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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Weekly round up 22nd September

The children have been looking at shapes this week. They chose their favourite shape and drew the shape onto card, with great skill and a little help. The children used glue, spreading it along the chalk lines of their shape and used a variety of dried beans to follow and copy the pattern. Viviane said “My circle is going to be really good and

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Weekly round up 15th September

The children visited the outdoor learning area this week. Taking their clipboards with them, they explored the pond to record the wildlife they found. Joshua and Zac drew some lovely pictures of the fish, with Joshua making a fish motion with his mouth. They also picked some of the wonderful fruit and vegetables that had grown such as parsnips and strawberries. Esther found the juiciest

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Weekly update 8th September

The children have been exploring an animal swamp this week, filled with mud, logs and little hide-outs made of foil for the children to investigate. Francesca, Rose, Molly and Johnny began to tell each other stories about what the animals were doing. Johnny said “I have seen a real lion. He goes rahhh to me and chases the other animals!” Rose replied “Well I

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Weekly update 1st September

The children have used mud, chalk, water and natural materials to make their own juice. They carefully crushed the chalks and watched as the colours mixed together. Francesca said “Look! My blue and yellow chalk has turned into green chalk!” All the children used different jugs to explore the different textures they could make using just about everything they could find to make their

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Weekly update 25th August

The children have been very interested in building and creating lately, and have been very busy joining in and have initiated many of their own activities. As an example, the children built their own building site using the cones to make sure everybody knew it was a dangerous area! Ellie said “I’ve got nail varnish but I can still be strong!” The children then

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Weekly update 18th August

The children have been on a few outings to the park this week. They were beautifully behaved while walking to and from the park. As they arrived, the children split up and explored the various equipment. Some of the children had a go on the obstacle course, balancing themselves along, and were fantastic at making their way up and over the climbing wall. They

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