Forest School is a child-centred learning process, providing learner inspired, hands-on experiences in the natural environment. It's creative and can increase a child's confidence as they problem-solve and learn to manage risks. Forest School encourages children to explore the natural environment and learn in it.

Children can expect to make dens, explore tracks, lay trails, use simple hand tools to make wooden objects, build dens, cook on fires, create art, switch on their senses, play, climb, develop an understanding of the properties of earth, wood, water and stone, find wildlife, understand eco-systems and learn bushcraft skills. 

All children across the school will have chance to have weekly sessions in our new Forest School area, which are rotated termly. Forest School sessions are designed to encourage resilience, communication and practical skills in an outdoor environment through play. 

For Forest School sessions children will need to have the following in school:
• Waterproof jackets/trousers
• Wellies or waterproof shoes.
• Sun hats and sun cream in the warmer months 

• Spare clothes to change into can also be provided if parents wish.

Forest School is an all-weather activity!

Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





Contact Information

Tel: 01865 331 239


Statutory Info

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