Primary one transitions

This week we visited the Primary one playground as our very first transition this year for the pre-school children going to school. We played a game and spoke about our feelings about going to school. The children were very excited and had a lovely time.

Goodbye butterflies

We have watched our tiny little caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies and today we let them go. We learned so much about their life cycle and about nurturing them and felt like proud parents watching them spread their wings and fly off.

Exciting news!

Hope everybody has had a wonderful long weekend! The caterpillars in nursery have been very busy in their chrysalises and I think by tomorrow we may have some new additions to our nursery. I think they are getting ready to make an appearance! If you look very closely, can you see them trying to wriggle out?

Happy Chinese New Year!

If we were at nursery, we would be exploring Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year began on Friday 13th February this year. There are 12 different animals that represent each year, these are known as the Chinese zodiac signs. This is the year of the Ox. What year were you born in?

Dancing Lions

Here is a video of a performance with dancing lions to celebrate Chinese New Year!

To link Chinese New Year into our numeracy/mathematics week on the blog, let’s make some patterned chinese lions. Here’s an example of one I made.

Can you spot the pattern I created?

I used an egg box, straw, googly eyes, a chocolate wrapper, some paper, paint and blue tack and tape. You can make your own using anything you have lying around the house.

Pancake Day!

It’s pancake day today! This week we will be focusing on numeracy and mathematics and I can’t think of a better activity than baking to start us off! Baking involves counting, weighing/measuring and quite often timing. Who would like to make some pancakes with their grown-ups? Here’s a super simple pancake recipe. I can confirm, these pancakes were delicious!

What you’ll need:


  1. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in a large bowl. I used a whisk but you could use a fork if you don’t have one.
  2. Heat a pan and add some of your pancake batter to the pan. (You will need a grown-up’s help!)
  3. Flip.
  4. Enjoy!

This recipe makes around 10 pancakes. Here’s a video of me making mine!