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Catholic Primary School

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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)