Forest School

At Timu, years 1, 3 and 5 will take part in 10 Forest School sessions over the school year, the sessions will be running over 2 terms this will enable the children to experience the different seasons throughout the year– The Children at Timu will attend a two-hour session either in the morning or in the afternoon. This allows all children in those year groups to take part and build on their Forest School Skills and knowledge as they progress up through the school.

Year 1 Sky

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“When we shared moments outside it was like we were camping!”“We loved finding creatures , we even found a slow worm!”“ We loved cooking marshmallows on the campfire”

Please click here to view the Forest School parent booklet

Please click here to view the Forest School timetable for term 6

What will the children learn?

Children attending Forest School will learn a variety of new skills including:

•Knot tying
•Shelter and Den Building
•Cooking on the campfire
•Woodland Crafts
•Whittling and other tool techniques like ‘Sawing’ ‘Drilling’ ‘Splitting Wood’ ‘Carving’
•Pond Dipping
•Fire Lighting Techniques
•Tree and Plant Identification
•Story Telling
•Safe Tool Use
•Animal Tracks
•Nature Games

The list is endless…

“We wish we could do it every term”

“We got to make dens!”“We loved using real tools!”

Forest School Progression Skills Grid (53 downloads)

Progression Skills Grid