Brunel Academies Trust

Forest School

Forest School

At Wyndham Park Infants' School, we aim to provide active and exciting learning opportunities that represent our school vision, and build upon our school values:

  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Love

Our highly skilled teaching team use outdoor learning to make the curriculum fun and engaging. Staff have taken part in training with the Woodland Trust and there are Outdoor Learning Leaders in every year group. Each year group has timetabled opportunities to learn outdoors and develop skills across the National Curriculum, alongside learning forest school skills, such as den building, knotting, and fire safety.

This approach allows children to enjoy nature and enjoy active, hands-on learning in our specially designed grounds. Developing forest school skills provides a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in children and young people as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves. Valuable life skills are learnt in every session

Forest school is a holistic approach to child development. With a curriculum that is packed full of objectives we want to give our children the chance to learn all they need to know while having as much fun as possible. All children learn in different ways, have learned from different experiences and some may have needs that add a whole other level of experiences and challenge. Whatever the prior experience is Forest School provides an opportunity for all children to be successful, whatever they may be doing.

It provides the children with the time to revisit their favourite activities and consolidate skills learned, promoting positive self-esteem, but also to learn new skills and develop known skills. We want our children at Wyndham Park to be happy, confident, independent, resilient, kind and team players. Mixing curriculum subjects and the Forest School ethos children approach their learning with excitement and enthusiasm.

Forest School Statement of Intent

Forest School Leaflet

Forest School in Summer Leaflet