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Grow a Rainbow Experiment

Why don't you try this rainbow science experiment at home. Materials Paper TowelWashable MarkersWater2 Small Glasses Method Fold over a piece of paper towel (so you have 2 pieces on top of each other). Trim the length to be 7.5 inches (any longer and the rainbow may not connect fully).Draw rectangles of the rainbow colours on each end.Place 2 cups ...

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Reading Eggs

Online reading programme for ages 2-13 years To improve your child's reading ability why not try this excellent online reading scheme. With fun games, colourful animations and catchy songs. It teaches phonics, sight words and other essential skills for emerging literacy. There are rewards and certificates to encourage your child along the way.

Wildlife Trust 30 day Challenge

Why not join in with the Wildlife Trust's 30 day challenge this June for their annual nature challenge and do something 'wild' everyday. You can learn together about creating wild spaces by creating bug hotel, bird feeders or bird boxes. See if you can identify the types of birds and animals in your garden or local park. Count together how many you...

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Pebble Decorating

Why not follow Pebble Painting or "rocking". Design and paint your own smooth rock and leave your quirky stones in local woods as part of a Treasure Hunt. Designs can be animals or cartoon characters.

Rainbow craft

To help us through the current lockdown, Burgh Wood Montessori Nursery School would like to encourage each child to decorate their own rainbow to display in their windowsin honour of all National Heath Workers who are working so hard. how many rainbows can you see in your neighbourhood? 

Joe Wicks Workout

Why not encourage your children to join in with Joe Wicks' daily workout which is to be found on YouTube. Joe will take them through excercises to help keep them active and to help with any anxiety during this time. They can also feel part of a large movement keeping fit with children all over the UK.

Woodland Trust Outdoor Activities

Why not also follow further nature activities for children during this time of self-isolation. The Woodland Trust have excellent ideas to interest children so please follow this link:

Easter Activities

Easter Rice Crispie Cakes What you'll need: Milk ChocolateRice Crispies or CornflakesMini EggsCake Cases Method: Melt the chocolate. An adult will need to help with this. You can either melt in the microwave, cook for 30 seconds at a time and stir each time as it can burn quickly. Or you can melt in bowl over a saucepan of simmering waterPut the ce...

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Scavenger Hunt

While out for a walk in your local woodland or your garden perhaps you and your child(ren) would like to participate in a scavenger hunt. Please follow this link to help you: Scavenger Hunt. 

Making a Bird Feeder

Why not make a make a bird feeder together and attract wildlife into your gardens to watch and enjoy. Simple ingredients are: • Apple • Seeds • String • Sticks Then follow this method: 1. Thread the string through the hole of the apple. 2. Then make an x with the sticks and tie them to the string so that it will allow the apple to sit on top. 3. Af...

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Banstead Manor Care Home Visits

"Bringing old and young together for meaningful interactions is now proving to have many benefits-not just for children and the elderly, but for society as a whole" (Early Years Educator, May 2019). At Burgh Wood Montessori, we believe that intergenerational interaction can have many benefits for older people improving their health and care and red...

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Burgh Wood Bear Forest School

"The best classroom and the richest classroom is roofed only by the sky"-Margret McMillan. The ethos of Forest Schools is to allow children the time and space to develop skills, interest and understanding througha range of activities which provide practical, hands-on experiences in a natural environment. Burhgh Wood Bear Forest School sessions run ...

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Making Play Dough

Why don't you make your own playdough for creative modelling. It will keep your children amused for hours. Ingredients • 1 cup flour • 2 tsp cream of tartar • 1/2 cup salt • 1 tbsp cooking oil Olive oil or vegetable oil • 1 cup water • food colouring Method • In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mi...

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Sport Relief 2020

On Friday 13th March we raised money for Sport Relief. The children enjoyed participating in a variety of arts and crafts, baking and face painting. Thank you for all your help and support which raised over £50 which will help people who need it the most, no matter where they are in the UK and around the world. 

World Book Day 2020

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. The children dressed up as their favourite fairy tale characters and brought in a book to share with each other. We read stories together and everyone received a book token to put towards a book of their choice.

Australia Day 2020

On 21st January we raised over £100 for the World Wildlife Fund as a direct response to the devastating bush fires in Australia and to help protect the koala bears and their habitat.