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Welcome to our Forest School!

Forest School

 

Our woodland site is in the school grounds

close to the Foundation Stage area and the KS1

playground. It is a perfect area for building dens,

exploring nature, playing and learning.

 

 

 

Forest School Ethos Statement 

 

Forest School promotes well-being though

spending time in nature. It helps the children

develop a relationship with nature through

regular and long-term visits to the same woodland

throughout the year. They learn to value and respect

their woodland. They learn through play, exploring

and hands on experiences in a woodland

environment. Forest School supports the 

development of the whole child through child-led 

learning. It helps develop their confidence and self-

esteem through appropriate risk-taking and has a

positive social and emotional impact on their well-

being.

 

 

 

This fantastic opportunity will help the children to explore the outside world through a programme of fun and exciting outdoor activities. Research has shown that being outside in the forest can have a powerful effect on children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence as well as an increase in social and physical skills.

 

The children will be out in the school grounds for one afternoon each week and they will have the same session each time.

 

We will be going ahead in all weathers (with the exception of heavy winds or thunder storms) so please send your child with the following clothing:

  • Waterproof trousers
  • A water/shower proof coat, trousers or an all in one.
  • Warm outdoor, play clothing (lots of layers, including extra pairs of socks) – they will get muddy – we encourage it!!
  • Hat, scarf, gloves (we go out in all weather)
  • Wellies 

Exciting Opportunity.... The Tall Trees Project

 

We have been accepted to be part of The Tall Trees Project. This is a project funded by the Outdoor Education Service and is a project that aims to embed Forest School throughout Primary School.

As part of this project 3 additional members of staff will be trained as Level 3 Forest School leaders.

EYFS Enjoyed Forest School

Our Forest School helps us become resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. During Forest School we work together. We help each other carry heavy logs for our dens. We explore our natural environment and spot the animals that live there. We notice the changes in seasons and the differences the weather makes to our area. 

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