Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy

Forest School at Barr View Primary

We are very excited to be continuing our Forest School curriculum at Barr View Primary Academy. We have a great nature garden which is the ideal location for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn.

Forest School is the name for an approach to educating children in the outdoors on a regular basis. This work will support the main curriculum (particularly literacy, science, maths and the arts) and will have a strong emphasis on raising all children’s self- esteem and independence.

 

Below is a brief outline of the activities:

Session I

  • Introduction to Forest School
  • Ice breaking games
  • Bracelets - exercise with pairs
  • Hide and Seek
  • Evaluate session  

Session 2 

  • Introductory game
  • Knot tying - mobiles
  • Clay faces
  • Evaluate session

Session 3

  • Recap from last session
  • Mud kitchen
  • Journey sticks
  • Hide and Seek
  • Evaluate

Session 4

  • Recap from last session
  • Game
  • Den building and pond dipping - groups swap
  • Evaluate

 

Session 5

  • Recap from last session
  • Game
  • Fire building
  • Go back to questionnaires from session I
  • Evaluate learning