Great Notley Country Park

Early Years had a wonderful school trip to Great Notley Country Park and the children thoroughly enjoyed the Very Hungry Caterpillar session. Activities included caterpillar and butterfly relay races, matching games and an art activity – and this was all before lunch! The afternoon was spent wandering through a meadow with nets, searching for insects and creatures. Bumblebees, ants, crickets and spiders were among some of the ones we discovered. We then enjoyed shaking the trees to hunt for even more insects! Caterpillars, beetles and flies were soon falling down onto our sheets. The children found it fascinating to see all the different insects. The adults were incredibly proud of how well behaved they were throughout the day. Our Park Ranger even commented on how lovely they all were. The children learnt so much from exploring the country park and really enjoyed themselves. There were plenty of tired and happy faces on the coach on the way home