Forest School Blog

Week Commencing Monday 18th November 2019

'The more risks you allow children to take the better they learn to take care of themselves'. - Roald Dahl


Week Commencing Monday 11th November 2019

'The best classroom and the richest cupboard is housed only by the sky' - Margaret McMillan


Week Commencing Monday 30th September 2019

'In every walk with nature one receives far more than they see.' - John Muir


Week Commencing Monday 20th May 2019

'Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.' - Einstein


Week Commencing Monday 13th May 2019

'I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees'. - Henry David Thoreau


Week Commencing Monday 6th May 2019

'The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.' - Plato


Week Commencing Monday 29th April 2019

We started out our Summer Term at Forest School in glorious sunshine! The forest has come back to life with a canopy of green and a carpet of bluebells. We spotted two sets of new born ducklings and a nesting hopefully some goslings will appear soon.


Friday 9th February 2018

We have reached the end of our latest block of Forest School sessions. The very cold and wintry weather has not stopped us from enjoying ourselves to the full!

The children have taken part in some amazing learning, that they are always keen to lead. Reception have been able to remember and follow all of the Forest School rules and boundaries that ensure that they keep themselves safe. While, year 1 and 2 have had the opportunity to embed some of their previous knowledge gained at Forest School by revisiting favourite experiences and challenging themselves further.

Our woodland is a hive of activity when the children are there, climbing, role playing, creating prop and dens, building shelters, exploring the area for changes, creating art, playing team building games and much, much more!

We are looking forward to the start of the new half term when we will be able to observe some of the wonderful changes that come with the transition into Spring. 

Please remember that Forest School clothing should be in school in readiness for the first session. It is still very cold, so hats/scarfs/gloves as well as warm clothing under waterproofs is a must. 

We hope you have a lovely half term break!


Friday 1st December 2017

We had another lovely week at Forest School where the children were keen to explore and challenge themselves to climb and balance. Even though we had a very cold week, this did not stop us having lots of fun, including making our new Forest School necklaces!


Thursday 9th November 2017

Reception Group 1 had their very first Forest School session on Thursday! They learned the Forest School rules and played the name game...where they had to decide on what they would like to be called when attending Forest School.

It was lots of fun exploring the log circle and the surrounding woodland, where they found lots of very interesting items. On the way to and from the woodland the group spotted lots of squirrels running around and think they may have been collecting their food for winter. 

There were also lots of ducks swimming on the pond and someone fishing, so we had to walk past them very quietly. The group found so many different types of leaves and were trying to match them to the trees they had fallen from. 

It was a beautiful sunny day and we wish we could have stayed longer... so we are looking forward to our next session. 

Please remember to label all of your child's Forest Schools clothing and make sure that they have warm clothing (not school uniform) that they can wear under their waterproofs. It is going to get cooler over the next couple of weeks, so we do not want the children to be cold. Thank you. 

Laura Leopard (Mrs Phillips)