May Days

After the downpours at the weekend, we were glad for the light breeze and the return of the sunshine this week. We have started to build...

Last week in the woods

Spring has really sprung in the last couple of weeks and we've enjoyed connecting with a whole range of people. We spent a lovely...

Bluebell time

We started our early summer parent Stay and Play sessions today. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9.15-11 am. We make a fire to boil a...

Rain does not stop play

Some of the things we got up to today were... Wood collecting, passing, sorting, carrying, lighting, cooking, toasting, warming, eating,...

Easter Holiday sessions

Despite the rain and the spring breeze, we've had a great week in the woods this Easter Holidays. It was fun to push all the rainwater...

March Monday

It is time for birds to build their nests, so this week we have been playing some games to learn to recognise different birds. We have...

wildlife in the woods

The sun shone down on our woodlands this week and we continued to spot the signs of spring. We went on a hunt for snowdrops, celandines...

And the survey says....

Parental perceptions about Forest School toddler groups in the UK If you come to our parent and child stay and play sessions, or you have...

Food for us and the birds

The smallest people collected pine cones in the drizzle this morning, before making bird feeders with them. We spotted freshly dug...

Spring things...

Snowdrops, celandines, primroses, hazel flowers, catkins, alder cones, digging, damming, jumping, splashing, slipping, balancing,...

Wind and the woods

As we all know it has been just too windy to be safely out there playing in the woods these last few days. We started our week by...

Storm Eunice and the coming of Spring

The winds have come and gone, along with a brief power cut and so we have been out assessing the damage this morning. The winds have...

Our start to the year

We have spent the beginning of the year continuing our playing and learning outside and reflecting and planning for the coming months....

Connections

As we start this new year, we are thinking back and reflecting on where we are, where we have come from and maybe where we are going....

Autumn adventures

We started the week with a bit of inspiration at Sheffield Park gardens. The amazing colours were great and we took a stroll up the the...

The end of the year

During our last week of sessions this year we had a magical time in the open canopy of the woods and played in the dark. We made time to:...

Winter wonders

"Why is the sky so dark?" "Because the days are getting shorter and the sun goes down early in the winter" The children were wondering...

Falling leaves

Forest School strives to foster resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. And it aims to inspire a sense of awe and wonder...

Shadows and sunsets

This time of the year is known as Samhain. The clocks have changed and brought us bright, low, sharp light this week. We've had day time,...

Autumn holiday club

We have spent a peaceful but productive two days in the woods. There was lots of fire making, pumpkin soup cooking, bread baking, and...