Transition Trip to Waltham Abbey Gardens

The children had a wonderful day exploring the Waltham Abbey Gardens. They participated in a wide range of activities which allowed them to learn more about their natural surroundings and deepen their knowledge and understanding of their current topic of ‘Growth’.

The morning activities were based around the children using their senses. The ‘Sensory Safari’ included looking at colours in the gardens and wearing a blindfold to listen to sounds. A favourite activity was collecting natural fallen treasures to make a smelly cocktail!

During the afternoon the children used their art and design skills to create pictures using mirrors and make a natural collage which represented the parts of a plant. To end the day, the children had the chance to press leaves and petals to make their own bookmarks. As well as the bookmark, the children also planted their own healthy, tasty treat to take home.