Our school grounds allow for excellent outdoor learning. This might be through our conservation and gardening area, our OPAL play or our Forest School.

Our vision for Forest School

Thanks to a generous donation from the PSA, we are currently developing and improving our Forest School learning with the aim that by 2024-25 every class will take part in a term of Forest School learning with our newly qualified forest School practitioner Mrs Dixson. Children in our nursery and Reception classes will have additional Forest School sessions in the mornings.

Activities will include outdoor craft, pond dipping, mud kitchen, tree climbing, den building, fire, tool work and bug and leaf identification.

Other outdoor learning

Learning outdoors is built into our curriculum and our personal development. Children might go outside to look for signs of seasons, to observe the weather or to learning about plants. Children go for walks to the woods and of course have at least one PE lesson a week outdoors. Our Year 4 and Year 6 children also spend time “living” outside as part of their annual camps.

Further Reading

Starting school in 2024?