Forest School

Year 1


Curiculum Overview

As environmentalists, Year 1 will increase their knowledge of animals and habitats and show humility to all living things as they create food and shelter for God’s creatures in times of need.

To facilitate healthy relationships and caring for others, learners will play games in small groups and as a class, the main focus being on how and why they feel a certain way. To show their belonging and wholeness to the wider world they will use maps, trails and compasses to become familiar with their local environment and show courage when developing new skills.

Learners will be independent when dressing for FS. They will begin to explore the outside world at their own pace and can verbally express what they like doing outside. Gross and fine motor skills will improve for all learners as they embed their tree climbing skills.


Word count will increase due to being exposed to technical language and new experiences. Socially they will be able to share, participate in games and show respect to peers. Emotionally they can begin to articulate their feelings and show resilience when
faced with challenges.


To embed class learning they will explore habitats, learn the names and features of woodland animals and explore how seasons have an effect on how they survive. To become familiar with their local community they will use maps and compasses to enable them to have a wider understanding of the wider world.

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