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Reception Visit To The Hive

Posted: 14th June 2024

students on a woodland walk

The highlight of F2s week, this week, has been our trip to The Hive in High Beech. We did so many fun activities both indoors and outdoors. We started by going on a forest walk and looking for different types of minibeasts. We used plastic containers to collect them and inspect them in closer detail. After that, we hunted for 4 types of leaves that are commonly found in Epping Forest and matched them to the tree. On our walk back to the building, we used sticky paper strips to create our own forest artwork out of our favourite natural resources we found. We enjoyed eating our delicious packed lunch and then got to learn about 5 different creatures. We got the chance to hold, touch or stroke a cockroach, a stick insect, an African giant snail, a fire salamander and a corn snake! We were all very brave and handled the animals with care and respect.


Categories: Educational Visit


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The morning starts at 9am with refreshments in the School Hall. Mrs Campbell (Headteacher) will host a talk at 9.15am including information on our extended Wraparound Care provision, 30 house free childcare code option as well as Nursery sessional timings. Following the talk, our Year 6 pupils will conduct personal tours of the school. We look forward to seeing you there!