Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA Primary School

Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA Primary School and Nursery

Learning Caring Inspiring

Robin Wood 

‘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.

See our Robin Wood Leaflet here.

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

  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Self confidence
  • Independence
  • 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
  • Stories
  • Problem solving activities
  • Trust games
  • Physical challenges
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Nature art and craft activities
  • Using real tools
  • Campfires
  • Cooking

 ‘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