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Welcome to Hurdsfield Primary School

Outdoor Learning at Hurdsfield

Outdoor Learning at Hurdsfield

'Only our best (curriculum) will do'

We are extremely proud to provide our in-house Forest School where our children are allowed to:

  • "come forth into the light of things [and] let nature be your (their) teacher" (William Wordsworth)


We are incredibly proud to be able to offer our own Forest School provision led by our own, in-house qualified Forest School teacher, Mrs Baxter!


Our amazing Forest School provides an exciting element to our school's curriculum offer as it provides our children with opportunities for meaningful outdoor learning.  We are very fortunate to employ a superbly skilled, enthusiastic and passionate Forest School teacher, Mrs. Baxter, who is able to plan and deliver engaging and challenging sessions that are linked closely to the needs of the pupils.


Our Forest School promotes our learners' creativity, independence,  communication skills, resilience, reasoning and problem-solving activities within a completely natural environment.

What do our pupils say about Forest School?

Year 1 

I like circle time and saying our Forest School Names

I like to sing our Forest School song

I like playing with my friends and 123, Where are you?

I love the rules of Forest School they keep me safe

I love the fire and toasting marshmallows


Year 2/3

I enjoy it when we make fires and have hot chocolate and marshmallows.

I like making pictures out of nature.

I love all the animals (butterflies, slugs, snails, beetles and centipedes).

I like being in our woods it reminds me of Macc Forest.

We learn about Mother Nature.

Trees help us breathe.

In the woods we feel calm.

I liked it when we went on a mushroom hunt.

In forest school I work and play with children  I don't usually play with.

Hurdsfield Primary School: Where Only Our Best Will Do!