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Throughout the year, all children at Croft Infant School are lucky enough to be able to visit Havenswood for their Forest School sessions!


The sessions are great fun and contribute greatly towards the children's learning. The huge range of activities offered include using tools such as hammers and saws, toasting marshmallows and exploring the huge woodland area!












Some of the many residents at Havenswood!









Some of our outdoor creations, made using hammers and nails.










Toasting marshmallows around the fire pit!

Then squashing them between biscuits to make yummy s'mores!










So much to do and to explore!











In science the children learn about plants, and visit Alfreton Park to identify and learn the names of a range of wild flowers and plants that flower at different times of the year. Some that we are lucky to see at the park include: forget-me-nots, daisies, dandelions, bluebells, daffodils, geraniums, buttercups and rhododendron flowers.











To support their learning in geography, all classes visit Alfreton Park regularly throughout the year to observe the seasonal changes and compare how the environment, trees and plants change through spring, summer, autumn and winter.











To learn about different types of trees, the children in Year 1 and 2 visit Alfreton Park to look at the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. Visiting throughout the year shows the children how coniferous trees such as yew, do not shed all of their needles in autumn, unlike broadleaved trees like oak who loses all of its leaves.