At Newton Primary School we're proud to be able to offer Forest School provision for our children. Forest Schools usually happens when your child is in Y6 but our Forest Schools practitioners do run after school clubs of all ages in the autumn and summer terms. We don't have a wood or a forest but we do make the very most of every outdoor space we have. The children have installed willow fencing and dug out a pond for wildlife most recently. They have also used willow to create the start of an outdoor classroom.
“Forest School is based more on the process of learning than it is on the content, more on the 'how' than the 'what'. This means that genuine Forest School practice steps out of the shadow and limitation of 'planned activities' and ventures collaboratively into the realms of the unplanned, unexpected and ultimately unlimited. Learners are given encouragement to direct their own learning - this often requires catalysing on the part of the FS leader either through stimulating play in the outdoors or through 'scaffolding' a child's learning, but mostly through simply observing how children are in the outdoors.”