Learning outdoors has huge benefits for children and staff.
Play is how children learn and where better to allow and encourage that than in nature; where imagination thrives, problem solving is a necessity, taking risks is encouraged and every day is different.
At Oaktree we have introduced a[...]
This week our topic book was 'Boo Who?' by Ben Clanton. The story about a little ghost called Boo who finds it hard to fit in with his new friends at school. Boo feels shy at first and finds it difficult to join in with the others. As he is a ghost he can’t play catch or chase but eventually they [...]
This weeks’ topic was based on the book ‘Actual Size’ by Steve Jenkins, a non-fiction book about the actual size of animals around the world. The children’s interests were piqued with a range of different activities where we explored and extended our knowledge around the topic of size! We [...]
The Kits have had a short but great first week back at nursery. The children were very excited to see each other again after the Christmas break and they have been making the most of being able to socialise with their friends. We’ve particularly enjoyed hearing about everyone’s Christmas news [...]
It was lovely to welcome the Squirrels back to Nursery this week and to hear all about their Christmas Holiday News. We began the term by setting goals we wanted to achieve throughout the new year. We discussed what 'New Years Resolutions' and 'goals' are and talked through ideas of the types of[...]
This week was very exciting and fun for the Squirrels. On Wednesday we had our Christmas party with games and food. We played Duck, Duck, Duck Goose and Pass the Parcel before having a disco with music and lights, dancing around together to our favourite songs. The children enjoyed an extra special [...]
The Kits had a fabulous last week of term this week. They performed amazingly well in their Christmas Concert on Tuesday and we were all extremely proud of their achievement. It was so lovely that so many of the parents and carers could come to watch and we were very excited that we were allowed to [...]
This week the Squirrels have continued their Christmas topic and have been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming Nativity which we are all very excited about.
This week in our literacy Focus Time we sequenced the story of the Nativity. We began by retelling the story together; naming [...]