Author Archives: Miss A. O'Connor

ECO Club Prize

You may remember last year, you all made pledges as families to ‘Wash, Squash and Recycle’ your waste. The wonderful work you have been doing at home has been recognised by our Local Authority. On Monday 8th October, the children were presented with a certificate as we have won £100 to spend on new resources! We will be using the money to buy ‘Loose Parts’ for the children to explore during play times. Keep up the good work!

  

 

 

 

 

Our Nursery Philosophy

As we reach the end of a very busy half term, we reflect on the giant steps that have been made by the Nursery children in such a short space of time! We have a very strong philosophy in Nursery with specific outcomes and it is fair to say they have all been reached with…Read More

Eggshell STEM experiment in Nursery

How strong is an eggshell? Eggs seem pretty fragile. We went ahead and dropped one, it broke really easily. An eggshell is actually quite strong, but just how strong? We tried a couple of ways to test out our eggshell strength experiment. We used books and we used water. We also compared eggs with 2…Read More

Care packages for new Nursery parents/carers

Following six glorious weeks in the sunshine we welcomed Mrs Walton (TA) into Nursery! It is a very exciting time for Nursery, meeting new children, meeting new parents and establishing routines. Saying goodbye to your little ones on their first day of Nursery can be a real tearjerker. ‘First day of Nursery’ packs were put…Read More

‘Loose parts’ play in Nursery

The children have wasted no time in exploring the exciting activities on offer this week! The creative table was an instant hit with ‘loose parts’ play. Loose parts possess infinite play possibilities. Children can carry, combine, redesign, line up, take apart and put loose parts back together in almost endless ways. These objects invite conversations…Read More

Teddy Bears Picnic with Nursery and Year 5

Buddy systems help to promote friendship and support between older and younger peers. The benefits of a buddy system are twofold – the older children learn to take on responsibility, while the younger children know that they have a special friend they can confidently turn to for support. The Year 5 children joined with the…Read More

Year 2 at Forest School: Session 2

Year 2 were super excited to be going back to ‘Forest School’ this week! They independently got dressed in record time and were ready to go! This week’s session was based on ‘camouflage.’ The children put camouflage paint on their faces and made camouflage hats. Tree identification books helped Year 2 to identify a holly…Read More

A new term in Nursery

Nursery were very pleased to start a new term with glorious sunshine. The outdoor area was in full bloom and the children painted observational drawings of daffodils.         The termly topic is ‘Traditional Stories.’ The home corner was turned into the ‘Three Bears Cottage’ and the children explored the story sack full…Read More