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Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School is a child centred, outdoor approach to learning which promotes the holistic development of children. It is an exciting opportunity for your child to experience nature and learn outdoors. At forest school, the children learn from first-hand experience and develop skills that will help them to make better progress when they are back in the classroom.

View some of our Forest School activities below

Reception 2 went on a mini beast hunt, using an identification sheet.

Reception 2 also matched them with real mini beasts!

Reception 1 and 2 learned how to make a fire and toasted marshmallows.

Reception 2 went on an egg hunt and made nests from natural materials.

Reception 1 sewed wild flower seeds onto our prepared meadow area.

Reception 1 made their own forest medals.


Year 6 decorated pine cones to make mini Christmas Trees. Year 6 mini Pine Cone
Christmas Trees on display.
All classes have been preparing an area of soil, ready for planting wildflower seeds in the Spring.


Year 6 made Divas using air drying clay.   Reception 3 has been cutting up bread to feed the birds.

Reception 4 used blackberries to dye pieces of material to make tie-dye bunting. Some Year 6 children rinsed the pieces and prepared them for drying and hanging.


Reception 4 threaded Autumn leaves to make mobiles.


Year 6 drilled holes in conkers and threaded elder beads to make Autumn decorations.

Year 6 created characters using Autumn materials.