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    • Flixborough Road
    • Burton-Upon-Stather
    • Scunthorpe
    • North Lincolnshire,DN15 9HB
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Forest School

What is a Forest School?


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. It is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.


Principles of a Forest School


1) It is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.

2) It takes place in a woodland/natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

3) It uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.

4) It aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

5) It offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks, appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

6) It is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.


Mrs Heathcote is our fully qualified Forest School Leader. We are working hard to continue to develop our Forest School area even more. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos!


This week in forest school we started by cleaning out our chicken's coop and went through our Forest School safety rules. After this, the children had an opportunity to demonstrate their safe handling of wood and worked together by communicating clearly. During the afternoon, we had a special lesson on wandmaking. The children created some wonderful wands! Finally they created potions and used their imagination and creativity to describe some wonderful ingredients :)

Is there room on the broom for a superstar like me?

Our new hen house...all ready to welcome our chickens

Year 5 have been using tools and making dens

Our Great Garden Bird Watch...

Year 1 had a fabulous full day out in our Forest School

Year 4 have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes in our Forest School

Year 6 have been busy measuring the circumference, radius and diameter of the trees in our Forest School

Year 2 


Year 2 have been enjoying their time in the Forest school, learning lots of new skills and having lots of fun.

Did someone say Gruffalo crumble?

Forest School Day = Fun Day 🌳

A big thank you to Cllr Briggs, Cllr Rose and Cllr Reed for supporting our Forest School Project and joining us for our Open Afternoon on 4th April 2017. 

Message from Bear!

The Building of our Yurt!

Our WOW area is looking WOW!