Forest School

Reception Class and Year 1 participate in weekly activities under the direction of their class teachers and Mrs Broad, who is a qualified Forest Schools practitioner. Activities take place on site in our outdoor classroom and in the woodland walk and include making environmental works of art, identifying and naming leaves and plants and building shelters for mini-beasts. The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire through positive outdoor experiences. Children have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to manage risks safely, and to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. Children use full sized tools under very close supervision, play, learn boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence and self-esteem.