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Townfield Tiny Trekkers

We are privileged at Townfield to have a woodland area which is used as the outdoor provision area for our Nursery children to enhance the children’s learning with a holistic approach, whilst following the guidance provided within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). 

Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to investigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in the child’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions through all the challenges of social interaction, in order to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and their potential. It is an approach to education that makes use of the outdoor environment to create a unique learning vehicle.

 

6 Principles of Forest School

1. Forest School is a long term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

2. Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

3. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

4. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

6. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning.

 
At Townfield Tiny Trekkers' Forest School, the children love to participate in: tool work, woodland management, nature hunts, access the see-saw, tyre swing, climb trees, balance along tree trunks, use musical instruments, read stories or play maths and phonics games. Of course this is by no means exhaustive!
 
Forest School helps to enhance learning, increase self esteem, independence, risk taking, language and much more. The staff, by observing and working with the children when appropriate, will allow them to explore their own preferred learning styles while developing a lifelong love and understanding of the natural environment. 
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