Thursday, 8 December 2011


We've changed our construction area into Bethlehem. There is a stable, a star and all the costumes and props that the children need to role play the nativity. This is the best way for the children to understand the Christmas story and it prepares them for our Christmas play. This year we are doing 'Whoops-a-Daisy Angel'. It's the story of a very special angel and the very first Christmas.

The three kings visit the new baby

Just checking the story in the book!

This stable's cosy.

The Christmas star shows everyone the way.

The shepherds followed the star

This is the Twigs Christmas party.

Some children had Christmas dinner from Ursula.

Everyone had a lovely time with extra nibbles after.


The Post Office is a fantastic role play area at Christmas. We use it for writing letters to Santa, posting Parcels and lots more !

Finding out why letters need stamps

Recognising numbers on doors and addresses on envelopes. Just like a real postie.

Weighing parcels and talking about weight.

Using money and starting to think about the different coin shapes.


Thursday, 20 October 2011


Half term is almost here and we've had a fantastic start to our school year. The children have all settled in fantastically well and are exploring the classroom with lots of interest. At this time of year we concentrate on showing the children how to use all the equipment in the classroom as well as focusing on our classroom rules. There's so much for them to learn about, as well as meeting new people and making new friends.
Designing in the design technology area

Taking messages - writing with a purpose

Playing games that strengthen fingers for writing

Signing for our snack

Painting and talking - having fun!

Writing on the whiteboard

Exploring capacity

playing with our new garage

Threading after making holes

Cutting takes a lot of concentration

playing maths games on the interactive whiteboard

having 11's with friends

Who's that playing hide and seek?

Big mark-making outdoor

climbing strengthens our hands and bodies

Using small mark-making equipment on a big space

Designing and making

Bird spotting from the 'hide'

Oops, that's wobbly!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


This term our theme is growing and changing. We currently have tadpoles that are developing in tadpoles and caterpillars that, with care, will pupate into butterflies.

Some children also held our Giant Land Snail that came for a visit from FS2

This week, the children have been on a minibeast safari. They went into our outdoor space armed with magnifying glasses and 'minibeast spotter guides' to look for bugs.