Forest Schools Vision

Forest School is a child-centred, play-based approach to learning. Our children (Reception- Year 2) visit our Forest School weekly where they develop their confidence, self-esteem and communication through hands-on, active learning.

At HLC, our children love going outside and take an active role in caring for and looking after our environment. At Forest School our children learn all about the different insects, their habitats and what happens to them throughout the four seasons. We learn how to take care of the wildlife we have and how to encourage more to come.

During Forest School, our children drive their own learning through having the space and freedom to play and explore, alongside developing skills such as their: independence, responsibility, negotiation, team work, managing risks and problem solving.

To help us with our learning and exploring, we have spades, shovels, trowel forks, tarpaulin, string, rope, identification charts and magnifying glasses. Our children access these resources independently and know how to use them.

Our kit includes:

  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Wellies
  • Bag for uniform
  • Hat, scarf and glove