Forest Craft Outdoor Learning

November 12, 2016

 

 

Forest Craft is underway again!

This half term it’s the Year 3&4s Forest Craft dedicated sessions.

Our Forest Craft programme is unique to us. Forest Craft has been especially designed to meet the needs of our children and to fit the wonderful environment we have in our own school grounds.

 

 

We have high expectations at St Giles CE Primary School. The children work extremely hard in their lessons and are supported by very committed teaching staff. We are a very driven school but haven’t lost sight that children still need to be children and so decided that we would take our learning outside. Forest Craft gives our children freedom, time and space to thrive in the great outdoors.

 

So what do we do in Forest Craft?

Here is this week’s session.

We found a diary entry about what somebody else had been doing many years ago and decided we would try and trace their footsteps.

Once the children had changed into their outdoor clothing we gathered together with our outdoor survival rucksack and set off.

Walking up to the woodland area we followed red tracker markers that lead the way. However we split into two groups as we found two different tracks. We walked in silence, listening to what we could hear around us and used signs to communicate. The children were engaged with their surroundings on the whole trip to our Forest Craft Area.