The impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience.
The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the seasons and the skills involved in learning how to play Forest School games.
The children learned that acorns come from oak trees. We listened to an acrostic poem about an acorn and children in the class explained to each other what an acrostic poem is.
The children used the maths vocabulary of shape and size and comparison to compare the numerous acorns they had collected.
Once in the woods the children made their collections of leaves, acorn sand apples into a ‘mandala pattern’, based on the five petals of a Tudor Rose. They thought about the colours and textures of their resources as they created.
The children learned that they should not eat anything at Forest School which they have foraged. They learned what crab apples were and collected many of them.
They identified fungi and learned to recognise a fly aragic, which stood out boldly against the woodland floor. Some children showed their imaginations and imagined they were fairy villages.