Pre-School Science Projects

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

The children in Pre-School have been doing some science projects this week!  They have been learning all about chemical reactions and also made their very own working volcano garden. Children experimented with baking powder and vinegar and made fizzing, bubbling patterns on trays of baking powder.  We put coloured dyes into the vinegar and the results were beautiful.  The children improved their fine motor skills too by learning how to use a pipette.  They were able to explore how colours can be mixed as well as about the chemical reaction which takes place when baking powder is...

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Farewell Party

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

This week we have said goodbye to many of our older children who are leaving us to go to school.  We celebrated with them by having a tea party in the sunshine.  The children and staff had been busy over the previous week baking cakes and preparing an art exhibition in the Summer House.  We were delighted when so many of our parents and families came to celebrate with us and they made the afternoon so special for our children.  It is so important to us that our families work in partnership with us.  Thank you! We enjoyed pretty pink fairy cakes decorated by the children themselves, fresh...

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A Celebration of Mud!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

This week our Little Champions have been celebrating everything to do with mud.  We have been making good use of our Mud Pie Kitchen and foraging around the site for ingredients to mix and cook up in our mud pies.  The children really enjoy this sensory experience where they can be creative and engage in role play with their friends, learning to negotiate, take turns and to use their imagination.  We are always on the lookout for new Mud Pie Kitchen equipment to add to our current collection so if you have any pots and pans, cake tins, spoons, spatulas, bowls or anything else we could use...

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Why your kids love to be outdoors!

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Hey, our outdoor play is about to get a new look which we really are excited about this as it really helps gain children’s interests in early writing and creative development Why do we need to do this? Children need lots of large physical activity, to build their muscles in their arms and hands in order to begin to use them for writing at school age. Children need to be able to dig, make marks in mud, and clay pour and transport water, move large objects such as crates and tyres around and to do more intricate things such as use pegs for hanging up pictures or washing on the line, before...

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Down on the farm

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Just recently the children have been to Elmsley Farm at Rawdon , to see the animals, the shop and also enjoy a trip to the local Yeadon Tarn! They had a great day and saw some aeroplanes at the local airport on the way too. The toddlers all went to Esholt farm and enjoyed seeing lots of different types of animals such as pigs, chickens, rabbits, ducks. Their favourite animals were the turkeys and the pigs!! At Easter time the day care had a surprise visit from a group of ducklings as they were on their way to our Easter farm at Abundant Life Church! Some children were brave enough to hold...

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