Forest School is an outdoor, engaging and stimulating learning experience. It allows all children to test themselves; build self-esteem and pride; develop new skills and learn the art of reflection, through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.
Where will it take place?
At Caldershaw Primary School, Forest School sessions take place at our dedicated Forest School site within the school grounds. The children will be closely supervised to ensure their safety, to observe and encourage their personal development and to support their learning.
What will the children do?
A typical Forest School programme for EYFS / KS1 runs over a half term and includes such activities as den building, natural art and craft, fire-lighting and campfire cooking. Each session also has time included for child-initiated activity during which imaginative play is encouraged. We are also extremely lucky to have our very own Fire Pit, where the children enjoy toasting marshmallows, making food and drinking hot chocolate.
What does your child need?
Come rain or shine we will endeavour to complete our Forest School sessions. Therefore, it is essential that on the days that your child will be having Forest School sessions they bring with them a change of old clothes (be warned that they may get muddy!) and wellington boots. We will provide waterproof trousers and coats when needed.