Author: Tony Danford


Our Visit to the Institute of Imagination

On Tuesday 3rd October, we took our older children on a special visit to the Institute of Imagination (iOi), just a short walk away from the school on Lambeth High Street. The iOi is located in the old Fire Brigade headquarters, now called the Workshop, where the Fire Brigade has set up a pop-up…

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Posted on 3 October 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Natural Thinkers 2

Our children are having a really great time at the Forest School in the Roots and Shoots Wildlife Garden, where they've had 3 weekly sessions so far this term, all under the wonderful guidance of a Forest School practitioner. The children are beginning to feel at home in the wildlife garden and…

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Posted on 9 May 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Growing Veggies 2

Sowing, growing, harvesting, cooking and eating various foodplants with our children teaches them about botany, nature, practical horticulture, where food comes from and what it tastes like cooked in various ways.  

The broad beans (photo below - sown by our children before Christmas) are up…

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Posted on 25 April 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Natural Thinkers 1

At Ethelred, we are very enthusiastic about environmental education, seeing it as a vital and essential part of our curriculum in the face of increasing urbanisation and climate change. We know at first hand the importance to health and education of connecting our children with nature, especially…

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Posted on 20 April 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Learning about shapes, spaces and measures

The children have been exploring shape, space and measures through practical activities and play. Some children looked at the inner London skyline (with all its construction activity) from our playground, noticed the cranes, and then built models of them in Mobilo (a construction toy). After…

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Posted on 4 April 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Spring vegetable gardening

It's spring at Ethelred, and the children are learning about where vegetables come from by sowing seeds and watering plants in our garden. The photo shows children watering radish seeds with great care to avoid dislodging the seeds, and after watering the pot were put indoors until the seeds…

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Posted on 22 March 2017

Category: Nursery Blog

Black History Celebration

In October, we celebrated Black History Month by providing our children and families with a range of delightful and educational experiences for them to enjoy. Highlights included visits to various food shops and three different hairdressers salons in the local area, where the…

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Posted on 1 November 2016

Category: Headteacher's Blog

Hello and Welcome

We started the new half term thinking about Spring, and our little ones enjoyed planting Spring bulbs at the Monday Art and Craft session with Martha our local Community Artist.

Our current timetable of activities and groups is available on our programme (click here to view). Please take a look…

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Posted on 1 November 2016

Category: Children’s Centre Blog