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Forest School

What is forest school?

Here at Cirencester Primary School, we are incredibly lucky to have a dedicated forest school site, including an outdoor classroom, and team. Every child spends time out in forest school with Mrs Cook and other staff members, on a regular basis, to continue and enhance their in class learning.  Sessions have been carefully planned to link in with the National Curriculum for each year group and the in class topics. The learning outside it very different to that in the classroom, the children learn more about our environment and have the opportunity to use a variety of different tools, including saws and drills.


What does my child need for forest school?

Your child will go out to forest school sessions in their PE kits. They will go out whatever the weather (strong winds being the only exception as this can be dangerous) so please ensure your child has appropriate warm/cold/wet weather gear for their weekly forest school session.


What does my child do in forest school?

Take a look at the photos below (these will be updated on a regular basis) to see the kinds of activities that take place in forest school.

Year 1 and 2 - seed planting

Year 1 and 2 - leaf printing

Year 1 and 2 - invertebrate hunt

Year 3 - Stoneage forest fruit surprise

Year 3 - bow and arrow making

Year 5 - orienteering