Thursday, 8 November 2018

Making a remembrance poppy


Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance."

Yesterday we made Diwali plates with Dana. We made them as colourful as we could! For snack we had pink and yellow coloured rice to celebrate the festival of lights. We have also been playing outside - making mud pies, building train tracks and making bright playdough! To finish the morning session we watched a video to learn about Diwali.

Olivers Vegetables

Today we read Olivers Vegetables and then chopped up carrots, potatoes, peas, cabbage and made soup.  We enjoyed our healthy soup for afternoon snack.

Cosy Den - Light and Dark

We bought a bubble fishtank tube and some sensory light toys for our Cosy Den.  We can't wait for it to get dark at After School Club tonight and turn off all the lights!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Woodland Corner Closure - 6th November 2018

Due to water issues in the area, Woodland Corner will be closed until further notice.  Please check our Face Book page and blog for updates from Anglia Water and Nayland School.  Thank you  CL

Monday, 29 October 2018

Photographer is coming!

Rob Sambrook Photography is coming to take individual photos of your child/ren on the 16th November 2018.  These make excellent Christmas presents for the grandparents.  You can bring your favourite toy, or a festive outfit.  Siblings are welcome on the photo day too.  We will start with sibling photos from 8.30am.  Woodland Corner receives commission on yours orders, so if it's not your normal session, please bring your child along for the photo.

After School Club - Halloween themed Wednesday

Tuesday, 9 October 2018


Our Cake sale on Saturday raised £231.44.  We would like to thank everyone who baked for us and who came and supported us on the day.  These are some photos of the toys and activities that we have recently purchased with last years money.

Zoe Laughton's Forest School on Tuesdays.

Unicorn/dinosaur hoppers

Football goal and didicar


Lots of table top resources for fine motor, numeracy, literacy, understanding the world and personal, social and emotional development (EYFS)

Forest School - Tuesday

At Forest School today we explored sweet chestnuts and conkers.  Zoe cooked the chestnuts in the oven and we all got to try them.  We had a story about hedgehogs and made a leaf 'duvet' for the hedgehog to hibernate under.  We learned all about Teasel and used it to make our own hedgehogs.  We experimented with buckets and conkers to explore pulleys and balancing weights.  We played lots of games - 'follow the leader' 'sleeping fawns' and 'nature traffic lights'.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Forest School - Walk to the river

We had a stroke with Pepper the school dog and met the head teacher Miss Delaney.

 Counting the rings on the tree!