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Forest schools Autumn fun


A new group and new adventures interacting with nature to help our children nurture their creativity,promote good mental health, inspire problem solving and build confidence.

Using the outdoors not only is it space to investigate, it is also an outdoor classroom to learn in . From lighting a fire safely, recognising the plants and trees around us and listening to natures noises.

We are using our senses to explore our space touch , smell and feel nature all round us. Gathering an abundance of things to sculpt, stick and make great art projects. As a team we will be using skills to build dens, create a bug hotel to encourage them to stay there. And finishing the sessions with a treat over the fire whilst reflecting and reviewing on our afternoon.

This term we will also be involved in making a video with Ignitefutures company about our Nature areas so very exciting watch this space. Wollaton watch coming soon !!

Forest Schools group

Forest school Spring term 2

Welcome to our new group of explorers ,we have been investigating our environment their curiosity has been creating some great questions about our surrounding . We have then been creative with the natural materials available around us to design props and dens. We have been learning about the different knots and practicing them using two sticks and wool .

We have enjoyed being in touch with nature ,listening to the surrounding noises and relaxing which has helped our well-being.

Forest School Spring term 1


This term we explored our environment using natural materials to make pictures, make games. We watched the changers around us spotting insects hiding amongst the fallen leaves followed snails to the hiding places. We used our imaginations, teamwork and communication skills to ensure a safe but fun sessions. 

We finished the term with Toasted marshmallow between 2 biscuits it was a lovely treat  we were all very sensible respecting the fire triangle and remaining sensible when putting out the fire and leaving the site safe.


Forest School September 2019

Forest Schools Education is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. By participating in a range of activities aimed to develop Independence, positive mental attitude, self esteem and confidence.

This term we have being using some of our skills along with teamwork and communication to build dens , identify different plants and trees in our school environment and paint with natural materials. We will also be planting new trees, cooking using the fire pit and using a range of tools safety.

Forest School September 2018

This term a selected small group of children  will be taking part in fire lighting, cooking various foods such as popcorn, toast and hot dogs. We will be doing some den building developing our skills in tying different knots e.g. clove hitch and square lashing.


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Outdoor Learning for Year 6

Year 6 children have taken part in den building which was put to the water test, most of the children remained dry! They also helped to reconstruct the mini-beast mansion and install a new liner for the pond. they used natural materials within the garden to create large pieces of art work.

Our Outdoor Programme includes Forest Schools sessions, outdoor learning with a lead practioner for each class once a year and a commitment to at least 1 lesson outdoors each week per class. The program aims to provide highly positive, engaging and rich opportunities for all. We are committed to providing practical, real life and creative opportunities which broaden our pupil’s experience, providing them with skills for future and lifelong learning.

A selection of Year 3 and 4 enjoying the outdoors

Year 6 children developing new skills during outdoor learning