Halloween Spooktacular!

Look at our amazing costumes!

Nursery have had a fun-filled day celebrating Halloween! They arrived to Nursery, in their spooky Halloween costumes.

The children spent the day completing a variety of Halloween activities in Nursery, Reception and outdoors. Have a look below at some of the exciting things Nursery have been busy doing…

Nursery even had time to do some spooky dancing to the ‘Monster Mash’ and ‘Ghostbusters’.

During the afternoon, Nursery shared Halloween treats with Reception. Albi kindly brought Halloween cakes, that he had baked at home, for the children to try! They were very yummy!!

Planting Trees for the Queen

Back in April, the ‘Queens Green Planet’ was launched and Miss Underwood applied to receive 5 limited tree saplings from the Queen, as part of her majesty’s plant-a-tree campaign. Last Friday, Miss Underwood surprisingly received her parcel from the Queen!! Inside were 5 tree saplings ready to be planted, two Silver Birch, two Rowan and a Haze.

Miss Underwood’s parcel from the Queen!

Nursery helped to plant the two Silver Birch saplings, in the ‘Rushall Retreat’. Children were keen to use the forks and trowels to make spaces for the tree saplings.

The trees needed to be at least one metre away from each other. Nursery discussed why it was important for the trees to have enough room to grow. The children used a metre stick to ensure they were accurate in the distance they were away from each other.

After all the children’s hard work they were given lots of free time to explore the outdoor areas.

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Enjoying their time in the Retreat!

Singing Superstars!

The staff in Nursery are extremely proud of how beautifully the children sang their Harvest song – ‘Mr Scarecrow’. Over the last few weeks, Nursery have been practising, with Reception, ready for their first Rushall performance.

To celebrate the success of our Harvest performance, Nursery met with their buddy class, Year 3, to share Harvest bread. It was very yummy! During this time, the children got to know their new friends and shared their favourite stories.

Baking Bread for Harvest!

Over the last two days, Nursery have been baking their own rolls ready for our Harvest celebrations next week.

The children began by measuring out their ingredients before adding it to the mixing bowl. The children in turn helped to mix the ingredients together – we knew it was ready when it looked like play-doh.

The dough was left to prove in the classroom, the children watched as the dough ‘grew’! Once risen, the children rolled their dough into balls, before being placed into the oven. Their rolls came out golden and smelling delicious!  


Today’s the day, the Teddy Bears have their picnic!

The children and staff have had a lovely morning in the Woodland area for the Nursery Teddy Bears picnic. We began our first session down in the Woods, exploring the new environment and learning the Woodland rules.

To begin our ‘I Remember’ topic, the children were all invited to bring their special teddies from home, to join our class picnic. Even Travelling Ted came to the picnic! Travelling Ted is the Nursery class bear, he enjoys staying with the children in their homes.

The children were then given free time to explore the Woodland area with their Teddy Bears. They enjoyed spending their time searching for bugs, climbing trees and balancing over logs.

Following their free time, the children were called back to ‘Basecamp’ to enjoy some tasty snacks. They each tucked into biscuits, cakes and crisps.