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Forest School

Forest School at St Joseph's

This is the timetable for Forest School.  Each session will take place regardless of weather unless safety is at risk e.g. high winds. A risk assessment will be carried out every morning prior to the children’s visit.

 

 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

 

Class 1(10.45-12pm)

 

PM

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

 

Nursery class will have Forest School for the whole day once every half term and this will be either on a Monday or a Tuesday.

 

 

Forest School is an approach to education that embraces the outdoors as a learning environment. Children experience weekly sessions in a designated Forest School site.

Children continue to follow the National Curriculum but in an outdoor context, using learning and teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence and language and communication skills.

At Forest School children learn to assess and manage risks and develop life long learning skills. Forest School has physical, social and health benefits; helping young people to enjoy physical activity outdoors in increasingly sedentary lives.

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we are very fortunate to have a Forest School site within the school grounds. Miss Snaith is our trained Forest School Leader .

Forest School takes place in all weathers and all seasons. Children and adults must be dressed appropriately as 'there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!

 

 

We are in need of the following items:

  • Wellington boots that are still in good enough condition to be used by other children.
  • Kitchen utensils such as ladles, spatulas etc
  • Unwanted saucepans, pans and lids
  • Buckets /washing up bowls (small and large)

Any second hand good condition waterproofs that your child may have grown out of.

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