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Station Road, Churchdown
Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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01452 714178

Churchdown Village Infant School

Wider Provision (Forest School)

  • Uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn.
  • Encourages children to develop independence and to work as part of a team, improves language and decision making and raises their self-esteem through small achievable tasks.
  • Sessions are child-led to accommodate different learning styles and the adult’s role is facilitative.
  • Sessions led by a trained Forest School Leader.

Examples of Curriculum Links

  • Physical Development – Children are outside walking and running, climbing and hanging from branches, carrying branches and digging.
  • Creative Development - Making their own equipment and choosing activities using their own initiative and resources.
  • Maths – Find something that is longer than 20cms, lighter than 100g etc.
  • Literacy – Language development e.g. “This mud is squelchy”.
  • Science – Investigating and mixing materials – mud soup! Identifying flora and fauna in its natural environment.


Children will always need:

  • Woolly hat or sun hat
  • Jacket / waterproof coat
  • Long sleeved top e.g. fleece or sweatshirt
  • Long trousers
  • Change of footwear, ideally wellies

In winter they will need extra layers and gloves.

We go out in all weathers apart from thunder and lightening so that children experience the extremities of the great British weather.