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Forest School

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We are excited to be able to offer Forest School sessions in our established grounds, through Jenny Flude, one of our Learning Support Assistants, based in FS2.

Jenny is a level 3 trained Forest School leader and an Approved Practitioner with The Therapeutic Forest. She is also currently taking an Advanced Forest School and Outdoor Learning certificate.

In FS2, each class has a morning or an afternoon out in our spinney once a week, alongside daily access to our outdoor classroom area.

Within the Forest School sessions, the children are provided with possibilities to support:

  • their understanding of the world around them
  • physical development (fine and gross motor skills)
  • practicing natural art
  • the use of simple tools
  • trying their hand at den building
  • using hammocks and slackline

Jenny’s training through The Therapeutic Forest enables these sessions to support and recognise learner needs with a strategic focus in promoting positive mental health. The sessions foster a sense of well-being, supporting confidence and self-esteem.

In addition, Jenny offers a popular after school Forest School club for each year group. Each year group is offered seasonal activity possibilities, making the most of the time of year – learning about the trees in our wonderful spinney; trying our hand at tool work; cooking on the fire; team games and natural art. These sessions run throughout the year and as your child progresses through the school, they have the opportunity to experience these sessions.

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Highly Commended
Doodle Maths
Therapeutic Forest
School Games Vitual
Ofsted Outstanding