Forest School

Forest School Develops:

Empathy for others and nature

Builds confidence and independence

Physical fitness

Improved mental health

Good social communication skills

Independence

Learning through experience

A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence

A wonderful opportunity  has been created that the children will be experiencing in school after Easter. 

Once a week, beginning the first week back (w/c 19th April) each class for the whole of the summer term will be having a Forest school session (2 hours) delivered by Primary Forest School and Outdoor Education Learning. This will be a great opportunity for the children to explore and learn in the outdoor environment. As PE Lead I know the opportunities that have been missed this last year, so I hope that the children will experience and develop a range of skills.

I’m sure you would all agree that during these most difficult times we also need to continue investing in our children’s well-being and what better way than being outside, learning and interacting with friends. 

Mrs Harding will be delivering the sessions and liaising with the class teacher on curriculum links and learning opportunities.

Below is an important class specific letter regarding days and clothing needed. Classes who have a morning session can come to school dressed in their Forest school clothing, but please supply a change of clothing and shoes (school uniform) in a bag to change into. 

You child will also be bringing home a copy of the letter in the next day or two, please could you read page 2 and then sign and return it to school before your child’s first session.

Mrs Harding will also be running a Forest after school club, this has limited numbers and has a cost implication which I believe needs to paid upfront. I shall send this letter as a separate email on Wednesday.

I hope you agree that this a fantastic opportunity for all our children.