Parent Questionnaire comment: We love the outdoor opportunities that Eckington provides. Forest school is such a great way to connect children with nature; to build confidence, risk-analysis skills and inter-personal skills.
Forest School is an important part of our EYFS and KS1 curriculum. Eckington CE First School are lucky to have a small wooded site on our grounds. This has been developed to allow children to explore a woodland setting.
Our main ethos for forest school is to let the children choose and instigate their own learning. When children go to forest school we let them EXPLORE, INVESTIGATE and LEARN from nature. There are many opportunities for child led learning, team work and the building of self esteem.
Class 1 and Class 2 children go to the site every week for their outdoor learning. Children from the rest of the school will tie outdoor learning into their topics regularly.