Forest School Activities

Rossmere Primary School Sessions

All children who attend Rossmere Primary School have regular lessons in the Forest School. This ranges from nursery and reception children having a weekly visit to explore the environment, to Key Stage 2 children using the Forest School as part of their science curriculum for a term. The lessons include teaching of Forest School skills and also using the environment to deliver outdoor learning.

We aim to use natural resources, tools and the outdoor environment to develop resilience, thinking skills and enhance vocabulary.

Treetots Toddler Group

Our toddler group is for any child from walking to age 4, and operates on Tuesday afternoons from 1 – 2.30 and Friday mornings from 9.30 – 11.

The cost is £3 per child and you do not need to book. Activities are usually based around a story and include a craft activity and the chance to explore outdoors, use the mud kitchen or try some pond dipping.

Holiday Forest Explorers Club

In school holidays we offer Forest Explorers Club one day a week –

Mornings from 10 – 12 for family groups where an adult is expected to stay to join in. This is open to children of any age. The cost is £5 per child.

Afternoons from 12.30 – 4 for children aged 6 – 11 years. Children can be left with our staff for an afternoon of activities. The cost is £10 per child.

Both sessions must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • All of the children in our school have a weekly timetabled slot which enables them to learn through first hand experiences and to reinforce the learning from the classroom.

    Our weekly sessions are linked cross curricular to all National Curriculum subjects but also develop ‘forest school’ skills through the use of natural resources, tools and the outdoor environment. Each session also aims to include the development of thinking skills, managed risk, enhancing vocabulary and embedding of British Values.

    Evidence of the children’s learning is collated in a class floor book. This follows the children through their time in our school and creates a forest school learning journey.

    Click here to see some of our curriculum coverage.