Forest School

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We are very fortunate at Padiham Green with our beautiful grounds, these grounds provide children with wonderful Forest School experiences and fantastic opportunities to learn in the outdoors.


Forest School is an approach to learning which is delivered outdoors in all seasons and in all weather conditions. It is an environment which enriches the whole child. We want our children to gain confidence, knoweldge and an appreciation of the world in which they live.

Children will acquire specialised, practical skills combined with the opportunity to support emotional, social and spiritual development.







Forest School sessions provide opportunities for children to:


  • develop confidence
  • self-regulate
  • develop communication 
  • take part in teamwork activities
  • learn Forest School skills
  • manage their own risk
  • develop practical skills
  • develop communication
  • investigate
  • play and have fun




Forest School provides opportunities for children to develop skills in:

  • den building
  • tools usage
  • tree climbing
  • outdoor cooking
  • being creative with natural resources


Forest School sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons and each year group is allocated a half term. Early Years children have Forest School sessions weekly, these take place on Tuesday afternoons and are called Tree Top Tuesday sessions.

  • Autumn 1 - Year 3
  • Autumn 2 - Year 5
  • Spring 1 - Year 4
  • Spring 2 - Year 2
  • Summer 1 - Year 1
  • Summer 2 - Year 6



Forest School Kit List

  • Full school uniform (top half) with black jogging bottoms and trainers.
  • Wellington boots/walking boots/old trainers
  • Waterproof coat (with a hood if possible)
  • Hats and gloves in winter
  • Sun hats and sun cream in summer
  • On rainy days waterproofs are recommended but not essential.




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