News

 20 June 2018

Happy School Bag Collection

Today we had our Happy School Bag collection. 

We raised just under £220 which will shall be putting towards more Teddy Tennis Sessions. :) 

 15 June 2018

Fathers Day Rock Festival

For Fathers Day we hosted a Festival! 

The children and dads made their own burgers, decorated their own cakes and then the children performed their concert to their dads which they had been practising for over a month. 

We had 30 guests attend. 

 08 June 2018

Teddy Tennis

Today we had a company called 'Teddy Tennis' come and do some Tennis sessions with the children. 

The children loved it and we are planning to put this as a regular activity through 2018-2019. 

 

 

 01 June 2018

Holiday Club

We have had a fantastic week at Holiday Club.

 

If you would like to book your child in for Holiday Club for summer please contact Alice

admin@gravenhurstpreschool.org.uk

 

 25 May 2018

Outdoor Adventure Month

This month we have been out and about of the setting to the woods and to the Park. 

 22 May 2018

Messy Play - Stickman Themed

Today we did a Messy play session based on Stick man, the children made stickmen using playdough and sticks, they made snow, they played in the hair gel and they searched the garden for the stick man characters. 

 15 March 2018

Lambs

Today we had a visit from 3 lambs....

 13 March 2018

Mothers Day Lunch

Today the mums and grandmas were invited to lunch with the children. They made sandwiches and decorated cakes before playing some games and then sitting to eat their lunch. 

 08 March 2018

Building our Bug Hotel

Today the children collected things from the woods to go in our Bug Hotel. 

 06 March 2018

Fire Safety Day

Today the children had the fire pit out and toasted their own marshmallows and made smores. We talked to the children all about how to keep safe around fire. We also did some fire pictures and played fire safety bingo.

 02 March 2018

World Book Day

The children celebration World Book day by dressing up as characters from Room on the Broom. They then made broomsticks, made there own edible wands and toadstools and also helped to make a potion. 

 01 March 2018

St Davids Day

Today the children learnt all about St David's Day, we had a dragon visit us over night and lay some eggs for us to look after, we had the story of George and the dragon and we made welsh cakes. 

 21 February 2018

Granny Smiths Chinese New Year

This children helped to make Sweet and Sour Chicken and Pineapple and Ice Cream for our Chinese New Year Feast. 

 19 February 2018

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Today we learnt how to move to Chinese music and did some dragon dancing. We also had noodles for Snack. 

 16 February 2018

Holiday Club

We had great fun at our holiday club :) 

 07 February 2018

Forest School - Sensory Walk

The children spent the morning in the snow and frost exploring the woods. 

 05 February 2018

Mad Science Day

The children spent time today exploring different states, looking at what things float or sink, making pictures out of printing duplo bricks, measuring how tall i am and watching an exploding bottle. 

 30 January 2018

Road Safety Day

Today the children were learning all about road saftety, looking at different road signs, washing our cars and having a go at crossing the road safely

 23 January 2018

Tickle Fingers Cooking Session

This morning we had a visit from Annabelle from Tickle Fingers. She came in to make Vegetable samous recipe from her book. The children cut up the vegetables, brushed the pastry and then filled up their pastry before having a go and folding it up. All the children then had a chance to try them yummy!!

 18 January 2018

Granny Smiths Burns Night

The children enjoyed making mince, tatties and Vegetables for our Burns Night Granny Smiths.

 17 January 2018

Nurse Visit

Emma (the nurse) came to visit us today the children got to use some bandages, she how oxygen masks work and learned about different things that might happen at the doctors. 

 12 January 2018

Forest School - Making Boats

The children had a great time in the woods find sticks to make their boats and jumping in the leaves. 

 19 December 2017

Granny Smiths

Xmas special of Granny smiths was enjoyed by all. Plenty of Chicken, pigs in blanket and beautifully prepared veg by the children. 

 

 14 December 2017

Xmas Party

Thank you to everyone who attended our xmas party!

The children had a great time performing their play for you, joining in with the A for Active games and tucking in to Jacket Potato at lunch time. 

 08 December 2017

Xmas Party with GA

We enjoyed a lovely party with the reception class at Gravenhurst Academy, we played games, made reindeer food and had a lovely story!

 01 December 2017

Festive Fun

This morning the children helped to decorate the Xmas tree, we also started our own advent calender where instead of opening a present we give a present. We put all the food presents in a basket and at the end of term we will donate. 

