Forest School Spotlight
Looking Forward to Spring
Welcome to our Spring term 2018, after having such an exciting Winter term at Little Oaks Forest School we are looking forward to the signs of Spring in the park along with all the natural wonders Nonsuch park provides. We have celebrated, Chinese New Year which is the year of the dog, along with Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) where we cooked pancakes on our Forest School fire. For World Book Day on 1st March the children dressed up as their favourite character, some parents and carers joined us to share stories with the children. We are very much looking forward to Science week 12th - 15th March, where parents will be coming into nursery and out on our Forest School sessions to share Science activities together with the children. Parents/carers will join us for our Walk in the Woods Week 9th April and our annual planting week on the 16th April.
At Forest School we will visiting whilst enjoying the various locations of our Forest School activities in Nonsuch Park and will be cooking lots of lovely recipes on the open fire. We will be introducing our older children to various tools such as bow saws, hand drills and peelers to make some wonderful creations.
Our Fundraising So Far,
During the Autumn term we were overwhelmed with the continued support of our Little Oaks Forest School parents. With your generous donations that we collected on behalf of the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank, Trussell Trust.
Children in Need fundraising, through the children’s themed baking during our Nursery Rhyme Week we managed to raise £137 for Children in Need.
Our collections during the children’s Christmas songs and the Rangers ‘Little Fir Tree’ performance on the 12th December over at Mansion House Nonsuch Park Performance raised £75 for the umbrella of Text Santa charities. After all the children’s performances parents/carers joined us for mince pies and mulled wine.
We are delighted to announce that our Ofsted Report has been published. Please click the link below to view it.
Here are some quotes from our newly published Ofsted report:
"The learning environment is explemplary, giving children excellent opportunities to be curious, explore and to be independent learners."
"Staff have execeptional skills in teaching children how to manage risks. As a result children have a mature understanding of how to manage their personal safety."
"Children are confident communicators, sharing their ideas and thoughts, using a wide vocabulary and expressing themselves very well."
"Staff are skilled at facilitating child-initiated play, giving good support for children's independence."
Please click on the link below to visit the Ofsted website and to view the report online.
- Our annual Quiz Night which includes a Fish and Chip supper will be held at Cheam Parochial Rooms on the 24th February 2018 at 7:30pm. Ticket are on sale priced at £10 per person, please speak to Jackie Jones if you wish to purchase your ticket for this event.
- Our Little Oaks Summer Fair will take place in June/July 2018 12pm until 4pm a date needs to be confirmed. It is a fabulous day for the whole family to enjoy with many stalls for both children and adults.
- Our Pampering and Shopping Event will take place in the Autumn term