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Forest School

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden

 Frances Hodgson Burnett

Forest School Leader: Miss J Minter

Forest school is an opportunity for our children to appreciate the beauty of the area that surrounds them. Through carefully planned activities they are able to take calculated risks, spend time working as part of a team, problem solve and learn outdoors skills such as whittling, sawing, lopping; eventually building up to developing fire making skills in a safe yet stimulating way.  

We are lucky to have this new, wonderful resource and are excited to welcome the children to our forest school

To begin this new venture, the children will start the year with an introduction to their forest journey. This will include getting to explore the environment, understanding equipment and familiarise themselves with outdoor skills, all whilst learning the values and expectations of forest school

Lessons will be supported by the WILD Passport, which is an Outdoor Learning Skills Progression framework. This uses many different learning outcomes split over five separate competencies to take learners from the very foundations of woodland and outdoor skills right through to an advanced level.

Years 3, 4 & 5 have Forest School on a 3 week rotation and Year 6 have Forest School on a 4 week rotation. Dates can be found on your year group page.

To safely participate in Forest School, all children should have long bottoms and a long sleeved top to change into. We advise for these to be old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty! The children will be out in all weather, so hats, waterproofs and spare shoes will be needed at various points of the year. 

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