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The importance of a mark!

As adults, writing comes easily, for children however, writing is a whole new skill requiring time, practice and encouragement. The skill of writing begins with mark making.  We love encouraging the children to make a mark and you don’t need just a pen and paper –  this week we have used paint, pens on cars, […]

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Dark Den

The children had such a fantastic week looking at space, rockets and the moon. It was a great opportunity to explore some sensory activities and play with light in the dark den. They loved the space walk.  We placed different objects under a sheet and then they could feel how hard or soft they were […]

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Risky play!

We sometimes let the children climb up a slide. Yes that’s right – go UP a slide!  But only when no one is waiting to come down.  But why would we allow such a thing?  Well, it’s all to do with the importance of this type of play. Studies have shown that overprotecting children can […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We had a wonderful visitor today talking about demolition and recycling. Thank you Howard Button for bringing explosions and recycling to life.  A great start to our week looking at how we can reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Spider lunch!

Today was perfect spider hunting weather as the webs glistened in the glorious sunlight.  The children loved hunting with their magnifiers and one little person found a very chubby spider having his lunch! Looking for minibeasts supports so many areas of learning for the children such as: Listening to and following instructions on where to […]