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Forest School

Forest School at Fleet Infant School


Children at Fleet Infant school will be starting their Outdoor learning journey using Forest school principals from November 2021, reaching full Forest School by September 2022. We have created our own little Forest school situated on the Heathland which is adjacent to our reception playground. Here the children will learn woodland crafts and take part in outdoor games and activities. They will climb trees, make dens, or simply explore the environment and invent their own games. The children will learn about the beauty of nature and how important it is to respect their environment and take care of it.


“Play is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein


Personal, Social, Emotional, Health Education


Physical Education

  • Resilience
  • Risk taking
  • Cooperation
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Independence
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Senses
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Growth and decay
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Habitats
  • Materials
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Fine motor skills – tying knots etc
  • Gross motor skills – lifting, climbing
  • Stamina
  • Coordination
  • Using tools safely


Literacy and language

Art and design


  • New vocabulary
  • Speaking and listening
  • Stories
  • Refence book/information books
  • Spotter sheets
  • Role-play


  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Joining materials
  • Musical instruments – natural percussion
  • Measurements
  • Estimation
  • Comparison – sizes
  • Problem solving
  • Sorting and ordering

Religious Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

Benefits of nature on mental health



“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”


Albert Einstein


  • Awe and wonder
  • New life
  • God’s wonderful world
  • God’s creatures
  • Caring for the environment
  • Reduces anxiety
  • More focussed
  • Improves creativity
  • Improves mood
  • Allows us to slow down and limit distractions
  • Relaxes whole body, taking away any tensions