Forest Schools

Science and Forest School

Our science policy states that “The teaching of science encourages children to develop an interest and sense of wonder about the world. It stimulates curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. Science allows children to develop ways of finding out for themselves and gives them practice in problems solving", Forest school provides numerous hands on opportunities to enable the children to do this.

Biology aspects of the curriculum are explored through observing the plant life cycle, plant adaptation, animal adaptation, animal habitats, insects and food chains.

Through practical hands on activities the children explore forces and their effects eg creating a seesaw or pully.

The working scientifically aspect of the curriculum is explored through using simple equipment to observe changes over time, identifying, grouping, classifying, measuring and recognising patterns.

You can find examples of our science learning at Forest school, on our Class blogs.