We are incredibly lucky here at Radipole Primary School to have our very own nature reserve! The nature reserve is fenced off to provide a safe space for children to explore the trees, flowers, birds and insects within it, and even the occasional deer!
It is used for lots of outdoor learning including fun activities such as bug hunts and den building, phonics and maths games, art and has a huge benefit for children’s mental and physical health. Several staff members have received specialist training in Forest Schools activities.
The nature reserve was created by Mr Neil Arnold OBE, a former teacher at the school. He was a dedicated bird watcher and wildlife enthusiast, who wrote several books about local wildlife. There is a memorial bench in his memory at the entrance to the nature reserve.
Many thanks to the wonderful people at Primary Forest School & Outdoor Education! They have very kindly allowed us to post these lovely resources for you to use at home. Thank you so much to them.
There are lots of links listed below, for KS1 and KS2.
There have lots more super activities in their home learning packs at www.primary-forest-school.co.uk/home-learning
Please see their full website at www.primary-forest-school.co.uk