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Forest Schools

The children, parents and staff at Northwick Park Primary Academy have worked incredibly hard to develop their own unique Forest School site which is held within the school grounds. All Forest School staff are level 2/3 trained and have an up to date first aid certificate.

“Forest School offers a unique opportunity for children to experience the outdoors in a way that facilitates their holistic development and fosters their growth as confident and competent learners.  It also encourages healthy habits and lifestyles.”  (Knight 2009).

A session provides the children with inspirational and challenging outdoor learning opportunities.  It focuses on a learner centred approach, where children can learn through self-directed play and exploration. Children will be given the opportunity to develop their curiosity, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, empathy, communication skills, knowledge of the natural environment and ability to assess risk.

During 2019/20, Reception and Years 1,2,3, 5 and 6 all have access to Forest School.

Timetable  Autumn 2019

Reception Wednesdays

RM -02,09 Oct

RG  - 16,23 Oct

RK - 06,13  Nov

Year 1    Tuesdays

1VG - 17,24 Sept 01 Oct

1D -    08,15, and 22 Oct

1A  -   05,12 and 19 Nov

Year 2   Tuesdays

2G - 17,24 01 Oct

2L - 05,15 22 Oct

2WA - 05,12,19 Nov

Year 3  Wednesdays

3G - 11,18,25 Sept 02,09 Oct

3Y  - 16,23 Oct 06,13 and 20 Nov

Year 5   Fridays

5G - 13,20,27 Sept 04 11 Oct

5C -18,25 Oct 08,15,22 Nov

Year 6   Thursdays

6C - 12,19,26 Sept 03,10 Oct

6R - 17,24 Oct 07,14 21 Nov

Suitable Clothing (This should be old as we will be going out in all weathers and will get muddy!)

Waterproof/warm coat, hat, gloves,  long sleeve T-shirt, jumper, jogging bottoms/leggings not jeans, wellies or walking boots.

If you have any further questions or need assistance with the items above, please contact the class teacher.

Many thanks,

The Forest School Team