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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Forest School



We have established Forest School and outdoor learning at Willaston to give all children regular opportunities to learn, achieve, develop self-esteem and confidence in an outdoor setting. Forest school activities are planned to link closely to learning in the classroom, developing themes and ideas in a different setting. We are fortunate to have Willaston Meadow on our doorstep, which is a fantastic resource to teach the children about our local environment.


The children will go outdoors in all weathers, all year round and will witness the environment changing with the seasons. Natural resources are used as much as possible to stimulate creative thinking and skills development.

We hope that by giving the children memorable learning experiences, they will develop a love and respect for their environment which they will take with them into their adult life.

For more information, please take a look at the Forest School information, Forest School dates and our latest newsletter below.

Summer term 

Hi everyone!

So, the summer term should be beginning and we should be outside doing minibeast hunts, playing games and watching the landscape of the meadow changing week by week with new flowers, trees and all sorts of insects buzzing around.

Unfortunately, we can’t do these things together, but hopefully you can do some of them at home, in your gardens or on your ‘daily exercise’ walks. We have had some lovely weather over the last few weeks, much better than the rest of the school year, and I hope this continues through this term to give you the opportunity to get outside and enjoy your local environment safely (remembering our Forest School rules!). You can use websites like https://www.opalexplorenature.org/identification which has print out guides for identifying things you see. If you want to identify plants using your devices if you are outside, apps such as British Trees by the Woodland Trust, or PlantNet are quite good. I have yet to find a good one for minibeasts or other animals, so let me know if you find one!

I wonder if some of you have managed to have a go at the activities I posted before the Easter break? It is my plan to do one of these each week for you to try. I would love to see how you get on with them all. There may be other messages I’ll send as well, like the one about the meteors – I didn’t see any, but it was lovely looking at the night sky thinking you were too.

Some friends of mine have a YouTube channel with some activities you could be getting on with (with parent supervision) so check them out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC481B98O6mNLN00kXG5OjZg and look at their playlists especially ‘Great Activities for Outdoor Kids’. For other ideas have a look at the Home Learning page of our school website for more links to activities and watch out for my weekly video!

Keep safe, look after your families and keep enjoying the outdoors. I hope you will let me know how you are getting on with some of the activities you are spending your time doing! I look forward to seeing you as soon as is safe to do so!

In the meantime, please visit the Forest School section on our Home Learning tab for some fun videos of Forest School activities to do at home.

Mr E  
J


Please come back soon!

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Forest School Summer Term 2020.pdf (PDF 424.1KB)