‘Woods are playgrounds full of wonder and adventure where children can develop vital life skills. They are places where they can learn to value the natural environment.’
We visit local woodland regularly to encourage and inspire children to grow in confidence and independence, developing their self-esteem through hands on learning experiences.
We experience the different seasons; shuffling through the autumn leaves, noticing frosts and bare branches in the winter, observing new buds and birds singing in the spring, and exploring woodland full of colour and vibrancy in the summer.
The children learn new skills using tools; whittling using scrapers, using mallets to extract juice from leaves, using a pestle and mortar to make our own paints. We learn about working safely, and are extended by risk and challenge.
The children find out about minibeasts and creatures living in the woodland. Where they make up and act out their own stories.