Weekly update 1st December

In our forest school this week, the children visited Carlisle park. While walking around, they noticed a hiding place and became very excited. They made their way underneath the trees and pulled the twigs in front of their face, so no one could see them. Joshua shouted “Boo!” as he popped out from behind. They laughed together and spent time exploring the leaves left

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Weekly update 24th November

The tadpoles children have been using their bodies as a measuring tool this week. They linked hands to find out how many children could stand between two trees, as you can see! They found out 11 children were long enough to touch tree to tree but at another set of trees, there were not enough of them. Vinu said “We need more children to

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Weekly update 17th November

The children have been using the large weighing scales in the sand pit this week. They predicted what would happen as they filled the buckets up with sand. They filled half of the first bucket and observed it being pulled down. When asked what was happening, Viviane said “The bucket has fallen because it’s heavy!” They discussed how to make the buckets level and decided

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Weekly update 10th November

In our forest school this week, the children have made their own leaf chart! They visited Bushy park, collecting as many leaves as they could and then sat together in a small circle. Counting each leaf, they placed them in order from one to five, matching the amount of leaves to the correct number. They did a great job calculating and solving where to

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Weekly update 3rd November

The children visited Bushy park this week. They were on a mission to see how many leaves they could thread onto a stick! As they entered the park, they noticed a large piles of leaves and couldn’t wait to explore. The grabbed handfuls and started to throw them up in the air, looking underneath for some big sticks. Sreya and Isla spoke about how

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Weekly update 27th October

This week the day nursery  children have visited Garson’s farm. The children made a list of the different things they would need including welly boots, coats and drinks and snacks. Viviane said “We need welly boots to keep our feet dry.” When at the farm the children are very excited to get onto the tractor. Once on the tractor the children sat nicely and

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Weekly update 20th October

The Tadpoles children visited Garsons farm this week. They were all very excited, shouting “We’re going to the farm, we’re going to the farm!” On the way, the children observed all the cars and people as they went along. Robyn started to sing ‘Wheels on the bus’, which then became the song of the journey.  The children spotted a tractor as the arrived and clapped

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Weekly update 13th October

The tadpoles children visited the residents at St Mary’s care home this week. They took a portable Playdough disco with them, to play with the ladies. They walked in to lots of smiley faces greeting them. At first they were very quiet, but once the playdough came out they were very chatty and couldn’t stop! The ladies asked them what they had brought and

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Weekly update 6th October

The children became scientists this week. Objects of many sizes were trapped in ice and they investigated how to save them. All they had were pipettes and jugs of water. They thought long and hard, discussing how it could work. Viviane said “We need to squeeze out some water and squirt it on the big ice!” Zac replied “Let’s go!” They applied lots and

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Weekly update 29th September

The children have explored the plants in the garden this week. They travelled around, investigating what each plant could be. They discovered some strawberries growing and discussed what we could do with them. Esther said “We could eat them all up! They are very yummy!” Matilda replied “We have to let them grow first. They are so little!” They were very interested in how different

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