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A Recipe For FUN!

Today in Kindergarten, the children had fun making a Spice Salt tray to make interesting patterns, shapes and letters in. The children made beautiful salt dough decorations. They had great fun finding the letters in their name and 'baking their name'!

National School Meals Week

13th November was National School Meals Week. Our mealtimes provide opportunity for a happy, social occasion where children practise their independence and skills for life. Our children enjoy planting and harvesting their produce from our allotment for snacks and cooking....here we really do celebrate 'from field to fork'! We are pleased to have supplies from Darts Fresh, Ivan Clarke Butchers, Ilfracombe Food Services and we pride ourselves in providing good quality meals, with many home-made recipes, locally sourced wherever possible and the ability to trace the source of all produce. From baby puree to meals for Year 6 at Holywell School, in a full month upto 2000 meals in total are co

Children in Need

We have had a fun filled day raising money for Children in Need. The Bake Sale in pink hall was extremely popular. Thank you so much for your generosity, baking cakes, buying cakes and making donations. So far we have raised a whopping £200.00 and money is still pouring in!

Bush Craft & Skills

Teaching children to use tools safely and effectively is an integral part of the Forest School philosophy. The children have been using mallets to bang pegs into the ground developing their hand, eye-coordination, precision & physical development. Leaf pounding on paper was a lot of fun especially when the children revealed the print. We talked about how the print is green from the chlorophyll.

Samaritan's Operation Christmas Child

We would like to say a huge heart felt THANK YOU to our families and friends for your generosity donating gifts in a shoebox. The ladies from Grosvenor Church collected the shoeboxes for the Samaritan's and were overwhelmed by the amount - sixteen boxes! That's a record for St. Michael's Nursery! One shoebox really will make a big difference in a child's life.

Funny Bones

Dragonflies have been enjoying the topic 'Funny Bones'. They have enjoyed the story, the little film and making collages. They even had a go at archaeology using little brushes in the sand tray to discover hidden 'bones'.

Painting with Ice

The children have been exploring their topic 'Hot & Cold' by using iced paint. The children really enjoyed painting with ice and exploring the properties that it has to offer.

Enchanted Evening

After School Club & Kindergarten have enjoyed an enchanted evening in the forest. The older children set it up with twinkling lights, music and enjoyed a hot chocolate before we were joined by Kindergarten.

Fire Safety

Dragonflies and Kindergarten had a campfire in Forest School today. We focused on how to keep ourselves safe and what a fire needs to burn. The children really enjoyed themselves and one child knew that the fire needed "oxygen" to be able to burn.

Lizzie the Lizard

Lizzie the lizard visited us recently. The children enjoyed meeting her and learning all about her diet, habitat and care she needs.

Bonfire Night

The children have been exploring this topic using some fun art techniques. The 0-2 years have been making firework paintings using straws dipped in paint and tissue paper bonfire pictures. Dragonflies have had fun in Forest School on Wednesday making glitter splatter pictures. Kindergarten used a marble rolling over paint to create their colourful picture posters. The children in after school club enjoyed a puppet show by torch light depicting the Bonfire Plot from 1605 and they even made their own letters warning Lord Monteagle to stay away from Parliament!

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