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Woodland School

 

Woodland School is a child centred approach to outdoor learning using the woods at the bottom of our school field as a base.

 

Each term, Mrs Moore (our Woodland School instructor) meets with class teachers to plan a series of lessons linked, where appropriate, to the class’ Enquiry Based Learning theme.

 

The activities planned are used as a guide for the structure of the session but the children may choose to take activities in a different direction. Mrs Moore may adapt lesson plans in the moment to develop the children’s interests in the most appropriate way.

 

Observational notes and photographs are taken during each session to document the outcomes in learning and these are recorded in class scrapbooks – please ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to take a look.

 

Each session ends with a spell from the book ‘The Lost Words’ which is a collection of words relating to nature which are believed to be disappearing from the English Language. We have pledged that all Westwood children will not only be able to identify each of these animals, plants and birds but also share information about them.

 

Families are invited to join their children for Woodland School sessions during the year where they work and explore together.

Photos from Westwood Woods

Photos from Westwood Woods 1 Mrs Moore: our Woodland School instructor
Photos from Westwood Woods 2 Toasting marshmallows around the camp fire
Photos from Westwood Woods 3 A splash of colour in our gloriously muddy woods!
Photos from Westwood Woods 4 We share our woods with lots of different birds
Photos from Westwood Woods 5 We set up a bird feeding station
Photos from Westwood Woods 6 We can record who visits!
Photos from Westwood Woods 7 Hedgehog Home
Photos from Westwood Woods 8 Mouse House
Photos from Westwood Woods 9 Our Mud Kitchen is a popular place to explore
Photos from Westwood Woods 10 We can develop our physical skills
Photos from Westwood Woods 11 We love to climb!
Photos from Westwood Woods 12 We practise our Literacy skills using Small Worlds
Photos from Westwood Woods 13 Our 'Lost Words' notice board
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