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Forest School

At Knights Primary, all of our classes have the opportunity to take part in regular Forest School sessions. This approach takes learning outdoors and into the open-air which supports learning through play, exploration and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural local setting.

Forest School is more than knowledge-gathering. It helps our pupils develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it.

The six principles of Forest School

1. Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of          planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.

2. Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong              relationship between the learner and the natural world.

3. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and          learning.

4. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident,                         independent and creative learners.

5. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to           themselves.

6. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners, who continuously maintain and develop their            professional practice.

What are the benefits of Forest School?

Forthcoming Forest School Visits 

Friday 3rd May - Year 1 (am), Year 2 (pm)

Friday 10th May - Nursery (am), Reception (pm)

Children to wear appropriate clothing and footwear

Get Involved

We are recruiting parent volunteers who can come along and support the Forest School sessions. If you have some free time on a Friday and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the school office and register your interest.