Forest Schools Sessions

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Forest skills sessions allow children to develop valuable personal skills such as team building/ communication skills/ goal setting/ planning and achieving.

Forest Schools: Foundation Stage, KS1 – KS4 

Children are given the opportunity to gain independence, self esteem and confidence. Children experience and learn about their local natural environment and develop their practical skills through a range of hands on tasks while having fun in a relaxed and safe outdoor setting. First aid cover is provided by Sheffield Wildlife Trust.

Activities can include: shelter building/cooking on a campfire/making wooden tools/mini beast hunting/bulb planting/scavenger hunts. All sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of your class.

“Well Prepared, well resourced, well delivered. All children had a great time and gained a lot from the sessions. They found curiosity, independence and voice. Thank you.” Y1 Teacher at Wharncliffe Side Primary School, Sheffield

Forest Schools Activities 

Foundation Stage: All activities are cross-circular and links are made to numeracy and literacy. The children will be physically active and the Forest skills program aims to promote personal, social and emotional education as well as problem solving abilities.

Key Stages 1 and 2: All activities aim to enhance children’s self esteem and are cross-curricular. Particular emphasis is placed upon team building as well as stimulating individual enquiry and all sessions have a practical focus. Follow up work is provided in the form of a work book and sessions are flexible to enable links to current class topics as well as exploring the seasons.

Key Stages 3 and 4: Activities aim to develop individual abilities and have a practical cross-circular focus. Sessions cover PHSE and promote physical activity.

Assemblies and Talks: Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Staff development: We can also arrange staff training sessions at your setting to get the most out of your outdoor environment. To discuss training opportunities please contact the Education team on 0114 2634335 or schools@wildsheffield.com

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