At Rushbury School all children from Reception to Year 6 do Forest School each week.
Forest school allows children to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on practical learning experiences in a woodland environment. At Rushbury School we are fortunate to have extensive grounds and our own woods.
Throughout the year we provide lots of different experiences. These include:
- Field study activities – minibeast hunts, tree identification, bird watching, life cycles.
- Sensory activities – games to do with colour, smell, sound, taste and touch.
- Bushcraft – shelter building, use of knots, fire lighting, cooking, and whittling
- Team building – problem solving and team games.
- Wildlife conservation – tree planting, nest box construction, fence building and woodland management.
- Imaginative activities – story telling, drama, role play and songs.
- Physical play – tree climbing, balancing, digging.
Sometimes, we get wet and muddy so please ensure every Tuesday (KS2) or Thursday (Reception and KS1) afternoon you provide your child with appropriate clothing: waterproof coat and trousers, wellington boots and warm accessories when appropriate.