S4A Group ltd Forest school Provision

Forest School

Forest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in a woodland environment, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning.

We will provide an insured Level 3 Qualified Practitioner, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories that facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for each participant. Forest school can be applied to all age groups and abilities, and can be linked to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Forest School can increase a child’s confidence and self-esteem through exploration, problem solving, and being encouraged to learn how to assess and take appropriate risks depending on their environment. The use of learner-led outcomes means information is retained better and also generally increases curiosity and motivation to learn in general. This motivation can have a positive impact on attitude to learning in school.

 

Our Mission

Our Forest School programme will enrich the lives of our children who will take part in sessions throughout the school year and across all four seasons, and their development will be enhanced by the introduction of the Forest School ethos and principles. Each class’s involvement in the planning and development of the site will be a core part of their learning experience. Everything we do at Forest School will be to benefit the environment, to protect and create habitats, to encourage biodiversity and to make our school a key contributor to the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Biodiversity Plan (BAP)

Forest School
Co-ordinator

We love to take the pressure off and provide a solution where any added pressure is removed from your staff members, providing a short and long term Forest School Plan – whilst also helping out in other areas of the school day too where necessary, utilising the time you’ve got us for. (We aren’t afraid to get stuck in!)

Here’s a quick breakdown of what we can provide for your school

 ■ A Forest School programme that has a structure which is based on the observations and collaborative work between learners and practitioners. This structure will clearly demonstrate the progression of learning.

 ■ Aim to foster a relationship with nature through regular personal experiences in order to develop long-term, environmentally sustainable attitudes and practices in staff, learners and the wider community.

■ Aim to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

■ Provide a stimulus for all learning preferences and dispositions.

 

All children participating are actively encouraged to be involved in making decisions about their environment and their safety thus learning to be effective risk assessors

■ Teach key learning experiences to really understand the importance of looking after nature and the environment.

■ Link to Forest school to other subjects being taught in school. 

Follow a Risk–Benefit process managed jointly by the practitioner and learner that is tailored to the developmental stage of the learner.

 

Next Steps

As you can see what we can bring to your school is extensive and hugely beneficial to not just your school and your staff members but most importantly to the children and in a variety of ways.

Please see below the ‘next steps’ process. If you’d like to discuss further how S4A might be the perfect fit for your school, please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our team will arrange the initial meeting to see how we may be able to move forwards together. 

Step 1:

Initial Meeting

We will meet for an informative meeting to for you to see the benefits S4A can provide to your school.

Step 2:

Coming up with a plan

We will then create a clear plan for with a clear vision that will be tailored for your school.

Step 3:

Starting the process

We will then create a contract with the hours and package your school would require and agree a start date.

Step 4:

Road to success

We will begin teaching the provision at your school and bring stability, trust and knowledge to really get the most out of each child in Forest School.

Are we what your school needs?

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Day/Time

 

Craft & Games
room always
open.

Morning

8:00-10:00

Mid-Morning

10:30-12:30

Afternoon

1:00-3:00

Evening

3:15-6:00

Monday Football
Find the Gohul 
Art Attack 
Badminton 
Straw Skeletons
Pastel Art 
Ultimate Frisbee
Halloween Origami
Junk Modelling
Gymnastics 
Trick or Treat Hunt
Science Experiments
Tuesday Halloween Rock painting
Dodgeball
Games club
Tennis 
Vampire vs Wolves Dodgeball
S4A Science Club

Martial Arts 
Lego Challenge 
Mask Masking 

Crazy Golf 
Pumpkin Craving
Nerf Combat

Wednesday Cooking 
Nerf Combat
Ghost Rockets
Handball 
Mummy sewing
Adventure Play 

Basketball 
Design a mummy
Table Tennis

Archery 
S4A’s Got Talent
Just Dance 
Thursday Bug Hunting 
Den Building 
Pumpkin Golf 
Card Trading 
Create a monster 
Crazy Golf 
Indoor Cricket 
Ultimate Uno 
Halloween Party Games 
Halloween Disco 
S4A Ultimate Quiz 
Orienteering 
Friday Tennis  
Football 
Pumpkin Bowling 
Dance 
Arts Attack 
Halloween Lanterns  
S4A Dragon’s Den 
Halloween Bingo

Art Club 
Halloween Movie 

 

Sunsetters

3:30-4:30

4:30-5:15

5:15-6:00

Monday Rounders & Bug Hunting UNO & Just Dance  Games, Crafts, Outdoor play
Tuesday Dodgeball & Crafty Creations Computer Club & Board Games Games, Crafts, Outdoor play
Wednesday Football & Lego  Handball & Loom Bands  Games, Crafts, Outdoor play
Thursday Cricket & Orienteering  Mini Games & Junk Modelling  Games, Crafts, Outdoor play
Friday Archery & Science Club  Outdoor Free Play  Games, Crafts, Outdoor play