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Forest Schools

Forest Schools

Welcome to Westhouses Primary Schools Forest Schools page. This page features all the work we are doing in association with Forest Schools. Mrs Tucker runs our Forest schools and has just completed her level 3. 


What is Forest Schools?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.


The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.

Our School Award supports schools to take a whole school approach that sees them grow their own food; organise trips to farms; provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment.


Find out more about Forest Schools here - https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/history-of-forest-school/


Zip, Zap, Boing and horses made from sticks - Forest Schools looks like so much fun!

Den building in Forest Schools

Forest schools had loads of fun this week using the secateurs to chop wood and make a dinosaur (He is called Spike!)

The children of Forest Schools went on a nature hunt and created their very own nature bookmarks.

Forest Schools learnt how to do a knot called the 'Alpine Butterfly' this week. They also built their very own fire and collected the wood to go no it.

Forest Schools have been hard at work creating some bug hotels!

Year 3 Forest Schools - We played zip, zap. boing and had a scavenger hunt. We got soaking wet and muddy!!

Forest Schools with Philosophers

Making toast on the camp fire.

The cold weather hasn't stopped us! Forest schools have been making their very own rafts and seeing if they would float.

Reception had am amazing time in Forest Schools this week, they made their very own scarecrow!

In Forest Schools this week we had a scavenger hunt! The weather was not on our side but that's okay as we came prepared!!

A big thank you to Mrs Yeardley and her Granddad for making and donating these benches to school!

Forest schools continues to be busy as they tidy up the willow and creating some willow art!

The weather didn't stop Forest Schools this week, our display looks better than ever now!

Scavenger hunt and clay faces this week in Forest Schools!

A spot of shelter building in Forest Schools this week - check out the photos below!

As the weather gets warmer our Forest Schools children have enjoyed developing the nature area.

Who says nature is boring? - our craft spiders made from bits and pieces found in our grounds look amazing!!

Planting trees.

Willow weaving onto the fence!

Crown creations - check them out below!

Spot of gardening anyone?

Check out what the children did in forest school this week.

Check out the Earth Day cakes to celebrate the new Spring flowers.

Check out below what the children have been up to this week in Forest Schools!

Wow! Amazing den's built in Forest Schools today - a well deserved hot chocolate!

The children explored the outdoor area in their first Forest Schools lesson (including a muddy puddle!)

Dragons breath and Fairy homes!


Nature Hunt & Environmental Art