Natural Learning Habitats Day

Ash Class were learning outside again today.  This time we were exploring the habitats and biodiversity of Methley Meadow.  The children tackled problem solving activities, pitching themselves in their stretch zone to solve either ladybird, magpie or spider's tricky problems.  We practiced resilience and positive self talk to create these wonderful sculptures inspired by [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Ash's Blog, News, Outdoor learning|Comments Off on Natural Learning Habitats Day

Welcoming Bearnes to Natural Learning HQ

It has been wonderful sharing our Natural Learning with the Reception children from Bearnes.  This week May was serving 'Cloud Soup' in the Rainbow Cafe.  Jaden made a home for his swamp monster and beautiful peg fairies popped up all around the garden!   What a delight - thank you Gin!

By | May 28th, 2017|News, Outdoor learning, Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Welcoming Bearnes to Natural Learning HQ

Natural Learning with Foundation Stage

Hennock and Bearnes Foundation Stage have been enjoying some inspirational sessions in Natural Learning HQ with our local, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Gin Methley. In these sessions learning happens through child led play.  The children are encouraged to explore and connect with nature through practical experiences that stimulate all their senses. We aim [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|News, Outdoor learning, Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Natural Learning with Foundation Stage

Naturemake Workshop with artist Naomi Vincent.

  WOW - What an inspiring day!  Ash are bursting with pride after our incredible day spent making miniature worlds.  The ecstatic response of the children to Naomi's stunning resources catalyzed their imaginations and created some truly magical sculptures.         

By | March 26th, 2017|Ash's Blog, News, Outdoor learning|Comments Off on Naturemake Workshop with artist Naomi Vincent.

Natural Learning Club

  Natural Learning Club have kicked started our Spring gardening.  This year the children are in the driving seat and making the decisions about what to grow! In maths, Willows used their data handling skills to choose their five top vegetables.   So by popular demand, we are going to have a go at growing [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|News, Outdoor learning|Comments Off on Natural Learning Club

Natural Learning

Natural Learning is a special aspect of the Hennock Curriculum.  It enables us to take learning outdoors and contextualize concepts.  It is an ideal forum to develop our children's approach to learning: experiencing life outside their comfort zone, frequently overcoming physical and emotional challenges.  Children receive the support they need to build self reliance, resilience [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Outdoor learning|Comments Off on Natural Learning

Edible Nature Walk

On Friday 14th October, Willows and Ash joined with Gin, our Forest School Leader, to go on an Edible Nature Walk. We gathered blackberries and apples and cooked a fruit compote over the campfire.  We made blackberry ink and through drawing observed closely the edible plants we had gathered.

By | October 14th, 2016|Ash's Blog, News, Outdoor learning, Willows' Blog|Comments Off on Edible Nature Walk

New Pizza Oven

On Sunday 18th September, we fired up our new pizza oven and welcomed in the new year.  Isabella Storyteller told wonderful stories whilst we created delicious wood fired pizzas.  Face painting and the family chutney competition also provided a great afternoon's entertainment.

By | September 29th, 2016|News, Outdoor learning|Comments Off on New Pizza Oven

The Pizza Oven is fired up

As a rural school that values the outdoors and hands on discovery experiences, Hennock Community Primary school wanted to put Natural Learning at the heart of their school.  So, a year ago they began a quest to redesign the school garden.  The School Council discussed their wishes for the new area and, after consultation with [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Outdoor learning|Comments Off on The Pizza Oven is fired up