We are delighted to be able to offer Forest School for sessions to the whole school.
Forest School will be on Friday mornings from 9 to 11.30am. Dates for this half term are as follows:
Ducklings 22nd Sept, 3rd &17th Nov, 1st and 15th Dec 🦆
Minnows 29th Sept and 8th Dec
Dragonflies 13th Oct
Frogs 10th Nov
Kingfishers 24th Nov
Forest School is an opportunity for your child to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands on way. Our 'forest' is a small area within a large wood located just outside school. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore but also to respect all living things Children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and so learning using a range of activities both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves) is what Forest School is all about. Building a sense of independence, high self esteem and team work are important parts of forest school, but health and safety considerations are always of paramount importance. The children will play mud, so please for the well-being of your child the following clothing and equipment is recommended.
The thickness of clothing will depend on the season :- Sturdy trainers, boots or wellies, Socks, Long trousers, Long sleeved top. Waterproof jacket, waterproof over trousers. Hat (sun or winter) Even when sunny and warm at the start a cold wind can make a big difference and the woodland is shady and exposed to wind across adjoining farm land. Rain will not cause a cancellation unless accompanied by strong wind. More thin layers are best for warmth and can always be removed if too warm. Please use old clothes and let your child know that at forest school they CAN GET DIRTY and you don't mind! Sun cream should also be applied if weather is hot. Names on clothes would also be useful.