Forest School Half term update
Forest school has been buzzing since Easter. During the holidays some essential maintenance work took place and quite a few trees were felled in the area. This has really opened up the space and we have been left with lots of wood and bark to use, so watch this space for some amazing natural creations.
We have created a natural log wall to encourage wildlife to use as their habitat. Y2 have been planting some new saplings as we have had a large donation of hedgerow trees from The Woodland Trust.
Children have been taking ownership of their new environment now the rest of the area has been opened up; making dens, exploring the area, playing hide and seek and Y2 have been making some tunes on the drums (they know how to put on a show).
There has been many child initiated experiences going on:
- Creating fairy homes
- Mud castles
- Clay art
- Den building
- Climbing and balancing
- Tree climbing
- Treasure hunts
- Bug hunts
- Chilling in the hammock
We look forward to more fun and learning in the sunshine next half term 😊
You can download a copy of the Forest School Parent Information Leaflet here.
What does my child need to wear?
- Outdoor/play clothing – they will get muddy – we encourage it!!
- Warm clothing (lots of layers, including extra pairs or thick socks)
- Hat, scarf, gloves (we go out in all weather)
- A waterproof coat / waterproof trousers (we sit on damp logs and the ground)
- Wellies are ideal if not, outdoor shoes or old trainers
- Long trousers
- UNIFORM TO CHANGE BACK INTO AT THE END OF THE SESSION
If the weather is hot:
- Sun cream protection
- Sun hat (preferably one that offers protection to the back of their neck)
- Sensible sturdy close toed shoes.
- Covered legs (no shorts)
- Spare socks
- Wellington boots
- Waterproof clothing Jacket
If you are unable to provide all the correct clothing for Forest School, please speak to your child’s class teacher. We do have some spare items that can be loaned to children. We will make sure all children are wearing the correct clothing before we go outside. Children will not be permitted to go outside if their clothes are not suitable for the conditions.