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Forest School Archive: 2018 - 2019

Pond dipping 28.6.18

Cedar May 2018

Magic sticks
Armpit fudge
The knicker challenge!
Pruning the brambles.
Can you spot Jack?!

Cedar Forest School April 2018

Henry the hedgehog
Lily found a frog!
The swamp monsters!

Forest School - Wednesday afternoons.

Items needed – old clothes!

  • Trousers – full length
  • t-shirt/top, preferably with long sleeves
  • jumper
  • Coat
  • Wellies
  • Extra socks
  • Gloves, hat and scarf – depending on the weather.

Children will be going out in all weathers.



‘Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers children and young people the opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.’  (Definition by Forest School England).

At Abbeywood, we are committed to developing the whole child, not just their academic ability.  Forest School offers child-led learning and allows children to:- use a range of natural materials, work effectively as part of a group, to use gross and fine motor skills to construct items, explore the natural environment using their senses, show an increasing awareness for their own and others safety as well as celebrate personal and group achievements.


Research has shown that Forest School can have a positive impact on ‘…children’s personal, social and emotional development, and on their language and communication skills.  Also significant is that these benefits are considerable for boys as well as girls and for children of all abilities including those with a range of learning and emotional difficulties’.  (



Spring Term

A newt in the school pond!
Building a wormery
A handmade bench!
Making a squirrel assault course!
A hedgehog house!
First sign of spring!
Spot the frog.

Autumn Term

Mashing food to attract butterflies.
Clay modelling
Litter picking
Climbing the special climbing tree.
The Catwalk!
It took 3 children to get Miss Pretty into the air
Leaf printing
The finished leaf/blackberry printing.
Making tree cookies
Blackberry juice!

Autumn Term

Can you spot the frog?
Leaf printing.
Natural pictures.