Outdoor Learning Provision in our Forest School

Article 6 – We all have the right to develop our talents and abilities.

Harlow Green Community Primary School is extremely proud to have earned the status of Forest School.  Unlike most other schools, our highly developed grounds and exciting outdoor activities enable our children’s personal development as well as supporting the teaching of a range of practical skills.

How will Forest School be orgnaised?

Due to the impact of Covid-19, we have had to make a few changes to our Forest School sessions so please read the following information carefully.

Over the year, the majority of the children will have timetabled sessions in which they are accessing the Forest School Curriculum.  All sessions will be led by our Forest School Lead, Miss Rowe.

Due to our Covid-19 safeguarding measures, one class per year group, will be scheduled in Forest School sessions, each half term,.

For various reasons there may be changes from time-to-time but, this term, the schedule will be as follows:

Day of the Week Autumn 1 (Sept-Oct)

Year Group/Class

 Autumn 2 (Oct-Dec)

Year Group/Class


Year 5

Miss Alexander

Year 5

Mrs Jennings


Year 6


Year 6

Miss Galvin

Wednesday Year 2

Miss Bull

Year 2

Miss Norman

Thursday Year 3

Mrs Chapman/Mrs Hamilton

Year 3

Miss Ledger

It is important that children are prepared for working outside on these days as they will be out in most weathers and for the majority of the sessions.

What do children need to wear to take part?

As we need to be mindful that children are not sharing resources, it is particularly important that the children bring their own clothing items, which consist of:

  • wellies or walking boots which are to be kept in school – these should be brought in a carrier bag with the child’s name on (ideally by Monday 28th of September. for those classes working this half term).
  • A suitable waterproof coat, on the day of their session (see timetable).

How will this link with the curriculum?

During the outdoor lessons, children will also learn skills that link with National Curriculum subjects such PSE, Design Technology and Art.  The opportunity to learn such a wide range of aspects means it is essential that children take part on a weekly basis and so we would appreciate your continued support with this.

We will keep families updated with the exciting and unique activities that the children will be involved in through regular posts on our website which we hope everyone will enjoy reading.

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