Forest School

Forest School is a wonderful way of learning outdoors that helps our children develop personal, social and technical skills in a woodland setting.  Being in Culford Park means that we can run Forest School sessions whenever we chose.

What does Forest School offer?

Forest School gives children the opportunity to cover a wide range of topics from our curriculum – from mathematics and nature to team-building and problem solving – in an alternative environment which has been proven to facilitate learning. Sessions offer children a range of benefits, including:

  • Allowing them to take responsibility for their own learning and development. The Forest School ethos encourages child-led learning and learning through play
  • Support for the Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning and the six key skills of the primary national curriculum
  • Aids individual learning and development
  • Encourages emotional growth, self-esteem, confidence and independence 
  • Emboldens children to take manageable risks in safety while stimulating their natural curiosity

What do children do in Forest School?

Lots of exciting and educational things, a typical Forest School session includes:

  • Den building
  • Knot tying
  • Willow patterns
  • Natural sculptures
  • Creating woodland friends