‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky’ Margaret Mcmillan
At Sir Robert Hitcham’s we value the importance of outside education and the inspirational impact it can have on learning across all areas of the curriculum. Within Robin Wood’s environment, our children access learning opportunities which will help them to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem whilst also enabling children to gain the key skills embedded within the curriculum.
At Sir Robert Hitcham’s, we are passionate about getting children outside, using natural materials to learn in an active and kinaesthetic manner, while respecting nature and the environment.
'Robin Wood' has been established in the north east area of our School Field off Coucy Close, with easy access from the school building.
All photo credits on this page go to Sonya Duncan from the East Anglian Daily Times
The Benefits of 'Robin Wood' - Our Forest School:
Through child initiated learning and play your child will develop skills such as
- Self confidence
- Social skills
- Self esteem
- Gross/fine motor skills
- Problem solving
- Risk taking
- Caring for the environment
Forest School sessions are planned to meet children's individual needs and interests to help enhance their learning. Children will develop holistically through achievable activities.
Activities your child may take part in:
- Den/Shelter building
- Woodland walks and nature trails
- Minibeast hunts
- Nature and wildlife investigations
- Problem solving activities
- Trust games
- Physical challenges
- Scavenger hunts
- Nature art and craft activities
- Using real tools
‘There is no bad weather, only bad clothes’
Having fun, getting muddy and experiencing the outdoor environment is all part of our Robin Wood adventures. We will endeavour to ensure it takes place in all weathers except in unsafe conditions (e.g. high winds), so it is really important the children bring in clothes to keep themselves warm and dry.
‘At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling’ -Shanti