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Dundela Infants' School Belfast

World Around Us/Forest School

 
Forest school encourages freedom to explore
Forest school encourages freedom to explore
 
Opportunities to investigate
Opportunities to investigate
 
Using natural materials
Using natural materials
 
Bringing our learning outside
Bringing our learning outside
 
Encouraging  curiosity
Encouraging curiosity
 
Reinforcing learning
Reinforcing learning
 
Working as a team
Working as a team
 
Everyone has a part to play
Everyone has a part to play
 
Nurturing creativity
Nurturing creativity
 
Observing in detail
Observing in detail
 
Learning from nature
Learning from nature
 
Completing a task…then ‘leaving no trace'
Completing a task…then ‘leaving no trace'
 
Role playing in nature
Role playing in nature
 
Everyone enjoys Forest School
Everyone enjoys Forest School
 
 Sweetcorn grown in our allotment
Sweetcorn grown in our allotment
 
Investigating the corn inside the cob
Investigating the corn inside the cob
 
Learning how far our germs can travel
Learning how far our germs can travel
 
Remember to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
Remember to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
 
Learning together
Learning together
 
Everyone involved
Everyone involved
 
Labelling body parts on our tallest and smallest person
Labelling body parts on our tallest and smallest person
 
Managing risk
Managing risk
 

Through our World Around Us topic work and Forest School sessions we are able to foster and extend children’s natural curiosity about themselves and the nature of the world around them. We encourage children to develop their observational skills, their questioning and discussion skills. We foster respect for ourselves, our classmates, our environment and the natural world. Through participation and investigation in topic work and Forest School from Primary 1 to Primary 3, through managed and not eliminated risks, we encourage our children to develop a skill set that will allow them to become well placed to take responsibility for their own learning. In the words of favourite children’s author Roald Dahl, 
                ‘The more you allow children to take risks the better they learn to take care of themselves.’

 
 
21st Oct 2021
Our school grounds are looking beautifully autumnal just now and the boys and girls...
 
 
 
21st Oct 2021
This month we have been learning about the organs in our body. We drew a life size...
 
 
 
20th Oct 2021
During October, we learned all about Autumn in Nursery. We enjoyed an Autumn walk...