Carlton Junior and Infant School

Carlton Junior and Infant School

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Carlton Junior and Infant School, Upper Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DQ

01924 325265

Forest School & Outdoor Learning

Forest School & Outdoor Learning

At Carlton, we aim to foster children’s inquisitive nature and help them gain a love of learning. We believe that all children have the right to experience the unique and special nature of being outdoors and provide them with new experiences and opportunities that they may not have out of school. We believe direct experience outdoors can be powerful and motivating. The impact of outdoor learning can be active and instantaneous, having a positive effect on behaviour. Therefore at Carlton, we will encourage children to spend time outdoors by providing Forest School programmes, giving opportunities to manage animals, gardening and adventure.

Autumn Leaf Fun

The children really enjoy it when the Autumn leaves begin to fall so they can make leaf piles to dive into!


2022 Gallery 

Lunch in the Forest

During Forest Schools at lunchtime, we discussed the seasonal changes as well as using different materials to write our name. 

The Year 1 children have been using autumnal forest materials in order to create their own Autumn Bookmarks during Forest Schools at lunchtime. 

Tomato Tasting

Some of our tomato plants are finally turning ripe. After tasting the first tomato, we found that it was juicy!

Outdoor Classroom Day

We celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day throughout the school. Our children took part in many activities, taking their learning inside, -out!

Bird Models

We made our own bird models out of clay during our Forest School session. We then placed the birds in a nest we had already made for them.

Fire Lighting & Hand Drilling

In our after school club, we have been practising our fire lighting skills by striking the flint and steel. We then lit our own mini fires in a fire bowl. We also made our own keyrings by decorating wooden nuggets and drilling a hole through them with a hand drill.

Back to the Top