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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

'The doorway to learning for the whole community.'

Forest School

Intent - What are we trying to achieve?

At YFPS we believe in developing learning through outdoor spaces and we have amazing grounds which offer a rich environment where children shape their character and resilience. All areas of the curriculum are taught around the school and where possible, lessons are outdoors. Our weekly Forest School sessions are designed to give children the excitement and enjoyment of nature by developing lasting memories.


Implementation - How will we achieve this?

Children work to build bat boxes, dens, bug hotels and clear out the pond as well as ensuring our gardening area is well tended. We have many volunteers who help to ensure children can take risks with well trained adults around to support them. Each class will experience toasting marshmallows on the camp fire and the camaraderie that it creates.

We have a cycle of six week blocks across the year so that each class can experience the challenges of the outdoors and to ensure we have continuity and progression acorss the school.


Impact - What difference will this make?

Our Forest School Philosophy