Author Archives: Alison Austin


HOW TO SAY SOUNDS: Confused about how to pronounce the sounds? Worry not – 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home.   CHILDREN’S EARLY WRITING: Please click here to read the associated article.   THE ROAD TO

Lunchbox Leaflet

Smile Award Plus+ Following an NHS training workshop on dental health, held at the September Inset Day, you may have noticed that we are now proudly displaying our certificate of endorsement.  This means that we have demonstrated a whole setting approach to good oral health and its key messages. 


We have an exciting new resource, purchased out of fundraising money, called a Cubetto, which we will be introducing to the children (and staff!) this term, initially on a Friday. The Cubetto is a simple wooden robot which helps children learn how to code, without the need for a computer screen. Thi

Persona Dolls

Persona Dolls
Here are Ben and Jasmine, our Persona Dolls, who come to pre-school on Fridays for storytelling sessions.  These stories have a special purpose and are used to provoke discussion about important issues surrounding equality, such as racism, sexism and disability.  The dolls “talk” to the childr