We are very happy to be continuing to run Forest School this year using an area of Hurst Water Meadow which is the ideal location for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn.

Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.

Forest School sessions will be led by  Mrs Harding who is a  trained Forest School Leader and is also a trained First Aider.

Mrs Harding will be supported on Forest School Sessions by Parent Volunteers. Staffing ratios will be adhered to and any pupils who require 1:1 support will have this during Forest School. Forest School Sessions are inclusive and planned to allow all pupils to participate fully.

The safety and welfare of the pupils participating in Forest School is paramount and therefore all tasks are age-appropriate and risk assessments have been carried out for all activities prior to taking place. However as Forest School takes place in a wild environment there will always be an element of danger. Part of Forest School is helping the children to assess and manage their own risks.

Forest School will take place regardless of the weather- the exceptions being high winds and thunder storms. The school will provide waterproof trousers and jackets for all children but they can use their own if you prefer.

Clothing

To allow the pupils to participate fully the correct clothing is essential for Forest School.

All participants need to bring:

  • Wellingtons
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top
  • Jumper/Sweatshirt
  • Extra jumpers and tights or leggings in cold weather
  • Hat, gloves and thick socks- essential in Autumn/Winter months
  • Sun hat and sun cream in Summer

These need to be old clothes as we do not intend to stay clean!

Forest School sessions for Year One will be on Tuesday afternoons. On that day children should come to school wearing their School uniform with a bag of clothes to change into for Forest School.  This should be left on their pegs in the cloakrooms.

Please ensure that the medical information the school has about your child is up to date and amended should anything new come to light.

If you have any questions about Forest School, please speak to Mrs Harding.

 

September 2019
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1 September 2019 2 September 2019 3 September 2019 4 September 2019 5 September 2019 6 September 2019 7 September 2019
8 September 2019 9 September 2019 10 September 2019 11 September 2019 12 September 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
13 September 2019 14 September 2019
15 September 2019 16 September 2019 17 September 2019 18 September 2019 19 September 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
20 September 2019 21 September 2019
22 September 2019 23 September 2019 24 September 2019 25 September 2019

Resources Committee Meeting

Resources Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting
26 September 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
27 September 2019 28 September 2019
29 September 2019 30 September 2019 1 October 2019 2 October 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
3 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
4 October 2019

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey
5 October 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 25 September 2019 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 25 September 2019 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 26 September 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 2 October 2019 – Full Governors Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 3 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 4 October 2019 – Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey
    9:15 am
  • 9 October 2019 – Whole School Flu Vaccinations
    1:00 pm
  • 10 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 11 October 2019 – Open Morning
    9:30 am
  • 14 October 2019 – Individual photos
    8:30 am
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