Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School

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Outdoor Learning

Welcome to our Outdoor Learning Page


Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, believe outdoor learning is an essential part to the children’s learning and development.

We have a variety of outdoor spaces to support and engage our children with their Outdoor Learning. These include playgrounds, Eco garden, a large playing field and our Forest School site. Break and lunch time play is enhanced by our multi use play equipment and supported by trained student Play Leaders.

We at Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, understand that learning can happen effectively both in and out of the classroom. Lessons that can be supported by utilising outdoor spaces are proven to embed the learning quicker and more deeply for our children.

Please click on the link below to see a full list of the required clothing for Forest School throughout the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.


Forest School Clothing





Forest School and the Curriculum

Forest School is an extremely important part of our school curriculum and children from Reception to Year 5 access the site weekly to take full advantage of our wonderful facility. With the advantage of a unique site which houses access to a stream, a pond, diverse habitats and opportunities for the children to engage with our environment and develop their interests, build on their strengths and be challenged.

We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to train two Level Three Forest School Practitioners and Mrs Hall and Mrs Wilton lead the outdoor sessions. They are focusing on embedding the holistic practices of Forest School throughout school and developing the children’s Progression of Skills in tool use.
Please click on the link below to view Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School’s Forest School Play Policy.

Forest School Play Policy

We welcome regular volunteers from the community to support these sessions and help embed a love of the outdoors in our children. If you feel this is something you could help support us in, we have sessions throughout the week that could suit your availability, please contact the school office on 01299 250312 or email office@hartlebury.worcs.sch.uk


Toddler Forest School


We will be running a new block of Toddler Forest School sessions at Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School after Easter.  All toddlers are welcome to join us (with their parent/carer) for a fun filled afternoon in our Forest School supported by our experienced leaders.

Come and join us every other Friday and develop a love of the outdoors!
If you or anyone you know are interested in booking a space, email office@hartlebury.worcs.sch.uk for further details.
We will also be sharing this amazing opportunity on our school Facebook page so please share through your social media also! 


Please see the link below to the Shuttle website and the Hartlebury Community Toddler Forest School story:

Kidderminster Shuttle – Toddler Forest School


Year 4 had a team work exercise to build a Viking Long Ship.

The children designed, built and crewed the ship to invade Lindisfarne in 793 AD.

They used Forest School resources and started to use their growing knowledge of knots to create the mast and sail.

A special mention to Zac who was amazingly resourceful using tyres as shields. He implemented the mast idea too!

Super work Year 4!




If your child would like to take part in some fun PE at home, please click on the link below and view some of the PE Homework cards.

PE Homework Cards



Please look at some of our fabulous outdoor learning photos below and in our Gallery.