The children visit Forest School throughout the year. Our Foundation Stage children attend weekly, Key Stage 1 attend for four or five terms and Key Stage 2 attend for between 2 and 4 terms. Children in all Key Stages learn to communicate, work as a team, work independently and create and use tools safely.
We have an 'on-site' Forest School area which we planted soon after the school opened in 2008. Usually, we go offsite, either to the nearby, Millenium Woods or we travel by minibus to the woods at Little Wittenham. The children learn all about nature, wildlife as well as building shelters and fires. We have hot chocolate and biscuits by the fire and sometimes we even get to cook sausages!
The culmination of Forest School at Willowcroft is the Sleepover for Year 6 on their last night of Primary school. Children build their own shelter, make their own dinners and sleep under the stars!
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview