Playgroup – June 2021

We have had a lovely and busy Spring term exploring the world around us and developing our understanding of the world.

We have been exploring how things happen and work through experiments and exploring different materials and textures.

We have been lucky to spend a lot of time at the allotment, hanging our home-made bird feeders and making our bug mansion (pictured left).

We also enjoyed a ‘shoe box oven’ at the allotment. Melting chocolate over a tea light candle and then dipping in our choice of strawberry or marshmallow. The children waited beautifully for their turn and understood the dangers about being around fire and sat away from it as instructed to keep safe.

We also had some caterpillars at playgroup which we watched grow into beautiful butterflies. The children learnt some brilliant new language such as cocoon, and learnt that the caterpillars needed to stay that way for 2 weeks. The children were able to draw the life cycle of a butterfly and were so excited to see how they changed.

We were very excited to fundraise throughout April inviting families to participate in our Covid friendly, socially distanced ‘Sponsored Spring Stroll’.

We encouraged everyone to keep active by walking/travelling as many miles as they can in the most inventive way possible without using a car/train/plane and to ask family/friends to sponsor them through our just giving page. We are pleased to announce that we made a fantastic £757 which will go towards further developing our allotment. Thank you to everyone who supported us and to our wonderful committee for setting this up.

After our recent job advert, we are excited to announce that Natalie Bayley will be joining our small, friendly and enthusiastic playgroup. Natalie comes to us with a wealth of experience and Early Years knowledge having worked in nurseries prior to having her own children. We are very excited for Natalie to join our team.

We have limited spaces for September so please get in contact if you require a place. It is never too early to register your child for a place, please email for a registration form.