Nursery visited Highfield House Care Home to sing to the elderly residents

The trip to the care home was a huge success. The residents all played their shakers and joined in with the singing to our well known rhymes. This time we took the sponge paints and some of the residents were keen to have a go at painting with the children. I was so proud of … More Nursery visited Highfield House Care Home to sing to the elderly residents

The Pre-Prep children were honoured that their clay poppies were used in the Remembrance Service

Inspired by the installation of poppies at the Tower of London  commemorating the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The children in the Pre-Prep have been making clay poppies each year since 2014 to mark the duration of the Great War. Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed the experience of rolling and shaping the … More The Pre-Prep children were honoured that their clay poppies were used in the Remembrance Service

Year 1 children visited Fitzjames to see their poppies

Year 1 children visited the Fitzjames building today to see the poppy collage. Over half-term we sent home poppy making kits and have been thrilled with how many poppies have been made. These have now been assembled to create an absolutely stunning 7 metre long collage, which is hanging in Fitzjames. Do pop in and … More Year 1 children visited Fitzjames to see their poppies

Knights, princesses and dragons. What fun for Reception!

We had such a fun start to the week with our ‘Knights and Princesses’ day and we really enjoyed the visit from Mr Stok. This week we have also learnt about St. George and his valiant fight against a dragon. It was a rather wet and windy time out at Forest School but that didn’t … More Knights, princesses and dragons. What fun for Reception!

An afternoon of ‘Hands on History’ for Year 2

An afternoon of ‘Hands on History’ was thoroughly enjoyed by Year 2 children. Mr Stok brought an array of original and replica objects to show us. It was an afternoon that will help us understand why we are commemorating the 100 year centenary. Mrs Davison. Click here to see all the photographs in our Flickr … More An afternoon of ‘Hands on History’ for Year 2

The Nursery children were thrilled to meet tortoises, Bernie and Dora

What a lovely few days the Nursery have had finding out about the care of tortoises and why some tortoises need to hibernate. The children made tortoise biscuits, and tortoise pictures to go on our display. They also prepared our toy tortoises for hibernation in the small world area. Mr Cheeseman kindly brought in Dora … More The Nursery children were thrilled to meet tortoises, Bernie and Dora

Mr Stok brought castle life alive for Reception

Reception class donned their best knight or princess outfit and had a fun morning learning about life in a castle. Mr Stok from ‘Hands on History’ came, bringing with him shields, swords and soldier’s helmets for the children to explore. Each child then made their own shield and learnt how to lead a charge. Miss … More Mr Stok brought castle life alive for Reception

Reception have enjoyed their topic of ‘Long, long ago’…

The Reception class topic this half of term is ‘Long, long ago’. We began by learning about Guy Fawkes and the events of the Gunpowder Plot and how and why we celebrate this event every year. In our art lesson we made our own firework pictures. Whilst out in the forest, we used leaves to … More Reception have enjoyed their topic of ‘Long, long ago’…

Nursery celebrated Diwali

The nursery children had a wonderful time in the woods celebrating Diwali, the festival of light. We made rangoli patterns, sang, lit our diva lamps and danced around the tree to Diwali music. Mrs Houston. Hazlegrove PrePrep children are happy children…