At Alveley Beech, Cedar and Elm all partake in weekly forest school lessons. During forest school sessions we do lots of cross curricular activities outside. We make the most of learning in the outdoor environment and allowing the children real life experiences in the outside world. We also encourage children to take pleasure from the outdoor enviroment.
In Beech we enjoy a morning each week in the forest, we are really lucky to have this amazing learning environment in our school grounds. Forest School gives us a huge range of learning opportunities, we are able to build on and develop learning opportunities and experiences, as well as exploring and investigating our world.
Making homes for our woodland animal puppets!
In Cedar we have used the forest for lots of different lessons. We go to the forest once a week. So far, we have made our digits out of natural resources for maths and made number sentences with leaves and twigs. We also did a lesson of counting objects and counting back using objects. We have learnt about habitats in our Science lessons too. During PSHE we have had lots of lessons outside about helping others and being a good friend. We then practice these skills whilst we are working in forest school.
Here the boys decided to play follow a leader and then make a den. They all invited each other to play.
Here, one of the boys were looking for bugs so the other two asked if they could join in looking for bugs!
The girls decided to work together to make Miss Slatcher a mud pie! It was ever so tasty!
Elm Class have also participated in forest school. On a Friday afternoon the children have been set various challenges. As well as planting vegetables in the allotments, the children have created some art from natural resources.