Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

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Forest School

Timetable for after half term - week beginning Monday 15th April 2024



AM - Nursery & Ocean Rooms

PM - 6B (Mrs Beeching)



AM - Year 1

PM - 5H (Miss Hales)



AM - Year 2 

PM - 6M (Mrs Middleton)



AM - Year 3

PM - 5BPS (Mr Barcock & Mrs Passingham-Smith)



AM - Year 4

PM - Reception


Morning- children arrive in their forest school clothes and have their school uniform to change into.

Afternoon - children arrive in their school uniform and have their forest school clothes to change into.

 UPDATE - 28th March 

At Meridian our children love their Forest School sessions and we are one of the few schools locally who offer forest school for all year groups, all year round. Normally for years 3, 4, 5 & 6, the whole class attends Forest School at the same time following a bespoke Forest School programme.

We have been reviewing our Forest School provision and decided to change how the classes in key stage 2 attend the session. Instead of the whole class attending we have split the class into two groups. Group 1 will attend Forest School in the first three weeks and group 2 will attend in the last three weeks of every term. When they are not attending Forest School the children’s class teacher will be continuing their learning in the classroom. With smaller groups in Forest School the children will have more time to learn about the natural environment and hone their Forest School skills, such as whittling, cooking and fire lighting.

The children will be informed as to which group they are in when they return from the Easter Holidays. If they are in group 1 they will have their Forest School sessions on the first week back.

The changes do not affect children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Oceans Rooms as they will continue to attend as a whole class. 



Forest School Kit
Old clothes (trousers/long sleeved tops/shorts/t-shirts – no jeans, crop tops or short shorts please)

Waterproof coat

Hats/gloves for cold weather


It is really important that children have a change of footwear for Forest School lessons. 


Wellies can stay in school as children can access these when playing on the field.

It is essential your child’s Forest School kit is named.