 29 November 2017

Christingle

This morning the children went on a trip to the chapel to learn about christingle. 

They heard the story about Christingle, made their christingle, ate snack and then made X-mas cards and Snowman. 

Each child got a present from the villagers at the chapel.

 10 November 2017

Remembrance Day

This week the children have been making poppies to make our very own poppy wreath. This morning we walked up to the war memorial and had our minute silence. 

 02 November 2017

Halloween

Take a look at our Halloween Fun!

 01 November 2017

Holiday Club October 2017

Follow the link to see some of our Holiday Club fun!!

 19 October 2017

MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning

We recently raised over £240 at our Coffee Morning, Thank you to everyone who supported or who baked a cake. The children at after school club and at Pre-School enjoyed making a cake for the cause too. 

 03 October 2017

Harvest Festival

On Tuesday the children went down to the Chapel to learn about Harvest Festival. Whilst there they talked about different vegetables, listened to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and made their own corn on the cob and scarecrows pictures.

 22 September 2017

Forest School Session

This morning the children have been to the woods and made musical instruments out of sticks and threaded buttons. 

 22 June 2017

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

We collected over 5,800 vouchers this year! 

(last year we collected 2,400) 

Thank you for all your support! 

 14 June 2017

Holiday Club May 2017

May Half Term Holiday Club 

Please check our the gallery for some pictures of this years 'magical' themed May Half Term Holiday Club. 

 27 April 2017

After School Club Making Cheesecake

The after school club children last night used up some items from the fridge to make a cheesecake. 

After smashing up some biscuits in bag and coated it in cream cheese, the child grated some chocolate to sprinkle on top. 

 16 March 2017

Visit from some Lambs

Today we had a visit from some lambs!! 

 04 November 2016

Firework Pictures

The children have been making firework pictures this morning.....

 02 November 2016

Guy Making

The children and Big Helen made a guy for Guy fawkes night...

 01 November 2016

October Holiday Club

During Half Term, we ran our half term Holiday Club. 

Throughout the week the children participated in some spooky activities

Take a look in the gallery and see .....

 15 August 2016

Holiday Club

This years holiday club was the busiest it has ever been, look in the gallery for some photos. 

 20 July 2016

End of Term Trip

25 children enjoyed a trip to Herrings Green Farm and Birds of Prey Centre in Wilstead for our first setting outing. 

The children got to see the farm animals, hold the Birds of Prey and had a Creepy Critter Show too. 

 

 01 July 2016

Today's Potato Picking

This afternoon the children hae been busy digging and picking potatoes from the buckets which they helped set back in April. 

 30 June 2016

Forest School Session

Forest School Session today - making clay faces on the trees in the woods. 

 23 June 2016

Forest School Stay and Play Session

Today was our Forest School stay and play session and we were joined by mummies, daddies and grandmas in the woods. 

The children collected leaves, sticks and rocks and made their own stories out of them. 

 13 June 2016

Making Cards for Fathers Day

This week the children have been busy making Fathers Day cards for their Dads and Grandads. 

 

 27 May 2016

Minibeast Hunt

Today the children went for a Minibeast Hunt with Nicky from the RSPB. 

They found woodlouse, spiders, slugs and snails and lots more minibeasts. 

 26 April 2016

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

Thank you to all those who have given in Vocuhers, We now have 1698! 

 20 April 2016

Fun in the Sun

This morning the children have enjoyed chalking dinosaurs on the concrete. Meet Dinosaury and Allis. 

 19 April 2016

Pre-School Photos

We will be having our School Photos on Thursday 5th May. 

 26 February 2016

Lots of activities today!

The children have enjoyed a busy day today, plus the planting of one of our veggie beds. The children all enjoyed planting beetroot and lettuce.

 12 February 2016

Road Safety Week

This week the children have been learning how to cross the road and pretending to be Lollipop person.

 11 February 2016

Pirates & Princesses!

Some children came into Pre-School today dressed as pirates and princesses, they spent the day walking the plank and searching for treasure.

 09 February 2016

An Afternoon of Cooking!

The children helped Alice make a 5 cup fruit loaf and some shortbread.

 06 February 2016

CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Monday 8th February is Chinese New Year. The children will be going to the woods to learn more about the history of this event.Chinese DragonThey will spend the rest of the day learning about Chinese culture.