Following Year 1's half term at Forest School, we asked the children and parents to share their views on Forest School.
Here's what we asked the children...
How do you feel about Forest School?
"Forest School is fantastic"
"It was really good"
"I feel good and excited"
"I like it on sunny days, but the cold and windy days make me feel poorly"
"I feel happy at Forest School"
What have you enjoyed most about Forest School?
"I liked playing in the mud puddle and cooking toast on a willow branch"
"Climbing trees. Playing with my friends. Making a den. Playing in the maze. Picking up animals"
"Having a fire"
"Collecting bugs and eating popcorn"
Is there anything we could do to improve Forest School?
"Be there for longer"
"Make it bigger"
"Find all the missing stuff"
"A swing on the tree"
Here's what we asked the parents...
Has your child enjoyed Forest School?
"Absolutely loved it - favourite day of the week"
"Yes, she has loved Forest School and has talked lots about the games played and food that has been cooked"
Do you think Forest School has been a positive experience for your child?
"Yes, it surely has been a positive experience"
"Yes, she looks forward to it and an outside learning experience has been exciting for her"
"It has been a very positive experience. She always looks forward to it and loves sharing what she has done each week. I think it's especially good for Year 1 children as the transition from Reception to Year 1 is huge. It provides a fun, relaxed and explorative way of learning. I really hope that she is able to access more in the future, It's such a lovely opportunity for all children"
"Very positive - love the concept of it and children being outdoors"
"Definitely, it gets her outdoors which she loves. Talked to parents with children at other schools and they love the idea of it. Hope she gets to do it again. Thank you!"