Forest School is proving to be a great success and is a highlight for both the children and adults each week!

Spending time at Forest school provides the children with the opportunity to explore, evaluate and take risks, cooperate and develop new friendships, build their fine and gross motor skill and to learn new skills. What we do adds to and develops what the children have learnt in class and we have already seen the positive effects on their confidence and relationships.

We are now regularly having a fire at our sessions and children have been taught how to behave safely; they all kneel in the ‘respect’ position when they are near it. They have been using small tools to cut wood, hammer nails and fasten pieces together using screws. These activities are child-led, they have been taught how to use the tools safely and thoroughly enjoy the achievement of sawing a stick into tiny pieces!

During the final sessions before Christmas, all of the children across Reception are each making a special stick star that they tie together using simple knots. We will take these back to class to decorate and then they will go home at the end of term.

Mrs Rose

  • My son began his journey at St Michael's last Friday in the Nursery class and, one week on, I have to write to say how impressed I am and how thrilled we are with our decision to send him to such an amazing school. The approach to settling them in has been perfect!  

    Nursery parent
  • St Michael’s is a wonderful school. Fantastic teachers, a nurturing environment. It has suited our three children who are all very different in their academic and pastoral needs. Thank you.

    Year 6 Parent
  • St Michael's is a place where I can let my imagination run wild.

    Year 6 pupil
  • We were struck by the warmth and kindness of everyone we met; pupils as well as staff. We believe in giving our son the right start and instilling in him the joy of learning and satisfaction from achievement. We can see this happening at St Michael’s

    Prospective Parent
  • My daughter has had such a wonderful school life at St.Michael’s. We really couldn’t have asked for a better school for her in terms of academic life, extra-curricular activities and friendship groups. We still can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by and that she will soon be leaving!  

    Year 6 parent