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Year 3 use Forest School for English lesson inspiration

Year 3 use Forest School for English lesson inspiration

A Preparatory School year group used an outdoor learning area for inspiration as part of a special classroom topic.

The Year 3 group at Rydal Penrhos spent a recent English lesson at their Forest School facility, where they took part in a series of activities designed to improve their vocabulary under the expert guidance of teacher Julie Woodthorpe and teaching assistant Clare Tebbits.

During the lesson, the group used the atmosphere of the forest help them come up with some ‘wow’ adjectives in relation to the autumnal leaves falling around the site.

They used the same method to describe their thoughts about the picturesque trees and thriving wildlife living within the area, and their efforts drew the attention of a very interested Robin who observed proceedings throughout.

This will further aid their development ahead of their next Big Write, which is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

The programme originated in Scandinavia and is underpinned by thorough research into the learning behaviour of children at an early age and how best to develop this.

Rydal Penrhos Forest School focuses on providing a safe, outdoor learning experience where children and young people are encouraged to explore, discover, take suitable risks and learn in a secure area of woodland.

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