Meet our Forest School Team!
What happens at Forest School?
As part of the school curriculum this year, all children will be participating in Forest Schools at certain points throughout the school year.
Forest School promotes learning through play and allows the child to develop their imagination, learn resilience and resourcefulness, and how to appropriately self-manage risk. These sessions are always child led (to foster independence), long term (to build trust and relationships) and outside (to gain the many physical and emotional benefits from being in nature).
Examples of the things that the children might participate in include: den building, cutting firewood and fire building, crafts such as dream catchers or whistles, tying knots, making rope swings, flora and fauna ID as well as stories and cooking food on the fire.
All activities are risk assessed and the children are taught how to use all tools safely and appropriately. There are also strict rules around the campfire and an adult is always present whilst the fire is lit.
Scroll down to see some activities you could try at home.
What should my child wear?
Forest School happens in all weathers including snow, rain and heat (unless extreme and deemed unsafe). With this in mind please provide your child with appropriate clothing for the weather. Your child will need these clothes each week of the term that their house is participating in Forest Schools.
An example of the clothes needed are - waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, wellies/waterproof boots, warm underclothing (jogging bottoms and jumper). **We do have waterproof coats and trousers available for all children however; these are not warm so old, warm clothing would still be needed**
When will my child be doing Forest School?
All children will participate in Forest School for two separate half terms throughout the year. They will have 1 session a week during that half term. Please see year group timetables for further information about when your child will experience Forest School.
Timetables can be found here - Term dates and the school day.