Great Hucklow CE Primary

Woodland Learning

Woodland Learning


We believe it is vital that our children are given the opportunity to become more nature-aware, to have fun in the natural world and to learn about the trees, plants, birds and animals on our doorstep.


Our children alternate between PE and Woodland Learning, on a termly basis.  Participating in outdoor learning all year, in every season. The children participate in Woodland Learning as part of our 'Together Days' and head into the woods that surround the Great Hucklow school site and those a short walk from the Peak Forest site on a Friday afternoon; taking part in fun, inspiring and creative sessions which are carefully structured. 


Children are encouraged to:

  • interact with the natural environment
  • treasure what is on our doorstep
  • learn about our native flora and fauna
  • experience nature directly through woodland art and play
  • focus and concentrate on an activity and then share their experience with others


There are many outcomes to Woodland Learning, most significantly:

  • enhanced language development, including listening and speaking skills
  • increased open-ended opportunities to be creative without constraints
  • improved self-confidence and social skills
  • a deeper connection with the natural world
  • an understanding that ordinary, everyday things have a beauty all of their own



Please visit our Federation 'Together Days' webpage for lots of photos of our 'together' fun learning.