Nursery 2017/18

Nursery have been exploring their new environments.



We love cooking at Montbelle and we enjoy taking part in different activities each week that help us to develop our skills. During cooking activities we learn about safety, linking to the tools we are using as well as hygiene. We talk about the different ingredients being used each session and then we share and taste our cooking skills when we have a finished product. It is great fun. Here are some pictures of us.



As part of a whole school topic “Take One Traditional Story”, we had a dress up day. Children came dressed as a character from their favourite story.  Here are a few examples of our excellent character costumes. Can you guess who they are?



In class this week, we have been really interested in Magnets. Each day, we used and explored different magnets and completed different challenges. We also set our own challenges and enjoyed testing out our ideas. We used magnets to support our counting, our building skills and our fine motor skills.


We had great fun at school today. It started to snow! We loved playing in our outdoor area, making snow angels, snow balls and ice creams!

We have loved learning about New Life and Spring. We have had chicks in for 2 weeks in FS from the Living Chicks Company. They chicks arrived as eggs and we monitored them daily, observing and discussing changes that we could see. We experiences them hatching and we loved watching how they changed as they grew and developed. Once they were strong enough, we had changes t handle them and even our grown-ups took part in after school sessions with us to share in the experience.


We also had caterpillars in class that supported our learning of lifecycles. We learnt about the stages of the lifecycle and again, watched closely over a period of weeks to observe these changes. The children showed great care and concern when we released them in our outdoor area.


In our final half term, we have been following our theme of ‘Discovery’. The children have been involved in a range of activities, supported further by key texts that naturally support their curiosity. One of our favourite books was ‘Supertato’. We found Supertato hidden in our Nursery and had great fun exploring and finding out who he was and where he had come from. After reading our story, we created our own Supertato’s and created a range of traps to capture ‘Evil Pea’. Our investigations continued as we received further stories from the Supertato series.



We were very excited watching the eggs hatch and the chicks coming out of their shells.



Children’s interests.

We have great ideas and love learning independently.



Visit from the dentist.



Forest schools.

We love working together to solve a problem during Forest school.



Visit to Kent Life.

We had an interesting and fun day out to Kent Life Farm. Look at our photos!




We are maths geniuses! We love learning together and we use ICT to extend our learning.



Our environment.

This term our topic is imagination. We have made up our own stories, written them and have made props to support our stories further. We then acted out our stories in front of our peers and adults.



Outside area.

We love learning outdoors! Look at how much fun we have!




We are great friends! We play and learn together.


We are so proud of our Easter production, we worked really hard thinking about props, how a character might act and how we should stand on a stage. We loved sharing it with all our friends and family. Take a look at year 3’s Charlie and the Chocolate factory…







We enjoyed using our maths to help us measure and weigh out ingredients to make cakes and cookies.


Look out! Look out! Year three discovered their classroom in ruins after a naughty cave man broke in and tried to live in our reading area. Look out for their news reports to tell you all about it!


We had a fantastic time welcoming children from Eltham Hill School who helped us celebrate Black history month. We took part in a drama role play, quiz and dance to celebrate. We were so inspired we made our own African masks to dance with after.



We had a fantastic day acting like cavemen, being hunter-gathers to collect fruit and berries to make paint for our cave paintings. We made a stone age stew and ate it around the campfire and invented games for children living in the stone age to play.


Year 3 have enjoyed learning about the stone age, creating their own cave paintings.


Year 6 school journey to Mill Rythe

Day 1

After an uneventful transit and safe arrival we sat down to a picnic lunch bathed in glorious sunshine… A promising start to the week. The children settled into their groups after lunch and cracked on with the afternoon activities which were a series of team-building initiative exercises for two of the groups and an afternoon at the pool for the other two. Dinner was welcomed by all and followed by an early night to rest some clearly tired bodies and minds so as to be ready for a packed schedule tomorrow.

Collaboration in Year 6…