All the children from Nursery to Year 4 have the opportunity to enjoy Forest School here at The Manor. The frequency of the sessions provide the children with an ever-changing yet familiar and safe environment in which to learn. We go to Forest School whatever the weather and the children are encouraged to take responsibility to dress themselves accordingly.
There is a strong emphasis on the children being in charge of their own learning at Forest School. This provides them with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate new skills they have learned outside of the classroom and make new friends as well as enabling them to have some quality well-being time outside.
The experiences offered ensure that every aspect of a child’s learning is supported and developed and cover all areas of the curriculum. Most importantly, Forest School is a fun place to be, where activities include: playing hide and seek, mixing in the mud kitchen, building shelters, cooking on a campfire, pond dipping, making bird feeders and many more. The generous staff/child ratio enables children to take supported risks and to build resilience. These are skills they can take back to their learning in the classroom.
In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.
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