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Miss Pretty is taking Maple Class to Forest School every Wednesday afternoon. 

Forest School - Wednesday afternoons for MAPLE CLASS.

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.

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Picture 2 We found a frog!
Picture 3 Bob the climbing tree.
Picture 4 Clay modelling
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Picture 7 Making a bug hotel.
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Picture 11 Cutting back the thorns.
Picture 12 Clay art
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Picture 21 Leaf artwork.
Picture 22 Leaf printing onto material.
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Picture 24 Carrying a stick like taking a dog for a walk!
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Picture 26 Planting snowdrops
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‘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’.  (