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Forest Schools

Forest School is an outdoor based, child-led experience offering the opportunity for children to develop their confidence, self-esteem and social skills, as well as learn new skills and increase their knowledge of the natural environment. The outdoors provides an inclusive and stimulating environment and may involve the use of tools such as saws, loppers/secateurs and fire lighting/cooking skills. The sessions are run a qualified Forest School leader and take place on school property, which may be within the main school grounds or in our wildlife areas.

 

Chiklren in years R - 4 take part in Forest School sessions.  These sesions are spread through the school year in class blocks:

 

Tuesday Mornings

Robin Class

Have Forest School on Tuesday mornings in Term 1 and Term 6

Swift Class

Have Forest School on Tuesday mornings in Term 2 and Term 5

Blackbird Class

Have Forest School on Tuesday mornings in Term 3

Falcon Class

Have Forest School on Tuesday mornings in Term 4

Wednesday Mornings

Dove Class

Have Forest School on  Wednesday mornings from 4th September to 20th November 2019

Kingfisher Class

Have Forest School on Wednesday mornings from 27th November 2019 to 12th February 2020 and Wednesday mornings from 13th May to 15th July 2020

Puffin Class

Have Forest School on Wednesday mornings from 26th February to 6th May 2020

Falcon Class

Have Forest School on Wednesday morning from 13th May to 15th July 2020

 

To take part in a forest school session, your child should wear long trousers and a long sleeved top.  A waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers and appropriate footwear, such as walking boots or wellies, are essential. Sun cream and a sun hat should be provided during the summer months. If your child does not have the appropriate clothing, they may not be able to participate in the sessions. 

 

To maximise the time your child has for their Forest School session, they may come to school dressed in their Forest School clothing but must have their school uniform to change into afterwards. 

 

 

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