Forest School

What is forest school?

Forest School is a child-centered, inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Letters

Forest school letter to parents.docx

Letter to parents

We can't wait to start our Forest School sessions with your class!

Please see the attached letter for all the information you need.

Forest school consent form.docx

Consent form

Please read the following document carefully, if you have any questions about our activities, please feel free to contact us.

Forest school clothing letter.docx

Clothing needed

To ensure your child has the best experience possible, please try to ensure they come fully prepared.

Remember, they shall be outside in most weather conditions, including rain.

Risk assessments

  • Tree climbing

  • Log assault course

  • Open fire

  • Cooking on a fire

  • Lighting a fire

  • Tool use - each tool assessed.

  • Happazone

  • Planting


This section is updated regularly, any new activity we complete shall be fully risk assessed before being completed in our FS sessions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Photos

Forest school area before

Forest school area after

Last academic year, Miss Bines undertook the Forest School training and we purchased several resources. The progress in this area was impacted due to COVID. During half term, work was completed in the area.

6B2 - Group 1

This half term, 6B2 (Group 1) are completing their first FS sessions! They are all incredibly excited and can't wait to get stuck in.

They shall be completing a range of different activities, which have been fully risk assessed, each week we shall be sharing photos of their new challenges!

Rope walks

Clay making and sculpting

Digging

Hammocks