World Food Day

Monday the 16th of October was World Food day, so here at the Priory, we invited all of the children and their families to make dishes to share with our friends here at nursery. All of the children enjoyed lots of delicious food, including German potato salad, hummus, tea cakes and crepes.

National  Poetry Day – 28th September

Sally read poems to the children in pre-school every day last week, and they decided that ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan was their favourite.  Here’s an extract: On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows go Bong! And the Monkeys all say Boo! There’s a Nong Nang Ning Where the trees go […]

Healthy Harvest

Today we are feeling proud of the produce we have harvested – tomatoes, cucumbers, eating and cooking apples, courgettes, beans, onions, broccoli and spring onions! It’s great to know that this week our nursery chefs Dee at Mornington House, Lee-Ann at The Court House and Lauren at The Priory will use this fresh produce to […]

Autumn has arrived at the Priory

The Pre-School children enjoyed exploring natural leaves and conkers. The children were most fascinated by their spiky shells! We had big discussions about where conkers come from and why leaves change colour in Autumn. The children then placed the leaves and conkers on the weighing scales to see which was heavier. We all had great […]

Letter of the week

The children in pre-school have been really enjoying learning all about the different letters and sounds in the alphabet. This week we have been learning all about the letter k. We have been very busy finding out which words start with this letter and have even made our very own kites to fly in this […]

Priory Heuristic Play

Under 2’s have been getting involved in heuristic play. The children were mesmerised by the light box and studied the reflections on the wall. We also explored pine cones and shells, placing them into different containers. The younger children enjoyed looking at their reflections in the mirrors and pointing to their features.

Fire Safety

We borrowed a wonderful resource from Avon Fire & Rescue Service called ‘ELFS’ – Early Learning Fire Safety.  The children in pre-school have been learning about smoke alarms, the role of a fire-fighter, road safety and good and bad fires.  Children also had some homework to do – to find out where their smoke alarms […]

Fundraising for Community Defibrillators

Bristol Childcare is fundraising to buy two defibrillators from HeartSafe. These will be fitted outside Mornington House in Clifton and The Priory in Filton* and available for the community to use. Our target is £5000 and we will raise this through events in nursery as well as co-ordinating with the local communities, because these defibrillators […]

Little Glasto!

Today we celebrated Little Glasto at the Court House.  We turned the garden into our own little festival and jumped on board the Glasto train with our bags.  We had a stage for us to play musical instruments, lots of music to dance to and we even had tattoos and our faces painted! We would […]

Mornington House Butterflies

The children in 2-3s and pre-school have been watching the caterpillars grow and develop. They were fascinated as each butterfly began to emerge from their chrysalis.  After a couple of days feeding them with leaves and sugared water, the children released them into the garden.  One of the boys from the 2-3s room said “Look, […]