Chiddingstone Nature Table:
While out enjoying our beautiful local environment if you see something which you find interesting, is seasonal or you just would like to share, send a photo or video to your class teacher. We will be putting them on the online Nature Table which we hope to keep this going for the rest of this term. While you are out on your daily family walk, please do take photos and send them in so we can create an online nature diary.
While out on your daily walks see if you can spot this amazing piece of nature. The Horse Chestnut trees blossom changes colour to tell insects and pollinators if the flower has been pollinated or not. Yellow flowers haven't been pollinated and pink/red flowers have. See if you can find some and send in the pictures!
Each Forest School session is planned by the leaders and are adaptive and responsive to the learners requests and passions, therefore activities range weekly.
- Den building
- Campfire cooking
- Sensory activities
- Listening activities
- Teamwork activities
- Tool making
- Knot tying
- Shelter building
- Habitat creation
- Environmental awareness
- Evaluation and reflective activities
The Forest School ethos is based around creating a safe and nurturing environment.
Our key objective is "Play & Choice".
Through natural (age appropriate) play, we aim to encourage the children to learn:
- Sheath Knife
- Flint & Steel
Wellingtons with additional wellie socks / extra thick socks
Waterproof coat - not school coat
Waterproof OVER trousers with tights & leggings / tracksuit bottoms underneath
Hat, scarf & substantial gloves plus layers incl vest, long sleeved top & jumper (in winter)
Sunhat & sunscreen (in summer)
Forest School activities are practical, therefore the children are very likely to get muddy.
There is the possibility of clothing getting damaged, so wearing old clothing is imperative.
School uniform, incl PE kit, are not suitable.