We have 2 forest schools and 3 separate gardens for children that all provide deferring experiences and offer at least 4 hours per day of free flow opportunities where children can choose to explore indoor or outdoor areas.
We have 2 forest school areas with outdoor classrooms, campfires, tree swings and a small pond. We enjoy our time playing and exploring these areas in all weathers, we wear our wellies and wetsuits in winter and our shorts and t-shirts in the summer.
We look for our favourite mini beasts, occasionally see members of our local fox family, squirrels and are able to feed the ducks and search for frogs and tadpoles.
Outdoor Space 1
This space leads directly from our large play space, we have an outdoor sand pit where we can climb in, it has its own set of scales and pulley system so we can fill, empty, weigh and transport the sand.
We have an outdoor deconstruction area that includes crates, pipes and tyres. We explore and let our imaginations run wild in this space we create modes of transport and travel to places all over the planet.
The mud kitchen is our favourite place in this area, we are able to make mud pies, potions and cook for our friends.
Outdoor Space 2
This is where we ride our bikes and scooters, we also have our water channeling system in this area with our hose pipe so we can splash, jump in puddles and help at our mini carwash. We practice all levels of skills from pushing along, using pedals and our steering skills. We use our imaginations and create drive through restaurants, using our roads and traffic lights to start and stop and help us to contolour speed.
Outdoor Space 3
This area hosts our allotment space where we plant and grow vegetables, we have a potting shed where we plant our seeds and wait until they are big enough to plant in our beds.
We have a climbing frame and ropes to climb across this helps us to develop our gross motor skills and our confidence.
We can also sit and listen to stories in our story telling area in this space whilst looking out at our forest and field areas..
We have a large school field and enjoy picnics and larger events such as sports days, fun day activities or just enjoying running and walking in a safe secure space.