Forest Schools at Buxworth Primary School
At Buxworth Primary School we want children to reach their full potential in physical, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, social and spiritual growth. Therefore, Forest School skills are carefully nurtured from EYFS to Y6, through the progression of learning independence (getting dressed/undressed, personal hygiene, washing equipment to keeping safe) We encourage the children to transfer skills from the indoors to the outdoor natural environment, under the canopy of trees: ‘An outdoor classroom’.
We aim to provide an area where children learn through their senses, work collaboratively with adults to learn new physical skills (tying knots, fire lighting skills and safe tool use) so therefore promoting children to problem solve, take risks, and develop a caring attitude to others and the natural environment. The children use Reflective Practice at the end of a session during Log Circle time.