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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Welly Wednesday

Please find all future photos under the 'Butterfly's very important play' section of Pre-School 

On a Wednesday, we go to our Forest School area and explore the great outdoors. 

We put on our overalls, coats and wellies so our clothes can stay nice and clean. The children like to run around Forest School, collect sticks, find leaves, go on bug hunts and play hide and seek in the trees. We also have a swing that the children love to play on.


These sessions ensure that the children get the opportunity to experience the outdoors, seeing wildlife and taking in the fresh air; this is very important for them to experience.


Please have a look at these photos to see all the different things your children have been doing on Welly Wednesday.

18.10.23 Today at Welly Wednesday we made leaf creatures, and sang lots of songs with the parachute

11.10.23 Today at Welly Wednesday we made Autumn picture frames, we used leaves and sticks to decorate and looked through them to see the Autumn nature

04.10.23 Today we looked for signs of Autumn with our magnifying glasses, noticed the leaves changing colours, and popped some bubbles to finish

27.09.23 Today we made our own blackberry playdough and made hedgehogs using sticks, pine cones and playdough

20.09.23 Today we looked at photos of different birds, looked for them in the forest and made pine cone bird feeders

13.09.23 Our first Welly Wednesday of the year, we enjoyed exploring the forest, and drinking hot chocolate

19.7.2023 - Today we made Insect headbands

12.7.2023 - Today we used magnifying glasses to look for insects

21.6.2023 - Musical Instruments and Nursery Rhymes

14.6.2023 - Making Nature Crowns

7.6.2023 - We went looking for our numbered Gingerbread men in the forest, and learning about nocturnal animals

24.5.2023 - That's not my dinosaur it's tail is too...... smooth, bumpy, sticky, prickly

17.5.2023 - Nature Photo Frames - Looking at colours, insects and leaves

26.4.2023 - Looking for the Magic Beans and making Leaf pictures

19.4.2023 - Spring Hunt and making blossom trees

15.3.2023 - Today we went to explore the forest area


14.9.2022 We made Autumn wreaths using leaves, made faces using loose parts...painting...digging...splashing in muddy puddles!

15.6.2022 - Today we were looking at the leaves, and finding out what tree they came from

08.06.2022 - Today we had a great time mud painting!

25.05.2022 - Making crowns from natural resources

18.05.2022 - Today we went on a Nature Hunt Bingo

11.05.2022 - We finished planting our sunflower seeds and looked for minibeasts in the wet weather

04.05.2022 - Today we planted sunflower seeds

06.04.2022 - We went on an Easter Egg Hunt today

30.03.2022 - Today we made wild flower seed bombs

23.03.2022 - Decorating our flower pots for Mother's Day

16.3.2022 Today we had great fun making dens

9.3.2022 Looking for different characters from the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

9.3.2022 Look at how our beans have grown!

2.3.2022 - We have been reading the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' today we planted 5 runner beans

9.2.2022 Looking for the birds hidden in the trees

1.2.2022 Going on a bug hunt!

19.1.2022 Bird Feeders

12.1.2022 Bird Feeders...using pine cones we covered them in peanut butter and dipped them in the bird seed and nuts, then we hung them in the trees for the birds.

Having fun in the mud!

We went on a pumpkin hunt today...we hand to find all 10 of the numbered pumpkins

Today we explored the Forest School area

Today we talked about the changing the leaves were beginning to change colour. We then had a go at decorating our own leaves using paint and dried leaves.

Today we planted Pansies and talked about what they need to help them grow

This week we introduced different materials to find out what the children did with them

This week we introduced our Welly Wednesday rules and explored our surroundings

This week we planted potatoes and had fun in the mud kitchen.

This week we planted Sunflower seeds which the children will be taking home to grow.

Today we planted Primroses in our caterpillar planters, they will brighten up our preschool garden.

9.12.2020 - Today we made a shelter

2.12.2020 - Making Hedgehogs

18.11.2020 Today we made a house for a Hedgehog

4.11.2020 Today we planted acorns

21.10.2020 Today we made fat balls for our bird feeders and hung them in the trees.

14.10.2020 This week we planted Daffodil bulbs, we look forward to seeing how they grow when the weather gets warmer.

30.9.2020 This week we have been learning all about Pirates. Today we used our treasure map to find the golden coins!

We have been looking at the book 'Monkey Puzzle'. Today we searched the forest looking for the animals, this is what we found...