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Nuts within the school grounds


All staff are aware of the many Hazel trees we have within the school grounds and inform their classes about the importance of not touching these or putting them in their mouths. Children who attend Forest School are reminded of this every session.


At Drake we learn about nature and the environment around us and therefore an important part of this is to identify and understand the uses of nuts, mushrooms, berries etc as well as the safety precautions we take around these.


Sara Star - 14/09/2020

Forest School for September 2020


Monday's - Attenborough (Reception)


Tuesday's - Darling (Reception)


Wednesday's - Merian ( Year 1)


Thursday's - Stephenson ( Year 1)


Friday - Every other week - Zheng (from 11th Sept) and Hadid (from 18th Sept)



An integral part of Forest Schools is to experience the outdoors in all weather. With the exception of very high winds and thunder storms, please assume your child will be outside, even if it is for a shortened session. To achieve this, children will need –


  • Waterproof coat and trousers.
  • Wellington boots or Walking boots (to keep their feet warm and dry).
  • On sunny days a hat and sun cream.


These need to be in a separate bag to be taken to the Forest School outdoor classroom where the children will put them on.


Please bring your child into school wearing a long sleeve top, trousers (no shorts) and ensure no jewellery, including earrings, is being worn.


Children will more than likely get wet and muddy so please bring a change of clothes, including underwear, for your child to change into after the session.


Due to the current circumstances we are unable to provide any spares.


These need to be in a separate bag to be taken to the Forest School outdoor classroom where the children will put them on.


Thank you


Sara Star

Forest School News

Here at Drake Primary School we have been working extremely hard towards our Green Tree School Awards, a scheme run by the Woodland Trust.

The whole school has taken part in activities during our time at Forest School and we are pleased to inform you that we have received our Bronze and Silver certificates that will be displayed in school soon.


We have received some fantastic news today:

Due to the incredible effort made by our students we have been awarded the Gold Award!




The illustration above shows you the smart wooden plaque that will be sent out within the next two weeks. Every plaque is made from beautiful cedar wood. Some irregularities in the wood are to be expected and will make our plaque unique. Remember, wood and people are all different and have quirks which make them special.


An introduction to Forest Schools

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Activities at Forest School

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Forest School and the curriculum

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Photos of things I have been doing at home

Birds that have been visiting my garden. Can you name them?

Flowers and Plants using a jewellers Loupe

Forest School fun at home

All about Forest School

The wonder of our Forest School

Getting to know our Local Forest History

Fun activities that link to the curriculum in Forest school