This Term


We have enjoyed playing with Tap Tap Art, hammering pins into cardboard to make different shapes and patterns.


We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we’re not scared…………     

In Nature Explorers we made rubbings from different pieces of wood.

We had lots of fun blowing and catching bubbles.

We made breathing buddies to help if we feel anxious.


In the Nature Explorers session we went on a walk to look for signs of Spring.


Having fun in the snow.

We planted daffodil bulbs in the Nature Explorers session with Lisa.

Squiggle while you wiggle – an activity that combines dance and large movements to help develop fine motor skills in preparation for early writing – lots of fun!


We are learning all about the emergency services.

Practising to ride on the balance bikes.


We are learning all about builders this week and have enjoyed playing with the tools.


We had fun in the paint using stamps and our hands!


Junk Modelling


The children have enjoyed playing outside exploring the snow and ice.



In Nature Explorers we made a Christmas feast for the birds.


We drew pictures and wrote a letter to Father Christmas, hopefully he will write back.


In the Nature Explorers session we made clay nature prints.


We went on a story walk finding props for the story Chicken Licken.


We made a camp fire and toasted marshmallows.


Messy paint play.


We were very careful when we hammered tacks into pumpkins.


 Role-playing in the pre-school shop.


Playing outdoors is really good fun.


We drove the remote control cars around the outdoor playarea looking for numbers.


Do you like the bats we made from egg boxes?


We really enjoyed playing with the parachute outside.


We painted our feet and made footprints, it tickled!


We have been busy doing lots of jigsaws this week.

Playing with gloop is really good fun.

We have been busy building towers with wooden blocks.


We used paint, playdough and stickle bricks to make people.


The children made dens in the Nature Explorers session.


Nature Explorers


We had lots of fun balancing on and jumping off crates.


The children made friendship pebbles in the Nature Explorers session.


Outdoor play is such fun.



Busy, creative children.



The children have really enjoyed playing in the new outdoor play-area.







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Terrific Transport

This half term the children will be looking at the topic Terrific Transport concentrating this week on cars. Activities will include playing with the garage in the small world area, making junk models in the creative area, role-playing using wheels, tool boxes and registration plates, painting pictures of cars using sponges, building with wooden blocks in the construction area and playing with the remote control cars.  The Book of the Week is Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car and will be read at every circle time.  While listening to the story the pre-school children will discuss two words that appear in it, ‘squash’ and ‘deeper’

Phonics Activity: The phonics activity for the 2 year olds is positional language – on, in and under. The 3 year olds will listen to The Gruffalo and the pre-school children will play I Spy.

The Book of the Week: Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Nature Explorers: Drawing with charcoal

Homelink Activity: The homelink activities this half term will all be focused around how we manage our feelings and look after each other. This weeks activity is to take part in a cosmic yoga session on YouTube. The link below will take you to a session that also tells the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’