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Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop independence skills, improve decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks.

Sessions of Forest School are child led to suit individual learning styles. Children are encouraged to make choices and follow their own learning style. The Forest School leader's role is to help, observe and assess the children. The children are supervised by the Forest School Leader - Mr Herbert and one of the Teaching Assistants from the year group.

YR Summer Term

Now we have warmer weather and Forest School changes quickly so the children get to see it move from spring to summer. With bushes in full leaf it is a great place to hide when we play '123 where are you?'

Y1 Summer Term

The children love to be outside in the summer. They can explore, learn about the plants and animals and have fun with their friends.


Y2 Summer Term

Summer at last! In Forest School we can enjoy all the activities without getting cold. It is a good time for bug hunting, mud painting and searching for hidden treasure in the sand.


YR Spring Term

It might be cold outside but that does not stop YR from getting outside and enjoying the Forest School activities in the fresh air.


Y1 Spring Term

It is nice to be out in the spring sunshine as the first flowers start to open. The children do not mind the weather they just like having fun in Forest School.

Y2 Spring Term

February is a cold month so it is nice to warm up by the fire and roast marshmallows!

YR Autumn Term

With warm, sunny weather YR have been enjoying exploring Forest School and trying new activities. Have a look at the photos below to see what they have been doing.

Y1 Autumn Term

A new term and new children out into Forest School to see how it changes as we move from September to the end of October.  As the leaves change colour the children explore Forest School  and find out what is living around the grounds. They all look forward to the week when we roast marshmallows over the fire.

Y2 Autumn Term

It is a new term and all the children were keen to get out and enjoy the activities in Forest School. In the pictures below you can see them on a mirror walk, taking part in a nature trail, mud painting, bug hunting, making homes for the animals, playing '123 where are you?' and having fun around the grounds.

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion