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Grown ups in the woods

Posted by on December 5, 2014

This morning some learners doing a course in early years came to the woods.  We were looking at how important the outdoors is for learning and exploring some of the reasons why things may be different outdoors.  We talked about child led learning and how opportunities and experiences can be provided to cover all areas of the early years foundation stage. We thought particularly about the characteristics of learning.  It was easy to see how very simple starting points could provide opportunities for different ages, interests and areas of development. We looked at risk and risk benefits, and how children can be encouraged to identify and manage risks for themselves.  This is an important part of our learning not only in the woods but throughout school.

Here are some of the pictures from this morning, you can’t see just how cold it was, but we really did need hot pop and marshmallows to warm up.

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2 Responses to Grown ups in the woods

  1. Ann Taylor

    Thank you for providing us with a brilliant insight into Forest Schools. We had a fantastic time and learned a vast amount. The whole experience was fun and educational. We went away with a better understanding of the importance of out door play and how it links to the EYF. We would recommend this training to anyone wanting or working with children. Thanks Gilly you were great.

    Early Years Students

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    • gmilner

      Glad it was useful. Thank you all for not being put off by the cold and getting stuck in. I had a great morning with you all.

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