Terms starts Monday 4th September for children Reception-Year 6, Nursery start Monday 11th September
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Forest School

April 2023

Our final term is really warming up now so please do make sure your child has a sun hat, bottle of water and is wearing sun cream.  Our site is now fully in bloom.  We have nettles, brambles, logs and insects which bring bites. scratches and stings, which is why is is so important that the children wear appropriate clothing outside - trainers are best during the dry weather.








Last term, we were excited to see the baby newts darting around in the water. The children were very careful over the winter to protect their homes amongst the dark, damp log piles and now they can see why caring for our site is necessary. We are looking forward to some serious pond

dipping over the coming weeks.


As ever, we would love to see your nature photos. Please email them to the office, and if you'd like us to add them to our photo gallery then please let us know.


It is important that children wear appropriate clothing to Forest School. I will share information on how to deal with tick bites - really important to know.


As ever, if you would like more information on Forest School and Outdoor Learning, please get in touch. Also, if you're interested in volunteering then please contact us via school office.


Thank you


Mrs Laws & Miss Kogel

Forest School Intent

At Drayton we want to provide every child with the opportunity to develop a real passion for the great outdoors, through play and hands on learning in our beautiful wooded environment. The activities undertaken in Forest School will also help support the healthy lifestyle ethos we have at Drayton school.

We want children to celebrate their local, natural environment and gain a closer connection with nature, whilst acquiring knowledge about their local habitat and how to look after and nurture it.

Our intention is to provide children with opportunities for collaboration and teamwork, problem-solving and appropriate risk-taking, whilst increasing resilience. Children will be able to embrace the physical and personal challenges that working outside can present.

It is our intention to give our pupils the time and space to develop holistically as individuals, whilst still learning to be part of our school community.

Forest School offers opportunities to complement the learning that takes place in the classroom.  Children can practically use their language and literacy skills alongside maths, science, PE and the arts.

Our Forest School pledge

We promise to: 

  • smileyBe kind to ourselves
  • smileyBe kind to each other

  • smileyBe kind to nature