• The Main Hall

  • Our Outdoor Area

  • Last day at Pals for a while.....

  • A Rainbow of Weather

  • Our Interactive Weather Display

  • Our Chinese Dragon

  • Chinese Numbers

  • Our Sushi Cafe

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year

  • Our Story Board

  • Story Time in the Log Area

  • Our Nature Walk Finds

  • Autumn Days

  • We Love Books!

  • Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down

  • Our Hibernating animals

  • Fizzy Mud

  • Our Forest area

    With special thanks to Luke from A & B Tree Care

  • Outdoor Numbers

  • Exploring Autumn Colour

  • Our Hedgehog House

  • Exploring Autumn

  • Our Pumpkin Hedgehog

  • Leaf Man

  • Outdoor Dough Fun

  • We made Focaccia Bread

  • Easter Display

  • Exploring 3D shapes

  • Experimenting with Torches

  • Parachute Games

  • Let's visit the Farm

  • Ready Steady Go

  • Animal Patterns

  • Our Favourite Books

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt with a String Quartet

  • We made Noah's Ark

  • Small Storytelling Group

  • Bird Watch Week

  • The Gallery

  • Our Maths Board

  • Could it be a dinosaur?

  • Winter weather

  • Our Winter Scene

  • Music in the Air

  • November Celebrations

  • Happy Diwali

  • Our Numicons

  • It's Christmas

  • All Aboard

  • London Architecture

  • London Tour

  • Pals Big Red Bus

  • Pals Train Station

  • Dinosaur Landscape

  • Rhyming Stories

  • Down on the Farm

  • Gone Milking

  • Let's go to the Seaside

  • Retrieving information from books

  • It's raining

  • The Scarecrows Wedding

  • Help our Arctic Foxes are frozen!

  • Autumn Counting

  • Our Leaf Creatures

  • Autumn painting

  • Camping Role Play

  • Make your own Mini Beast

  • Looking at similarities and differences

  • Exploring Minibeasts

  • Porthole Portraits

  • Our Transport Display

  • Have you travelled to London?

  • Understanding the World

  • Montessori Cylinders

  • Our Maths Table

  • Our Phonic Sounds

  • Small World Play

  • Handa's Surprise

  • Forming Letters

  • Winter Wonderland

  • Our Role Play Library

  • We Can Make a Rainbow

  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

  • Our Dinosaur Models

  • Our Bird Watching Hide

  • We made a Jungle Obstacle Course

  • We built a den

  • Matching Numeral to Quantity

  • Pals Castle

  • Tactile numbers

  • Mark making outdoors

  • Our Winter Pictures

  • Our Arctic Role Play Area

  • Colour Mixing in the Snow

  • Our Mothers Day Cards

  • Where Do You Live?

  • Watering our Potatoes and Onions

  • Our Carrot Crop

  • Harvesting Our Potatoes

  • Role Play Garden Centre

  • Our autumn paintings

  • Autumn Leaves are Falling down

  • We painted to music at different tempos

  • A visit from some baby chicks

  • Exploring the seaside

  • Tissue Paper Sunflower

  • Mixing Colours

  • Exploring Paint Outdoors

  • Our Bird Display

  • Our Phonics

  • Role Play Vets

  • Montessori Addition and Subtraction

  • Exploring Texture

  • Our Camouflage Animals

  • Bear Snores On

  • Collage Numbers

  • Understanding the World

  • Welcome to Pals

  • Pals Art Gallery

  • Our Russian Dolls

  • All ready for our Summer Show

  • Our Stone Bugs

  • At the Seaside

  • Our Ice Cream Shop

  • We have been to the Zoo

  • Our Summer Display

  • Our 3D Dear Zoo Display

  • Our Seaside Display

  • Our Outdoor Spring Display

  • Safari Animals

  • I Spy Animals

  • We all went on Safari

  • Down in the Jungle

  • Role Play House

  • Matching environmental colours

  • Our camouflage den

  • Our apple bird feeders

  • Orienteering

  • Our owl house

  • Owl Babies

  • Outdoor play

  • The book corner

  • Exploring geometric shapes

  • Dear Zoo

  • Porridge Oats

  • We explored textures

  • Some of our favourite stories

  • Our winter nature collage

  • Role play hospital

  • Our Arctic display

  • Our junk model snow robot

  • Role play shop

Mothers Day 2020
Written by Administrator  

We are so pleased that we were at least able to celebrate all our wonderful Mums at Pals this week.  The children created some lovely artwork on tiles and we hope that this will be a keepsake for many years to come.  

It was with really heavy hearts that we said goodbye on Friday knowing very well that it will be some weeks before we see each other again. For their final story Nicola and Laura used one of our story sacks and put on a wonderful puppet show of "The Gruffalo". Take a look at our picture gallery.....

The Little Red Hen
Written by Administrator  

This week the children have been making bread and we have explored the story of "The Little Red Hen" with them.  

They have had the opportunity  to mix dough and leave it to rise before taking it home to be baked in the oven and also to mix the ingredients to put in the bread machine and then smell the lovely aroma as the bread cooked before eating it... delicious!!

The children enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrain in the story of The Little Red Hen. "Not I said the cat" "Not I said the rat" "Not I said the pig" "Then I shall do it myself said the little red hen"

It's a really good story to use to explore helping one another.


Pancake Day
Written by Administrator  

This week we have been looking especially at the story of "The Big Pancake". Although is is an old classic the children have loved listening to the story and have really enjoyed joining in with the repetitive refrains throughout and realising the similarities between this story and one of their favourite tales "The Gingerbread Man". 

Having made pancakes for snack time on Tuesday morning the afternoon children joined in with acting out the story as they pretended to mix their batter, pour into their frying pans and toss them into the air!

We have also introduced a new story sack to our collection this week and the children have enjoyed listening to the new story "The Itchy Bear" several times and have also been able to retell the stories with the puppets.

St Davids Day and World Book Day
Written by Administrator  

This week we have been celebrating both St David's Day by creating some dragon flags and observational drawings of our daffodils and also celebrating World Book Day. At Pals we love books and as a result the children are familiar with many stories, and this week they have been able to have a go at making their own illustrations for some or our most popular ones.  Interestingly we have explored three Julia Donaldson books: The Gruffalo,"Jack and the Flum Flum Tree" and Stick Man by making Gruffalo faces, having a go at creating our own giant patchwork sack for our display and making our very own stickman!


Bird Watch week and Valentines Day
Written by Administrator  

This week we have participated in the RSPB Big School Bird Watch which is a favourite annual event at Pals thanks to our wonderful surroundings.  The children enjoyed standing in their "hide" (Ok we know it is really a puppet theatre with some green camouflage netting over it) and looking for bird fly past the lounge window. The use of our binoculars greatly enhanced the bird spotting and we saw a variety of birds during the hour including Robins, Blackbirds, Magpies, Great Tits, Pigeons, sparrows, blue tits and seagulls.  The children are able to identify which type of bird they see using our RSPB cards

Meanwhile on the activity table this week the children have created a wide variety of bird art together with various works of art for people they love. Happy Valentines Day....!!



  • Term dates 2017-2018

    AUTUMN 2017:       

      Monday 4th September – Friday 15th December

        Half Term: 23rd - 27th October

    SPRING 2018:        

      Monday 8th January – Thursday 29th March

      Half term: 12th – 16th February


    SUMMER 2018:     

      Monday 16th April – Friday 20th July

      (Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

      Half term:  28th May– 1st June