Autumn 2019


Oakwood Forest School

Forest Phonics Sessions

Fridays 9.45-10.25

Time & Location

Autumn 2019

Oakwood Forest School, Birtsmorton, Malvern WR13 6JT, UK

About The Event

Forest Phonics Sessions

These sessions are aimed at pre-school aged children aged 4

 (or rising 4yr olds and due to start Reception in September) 

Activities on offer will 

Letter sounds are explored through play they are introduced in groups and Amy can demonstrate the synthetic phonic sound and also formation. 

Opportunities to practise forming letters the Forest Phonics way e.g. mud writing, stick writing and chalking 

Sessions may include rhyme, alliteration, tricky words, blending and segmenting skills too 

The session will be initially be adult led (e.g. introducing new sounds and re-capping) and the latter part of the session child led

These will be fun sessions and all learning will take place through play and will be  outdoors 

Parents must remain on site during the sessions (younger siblings welcome to attend with their sibling) 

Sessions will be booked in blocks 

The group size will be limited 

There will be a specific area in the woodland for Forest Phonics sessions 

What happens during a typical session?

New letter sound introduction and games/activity to reinforce (adult led) followed by 

25 mins child led activities based on letter sounds introduced outdoors in the woodland

Example session for the introduction of ‘s’ 

Teacher led - All children feel the wooden letter ‘s’ and practise saying sssssssss , then have a go at forming s in the air, with a stick in the mud, in a chalk board etc 

Play sorting game with real objects some beginning with the s sound eg snake, sausage and some not 

Child led - example activities could be; I spy around the woods, find all the s letters  amongst the leaves in the tuff tray, play dough - letter formation, a variety of sound sorting/matching games

Letter progression

s a t p

l n m d

g o c k 

Ck e u r 

h b f,ff l,ll ss

j v w x

Y z,zz qu 

Sessions will be taught by Amy Leeke a qualified teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. 


Long trousers

Long sleeved t-shirts/jumpers 

Sun hat/cream or warm hats/gloves/scarves (depending on weather) 

Stout shoes/trainers/wellies

Waterproofs (top and bottoms)

A pair of gardening/work gloves are recommended·  

Insect repellent – if desired


Spare clothes

Water bottle/s (full) enough water for the whole session



The postcode WR13 6JT will bring you within 500 yards, stay on the Marsh Road and look out for the Oakwood Forest School banner on a metal gate, which is opposite a wooden public footpath post. 





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