Forest School

  • Mrs Roe

  • Miss Isaac

Our Forest School takes place in the school grounds, within a dedicated area of trees. We give pupils the opportunity to explore the natural world; to build practical, physical and social skills, and take responsible risks within a safe outdoor environment. This in turn helps to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem, forming important building blocks in their learning journey.

Pupils currently take part in regular half-day sessions, led by either Mrs Roe or Miss Isaac and supported by the class Teaching Assistant.

Each session is structured to recap safety, introduce a specific adult-led focus, allow for children’s free choice, and re-group for snack and ‘together time’, discussing what we have been doing. Examples of activities to date include: team den-building, rope-bridge making, wildlife identification and learning songs for the campfire, to name but a few.

We provide waterproof over-trousers and all equipment, and ask parents to send their child with wellies, coats and gardening gloves, plus sunhats or woolly hats according to the weather.

Forest School aims to give our children a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors and a connection with nature that will help them value and respect our natural world.

Renew Our Site Boundary

Year 3/4 have been learning to use tools to renew our site boundary, and have been recording themselves as t.v presenters to explain the process.

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Exploring the Forest

Today we have being exploring the forest, using magnifying glasses. We have also made shelters for the animals and being on ‘Senses Hunt’ around the forest.

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