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Forest School

Forest Schools originated in Denmark in the 1950s as a way of teaching children about the environment. All the children at Highfield Infants' participate in Forest School sessions where they learn practical and social skills and are taught to understand health and safety issues.  Activities include shelter building, creating stick men, potion making, identifying trees, birds, flora and fauna and getting muddy! 

To find out more about the ethos of Forest School and how we use Forest School at Highfield Infants' School you can read the presentation below.

Forest School Schedule Spring Term 2020


Reception Year 1 Year 2
10th January Hedgehog 7th January Otter Class 9th January Badger Class
17th January Hedgehog 14th January Otter Class 16th January Badger Class
24th January Squirrel 21st January Rabbit Class 23rd January Deer Class
31st January Squirrel 28th January Rabbit Class 30th January Deer Class
7th February Squirrel 4th February Rabbit Class 6th February Deer Class
14th February Squirrel 11th February Rabbit Class 13th February Deer Class
28th February Mouse 25th February Owl Class 27th February Fox Class
6th March Mouse 3rd March Owl Class 5th March Fox Class
13th March Mouse 10th March Owl Class 12th March Fox Class
20th March Mouse 17th March Owl Class 19th March Fox Class
27th March Hedgehog 24th March Otter Class 26th March Badger Class
3rd April Hedgehog 31st March Otter Class 2nd April Badger Class


You can view photographs of our Forest School sessions in the Gallery by following the link below.

We asked our children what they thought of Forest School at Highfield Infants'. Here are some of their replies.