Activities that children enjoy at Forest School follow the 'stepping stones' to achieving Early Learning goals within the Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Colour Collecting

  • Show curiosity
  • Respond to simple instructions
  • Count reliably up to 10
  • Examine objects and living things to find out more about them
  • Move with pleasure and confidence
  • Begin to differentiate between colours

Log Dragging

  • Persist for extended periods of time
  • Use words and gestures such as body language to communicate
  • Use mathematical language during play
  • Notice and comment on patterns
  • Experiment with ways of moving
  • Begin to describe the texture of things

Measure a tree

  • Display high levels of involvement
  • Ask simple questions
  • Recognise numerals 1-9
  • Begin to try to use tools safely
  • Move with control and co-ordination
  • Begin to describe the texture of things

Building a shelter

  • Show confidence when linking up with others
  • Interact with others, negotiating plans, communicating next steps
  • Use mathematical ideas to problem solve
  • Realise tools can be used for a purpose
  • Judge space in relation to space available
  • Make a three dimensional structure

Cooking on a fire

  • Have a positive approach to a new experience
  • Build up vocabulary because of new experiences
  • Begin to learn addition and subtraction when combining two objects
  • Show an awareness of change
  • Move safely with confidence and imagination
  • Talk about personal intentions and what they are trying to achieve