Our final day in the forest today and the sun shone for us. After a frosty start it turned into the perfect autumnal day, we saw brambles, rose hips and lots of leaves that were starting to get their brown autumn coats. To warm ourselves up we thought hot chocolate and marshmallows would be the order of the day to finish off our Forest adventure. I don’t think we were the only visitors to the forest who wanted some yummy hot chocolate!
We are delighted that our well established Forest School Programme will begin this Friday with our first group of children whose parents have been notified. The aim is for all of our pre-school children to take part and if we can we will also include our 3 year old children.
At Cart Mill we are passionate about the outdoors and want all of our children to experience learning in a natural environment which is the benefit of Forest School. Children will develop their curiosity for the living world and their confidence will increase as they explore a new setting.
If you would like to find out more about our Forest School Programme please click on the link below
It was positively springlike in the forest today. There were birds twittering in the trees and horses galloping in the field while the children explored in the sun. We found new trees to climb, developing our gross motor skills as well as developing resilience – “can we be brave and go higher?”
Snack was spent sitting in the sun, socialising with our friends and talking about what else we would like to do at the forest. We have been really lucky with the weather so far, long may it continue.
What a great feeling to get back out into the forest today, especially as the sun was shining. After all the rain, the forest was alive with new growth.
The children spent the morning exploring our new site and the verdict is – “it’s really good” and “I want to live here!”. Now, where can we pitch the tents?