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Forest School 

Forest School is play based, child led learning that takes place in the outdoors. It is a way of stimulating a child’s innate creativity and providing a learning environment that stimulates and utilises the senses of touch, hearing, sight and smell. It is about connecting with the natural world and learning to manage risk. It is letting the children, naturally, through their play, lead the learning in a woodland setting. As Forest School is focused on the process of learning, Forest School leaders have to step outside the box of lesson planning and venture into the exciting territory of the unexpected, unplanned and unlimited. A Forest School leader facilitates learning by providing opportunities for children to explore and discover through open-ended activities in woodland space, scaffolding new understandings as they emerge. Rather than a teacher-directed environment, the children lead through their play and the Forest School leader observes the children, ready to capitalise on and facilitate within the teachable moment.


Fun at Forest School

What do I need to bring to take part in Forest School?

Please ensure your child has the correct items for each session to ensure they stay safe and happy!

  • Wellington boots or walking boots

  • Long sleeved top to ensure children don't get stung

  • Waterproof coat or waterproof all in one

  • Sensible trousers

  • In cold conditions hat and gloves


Dates for Forest School - Summer 1


Friday 22nd April 2016 

Friday 29th April 2016

Friday 6th May 2016

Friday 13th May 2016


Please come to school in your Forest School kit and then bring your uniform in a separate bag to get changed before the afternoon session.


We are always looking for Forest School helpers.  If you can help please come and see Mrs Nash.  Thank You!