The Shaftesbury Park Forest School aims to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum in a stimulating and ever changing natural environment.
Children enjoy the outside environment where they experience space and the natural world which they can interact with and investigate freely.
Forest School will support a child’s natural desire to explore, investigate, problem solve, play, discover and question. Children will be encouraged to work as part of a team with their peers and also tackle and complete tasks independently.
Forest school will specifically support learning and development across the EYFS. It will support and build on developing children’s self-confidence and self esteem and making relationships. It will also further develop language and communication skills, physical skills, creative skills, mathematical skills, literacy skills and provide children with a greater understanding of the world in which they live.
Forest School aims to teach children about their natural world and develop a greater awareness of the environment and how to take care of it.