Methodology

Rationale 

A belief that every child deserves to be treated as the creative, talented and remarkable individual they are. Integral experiences for a Mossy Green Kid include self directed learning, community, kindness, permaculture and earth-care.

Description 

To work collaboratively with each child, combining experiential learning and horticultural therapy. This is underpinned by the Ethos of Forest School learning. To work in an open framework, where learning is a two-way dynamic of respect, listening, sharing and growth. Well-being and involvement levels are nurtured through self-motivation. Each child is supported, encouraging individual confidence, self-esteem, physical and mental well-being.

To work reflectively together to building next steps for learning.

Application 

A commitment to record each session through observation, including  areas of the E.Y.F.S key stages, schema's / patterns of learning and direct quotes from the child.

Agreed levels of sharing between child and practitioner inform a final piece of written documentation. This narrative is an insight into the skills, strengths, and interests of an individual child based on Mossy Green Kids sessions.  

 

Structure of support

A focus to follow the threads of each child, encouraging individual strengths and interests to guide and inform the pathway of learning. Positive reinforcement of golden rules and aspects of risk are continually woven into each session. (The Leuven Scale) of well being and involvement inform and provide a measure for each child's growth

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