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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Where charity and love are, God is there

Family Forest School

Family Forest School Sessions 

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It creates experiences in the natural world through practical activities.

As a Primary School we offer Family Forest School Sessions to pre-school aged children, aged 5 and under. This allows them to not only explore the natural environment but also allows them to develop socially, physically and intellectually. 



What happens during a Forest School Session?

Children will have the opportunity to explore the natural environment at their own pace, leading their learning and play. Careful observation is made of the children’s developmental needs and their interests and the planning will support them in developing these areas of learning. For example, a child may love bugs; we can go on a bug hunt, make clay bugs and learn some bug songs!

What will my child need at Forest School?

Forest school sessions take place outdoors throughout the year, apart from days when there are high winds or thunder and lightning.


In summer your child will need:

· A hat

· Sunscreen

· A long-sleeved top

· Their water bottle

In winter:

· A hat, gloves and scarf

·A few layers of clothing to keep them nice and warm!

· Extra clothes to change into

· Welly boots 

Get in contact

For any questions, queries or to sign you and child up please contact the School Office. 


· 01173772260

· Email- 

· Address- St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School, Pennywell Road, BS5 0TJ