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Outdoor Learning (Forest School)

Summer Term News

Forest School is a wonderful opportunity for children to play and learn outdoors and to experience nature first hand.  At Forest School children are given real freedom to explore and discover in an exciting woodland environment.

Mrs Dix recently qualified as a Level 3 Forest School leader and is currently having weekly sessions with both Reception classes. The children are absolutely loving the freedom that they are given and are always excited and enthusiastic to get involved,


Mrs Annis and Miss Walker are carrying out their pilot sessions with Year 1 children as they work towards the Level 3 qualification. There is always a buzz in the Unit on a Friday!


This week Dotty in year 1 presented the School with 'Twigsy' who is adorable.  Dotty absolutely loves Forest School and made this interactive nature activity at home for all the children to enjoy and have fun playing with.


If you would like to help with Forest School at Capel St Mary Primary School, we are always looking for tree stumps, tarpaulins, ropes (in good condition), saplings, old metal saucepans and tea pots. If you have any of these, please get in touch with Mrs Dix.  



All parents and Carers to read the Forest School Handbook and sign permission slip, prior to your child beginning the pilot sessions.

Outdoor Learning with Covid 19. Risk Assessment and Extra Measures

Our Fire Circle, a space to come together.

Forest School Parent Leaflet

I am really excited to be able to begin my Forest School journey with Butterfly 1 reception children in November. The pilot sessions will take place in our new Forest School Site at the back of the school. 

The ethos of Forest School allows each session to support individual children's needs which in turn gives them a sense of well-being and belonging. The activities will be child led but I will also offer a range of activities to inspire their imaginations, creativity and a love for outdoors.

We will have lots of fun and get muddy together!!!


Mrs Dix 

The first session is on the 12th November 2020. This is what your child needs.