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Event Date
Reception Bake Sale 30/03/2023 @ 2:15pm
Year 6 Gilwell Park Residental Visit Information Meeting in main hall 30/03/2023 @ 5:00pm
Year 3 Parent Event - making sandwiches 30/03/2023
KS2 Lead Learner Assembly (by invitation only) 30/03/2023
PTA Event - Easter Egg Roll 30/03/2023

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Forest School

At Branfil we introduced Forest School to our curriculum in 2020.

Forest School is a child centred, holistic approach to learning that takes place in a natural setting. We are currently developing an area of our school site to use for our Forest School sessions and also make use of the woodland area just outside our school gate. 
Whilst at Forest School children participate in an exciting and engaging range of games and activities and through these children will be supported with developing their self-confidence and self-esteem, social skills, physical skills, creativity, resilience and perseverance. We strongly believe in the benefits of Forest School, which is supported by many studies into the positive effects of children spending time in nature and it is an exciting opportunity for children to learn beyond the classroom. 

Currently Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have two half term blocks of Forest School throughout the school year and Year 3 have the opportunity to go to Forest School every other week for a term. In addition to regular sessions, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Gafford also run a Forest School breakfast club during the Autumn and Summer terms for invited pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6. This year we are also running a Forest School holiday club over the Easter break for our older pupils. It is our aim to involve as many children in Forest School as we can, as we are so passionate about the positive impact Forest School can have on our learners. 

Have a look below to see what has been going on at Forest School recently!

16/03/2023 at 12:15
1 Willow Forest School Autumn 2
1 Willow loved their first Forest School sessions with Mrs Campbell!
15/03/2023 at 15:24
Ash class Forest School Autumn 2
Ash class had a great time in their first Forest School sessions! They enjoyed using natural materials to  make Christmas decorations in the run ... READ MORE
15/03/2023 at 13:37
2 Beech Forest School Autumn 1
We have been so excited to expand our Forest School provision to include Year 2 this year. This means we can continue building on skills that the chil... READ MORE
15/03/2023 at 13:34
1 Lime Forest School Autumn 1
This half term 1 Lime have been back to Forest School. Mrs Campbell, Branfil's newest Forest School Leader, has been having lots of fun with 1 Lime!
15/03/2023 at 13:28
Fir class Forest School Autumn 1
Fir class loved their first Forest School sessions at Branfil! Have a look at what we got up too!
Back to Forest School in the Summer term
03/05/2022 at 13:03