Through our Forest School sessions, we aim to encourage independent, enthusiastic and creative life-long learners who develop holistically through well-planned activities that are interesting and based around a child-centred approach of learning. We also want to promote excellent mental health and wellbeing that comes through being outdoors, especially in a forest.
What will they do?
Some activities might include:
- Shelter building
- Fire lighting
- Tool use
- Studying wildlife
- Playing team and group games
- Sensory activities
- Tracking games
- Cooking on an open fire
- Using a Kelly Kettle
- Rope and string work
- Art and sculpture work
- Woodland and traditional craft
- Physical movement activities
How does it work?
- Each year group will have an allocated half term
- They will have 5 weekly hour and a half sessions of Forest Schools
- Forest school sessions will be on a Tues, Wed or Thurs, with one class from each Year Group on each day
- Children will be split into two groups, and half the class will go at a time
Which year group has Forest School, in which half-term?
- Autumn 1 – Year 6
- Autumn 2 – Year 4
- Spring 1 – Year 3
- Spring 2 – Year 5
- Summer 1 – Year 1
- Summer 2 – Year 2
What do the children need to wear?
Children will come to school in:
- Long sleeved t-shirt.
- Trousers, to reduce the risk of bites, stings and scratches.
- Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers (in wet weather).
- Long socks, wellies or old trainers (in hot, dry weather).
- During the summer, a sunhat and sunscreen.
- During the colder months, extra layers such as a fleece, leggings, tights, hats and gloves are required.
Policies and Handbook
Click here to find our “Outdoor Learning Policy” and “Forest School Handbook”