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Natural Learning at Stover Country Park

On Wednesday 10th January Pre-School joined Hennock Toddlers for a Natural Learning Adventure in Stover Country Park. The session started with a song and dance to warm us up. We then played animal hide and seek. We shared a snack and some hot chocolate and soon started to feel much warmer. Whilst we were eating [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|News, Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Natural Learning at Stover Country Park

Santa Express

Sapling and Willow children went on a very special trip to visit Father Christmas. As we set of from Hennock it started to snow, this added to the magic of the occasion. When we arrived we boarded the Santa Express and had great fun looking for signs of Christmas. We were very excited by the [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Santa Express

Natural Learning with Hennock Toddler Group

The morning started with us going on a stick hunt so we could build fire. Gin explained we had to look for dead sticks and we could identify them by snapping them or peeling back the bark to make sure it wasn't green. The children had to find ten sticks each, we used our Mathematical [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Natural Learning with Hennock Toddler Group

Muddy Maths Open Day

The day started with a Peter Rabbit themed treasure hunt, where the children searched the school garden for Natural items hidden by the cheeky squirrel Nutkin.  Luckily all the items were found and the day was saved! The children then enjoyed various activities including making muddy hand prints, painting with nature brushes, making magic potions, playing [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Muddy Maths Open Day

Natural Learning at Stover Country Park

On Wednesday morning the Pre-School joined Hennock Toddler group for a morning of Natural Learning fun at Stover Country Park. Gin Methley toddler group leader and level 3 forest school practitioner led the session.  The children enjoyed listening to the story of 'Mama Africa', making clay faces, bark rubbing and animal hide and seek.  [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Natural Learning at Stover Country Park

Pre-School Open Day

We had a fantastic morning of Natural Learning fun on the 28th of June. It was so lovely to share our beautiful space with so many new families. Massive thank you to all our parent helpers and the PTFA for making this day so successful. https://youtu.be/tAXUvCV3DX4 We are looking forward to hosting another Open Day [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|News, Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Pre-School Open Day

Clay Blobster Adventures!

By | June 22nd, 2017|News, Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Clay Blobster Adventures!