Woodland SchoolsOutdoor learning is very important to us and comprises of many different parts, from the use of our outdoor classrooms and beautiful grounds to support the curriculum, to walks and visits within the local community and further afield. One of the highlights of our outdoor learning offer is Woodland Schools. These Woodland Schools sessions are enjoyed by all year groups on a regular basis over the course of the school year. They take place in our beautiful wild area comprising of a large pond, wildflower area, fire circle, den building area, bug hunting zone and mud kitchen. Our Woodland school sessions are a wonderful blend of environmental education and forest school approach. The children learn about the natural world through adult-led activities such as nature walks, species identification, pond dipping and surveys of plants and animals. The forest school approach encourages children to explore a natural area, take risks and learn skills such as tool use and fire craft through child-initiated activities. The sessions also provide many opportunities for first hand cross-curricular learning.