• Sports Day

  • Sports Day

  • Sports Day


  • Controlled pouring between two jugs develops excellent concentration. This child has extended the activity to fill a bottle with a narrow opening.

  • Discovering sound and echo outdoors in the noisy garden

  • Digging trenches for the potatoes. Learning about teamwork, conversation, and the joy of watching your potato grow, then harvesting and eating it.


  • Using tools in the sensory garden. Conversation, observation and exploration.

  • Using the water butt to fill watering cans to supply the growing plants on the allotment. Turn-taking, waiting in an orderly queue, and developing environmental awareness through recycling water.

  • Filling a container with water in noisy garden


  • Working alongside each other, these children are using the wooden cylinders. The blue cylinders are “sensory activities” and the ones with blue tops are “sound activities.”

  • Using a magnifying glass to examine mini-beasts. Identifying species, and parts of the body. Developing concentration and sorting into similar, same and different.

  • Drawing on clipboards


  • Looking for tadpoles at the pond

  • Playing with water and bubbles

  • Practising with buttons


  • Strengthening fine finger motor skills spraying wall

  • Exploring leaf cabinet and shape and smell of herb leaves

  • Watering a variety of flowers

  • Taking turns, using tools, deep concentration

  • Building a snowflake using rods of varying lengths Discovering balance

  • Stability…stacking blocks on a mobile truck

  • Listening to our visitor, The Bee Man with an observation hive!

  • Finger painting with careful precise prints
    and later drew legs on to make spiders!

  • Decorating orange slices for Christmas
    Associating smells with good feelings and celebrations


  • Sorting magnetic letters and shapes together in the quiet room

  • Apple printing with the apples grown in our nursery garden.

  • Planting the tulip bulbs on our allotment.