On Thursday 9th March the Nursery children had their second trip to Holly Hill Woods. We were lucky to have a beautiful warm and sunny day. The children were very excited about going in the mini-bus especially those children who had not been before. On arrival we spotted some oozy mud and a muddy puddle which of course needed to be explored! We found signs and writing that needed deciphering so we knew how to stay safe.
As we began to make our way to into the woods the children spotted a furry dog stuck up in a tree. The immediately wanted to help the dog and set about finding sticks long enough to rescue the dog. The dog was high in the tree and it took many attempts to finally get him down, the children showed amazing perseverance and determination!
For our teacher led learning the children were asked to find different patterns and textures and then take a rubbing. As you can see in the pictures, this was great fun and the children found spotty, bumpy, rough, smooth and patterned leaves, logs, bark and plants. Then it was time to explore! The morning children found new places to hide, primroses and insects, the afternoon children wanted to look for bears and climb tress. Clambering over logs, walking on rough uneven ground and climbing trees is a fabulous was for the children to develop their balance and physical skills. How fortunate we are as a Nursery in Snodland to have the woods so close! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to our next trip.