Recent fundraising purchases

Lisa has been on a spending spree with the fundraising money and has purchased:

  • a new basketball net
  • some new wheel barrows
  • new tables and chairs for the outside ‘home’ (shed) and for writing and crafts.
  • a new water tray coming soon
  • new china for the home area and new food
  • some lovely new coat pegs one for inside and one for out for our painting and water aprons.

Summer Term

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break. We would like to give a big warm welcome to the 5 new children and families starting with us this term, we hope you all enjoy your time with us.

Over the term we will start to plant seeds for the outside. We will also record what has happened to our beans while we have been on our break and re-pot them in soil.

Week commencing 16th April 2018

This week, the topic will be ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ and we have some live caterpillars arriving in the week. We will:

  • use the story sacks/puppets to retell the story (L)
  • make a garden centre role play, using money (EAD,M)
  • make marks with bugs in the sand (EAD)
  • thread the leaves on pipe cleaners (PD)
  • watch metamorphosis and life cycle on the computer (UotW)
  • Build caterpillars and butterflies using blocks and linking toys (PD)




Billy Goats Gruff/Easter!

Week commencing the 26th March 2018 we will be:

  • Retelling the story of the 3 billy goats using props/puppets (L, EAD)
  • Using language of size to talk about the goats, ordering (m)
  • Sequencing the story (L)
  • Reenacting the story outside using the environment (PD, EAD)
  • Looking at our beans, how have they changed? (Uotw)
  • The Easter Story (L, Uotw)
  • Easter themed rhyming pairs (L)




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1 week on


The Little Red Hen

Week commencing 18th March 2018. We will:

  • Retell the story with small world props (L, EAD)
  • Talk about how the hen felt during the story. Were her friends kind/helpful? (PSED)
  • Baking bread rolls (P, UotW)

Jack and the Beanstalk…..Fee Fi Fo Fun

Week commencing the 12th March 2018. This week we will:

  • Retell Jack and the beanstalk using story sacks/props/instruments (L, EAD)
  • Make shakers using different beans, peas and seeds (EAD)
  • Thread the leaves (beads) onto the beanstalk (pipe cleaner) (PD)
  • Grow beans unclear bags (UTW)
  • Build beanstalks with blocks. How many can we build/balance (PD,M)
  • Who is the tallest? Measure the children with tape measures (UTW, M)
  • Move and sort beans with tweezers (PD)

Little Red Riding Hood/Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Week commencing 5th March 2018. This week we will:

  • Read the traditional tales using props/puppets (CL,R)
  • Write a list of healthy foods to take to Grandma’s house (L)
  • Oats in the tuff spot, pouring and filling containers (P)
  • Make porridge for the 3 bears in the mud kitchen (P. EAD)
  • Make food from play dough to take to Grandma (P,EAD)
  • Gummy bears experiment. How do they change in different solutions (UTW)
  • Language of size: the 3 bears house (M)
  • Build houses/cottages from blocks (P,EAD)