Forest School

Year 5


Curiculum Overview

As environmentalists, Year 5 will find creative ways to represent day and night and explore how they belong to the wider world. As they investigate weather patterns and the impact on the environment they will show hope for the future and recognize the impact humans have on our worlds climate.


To demonstrate their humility and morality they will engage in climate change debates and understand how they can make a difference in God’s world. Making links to their classroom learning they will creatively embark on a space race using story stones and their imaginations.


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. They will build upon their knowledge and experiences of FS to enable them to work collaboratively in groups and independently.


They will effectively manage conflict and be able to find resolutions independently. Learners will routinely be pushed out of their comfort zone to increase resilience, working with others and communication skills. They will begin to have some understanding of how and why being outside improves their mental health.


As individuals they will be able to contribute to group discussions with balanced, well thought out opinions and understand the importance of democracy and critical thinking. Their knowledge of the wider world will be increased and how they have a responsibility for its sustainability.


To embed class learning they will explore climate zones and the impact on weather. They will make spheres from recycled paper which will be used to make a solar system.  Learners should be making links between classroom learning and challenges they have faced in Forest School sessions.

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