Brooklands Primary School

Brooklands Primary School Maritime Academy Trust
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Forest Schools

Brooklands School is set within grounds of  green spaces and an array of trees and shrubs that makes our school quite unique. Children have the opportunity to enjoy these spaces during playtimes. Over the last year we have developed our outdoor spaces even further and we have now two well used ‘outside classrooms’ Each have been landscaped to offer a log circle of seating for a whole class to gather together to discuss our learning and to have a hot drink and a biscuit! Both have safe areas to explore and are equipped to facilitate children’s independence. Our larger classroom has a small pond and an amazing new treehouse!

This year we will be offering Outdoor Learning to all classes in both Key stages.

Our Nursery and Reception children will continue to have weekly session of ‘forest school’ throughout the year in all weathers! Here they are given the chance to enhance their learning through rich play opportunities that their daily settings are not able to offer. This term both classes have be learning about changing features of seasons and why this happens. We have huge amounts of fun whilst we are learning and our forest friend ‘Stick Man’ is always there to help!

Year 1 are currently enjoying their Science using their outdoor classroom to find out why there are less birds in winter and to investigate if we can get them to come back!

The other classes, throughout the remaining terms, will also be  able to  carry out their Science learning and have the chance to experience and discover all the opportunities that being outside offers and foster skills of independence and creativity.

 

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