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

School Council Halloween Harvest

Gardening Club harvested the pumpkins and the parsnips today. Later, School Council admired the produce and held a competition to carve them for Halloween. We shall look forward to the winning spooky creations after half term!

By | October 20th, 2017|Ash's Blog, News, Willows' Blog|Comments Off on School Council Halloween Harvest

Stover Country Park Natural Learning

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By | October 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Stover Country Park Natural Learning

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

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

Preschool Graduation Day 2017

Preschool Graduation Day 2017 What an emotional day filled with excitement and joy. Words can't describe how proud all of the staff at Hennock Primary school felt when we watched the children during our graduation ceremony. It has truly been amazing to watch all of the Pre-school children blossom and we wish them the best [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Preschool Graduation Day 2017

Preschool visit to Drogo Castle

Saplings, Last week, the children enjoyed a fantastic day at Drogo Castle. The children explored the castle, compared the technology to modern day equipment, adventured through the secrete gardens and went on a mini beast hunt.  I was so impressed when a member of the public and the staff members at Drogo castle commented on [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Saplings' Blog|Comments Off on Preschool visit to Drogo Castle

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

Stickwick Natural Learning Day

Another cracker of a Natural Learning Day! Thank you to our wonderful hosts at Stickwick Farm for sharing their idyllic meadow and woodland space.   We had a fantastic day den building, damper cooking, sculpting, weaving, team building and target shooting. What a special school community we have - lucky Hennock!

By | July 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Stickwick Natural Learning Day