Today parents of Nursery & Reception were invited to the last Forest School session at Soren’s school, so Nils, Maebh & I attended. The session in total was for about an hour and a half long and involved games, exploring, making a volcano with mud, crafts such as a magic wand & pine cone bunny.
Forest schools are a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as “an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment”.
One of the reasons which we chose Gresham Village School for Soren was that they were very much into outdoor learning environment year round.
Soren & Leon played with this magnifier sheets & Maebh got in on the fun too.
Part of the fun in the class is that there is a small digital Vtech camera which the kids are able to take photos of their learning. Today Maebh had it for a while and like her mummy, loves taking photos. Clearly a must gift from Santa.
Soren and some of his favorite pals, Blake & Leon spent most of their time with the giant dirt pile.
When there is dirt, there is water!!
Maebh made a magic wand with Ms. Paige and then together we made a pine cone bunny.
A drink of milk, along with few games, the session was over. All the kids & parents enjoyed themselves.