Forest School



Curiculum Overview

Learners will be independent when dressing for FS. They can explore the outside world at their own pace and will be able to verbally express what they like doing outside and give explanations for their choices. Gross and fine motor skills will improve for all learners due to their use of logs, tyres, den building equipment and the use of a variety of tools.


Word count will increase due to being exposed to technical language, new experiences and equipment. Social and emotional development will see them being challenged by the introduction of unfamiliar equipment, fire and cooking experiences. As they become more aware of the world around them they will understand how important they are in the world and how to be responsible for themselves and others. Games will be introduced to give opportunities to recognise and manage feelings and emotions.



They will explore the  changing states of winter into spring; ice, frost, cold and warmth and learn about the animals we share our world with. They will forge an understanding of the choices they make for themselves and how their kindness to God’s creatures can have an impact on others wellbeing. We will use stories such as  ‘The Mitten’ and ‘A Winter’s Tale’ to facilitate this learning.


They will learn to make safe choices when using tools to assemble bird boxes that we will put up in our school environment.

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