West Hill Primary School

Forest Schools



Introducing Forest Schools:
Forest school is an outdoor based setting that allows your children to explore and learn at their own pace. (Miss Blackburn, Mrs Fraser and Miss Croxall are Forest Leader Level 3 qualified.)
Play and choice is a vital aspect of learning and development which is underpinned by the natural curiosities of a child exploring our natural world.  Forest school supports positive mental health, physical development and improves social skills. Children are taught how to take risks safely and encouraged to be independent learners. 
Not all classrooms have four walls, some have dirt, sticks and clouds. 


We are always busy at forest schools. We  regularly explore our forest school area, climb trees, use the assault course, hammock and swing.

We make our own magic potions, learn about fire safety and make our own smores on an open fire. Additionally we have even had a go at wood carving, making our own magic wands!  


 News Flash for Summer Term


As you may be aware, we have some new additions to our school—4 rescue chickens!  They are       settling into their new home, near to pre-school, and hopefully will begin to produce some free range eggs in the near future.  The children voted in class to name the chickens and the results are :  Miss Henny Penny, Dame Edna, Lady Ayda and Madam Yolko.  Children will be supported by staff in learning how to look after our chickens and collecting their eggs.  

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 Please see the photographs below of our Ladybirds & Ladybirds classes completing forest schools and in addition, Years 3-5 in the Forest school clubs:

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