At Key Stage 1 each class is given at least half a term of one afternoon a week of Forest School. In this time the children walk to our local woods and explore the world around them. Whilst there they are taught a variety of skills, but most importantly are given the opportunity for exploration, problem solving and working in groups of their own choice. We have wet weather gear but the children are expected to bring in old clothes, their own coats and wellington boots for these sessions. We always need parent helpers for these sessions – who also have great fun!
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Here are some of our previous trips:
A big ‘thank you’ to all parents who have come along to Forest School this year to support the children’s activities.
This term the children in Hedgehog class have been working on a project called ‘Wild Trails’, an activity which forms part of the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Award. We reached the Gold Award a couple of years ago and now we have nearly enough points to achieve the Platinum Award.
Squirrel Class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the woods this week!
Rabbit class enjoyed their last Forest School session this week. We have been noting the gradual arrival of spring each week this half term.