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Butterfly Word/Preston Park

We have had a fantastic trip to Butterfly World and Preston Park. First of all we explored the play park and then we went inside Butterfly World. We were fascinated by all of the different varieties of butterflies and were amazed when they landed on us! We were...

Learning about lighthouses

Children in Dragonflies have been learning lots about lighthouses this week. They watched a video about Grace Darling and took a tour of the Fastnet lighthouse they found on the internet. Then they set to work making models and drawing lighthouses. Some children even...

Windy Nook Gardening Club digs in!

Tuesdays evenings are the times the new gardening club meets up and grasps some nettles. You can see in the photos that there's plenty of weeding to be done. The staff and pupils are clearing the ground ready to plant flowers, grow their own veg and get the pond...

We’re becoming more crafty in the nursery!

The children have been learning how to become more independent and activity with creative activities. They have really enjoyed our newly designed junk modelling area and they love transient art which has not only inspired a creative flare but has helped get their fingers moving to develop fine motor strength. The children are also becoming great artists in the painting area where they are more able to choose colours with a purpose. Great work Nursery!

Watch out! Tigers in Year 2!

This week Year 2 are considering how tigers in captivity may feel. Some of the children were Hot Seated as tigers while other children asked them questions. The children are using enriched vocabulary such as 'velvet pads', 'cemented cells' and 'stalking' in their...

Researching the Fallen – CWGC Website

Following on from our investigations at St Alban’s, Y6 researched the story of Windy Nook hero, Royal Marine, John Brown King. Famously, he was one of the first men to fire a shot in anger in the First World War, engaging the German mine layer Konigin Luise....

Windy Nook Hero

In a quiet corner of St Alban’s church is a brass plaque to the memory of John Brown-King, a Windy nook lad, reputed to be have fired the first shot in First World War. After tracking down a mine-laying German ship, John Brown-king’s ship the Amphion, fired on the...

Murder Most Foul!

The Coop Stores at Windy Nook Exploring the remains of the old village of Windy Nook we stumbled across the site of an infamous murder. In 1907, as a result of pilfering from the local Coop stores, three of the employees lay in wait to trap the thief. Around 4.00 in...

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak from the children in the Ladybirds! Today we have been learning about Eid, the celebration of ending the Ramadan fast. We looked at pictures of people celebrating Eid from all around the world and we talked about the different ways it is celebrated. We had...

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