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Wormcity Wormery

Wormcity Wormery

Thank you to The Children’s Kitchen who kindly donated a Wormcity Wormery to the school.  Firstly, we put the coir blocks in a bucket of water to soak and expand to 3 times its size.  Whilst it was rehydrating the children helped to construct the wormery by screwing...

Lunar/Chinese New Year 2024

Lunar/Chinese New Year 2024

Recently we learnt about the celebration of Lunar/Chinese New Year (Year of the Dragon). We explored how the texture of noodles changed from hard to soft after cooking, looked at Chinese writing and created our own using paint and charcoal, read stories, explored...

Muddy play February 2024

Muddy play February 2024

Mud, glorious mud!  In fact, if it wasn't wet and muddy enough today we got the pressure washer out to clear the playground of debris.  Mud play offers many benefits for children's development. Here are some of them: Developing children’s sensory skills Connecting...

Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023

It has been a very busy couple of weeks celebrating the Christian celebration of Christmas.  We have used lots of sparkly items and glitter to adorn Christmas tree decorations (you can never have enough glitter), decorated the Christmas trees with tinsel and baubles,...

Diwali 2023

Diwali 2023

Recently we celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.  We made and decorated clay and playdough divas, painted firework pictures, watched information videos, explored artefacts and clothes and decorated our hands with henna. We also created Rangoli patterns...

Woodwork sessions

Woodwork sessions

Finn (Oak Class teacher) has recently started woodwork sessions with the children.  We believe this is a wonderful medium for children to work with and the children are currently building confidence with real tools such hammers and saws. Woodwork has a long history in...

End of year celebration 2023

End of year celebration 2023

What an enjoyable day we had at our end of year celebration which had an African Caribbean theme. The day involved drumming and dancing sessions with Mandinka Roots, threading necklaces, face painting, adorning crowns, creating collages, making fruit kebabs, painting...

Woodland area in garden revamp

Woodland area in garden revamp

The staff have worked hard to revamp the woodland area recently.  There was great excitement when a delivery of bark came to the school and the children watched as the lorry's crane unloaded the large bags.  The children and staff then used wheelbarrows to transport...

Caterpillars and butterflies 2023

Caterpillars and butterflies 2023

There was great interest a few weeks ago when a set of tiny caterpillars arrived at school.  The children scooped a lump of nutritious caterpillar food into each vial and very, very carefully (using a soft brush) put one caterpillar into each vial.  Whilst in their...

King’s Coronation May 2023

King’s Coronation May 2023

Yesterday, the children took advantage of the nice weather and celebrated the upcoming King’s Coronation. Earlier in the day the children painted bunting and created flags and streamers to wave.  They also decorated crowns and made their own jam sandwiches to eat...

Police visit 2023

Police visit 2023

There was great excitement recently when we had a visit from PCSO Eleanor Lewis and her colleague in the Police van.  The Officers talked about what they use the van for and the children were able to explore the van (including the cells!) and they even set off the...

Snow day March 2023

Snow day March 2023

The children ventured outside on Wednesday to explore the snow.  Although it didn’t last long, we certainly made the most of it – touching it, kicking it, tasting it, snowball fights and there was even enough to make a small snowman.

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