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Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                                               March 2021

 

Hamstead Infant School is proud to offer forest school to enhance your children's learning experiences.  Forest school aims to engage children with the natural environment.  Activities have a strong emphasis on raising self esteem, confidence and independence.  An integral element of the session is that children and young people will experience the outdoors on a fortnightly basis and in all weathers. Please see the kit list which explains what you will need to provide for your child/children and when sessions start.

 

Forest school supports children to care for their natural environment and take pride in the world.  They will have the opportunity to use hand tools such as bow saws, mallets and knives, as well as learning about fires and their uses.  We have very robust safety mechanisms in place to ensure the safety of your children is papamount.  Every forest school session is run by a qualified forest school leader, our adult: child ratios are higher than normal to ensure adequate supervision and all relevant risk assessments and health and safety procedures are in place to ensure risks are minimised.

 

Hamstead Infant School staff are really excited about offering this opportunity to your children and we know that the experiences and skills they learn will support them throughout their lives.  If you have any questions regarding forest school please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Smith or Mrs Williams at Hamstead Infant School.

 

Please inform the school office if there has been any change in allergies or dietary requirements since your child started school.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Mrs Smith and Mrs Williams

Forest School Leaders

 

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 Forest School

 

Please send your child to school in uniform and have all forest school clothes labelled in a separate bag.

 

Please look at the weather conditions to ensure your child has an appropriate kit for that session.

 

KIT LIST: Spring/Summer

 

WATERPROOF COAT (MUST BE WATERPROOF)

LONG SLEEVED TOP – (no short sleeves please!!)

SWEATSHIRT/JUMPER

TROUSERS

SPARE SOCKS

Sun hat and sun cream may be needed during warm/hot weather.  Please apply sun cream at home

WELLIES/BOOTS OR OLD TRAINERS TO CHANGE INTO. (PLEASE PROVIDE A SEPARATE BAG FOR THESE.)

 

NO JEWELLERY PLEASE.

 

KIT LIST: Autumn/Winter

 

WATERPROOF COAT (MUST BE WATERPROOF)

HAT, SCARF AND GLOVES

LONG SLEEVED TOP – (no short sleeves please!!)

SWEATSHIRT/JUMPER

TROUSERS

WARM JACKET

SPARE SOCKS

 

WELLIES/BOOTS OR OLD TRAINERS TO CHANGE INTO. (PLEASE PROVIDE A SEPARATE BAG FOR THESE.)

 

NO JEWELLERY PLEASE.

 

Sessions are from 9am-12pm

 

Your child’s forest school session dates are:  TBC

      

   
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 
Tuesday  Tuesday 

 

Please note dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances – if this should occur you will be notified.

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