Forest School

 

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.

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