Curiosity leading to creativity.

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We finished this half term by removing pre-made and plastic toys, providing instead boxes, materials, natural and heuristic resources and the time and space needed for the children to explore the resources freely, creating, constructing and developing imaginative play.

Just some of the creativity we saw this week:

“I made a see-saw” – Amber sitting on a cardboard tube.

“I’m collecting the eggs” – Annie with a basket of stones.

“This is going to be a bed” – Larissa with a box and blanket.

“We’re opening a treasure chest” – Max making holes in a box with scissors.

“I am a robot” – Annie, Jack, Patrick, Larissa, Lacey and Lydia taking turns to move around in a large cardboard box.

“This is a birthday present for the mayor” – Sam and Annie sellotaping play dough inside a box.

Our screens became a spaceship, boxes in the garden became a train, smaller boxes became a book, a pumpkin, a tractor, a dinosaur, a caterpillar and a combine harvester.

We can’t wait to see where the children’s imagination will take us during our final half term.

Easter Party and Egg Hunt.

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We finished our busy Spring term with an Easter party. The highlight was our Easter Egg Hunt at Therfield Recreation Ground with the help and support of our families.


– Tina Downing

Our First Pancake Party.

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Thank you to everyone who helped to plan, organise and supported our very successful Pancake Party in celebration of Shrove Tuesday. Not only children from pre-school but also from Therfield First School and the wider community joined us to decorate their own Chef’s hat as well as make, decorate and enjoy their pancakes, whilst the grown ups had opportunity for a catch up, a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake. It may have been the sugar but the children certainly enjoyed the whole event.


– Tina Downing.