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Welcome to
Fledglings

a celebration of creativity and the

natural world for preschoolers

at Trymwood Studios

Westbury-on-Trym

Mondays and Fridays 

during term-time 

Story-telling, poems, songs, 

& art-making

with a changing weekly theme

E-mail us for a free taster session

info@trymwoodstudios.co.uk

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When do we meet?

Summer Terms 1&2

Mondays 9.30  - 10.30am 

Term 1 Apr 15th, 22nd, 29th.  May 13th, 20th

Term 2 Jun 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th  Jul 1st, 8th, 15th.

Fridays 9.30  - 10.30am

Term 1 Apr 19th, 26th.  May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Term 2 Jun 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  Jul 5th, 12th, 19th.

Book by term or individual session

For participating younger siblings - Please contact us for a discount

What do we do?

The sessions

Our Fledgling sessions begin with the children making a circle and welcoming each other in song.

More often than not, we introduce a small box into the circle containing a hint to the session's theme. We love to fill our box with found things, whether that be a beautiful Jay feather or a Roe Deer skull. The children enjoy passing the treasure to each other to explore its 'thingness' - it's smell, it's texture. Our Fledglings sessions flow from this into a celebration of the theme through songs, poetry, stories and art-making.

“Fledglings is such a brilliant group. My 3 year old daughter loved making art using different materials whilst learning about natures delights, such as spiders, wasps, wind & berries. A stand out memory will be the laughter using the conker runs!”

Songs

We have found that songs about nature are few and far between! Our solution has been to write our own, borrowing familiar tunes. We love writing them and the children love learning them!  A firm favourite among our Fledglings is, 'here we go round the meadowlands', to the tune of 'here we go round the Mulberry bush'. Singing together each week brings such joy; we at Trymwood Studios are convinced singing is a form of magic!

Poetry and stories

We pack our Fledglings sessions with glorious nature poetry and stories.

 

We love to discover new material, as well as introduce the children to the classics of our own literature-rich childhoods. Shirley Hughes, Eric Carle and the wonderful poetry of A. N. Milne make regular appearances!

 

If we can read and sing outside, we make sure we do! 

Art-making

As an artist  studio and gallery we are passionate about getting arty!

 

Each week we facilitate our Fledglings to explore materials, whether it be graphite, watercolour or clay, and get creative within the week's theme. Recent makes have involved Fledglings weaving nests, creating tail feathers to 'fly' in the gardens, molding clay to make fungi and making graphite snail trails around a cardboard obstacle course.

 

We strive with all our arty times to encourage individual creativity, avoiding a directed make.

“Fledglings is so much fun. Hannah & Lucy are so welcoming & creative with their ideas. We have loved exploring nature through painting, cutting paper, charcoal, clay, wool, sticking, weaving & drawing. The singing, poems and story telling is captivating too. Highly recommend for toddlers.”