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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Forest School

Our Reception class teacher, Mrs Allison is a qualified Forest School Leader. The Forest School ethos is embedded into the learning experiences within the Early Years and we have a Forest School session every Wednesday morning. 


Forest School is a unique and valuable experience where children are able to explore and experience appropriate risk and challenge. There is an underpinned holistic approach which enables development to thrive through a variety of activities and opportunities in a natural environment. 

During Forest School sessions, children are encouraged to work with others to carry out activities such as den/ shelter building, role play, exploration, practical and creative skills and tasks. Children develop many skills which are transferable to the classroom, including problem solving, communication and team building.

I am sure that your child will make the most of this wonderful opportunity to learn outdoors, and apply their new learning within the classroom.