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Our reflective practice is a feature of each session to ensure learners and practitioners can understand their achievements, develop emotional intelligence and plan for the future
Practitioner observation is an important element of Moss Park pedagogy. Observations feed into ‘scaffolding’ and tailoring experiences to learning and development at Forest School
We believe that Moss Park Forest School impacts in the following ways;
- Confidence: children have the freedom, time and space to learn and demonstrate independence
- Social skills: children gain increased awareness of the consequences of their actions on peers through team activities such as sharing tools and participating in play
- Communication: language development is prompted by the children’s sensory experiences
- Motivation: the woodland tends to fascinate the children and they develop a keenness to participate and the ability to concentrate over longer periods of time
- Physical skills: these improvements are characterised by the development of physical stamina and gross and fine motor skills
- Knowledge and understanding: the children develop an interest in the natural surroundings and respect for the environment
We introduce the children to the concept of Forest School. Learning to use simple tools, understanding fire safety whilst making a fire. Children are able to play and explore in their natural environment.
We build on using tools from Reception and learn to use tools independently. Children create an individual craft piece.
We introduce the children to more complex skills, such as ropes. Children use tools to create a collaborative project.