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November 2022 - Vege Soup

This story begins outdoors… the children are role-playing.

An adult seizes the moment to support this learning opportunity. She wonders what they are doing? She commentates on their actions and she builds on what the children already know as she follows their lead. The story unfolds and the children talk about what they are going to buy at the shop. They pretend to buy potatoes, peel them and then put them in the oven.

Later in the week vegetables are purchased and the children are introduced to the real vegetable peelers. This task supports the development of gross and fine motor skills, dexterity, hand-eye coordination and crossing the mid-line. The children skilfully peeled and chopped carrots, parsnip, onion and potatoes.

As a result of such hard work we were able to make vegetable soup which was extremely popular at snack time with some fresh crusty bread from Simmons! 😊

October 2022 - Light and Shadows

Look at our CURIOUS little learners, exploring shadows on the wall. Light & shadows form a huge part of our Curiosity Approach setting.

Light is a source of ever-changing wonder for children. Simple moments exploring light can grow into explorations in science, creativity and language.

At very young ages children begin to realize that light can change and make shadows.  They love to explore the wonder of light reflections & shadows in our nurseries.

Our passionate staff help the children to hand pick thought provoking materials to explore, providing inspirational explorations in light.

Magical times ⭐️

September 2022 - Emergent Writers

Children in Preschool have been busy beginning their journey towards writing by making simple marks. Mark making is so much more than just a scribble! It is the first step in your child's journey to writing and is so very important for their development in handwriting, creativity and coordination. 


February 2022 - Working hard exploring

What a busy few weeks we have had exploring at school. We have painted using different body parts, we found dinosaurs trapped in ice and tasting new food for the Lunar new year.


January 2022 - Happy New Year

Happy new year to all our new and old families. We have loved seeing you all back at school.

We have started this very cold new year with exploring with our senses. We have painted with ice and talked about how it feels, used branches to paint and talked about the patterns it makes. We have had great fun mark making in the shaving gel.

Ice painting

November 2021 - Busy few weeks

The children have been working very hard in Preschool developing their skills in lots of areas. We have made a healthy soup, talked about Remembrance day and raised money for Chidren in Need to name just a few things.


October 2021 - Autumn

The Preschool children are settling well and making good use of all the Autumn treasures they have found.