Forest School sessions take place in the outdoor environment and are seen as a way of getting children outdoors and in touch with nature. Forest School is held over a long period of time and is about child-centred learning and engagement with the natural world. It focuses on children being guided by their own curiosity rather than completing tasks set by the teacher. They learn through play and discovery, collaboration and risk taking eg. fire lighting and using knives.
There are elements of the curriculum that are well suited to be covered in Forest School such as habitats, weather, structures, plant and tree identification, life cycle of plants. Forest School also gives the children a wonderful opportunity to use spoken language and their imagination using natural materials.