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How Does Forest School Prepare Children for School


It is important to us to prepare children appropriately for school. We are confident that the Forest School ethos and calm, child-centred environment allows children a wide variety of opportunity to do this.

At ADO Mini Explorers, the children;
• Learn confidence and independence through personal achievements each and every day
• Lead the learning, creating an excitement and passion for learning
• Learn team work and the importance of interpersonal skills
• Learn to think creatively and use their imagination freely
• Take appropriate risks learn to problem solve
• Help to plan for their own learning alongside the adult – initiated planning
• Learn to love nature and the world around them
• Learn to be resilient and to confidently ask for help when they need it
• Learn pre-writing skills by mark making with a wide-variety of tools, including sticks in the mud, mud painting, painting with water, chalks, pens and pencils
• Are exposed to regular story-time where the children can act out the stories they have read by creating their own resources and visits from real animals
• Learn core values, including listening and turn-taking and are given responsibility to take part in exciting activities where these values must be upheld



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