Every class has the opportunity to take part in some Forest School activities throughout the year.
They have the chance to take part in a variety of outdoor activities, such as den building, making mud faces, leaf art, tool use, fire lighting and cooking on an open fire. In addition to this, we also have time to go into our fantastic treehouse for story times and other games activities.
All activities are risk assessed, and the associated risks are always communicated to the children, so they can be aware of the reasons why they are doing a particular activity a certain way.
The children all really enjoy Forest School. There is laughter to be heard, usually food involved, and a lot of getting muddy/exploring with all senses!
We also have a garden area but have needed to say goodbye to our chickens who have gone to enjoy their retirement in North Wales.
All staff have taken part in Forest School Skills Training.
The ethos of Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in a child’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions.
Find out more about Forest Schools by reading our Ethos Statement. Click on the tree below for the download.