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Eco – Wormery

The Orchard bubble had a great experience creating a wormery. They were involved in every step of the process. We started off by watching a video instructing us on how to start creating a wormery. It provided us with information on the benefits of having a wormery. The first thing we started doing was drilling lots of holes in our box which took quite a number of days. The children thought this was: ‘Hard work.’

After we had finished drilling the holes in the box it was then time to add our compost into the box to start creating a nice home for our worms. The children were developing their gross motor skills by helping to pour the heavy bag of compost into the box. The children thought that: “The worms are really going to love their new home.”

Miss Maclean had ordered special composting worms from the internet and they had arrived. The children couldn’t believe that you could order worms from the internet. We sat down at group time and looked at the worms and Miss Maclean explained why we needed to use composting worms. The children had even remembered that: “The wormery helps us recycle” and “they will help make compost.”


Now that the worms are in their new home the children love to care and look after them everyday. “We spray the worms to give them a drink.” “We need to give them our food waste.” The Orchard bubble are attached to their worms and want them moved into the next room we move to.

“Miss Maclean can we look at the worms again.”

Mrs Husbands is off to Malawi

If you are interested to know more about what I am doing while I am in Malawi then take a look at our group’s blogs…


You can also catch up on Facebook –  Malawi Leaders of Learning and on Twitter – @MalawiLOL

I have promised the children I will bring back lots of photographs to show them and some souvenirs – perhaps even a Malawian plastic bag football!

Thank you again for all your support and best wishes,

Jane Husbands

Den Day


We raised £61.37 for Save the Children when we took part in Den day. Parents joined us and we built dens, created models of shelters, designed logos and cooked bread on an open fire, all to raise awareness of the plight of many children living without the right to shelter.








Some feedback from parents.

“Den building day was a fantastic opportunity for parental involvement. It was very well organised and it was lovely to see the children enjoying the outdoors and actively participating.”

“A great afternoon spent outside with the children. I enjoyed spending time at the fire and helping to build dens.”

“Great opportunity to have parent participation. Good unstructured play where they really are getting an opportunity to use imagination and freedom of play.”

“Den day was a fantastic way to raise awareness of a very worthy charity and teach the children important skills in a fun way. So pleased to have been able to join in. Very well organised.”


Road Safety Week

We are learning to keep safe near traffic for Road Safety Week.

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“It’s safe to cross at a zebra crossing or where traffic lights are.” Holly.

“We have to look both ways until there are no cars coming.” Taylor.

“Watch out for cars. Stop and look and listen.” Bodhi.

“A zebra crossing is white and black.” Finlay.

“Be safe. ” Harry.

“We taught Ziggy how to cross the road and look for the green man. ” Aoife.

Road Safety with Ziggy.


The children who attended during the October break took part in a Road safety walk and produced an electronic story all about keeping safe while out and about.

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You can view our book here-


Ziggy books will be issued to all children this month.

A visit from an architect

Today Vera’s dad came to tell us all about his job as an architect. He showed us some of his plans and drawings and read us the story of Iggy Peck Architect. He also reminded us that we must always wear our hi-vis vests and hard hats on the building site!

Looking on the plans
Looking on the plans
Tools of the trade
Tools of the trade







Remember to stay safe on the building site
Remember to stay safe on the building site
Checking the plans
Checking the plans