Years 2, 4 and 6 spend two half terms each, over different seasons, whatever the weather, outside in our designated Forest School area.
Sessions are planned to cover appropriate parts of the National Curriculum as well as to ensure skills progression in tool use, environmental knowledge, wild cooking, shelter building, knots and more.
The children are strongly encouraged to lead with their own ideas over time, so that we are able to support their personal character development.
Risk Assessing the environment and activities is completed by qualified Forest School Practitioners to set challenges at a level where the children can succeed, and to guide and encourage them in learning about nature around them.
Forest School activities aim to encourage exposure to managed risk, use of imagination, exploration, asking questions and to sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings.