Forest School

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Our overarching vision is to explore the world around us and to learn to appreciate nature and the environment. We believe that all children should feel comfortable in a natural environment and develop resilience and perseverance. By having regular Forest School sessions, we hope to promote the importance of looking after the world we live in. 

Each session will build on and focus on our many school values, “How have we demonstrated these?” Forest school focuses on the whole child, and a variety of character traits that will stay with the child in to later life as well as skills which can be used in the future such as the use of simple tools, creating fire or erecting a shelter. Due to the element of freedom in Forest School when it comes to a child’s learning, they take their learning in to their own hands by selecting tasks that have been made available by the Forest School Leader and progress on their own specific chosen area.

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The Forest School curriculum has been constructed to ensure that on a child’s journey through school, they skills they are learning and demonstrating year after year are gradually progressing in complexity. This can be seen below when comparing how a child will use fire from Year 3 up to Year 6.

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We require all children to wear appropriate clothing for Forest School and therefore welcome donations of any the following items: Wellies your children have outgrown, waterproof coats / trousers and woolly hats / gloves / scarves. We further welcome donations of gardening equipment, plants/seeds and any wood that has been cut down.

Headteachers: Mrs Laura Cutts & Mrs Sarah Heaney Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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