We are very lucky to a Forest School within the school grounds. This area has native trees, grasses and shrubs and is a special place for many animals. In addition to this, we have a fire pit area, a wildflower 'meadow' and a mud kitchen where pupils can take part in a variety of activities throughout the year. Currently, Y3 and Y4 pupils enjoy two sessions every six weeks under the supervision of two trained Forest School Leaders. This provision will extend to Y5 and Y6 by the end of the academic year, as four more members of staff are currently under-going the relevant training.
Our conservation area was set up many years ago and contains a pond and established trees and shrubs. This area is currently under rejuvenation and we hope to use it more in the Spring and Summer terms with pupils who may need additional emotional and behavioural support, as well as to support the curriculum.
At Dinglewell Junior School we have a large garden area where we grow flowers and a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Although this area is used primarily by Y6, it is available throughout the year for all classes to use as part of their Science, Art, DT and PHSE lessons.