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Boxgrove Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2TD

(01483) 563701

office@boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk

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At Boxgrove we want every child to:

Forest School Activities

RECEPTION

Reception children visit Forest School bi-weekly and work alongside Mrs Bodian, Forest School Leader.  They have an opportunity to:

  • Den building
  • Treasure hunts
  • Fire building and lighting
  • Child led learning
  • Clay faces
  • Leaf Printing
  • Mini beast hunts
  • Team games
  • Maths skills (e.g., measuring, counting)
  • Literacy (e.g., forming letters, phonics).

 

YEARS 1 AND 2

Children in years 1 and 2 visit Forest School weekly on a rotating termly basis.  They work alongside Miss Chambers, Forest School Leader.  The children take part in:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Fire building and lighting
  • Mini beast hunts
  • Pond dipping
  • Den building
  • Basic whittling skills using carrot peelers
  • Literacy (e.g., creative writing, phonics)
  • Maths (e.g., counting, reasoning). 

YEAR 3

Moving on from their early experiences of Forest School, children in Year 3 work alongside Miss Chambers, Forest School Leader during the Summer term to further enhance their outdoor learning skills.  The children are given the opportunity to:

  • Whittling – using age appropriate whittling tools.  
  • The  children produce pendants and butter knives
  • Woodland management
  • Fire building techniques
  • Cooking on fire
  • Minibeasts hunts / habitats using reference books
  • Care of the Environment.