Experience a day at The Forest House
The day begins with circle time which involves coming together with movement, music, and mindfulness. This is also an opportunity to bring into conversation our theme, as well as give children an idea of what lies ahead for the day.
This is followed by our daily forest time adventure which involves activities and free play in a chosen area of the greenbelt. These will be based on the current themes, interests, developmental focuses, and seasons.
Following this we will come back to our space for a creative and collaborative activity, creating an environment for children to be expressive, and integrate the learnings, sightings and observations of the day. We will finish the day by reading a story and making herbal refreshments together before home time.
This daily structure is intended to cover a wide range of experiences for the child in this important period of their development. Each child’s development is promoted by observing their learning needs and personal interests closely and allowing this to inspire the daily material accordingly. We believe that spending time outdoors, exploring how the real world works, working with natural materials and engaging in creative activities is the best way to support a child’s development.
Tracking your child’s learning
We as educators know how important it is for parents to know what happens at forest school. We will take pictures and every two weeks send an informative email with a link to pictures and the highlights of our times together. At the end of the second and fourth term parents will receive an individual learning journal.