We had some new play spaces created in the garden by DCC Sufficiency and Funding Team who chose The Grove for their volunteer day. Their hard work meant the garden has been extended with two astro turf areas which have added to the children’s outdoor opportunities. Thank you to the team.
Dorchester Carnival 2017
We entered as 101 Dalmatians … and won the cup.
Well done to parents and children who took part in this Community event.
Outing to Swanage Railway June 2017
As a special treat we are taking all our leavers to The Swanage Railway for a train ride and a seaside picnic.
March 2nd – World book day
The children had fun dressing up. The Gruffalo came to visit … and was greeted by Spiderman and friends.
Forest School sessions July 2016
For our last sessions we made twig and leaf boats and sailed them on the pond …
” Catch the trade winds in your sails,
Explore, Dream, Discover.” (Twain)
A lovely sentiment to end the sessions.
Dorchester Carnival 2016
We had fun – wearing our pyjamas and joining in the Carnival. The children enjoyed the community event, waving to “lots and lots of people” as they walked around the town.
Playgroup Autumn Fair
Putting the fun into Fund raising. Thank you to everyone who supported the event we made £150.
First Forest School sessions
The first sessions focus on staying safe while exploring the natural environment, but still allow the children the independence of having shared experiences with friends.
September 2015 and Elmer the Elephant
Using the story of Elmer the Elephant, the children painted colourful patterns on a canvas to create a large picture of Elmer for the Playroom.
Water, water everywhere
July 2015 has been such a hot summer and the best way to cool down was with water!
Teddy Bears Picnic
We have strong links with Maiden Castle House residential home. In June we took a group to sing songs, meet residents and have a teddy bear themed picnic. It is a favourite way for us to be part of the wider community.
In contrast to the Carnival, on 26th June 2015, we celebrated International Mud Day (a real event) in true Grove style!
Dorchester Carnival 2015
On 20th of June we took part in Dorchester Carnival. the theme was Around the World – and the children were a colourful walking float in this community event.
Growing in the garden June 2015
All the hard work of planting and caring for the plants is reaping rewards! The children take responsibility for checking the plants and understand the importance of watering them to make sure the vegetables grow.