‘Mighty Oaks grow from little Acorns.’

 

Our Stakesby Forest School ethos is to encourage our voracious learners to develop their own unique learning style through a holistic child led learning approach.

Children are encouraged to challenge, explore, and take age appropriate risks, work as a team and reflect and improve on their experiences.

Forest schools help build self-confidence, problem solving, handling responsibility, charging positive attitudes towards others and the outdoor space around them.

The Forest schools ethos in Stakesby is a powerful tool for developing emotional intelligences that can set up children with lifelong learning skills to provide a great sense of achievement for all students.

Through your journey in Forest school you will experience many adventures including;

  • Go bug hunting
  • Hold a scary beast
  • Climb a tree
  • craft a bow and arrow
  • Lashing
  • Whittling
  • Shelter building with natural woodland resources and tarpaulin sheets.
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Learn to tie knots
  • Create some wild art
  • Design and construct a mud slide
  • Catch a raindrop on your tongue
  • Find a magic spot
  • Take an outdoor tree shower
  • Learn to use a flint and steel
  • Toast marshmallows
  • Build a campfire, prepare food and cook it.
  • Make a mud pie.

 

Latest News

6 September 2018

School Meal Changes

Please find below some small, but beneficial changes to our school meal prices and system.
2 May 2018

When a drone visited Stakesby!

Paul from YorkshireDroneServices.com recently visited Stakesby with his drone to take some images of the children spelling out the word 'GOOD' in celebration of our recent Ofsted success. Year 5 used problem solving techniques in a maths lesson to work out the area that the children had to stand in and how the children and letters would be arranged. A huge 'Thank You' to Paul for his services and patience and keep an eye out in the Whitby Gazette for the images!
21 April 2018

Wise Owl's Intergenerational Session withYorkshire Coast Homes

Stakesby's Wise Owls had a lovely morning with residents of Marton Court, Whitby. With kelly Brown from Yorkshire Coast homes, they decorated paper butterflies, shared stories and sung their favourite nursery rhymes!