As part of the school’s ongoing commitment to providing an enriched curriculum through outdoor learning, the Year One children will be taking part in outdoor learning sessions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in our Woodland area and Shakman playground. These lessons will build on the children’s previous Reception Woodland School experiences as well as teaching them key cross-curricular objectives.
On Wednesday afternoons, Emerald class will need to wear their woodland school clothing (long sleeved top, trousers, socks) to school and bring their wellie boots, gloves and waterproof outer layers in a bag ready to change into after lunch.
The first session for Emerald class will be Wednesday 7th September and weekly thereafter. We understand this is short notice so if you do not have the full kit please could you just ensure your child has a coat tomorrow.
On Thursday afternoons, Ruby class will need to wear their woodland school clothing (long sleeved top, trousers, socks) to school and bring their wellie boots, gloves and waterproof outer layers in a bag ready to change into after lunch.
The first session for Ruby class will be Thursday 8th September and weekly thereafter.
Please ensure that the children are dressed appropriately for the changeable weather with extra layers for warmth and waterproof, hooded coats and trousers. They will need long sleeves and long trousers to protect their skin from branches and brambles. These items are key as we will be spending the afternoons outdoors, embracing all weathers. Each week, please ensure all items of clothing are clearly named, including boots and shoes.
At the end of the school day, we will dismiss the children from the Shakman playground.
If you have any queries or would like to offer your skills or your support for the development of outdoor learning across the school sites, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the Year 1 team.
Year 1 Team
FOREST SCHOOL - Year 2
To all Diamond and Amethyst class parents
For the summer term, Year 2 classes will be experiencing Forest School. Amethyst class sessions will be on Thursday afternoons and Diamond class sessions will be on Friday afternoons.
The children will all need to bring their Forest School clothes to school on the appropriate day. They will need long sleeves and long trousers to protect their skin from branches and brambles. Please send your child with wellington boots and a coat. If they get too warm, they can take layers off so it is always best to have too much than too little! We will be going out to the woodland area in most weather conditions so children MUST be appropriately dressed with warm clothes and waterproofs. We will judge the weather on the day so please send their clothes every week.
On your child’s Forest School day, you will need to collect them from the Memorial Hall entrance opposite the Shakman playground. This is to ensure that the children get the most time available to pursue their outdoor learning and to enable a prompt return for home time.
From this Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April when it is your child’s Forest School afternoon please ensure you send your child with their clothes and then collect them from the Memorial Hall entrance at the end of the day. We will have all their belongings with us and will dismiss the children from there. If you have other children to collect from the Infant School, please collect them first.
In the event of extreme weather conditions where we are unable to access the outdoors we will dismiss the children from their usual exits at the Infant School.