What is Forest School?
Forest School is an exciting opportunity for Shelley First School pupils to experience nature, take risks and learn outdoors developing perseverance, independence and responsibility. We use our amazing outdoor space as an extension of the classroom.
Forest school sessions underpin the curriculum and children are taught skills from a wide variety of subjects in the outdoors. For example, learning about different plants in key stage 1 science or recreating a stoneage settlement using historical knowledge, D&T skills and speaking and listening in Key stage 2. Elements of Maths and English are also taught via the outdoors as practical application and hands on experience embeds pupils knowledge and understanding.
Where is our Forest School?
Our school has a designated Forest School area which has trees, shrubs, a pond, living willow sculptures, an allotment, an outdoor classroom and a fire pit. It is a very special place in school and a lovely place to explore.