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Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year was on the 16th February this year. It might have been during the holiday, but we didn’t want to miss out on the celebration! We’re investigating this vibrant and interesting celebration, all across school. As the festival is centuries old, there are lots of myths and customs associated…

Nursery and the Three Little Pigs

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Nursery have been reading the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Using lots of different craft materials, everyone recreated collage pictures of the Three Little Pigs’ houses. It was really impressive how many details they remembered from the story.  View more pictures in our Sway

Nursery JG Christmas Party

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There was lots of festive fun in nursery today. Miss Goodall’s class (NJG) had their Christmas party. Everyone helped to get the party food ready, even making cheese or jam sandwiches. It was then time for games, music and fun. Not to be outdone, NJG’s pass the parcel had even more…

Nursery Christmas songs performance

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Nursery performed some Christmas songs for their parents and carers whilst dressed up like the characters in the songs!  We had some lovely Christmas puddings, some twinkly stars and even a Santa stuck in the chimney.  It was great fun and the students performed so well. Thank you to staff for…

Nursery FG Christmas Party

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Nursery FG kicked off the first Christmas party this week. The morning started with fun games, music and dancing. Including a game of pass the parcel, with the most well wrapped present I’ve ever seen. We lost count of the number of layers! Of course, no party would be complete without…

Nursery go to The Rainbow Factory

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This week nursery went to the Rainbow Factory where they heard a Christmas story all about Ebeneezer Scrooge.  Scrooge hated Christmas until he was shown how amazing it is by three Christmas Ghosts. After the story the children got to play games, choose their own fairytale by rolling a dice and…

Nursery - Leo's Birthday

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There has been a very special birthday in nursery for Leo, the teddy! Nursery have been learning about celebrations, just in time to throw this big party for Leo. Everyone helped prepare for the party, starting with baking and icing buns, taking turns to measure, mix and stir. Once baking was…

Foundation Stage Bonfires

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In anticipation for Bonfire night, nursery and reception have held their own bonfires this week. Everyone had lots of great ideas on how to build the fires and even helped to break up sticks and scrunch up newspaper, ready for the fire. We all talked about keeping safe and what makes…

Nursery celebrate Diwali

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Just before the holidays, nursery celebrated Diwali. The day was full of enjoyable activities to help us all learn about and celebrate Diwali. Outside: we had everyone helping to create a giant colourful picture representing fireworks. Inside: we decorated our own diyas, which are beautifully decorated clay lamps. Later, we found…

Revamped Mud Kitchen

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Foundation stage’s mud kitchen has had a makeover. Miss Hobson has been hard at work transforming this area. With new pots, pans and utensils everyone in foundation stage is eager to make some messy food. First on the menu was cakes and chapattis!

Nursery PE

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Mr Short setup an exciting assortment of PE equipment in the hall, ready for our nursery children to explore.  We had climbing frames, balancing benches and more. Following the path set out by the equipment, our courageous nursery children climbed, jumped and balanced on the equipment to complete their way through…

We love the rain!

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It's typical weather for September, sun with rain, mostly rain, but that doesn’t stop our nursery children’s learning journey. Rain suits and wellies on, we’re ready to enjoy and experience the outdoors. It’s only been a couple of weeks now since many of our nursery children started, but they’ve settled really…

Nursery is open

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The first of our nursery children started this week, they’ve settled so well! We had emotional new starts, but once settled everyone has had a great time. With lots of activities and opportunities to gain friends and social skills, nursery is a perfect way to start your child’s learning journey.  See…

Attendance Fun Day - July 17

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Today has been an awesome day of outdoor activities, all to thank our children for their great attendance. We’ve had parachute games, some flamboyant dance classes with Miss Greenwood, crazy multi-sport with Mr Silvester and then on to the grand finale; the inflatable assault course! It’s been a great end to…

Sports Day - Foundation Stage

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Last Friday, Foundation Stage held the first of our sports days. The weather was a bit chilly, but once everyone was moving, it was perfect for some sporty fun. Everyone was in class teams, tackling a range of different activities including, egg and spoon race, penalty kick, space hopping and more.…

Eid Celebration

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As part of religious education, we get to learn about lots of different faiths and religious festivals, which help us understand and respect each others beliefs. Last Friday, we held our own Eid celebration. A third of our children celebrated Eid earlier in the week, so it was a great time…

Nursery - Teddy Bears' Picnic

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The bear from our hunt earlier in the week was hungry! Nursery decided that they would take him on a picnic. We grabbed our giant picnic hamper, full of sandwiches, and headed to our local park. Our first stop was the playground, where everyone got to play on every piece of…

Nursery - We're going on a bear hunt

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After hearing a bear was hiding somewhere around Woodlands, our intrepid nursery explorers set out to find him. Travelling all around school, fearlessly going through: grass, mud, a river, snow and a forest, we finally found the cave. The bear was cosy in his cave, until nursery, who were so excited…

NJG - Trip to Home Farm

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Earlier last week, NFG and RH went on a trip to Home Farm at Temple Newsam. They had such a fantastic time, on Friday it was the turn of NJG and RR to visit.  Find out more here, from when NFG and RH went earlier in the week.  See…

Trip to Home Farm at Temple Newsam

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Yesterday Nursery FG and Reception RH went on a trip to Home Farm at Temple Newsam. The students got to explore the farm with Farmer Peter, who told them all about the animals they saw.  Home Farm is a working farm and has some of the rarest breeds of farmyard animals…