Forest School

The children have responded really well to going to forest school at Rushall. We have been exploring the mud and paint in the mud kitchen, climbing on the wooden planks and wooden stepping stones and exploring the open spaces. We are so proud of all the children for experiencing these new surroundings and cannot wait to discover more of their amazing skills as we continue our outdoor learning.

Diwali Celebrations

The children have had a fantastic first week back to school, they have all settled back into routine and have had lots of fun. We really enjoyed our whole school Diwali celebrations, exploring coloured rice and designing rangoli patterns, dressing up, smelling spices , playing our drums and Bhangra dancing. Massive well done to all children in Ladybird class for confidently and independently exploring all these activities in the hall.

Pumpkin Party 🎃

When the children arrived in school the classroom had been transformed !!

Everyone had a great time exploring the pumpkins , potions and sensory tuff pits, the children worked so well alongside each other sharing and exploring the activities together.
In the afternoon we had a disco and a game of pass the parcel , everyone waited patiently for their turn . Just before home time we had a party , thank you to everyone for making our day amazing by contributing costumes, food and decorations.

We hope that you have an enjoyable week with you children ,we are so excited for next term and can not wait for your children to immerse themselves in the activities.

The Early Years Team

Speech and Language Fun!

The children have made wonderful progress with sitting, listening and looking during our Speech and Language sessions. We are beginning to encourage turn taking and communication through our fabulous communication boards. Massive Well Done everyone!

Going on a Bear Hunt 🐻

We are continuing to follow the children’s interests so have chosen “Going on a bear hunt” an animated version from YouTube . We  have made a book using the pictures on the screen and based our activities around the journey and what we encountered to find the bear.

One of the children’s favourite activities was an edible tuff tray following the journey to the bear. We used kale, broccoli, chives, parsley , chocolate mouse ,cereal boulders and icing sugar .
The children explored all the ingredients while listening to the story on the I.W.B.

Animal Boogie!

Following the children’s interests we have been focusing on the story song ‘Animal Boogie’. We have seen fantastic looking and listening to our story and song and independent exploring of all our wonderful animal resources. Children have shown good hand and eye coordination when creating a large lion for our display. We are also beginning to follow the movements and actions from the story song. Well Done everyone!

Swimming Session

Our swimming session was a really positive experience for all the children each one of them showed an increased confidence in the water.


This week we have also been exploring and making marks with a variety of textures, we used coloured pasta, toffee yoghurt and a firm favourite was edible sand.

The Donkey Sanctuary

The children whose turn it was to visit the donkeys this week met Shocks , one of the donkeys we have adopted with the help of the P.S.A. The children were assisted to touch, feel and interact with the donkey , they really enjoyed the experience .



P.E – Ball Skills

The children have been developing their ball skills during our P.E session. They are learning to roll,catch,throw and bounce a ball.

Playing with balls improves motor skills , hand- eye coordination,and timing, which are important parts of the developmental progression .

Our First Swimming Session

We have had an amazing first session in the pool , every child has participated and experienced the water.


Exploratory Messy Play

The children have investigated and explored jelly and porridge .