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Nursery Parents/Carers

posted 10 Nov 2017, 06:13 by Linn Hoggins

Dear Nursery Parents and carers,

Nursery will be starting Monday Forest School sessions after half term. These sessions will be carried out on a rota basis in six - eight week blocks. This will ensure that every child in nursery can take part before the end of the school year.

Forest School is a fun, exciting way to learn in an outdoor setting such as a woodland. It is proven to improve children’s confidence, self-esteem and communication skills, as well as giving them an opportunity to have lots of fun in a much different way to which they are used to in nursery. The children also develop skills in team work, using tools safely and learning to look after our woodlands.

Children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and so learning using a range of activities (both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves) is what Forest School is all about.

Forest School will happen in all weathers (unless it is VERY windy or icy!), so please make sure your child has suitable clothes for the weather. Rain will not cause a cancellation unless accompanied by high winds. They will need warm clothes, suitable footwear such as wellies or boots, and a waterproof coat. They WILL get dirty so please only send your children to school on their allocated day in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We will let you know when it is your child’s turn for their block of sessions.

The activities will be led by Mrs Herzberg who is currently undertaking her Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification. Mrs Herzberg is also qualified in paediatric and outdoor first aid.

Should there be any queries, please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Herzberg.