Abberley House Nursery DROITWICH ROAD, CLAINES, WORCESTER. WR3 7SW Tel :  01905 455713 mob: 07946 599 662 Email: abberleychildcare@live.co.uk 
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” This is just one of the many ways that children begin to use sticks and twigs in the outdoors. In Forest school during the last 2 terms, there have been many discussions and activities around the build up to fire safety and the construction of a very small fire initially. The children have learned that we must find the tinder to help to ignite the fire. Therefore, after discussing the sizes of twigs and longer sticks, the children then go and hunt for them and return to construct the base of the fire. Not only is safety of paramount importance, but the ability to source the fuel required and follow the instructions to return with the much needed brash is a challenge. Listening to the explanation, following the instruction, finding the correct size twigs, all amazing and purposeful learning. The sense of achievement a child gets from snapping the longer twigs to make them the size required is lovely to watch. Following on from this, the understanding that those twigs and the methods used to make the correct size twigs, means that constructions such as the twig bridge can be achieved as the next step. A math lesson on its own! The children spend good periods of time in self-initiated activities such as this, using the much-needed imagination, determination and concentration required to achieve during later life” Well done girls and boys :-)  
Jane leads a wonderful team of level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders doing a fantastic job with the children, providing support in all the children wish to achieve. (and of course, encouraging those lovely activities they may not have experienced before yet). Our aim is to try to explain how the children's own initiated experiences hopefully will impact positively on their future life and emotional wellbeing. We are working in FS at a 1:4 or 5 staff ratios. Children need to be learning for a purpose, having fun with good staff supporting and gently challenging their decisions. Reading in the woods, singing, drawing in the mud with a stick, counting stones whilst making a trail, breaking sticks to the length they want, carrying or rolling logs. But most importantly socialising and making a team to help each other to succeed in all areas, building up their emotional intelligence. Thank you for reading if you've got this far, and hopefully believing this is what's right for your child and your family. Jane x
FOREST HOME GARDEN UNDER 2’S EARLY YEARS GALLERY CONTACT OPERATION TEAM GALLERY EXTRA GROUPS OUTDOOR ORCHARD  PRE-SCHOOL OUTDOOR ORCHARD PRE-SCHOOL
some insights in to our wonderful forest school ? …
” This is just one of the many ways that children begin to use sticks and twigs in the outdoors. In Forest school during the last 2 terms, there have been many discussions and activities around the build up to fire safety and the construction of a very small fire initially. The children have learned that we must find the tinder to help to ignite the fire. Therefore, after discussing the sizes of twigs and longer sticks, the children then go and hunt for them and return to construct the base of the fire. Not only is safety of paramount importance, but the ability to source the fuel required and follow the instructions to return with the much needed brash is a challenge. Listening to the explanation, following the instruction, finding the correct size twigs, all amazing and purposeful learning. The sense of achievement a child gets from snapping the longer twigs to make them the size required is lovely to watch. Following on from this, the understanding that those twigs and the methods used to make the correct size twigs, means that constructions such as the twig bridge can be achieved as the next step. A math lesson on its own! The children spend good periods of time in self-initiated activities such as this, using the much-needed imagination, determination and concentration required to achieve during later life” Well done girls and boys :-)  
“Jane leads a wonderful team of level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders doing a fantastic job with the children, providing support in all the children wish to achieve. (and of course, encouraging those lovely activities they may not have experienced before yet). Our aim is to try to explain how the children's own initiated experiences hopefully will impact positively on their future life and emotional wellbeing. We are working in FS at a 1:4 or 5 staff ratios. Children need to be learning for a purpose, having fun with good staff supporting and gently challenging their decisions. Reading in the woods, singing, drawing in the mud with a stick, counting stones whilst making a trail, breaking sticks to the length they want, carrying or rolling logs. But most importantly socialising and making a team to help each other to succeed in all areas, building up their emotional intelligence. Thank you for reading if you've got this far, and hopefully believing this is what's right for your child and your family. Jane x
Abberley House Nursery DROITWICH ROAD, CLAINES, WORCESTER. WR3 7SW Tel :  01905 455713 mob: 07946 599 662 Email: abberleychildcare@live.co.uk 
OUTDOOR ORCHARD PRE-SCHOOL
Click the play button above to see some wonderful outside opportunities
some insights in to our wonderful forest school ? …
Abberley House Nursery DROITWICH ROAD, CLAINES, WORCESTER. WR3 7SW Tel :  01905 455713 mob: 07946 599 662 Email: abberleychildcare@live.co.uk 
” This is just one of the many ways that children begin to use sticks and twigs in the outdoors. In Forest school during the last 2 terms, there have been many discussions and activities around the build up to fire safety and the construction of a very small fire initially. The children have learned that we must find the tinder to help to ignite the fire. Therefore, after discussing the sizes of twigs and longer sticks, the children then go and hunt for them and return to construct the base of the fire. Not only is safety of paramount importance, but the ability to source the fuel required and follow the instructions to return with the much needed brash is a challenge. Listening to the explanation, following the instruction, finding the correct size twigs, all amazing and purposeful learning. The sense of achievement a child gets from snapping the longer twigs to make them the size required is lovely to watch. Following on from this, the understanding that those twigs and the methods used to make the correct size twigs, means that constructions such as the twig bridge can be achieved as the next step. A math lesson on its own! The children spend good periods of time in self-initiated activities such as this, using the much-needed imagination, determination and concentration required to achieve during later life” Well done girls and boys :-)  
“Jane leads a wonderful team of level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders doing a fantastic job with the children, providing support in all the children wish to achieve. (and of course, encouraging those lovely activities they may not have experienced before yet). Our aim is to try to explain how the children's own initiated experiences hopefully will impact positively on their future life and emotional wellbeing. We are working in FS at a 1:4 or 5 staff ratios. Children need to be learning for a purpose, having fun with good staff supporting and gently challenging their decisions. Reading in the woods, singing, drawing in the mud with a stick, counting stones whilst making a trail, breaking sticks to the length they want, carrying or rolling logs. But most importantly socialising and making a team to help each other to succeed in all areas, building up their emotional intelligence. Thank you for reading if you've got this far, and hopefully believing this is what's right for your child and your family. Jane x
OUTDOOR ORCHARD  PRE-SCHOOL OUTDOOR ORCHARD PRE-SCHOOL
Click the play button above to see some wonderful outside opportunities
some insights in to our wonderful forest school ? …