Forest School uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn: they are encouraged to develop their independence, decision-making skills and practical abilities whilst learning to care for the environment around them. Many significant benefits have been reported from Forest School, such as improvements to confidence, social skills and learning abilities.
The children use the area adjacent to the school garden and the quiet area, and need to wear suitable clothing because Forest School takes place whatever the weather! They will need long sleeves on their top, long trousers and wellies. If it is cold, they will also need a warm coat. Waterproof suits will be provided by the school. It is also advisable to bring a spare carrier bag for muddy/wet boots. During Forest School sessions, the children enjoy hot chocolate and a biscuit. If you prefer your child to have their own drink and snack, please send this in on Forest School days.
Year 5/6 Forest School sessions will take place on a Friday afternoon. A letter will be sent home to confirm the dates before sessions start.