Outdoor Learning

Ladybirds’ Fruit Salad, Bhangra Dancing & Snow Excitement

These are just some of the highlights from this week in the Ladybirds class. We have continued with our healthy eating theme and the children have been able to make their own fruit salad. The votes the children made last week in the writing area were counted and...

Traffic Survey

Owls have enjoyed learning about their new topic Trains, Planes and Automobiles this week.  They took a little trip outside to conduct a traffic survey.  They used tally marks to record each vehicle that went by.  We were only out for 10 minutes and recorded 35...

The last big adventure of 2017

It was the last day of the autumn term and a big adventure was planned for Reception children. Everyone came in their outdoor clothes and had their wellies ready. There was a drink and a biscuit before departure; just to keep us going. The weather was beautiful when...

Ice pies anyone?

In the cold weather this week Reception classes enjoyed some icy fun. First of all they thought up an 'ice experiment'. The grown ups helped them to fill lots of containers with just a little bit of water. They put sticks and glitter and leaves in just to find out...

Learning about Ice and Snow in Reception

Reception have learned lots today about freezing and melting, usually a topic we learn about in Winter but seeing as the snow and ice came to us we thought we better take advantage of it. The children have found out about how when it's really cold the water on the...

Firework Fun in the Ladybirds

In the Ladybirds classroom there has been lots of exciting conversations about the fireworks we saw over the weekend. Firework fun has continued with making firework pictures and writing firework words in sparkly glitter. Outside the children have been using the...

Outdoors, the Halloween fun continues…

More of our exciting new equipment arrived last week and coupled with Halloween we had double the fun. The tyres have been a great hit. So far we have made obstacle courses, trains and cars. We've rolled them uphill and rolled them down...

Adventuring at Thornley Woods

Yesterday the Ladybirds and Dragonflies enjoyed a trip to Thornley Woods. We went on an Autumn walk, collecting leaves, twigs and pine cones as well as spotting different woodland animals. After our walk we had our picnic and once we were finished we all sang 'we're...

Halloween fun in the Ladybirds

This week we have been learning through Halloween themed activities. Outside we have been scooping the seeds out of pumpkins, talking about how many we think there are and sorting them into numbered pots. We have also been on a spooky picture hunt, writing down what...

Happy Divali from Dragonflies and Ladybirds

The festival of Divali was celebrated in style today in our early years classes. There was so much fun and lots of learning. Indoors there was coconut ice to be made and shared out before the end of the day. Then there was the story of Sita and Ramu for listening...

Great excitement in nursery.

Nursery children were so excited this week as our new outdoor equipment began to arrive. It is fabulous and we cant wait to make full use of it. Also this week children explored our school grounds and looked for signs of autumn to make our Autumn Windows. We made...

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