Forest School at Landywood
“There is considerable evidence to suggest Outdoor programmes provide young people with the opportunity to act successfully in a variety of challenging situations and so increase self-confidence and self-efficacy”. (National Foundation for Educational Research, 2004)
Progression of Skills
By the end of Year 1 pupils will be able to:
- Use simple tools e.g. vegetable peeler.
- Build a mini shelter
- Demonstrate fire circle etiquette.
- Identify a Pine/Beech tree.
- Make a friendship bracelet.
By the end of Year 2 pupils will be able to:
- Safely use a saw /secateurs.
- Build a shelter.
- Identify a Spruce/Holly tree.
- Understand need to completely extinguish a fire.
- Tie an overhand knot.
By the end of Year 3 pupils will be able to:
- Safely use a riving iron. ·
- Build a ridge line shelter.
- Produce sparks with a fire steel. ·
- Identify a field Maple tree.
- Tie a half hitch.
By the end of Year 4 pupils will be able to: ·
- Safely whitle a stick. ·
- Build a ridge pole tarp shelter using knots to secure the pole.
- Safely add sticks to a fire. ·
- Identify a Willow/Rowan tree.
- Tie a square lashing.
By the end of Year 5 pupils will be able to:
- Safely use a hand drill.
- Build a ridge pole shelter securing independently.
- Cook bread over the fire.
- Identify a Chestnut tree.
By the end of Year 6 pupils will be able to:
- Safely use a stop cut and produce a tent peg.
- Build a small fire in a fire dish and maintain it for 5 minutes.
- Identify a Sycamore tree.
Forest School outside the lessons
Green group – After school club provision available to further develop some of the important Forest School skills.