Forest School

Forest School is an opportunity for children to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe and secure setting.

In Forest School, children learn to success in areas of: confidence, team building, independence, speaking and language, through engaging tasks. Each session helps develop children’s motor skills with hands on activities and helps develop numeracy skills.

Children learn best from first-hand experience. The children learn the rules of Forest School, as they do in the classroom, and recite them each week and agree to follow them:

  • Stranger Danger
  • Good Listening
  • No picking things from the trees
  • No putting fingers or other things in their mouths
  • No leaving the site unsupervised
  • Emergency procedures

Each academic school year, all children from EYFS attend a series of ten Forest School sessions in our onsite Forest School. These are planned to fit the seasons of the year.

In the winter months children will need:

  • Woolly hat
  • Gloves
  • Wellies
  • Waterproof coats and trousers (supplied by the school)

In the summer months children will need:

  • Sun hat
  • Long sleeved top
  • Waterproof trousers (supplied by the school)
  • Wellies (to protect children’s ankles)

Fun at Forest School


Building a home.
 
Making sure the wildlife will be warm.

Another home... for creepy crawlies!
 
Our habitat for slugs and snails.

Inspecting the results.
 
A wiggly worm!