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Event Date
Children's Mental Health Week 06/02/2023
Online Safety Workshops 06/02/2023
The 2 Johns Online Safety Parental Workshop (via Zoom) 06/02/2023 @ 8PM
Year 2 Trip to Upminster Park 06/02/2023
Year 6 - Financial Skills - World of work 09/02/2023

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Visit the website of our Parent & Teachers Association, 'The Friends of Branfil' for more informaiton about fundraising for the school and upcoming events.
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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 and Year 1 have two blocks of Forest School throughout the school year, and we are expanding our programme to other year groups too. 
Check back soon to see what we have been getting up to in our recent Forest School sessions! 
NEWS & FEATURES
03/05/2022 at 12:03
Back to Forest School in the Summer term
Last week Reception Elm and 1 Willow started their second set of Forest School sessions for the year! All the children were really excited to get... READ MORE
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