From January 2022, pupils will spend time outside the classroom enjoying Forest School sessions. Each class will attend Forest School for a minimum of six weeks.
The Forest School activities enable children to learn new skills and use tools in a controlled and safe environment. All activities are risk assessed thoroughly and the ratio of adult to child is 1:8. Come rain or shine, the children will be ready to learn and therefore we need to ensure that they are wearing suitable outdoor clothing:
- Old t-shirt or comfortable long sleeve top
- Wellingtons or sturdy trainers
- Waterproof trousers or spare trousers (i.e. jogging bottoms - PE kit joggers are fine)
- Waterproof jacket/ Warm fleece/ Warm coat if the weather is cold
Children will wear their Forest School clothes to school and old clothes are preferable. If your child does not bring spare clothes, then they WILL still be allowed to participate, but please bear in mind that their school uniform will almost certainly get dirty!
Please see below some of our past Forest School blogs.
- 23/03/22In Forest School this week the children in Year 1 really enjoyed making masks outside and then wearing them to play in the lovely sunshine we are having!Read Full Story
Year 1 - We Love Forest SchoolWe are really enjoying our Forest School sessions with Josh. We love being outside and are having so much fun learning about our outdoor environment!Read Full Story
Fun in Forest SchoolThe children in one of Monday's Forest School sessions had a great time navigating through a Web Maze, while touching the string as little as possible. They did this in teams, and no-one was allowed to use the same hole/path as another team member. This meant they had t...Read Full Story
Year 4 - Can You See Me?In their Forest School session this week the children in year 4 played different games using camouflage. They had great fun and loved the face paint!Read Full Story
Enjoying Team GamesIn Forest School this week year 4 played lots of team games and looked at the Autumn changes in the trees.Read Full Story
Year 4 at Forest SchoolYear 4 had a fabulous time at forest school this week. They certainly seemed to enjoy being out in the fresh air and got really stuck into the job of building models out of natural clay and wood. Bet they can't wait until next Tuesday!Read Full Story
Year 2 at Forest SchoolYear 2 played a memory game in Forest School this week. They had to find two items they thought were interesting or different, discuss what they had found and explain why they chose it. One of each child's items were then placed on a mat and all the items were covered...Read Full Story
Year 6 - Forest School AdventuresYear 6 had more Forest School adventures on Thursday afternoon. They played 'Capture the Flag' and 'Buzzy Bee' which involved the wearing of blindfolds with hilarious consequences! They also got to build stretchers strong enough to hold a person using rope, tarpaulin and...Read Full Story
Reception Class loved Forest School!Reception Class have been thoroughly enjoying their first experience of taking part in Forest School on Thursday afternoons!Read Full Story
Year 4 - Forest SchoolYear 4 had a great (but very muddy!) time in Forest School on Thursday afternoon!Read Full Story
Round the CampfireYear 6 enjoyed another fun afternoon of activities during Forest School making charcoal. The children stripped wood and chopped it into pieces which were then placed into a tin with a hole in the top. Next the children collected wood and bark to use to build a fire. Once the fire w...Read Full Story
Thursday 1st OctoberYear 6 children enjoyed another fun packed but challenging afternoon of activities outdoors on Thursday. Most of the games worked on their teambuilding, trust and leadership skills. Great fun was had by all!Read Full Story