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Charter Primary School Wood Lane, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN15 3EA

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Outdoor Learning

Forest Schools
A number of children are chosen to take part in our Forest Schools workshop each term.  The sessions are designed to offer the pupils the chance to develop their leadership skills and to grow in confidence.



Outdoor Learning T5

Rainbows Take Their Learning Outside

Rainbows have thoroughly enjoyed taking their learning outside this term and enjoying the sunshine.

We have been working very hard on learning new sounds and practising our phonics. We have been busy sorting real and nonsense words and making up new words using different sounds we know.

We took to the great outdoors and created our very own aliens and space ships to match some of the nonsense words we have been reading. We used crafts, sticks and leaves and labelled our creations.

Well done Rainbows. You have worked especially hard this term and it has been a delight to watch your reading flourish.

In Term 2 pupils from years 4 & 2 have had the opportunity to access our Forest Schools workshop.  They have been enjoying den building and sawing branches to make their very own bows & arrows.


In Term 2 year 4 pupils have had the opportunity to enjoy time in our Forest Schools area.  They had great fun den building and learning whittle wood.


In Term 1 year 6 pupils had a fantastic few weeks at Mortimore’s Wood,  they enjoyed a variety of weather but always managing to stay dry. The sessions ranged from den building to cutting down trees.

The pupils all had the chance to make fires and to cook giant marshmallows on sticks.