Ruby Class- Royal Wedding picnic

Our Royal Wedding Picnic

A busy morning making cakes, sandwiches, fruit and vegetables, for our picnic.

The children watched a video of the royal engagement and saw the castle where the wedding will take place.

They helped decorate cupcakes with Harry and Megan designs and were busy helping make jam sandwiches.

We had carrots, cucumber and grapes to cut.

As a special treat we had jelly and icecream.

They also had cake design and bunting to make.

They all looked brilliant in their red, white and blue.

Ruby Class- Story time in the Dell

Stories in the dell

This Fridays weekly trip to the dell gave the children an opportunity to make up their own stories.

They were first told a story by Mrs Lawes, using props from her special box, then the children were sent to find props in the dell to use in their own stories.

The children worked in small groups and came up with some fascinating ideas.

Easter Egg Hunt – Early Years

Easter Egg Hunt

It seems a little while since the Easter Egg Hunt, but I thought it worthy of a post.

The children had a lovely time hunting for clues, some with their parents and some were helped by children in Year 6. It was a pleasure to see how our current Year 6 have matured and were very supportive of their younger peers.

Ruby Class – Senses Topic – Activities

Super Senses

Ruby class and all of Early Years kicked off our new topic with a look at the Incredibles and their super power senses.

This week we have focused on sight.

We have had blindfold painting, observing bicarbonate and vinegar volcanoes, colour changing filters, rain from a shaving foam cloud and rainbow mixing skittles.

The children have enjoyed observing and participating in these experiments.


Ruby Class- Forest School

Forest School 9-2-18

Today we all wrapped up warm to visit the dell for a special forest school treat. Mrs Lawes and Mr Taylor had set up the stumps around a fire pit. The children watched as the fire burned and crackled.

They each were able to make a mini pizza from a muffin which was cooked by Mr Taylor in his oven.

Pizzas eaten we moved onto toasting marshmallows and then sandwiched them between biscuits to make a yummy treat.

Despite it being cold I think everyone enjoyed the experience including the adults.

Ruby Class week 22nd January

What’s been happening in Ruby Class?

We have been learn about numbers this week. The children have been counting, ordering and matching number 1-10.

We have hid numerals in our recently added sand tray, so the children could dig them up and match them to a printed sheet.

Transport is still an on going theme, we have now completed making a taxi and a police truck to go with our fire engine for our wall display.

In our tuff spot we have diggers and the children can dress up in hard hats for our building site.

The big wooden blocks have been stacked to make a boat. Some of the children have enjoyed singing as they pretend to row.

Forest School

Our weekly visit to the dell was to make a picnic table for the many Elves and Fairies that live there!

The children used natural materials to make plates, food and magic juice.

It was very muddy but the children enjoyed squishing around. (Sorry for the extra washing)








Ruby Class- Forest school in the dell

Paints and Pinecones

This week Ruby class had a cold but exciting session in the dell.

We had paper and paint in squeezy bottles. The children collected some sticks and then used the bottles of paint to cover large pieces of card. We also had pine cones that were rolled in paint onto paper to make patterns.

As well as our planned activity some of the children discovered that the frost was a great place to mark make. They found sticks and used them to make patterns and write letters in the frost.


Early Years Ruby, Opal and Topaz – Visit from Community Police Officer

Police Truck

No the children weren’t in trouble! Our friendly Community Police Officer very kindly brought his police truck for the children to see as part of our transport topic.

They were all very interested  in his job and what he used his truck for. He put on the siren and lights for us to see and talked about the equipment he had on his high visibility jacket.

Ruby, Opal and Topaz – Forest School 12th January

Mud Pies and Pizzas!

The children have had an exciting time at Forest School in our Dell today.

Mrs Lawes organised a mud pie session. The children collected natural materials to make into pies and pizzas. They got their hands really dirty and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Here are some of Opal and Topaz



Ruby Class – Transport – Taxi visit

A visit from a Black Cab

A busy week in Nursery, the children enjoyed their trip to the Fire Station last Friday and have painted  an engine for our wall display.

They have since added lights and hoses using cardboard tubes and paper strips.

On Thursday we had a visit from a Black Cab. The children were able to ride up and down the car park and ask the driver about his job. Opal and Topaz also had rides in the cab.