Forest School Curriculum
We believe that our Forest School is a unique feature of St Fidelis. Next door to the school, to the rear of the Friary Garden, holds a space which promotes collaboration, resilience and challenge. Key Stage Two 2 classes take part in Forest School fortnightly while our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes visit every week.
Forest School activities are different for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. In Nursery and Reception the focus is on exploring the forest, learning about seasonal changes and observational skills. Year 1 and Year 2 lessons include using senses to explore and creating natural art by looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, and activities in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 centre around acquiring skills associated with three activities: slack lining and ropes, fire lighting and shelter building.
Forest School develops our children’s ability to work with others, including those of a different age, develops their confidence and resilience in outdoor activities and improves their problem-solving skills.
We are proud that:
We have built our Forest School curriculum ourselves, with the activities chosen specifically for our children’s needs and interests.
Every child in our school accesses Forest School.
Forest School is an important learning experience for all our children.