The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience.

Today the wind blew up a storm, so we stayed in the village croft to avoid any possible falling branches. We have been thinking about SPRING in class and learning songs about SPRING and drawing pictures on the school grounds. So the children set off in search of some more signs of SPRING in the village.

The children explored the old oak tree and used fallen sticks to tap our rhythms and patterns on its trunk.

The IMPACT of Forest School can be seen through the skills involved in learning how to play Forest School games, physical challenges, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and the knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the seasons.

The children instantly found a slope and explored many ways of climbing, jumping, scrambling and rolling up and down it, developing their gross motor skills with thorough enjoyment. And them jumping in muddy puddles!

The flowers we identified today were daffodils, celandines, primroses, crocuses, and cherry blossom on the tree.

Some of the trees had little pools of water in them, which the children thought would be great bird baths and bird drinking places.

A massive thanks to our volunteers who supported the children with all of their exploring and learning. We can’t wait until next time!