Forest Schools - New!
Welcome to The Jays Forest School
What is Forest School?
Forest school is based on the ethos of children exploring and learning using their natural environment. Everything has a hands on approach and the children are encouraged to use tools, investigate the natural environment, learn about the wildlife and create campfires. We aim to provide a fun packed day, in an exciting environment.
What happens during a session?
The children are free to choose how to spend their time. Ideas and resources will be provided and there will always be activities going on such as walks using our 'owl eyes'. There will be tools on offer but they will always be used under adult supervision. We light a camp fire each session which provides a good opportunity to discuss fire safety as well as giving us the resources to offer some yummy treats such as hot chocolate. Other activities on offer will be den building, jewellery making, insect dens, bug hunting, natural artwork, whittling and much, much more. We encourage children to work together and always come together at the end of the day for hot chocolate and a chat.
We have the use of a fantastic woodland area within Moorhaven, just a 10 minute walk from the nursery.
What to bring?
As the forest school sessions take place outside in the woodland it is essential that the children are kitted out with appropriate gear so they can get the most our of the session. We will ask you to provide clothing i.e. long sleeves and legs, sensible footwear, waterproof coats and trousers. A more detailed list will be provided prior to attending.
Who can attend?
Our Forest school sessions run for our pre-school children all year round and are modified to suit. During holiday times, we run sessions for Primary aged children and also have a holiday club for up to and including 8 year olds, before and after the forest session should you require it.