how to be safe around a fire and how a fire is created. We enjoy ending each session with a game of eagle eyes and a song.

Forest School S'mores