Wild Things after school club for the Summer Term

22nd April 2024

Dear parents and carers

The school’s wildlife club ‘Wild Things’ will be starting its Summer Term sessions soon, which will be held on Thursday's after school. Mr West, Mrs Lochead, Mrs Heinemann and Mrs Greatrex will run the club from 3.10pm to 4.30pm over eight sessions during May and June.

Each session looks at a specific wildlife topic and can include identifying animals and plants, learning about habitats/habitat creation and a whole range of fun activities based around enjoying nature. The emphasis will be focussed on learning about wildlife and conservation and it is essential that your child has a considerable interest in conservation and wildlife in order to get the most from this club, as it is not a free-play activity. The children should be able to follow instructions and take part in hands on outdoor activities, including tool use and in all weathers.

There is a £20 charge for the term (essentially £2.50 per session), per child, to purchase equipment and materials. All children must bring in waterproof/rough shoes, outdoor clothes (legs must be covered to protect against stinging nettles etc) and a waterproof coat as we will be spending a lot of our time on outdoor practical activities and the children are likely to get muddy or messy.

The club is for children in Year 1 and 2 (even if they have attended before) and we have twenty spaces available for the term. If your child is keen to learn about wildlife and would like to join our Summer Term sessions please register your interest by emailing office@hook-inf.hants.sch.uk, with the subject title "Wild Things" before lunchtime on Friday 26th April. We will pick the names out of a hat for the available spaces and notify you via Parentmail if you are successful in securing a place for your child.

Please do not send in any money until we notify you that your child has a place as Wild Things can be a very popular club.

The dates for the Summer Term sessions are:

Summer Term 1: (Thursdays) 2nd, 9th,16th and 23rd May 

Spring Term 2: (Thursdays) 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June


Regards, the Wild Things Team