Dear Class 1 Parents/Carers,

As some of you may be aware, I am nearing completion of the Level 3 Forest School Qualification, therefore I am now leading Forest School sessions. We will endeavour to venture into the woods every Friday starting 10th January until 14th February.
We are going to be using a private field with woodland which is in Storth a short walk from school, the school have used this field in the past for Forest School Sessions. I have risk assessed the site and all activities that we may be undertaking while in the woods.
These early sessions in the woods will focus on helping the children feel comfortable in the woodland setting and establishing routines. We will be looking at how we can be safe in the woods, playing games and discovering the interests of the group so that I can plan some exciting activities for future sessions.
We will be attending the sessions in all weather! (Please see below for Clothing and Weather Advice) I will be providing warm drinks and snacks and a shelter for rainy days, but please be aware that it can be very cold in the area of woodland that we use, therefore I would highly recommend lots of layers and ensure that your child has a hat and gloves.
The first few sessions will be within the school grounds where we will be focussing on how we are going to stay safe in the woods through games and activities, once I am happy that the children have a good understanding of this we will then move to the woodland setting.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss anything to do with Forest School or these sessions.

Best Wishes,
Sarah Ratcliffe