Forest School

Forest School is a unique opportunity which enables children to initiate and develop their own learning through play in a natural environment. Through regular practical activities, children develop in such areas as resilience, confidence, self-esteem, imagination and independence.

At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School, we are extremely lucky to have our own forest – filled with lots of different types of trees and even a pond! Every week we put on our wellies and head down to the forest to do some learning and have lots of fun. 

Cassiobury Forest

At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School, we are extremely lucky to have our own forest – filled with lots of different types of trees and even a pond! Every week we put on our wellies and head down to the forest to do some learning and have lots of fun.

Among the many things we do we like to make artwork from natural materials, find and sort different leaves, take part in scavenger hunts, build dens, study the effects of the sun on trees and learn to tie knots.

  

  

Community Days

Despite the weather being a little dreary, several parents turned up with their gloves, spades, and forks to start work on the areas requiring a little attention. The first job was the pond area which required a good tidy and de-weed. The second job was to strip and relocate some branches from a tree which has recently been felled from the playground.

   

As you can see from the photographs, the parents were extremely productive and made excellent progress in just one hour!

  

We are extremely grateful for the extra help and we look forward to the next community day. Watch this space! 

Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play.

At Cassiobury we celebrated by having a camp fire- which is becoming quite a tradition! During our visit to the camp fire, we learnt about the fire triangle and discussed how to stay safe around a fire. We watched corn kernels ‘pop’ before devouring them alongside a nice cup of hot chocolate. Some of us even had a go at using a flint and steel to create the ‘heat’ for a fire.

“My favourite part was the popcorn popping out of the frying pan because I liked to watch it pop” – (Sophie – Rabbit)

“I liked the little firework” (flint and steel) – (Juliette – Woodpecker)

“I wish we could go back the next day and do it all again!” – (Jasmin – Woodpecker)

“It was really amazing because we had hot chocolate and popcorn” – (Sulayman – Kingfisher)