Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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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.

Spring Term at Forest School

These winter months are usually the coldest in the meadow so please make sure that children bring plenty of warm clothing - see kit list below.


Children must wear/bring the following to every forest school session:

· Waterproof Jacket and Trousers

· Wellies or Walking boots

· Warm clothing – plenty of layers, including long trousers, jumper, fleece, thermals

· Gloves/hat/scarf in cold weather

Please make sure that EVERY item of clothing is NAMED!

Children who have a morning session can come to school dressed in all their clothing ready for a prompt start. Please also bring spare clothes to change into after sessions, should clothing get wet – including shoes and spare socks.

Reception/Key Stage One

This term Reception will continue playing games and exploring the meadow. They will be looking at how our environment changes during these cold months.  

The children in Year One will continue to observe the changing seasons and play lots of games focusing on their listening skills. They will also take part in storytelling activities related to the topic 'Fairy Tales'.

Year Two will be tie dying fabric and having a go at weaving.  They will also plant bulbs and seeds as part of their science topic.

Key Stage Two

The children in Year Three will be thinking about their history topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age.  They will build model houses,  think about how these people may have lived and practise their fire lighting skills.

Year Four and Five will both be developing their mapping skills creating maps of the UK (Y4)  and India (Y5). 

Thank you to all the volunteers (parents, grandparents of current pupils and ex-Willaston parents!) who willingly give up their time to help us at Forest School. The children get so much from visiting a different environment and we can only do so with the assistance of additional adults to maintain safety ratios. 

If you would like to help during one or more sessions with your child’s class or another year group, please pop into the school office to express your interest.

Please click on link to view Forest School Term dates.

Please come back soon!


Forest School Dates - Summer 2018.pdf (PDF 34.8KB)