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The Stackpool Room has up to 30 children aged 3 – 4, all year round. This room is for our older children, and this is reflected in the spaces that they have which can be used for exploring, playing, and learning. In the Stackpool Room, our practitioners encourage increased independence, in preparation for when they leave us for school. There is more of an emphasis on routine, and the children enjoy this being visually represented up on the wall. The cosy library area is a peaceful space where children can read stories individually or as a group, or simply just to have some down time. The creative room is separate from the main room, giving plenty of opportunity to really get stuck in and make a mess! This free flowing room has the children’s interests at heart, and they have lots of fun whilst they learn.

See what the Stackpool Room have been up to:

April 2022

The children in Stackpool Room have been very busy this month.

As a whole group we visited the cafe for a babyccino. Simon and Anja helped us make and decorate our drinks, it was so much fun and they tasted yummy too.

The children have also been showing a real interest in numbers. A few children have been writing numbers and counting independently during free flow. Some Stackpool children have also been measuring with Duplo during group time. They were measuring some objects and each other!

We are so proud of our little mathematicians!


March 2022

Here in Stackpool, we love food! We have been recently exploring healthy and unhealthy foods through group times and alongside the story ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’. We separated our foods into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods. Here, we looked at each food item and guessed, then spoke , about why they are good for us and why they may be bad. We compared these to the foods that we eat at preschool and at home. Once we had sorted our foods, it was time to read the Teddy Bear’s picnic!

We have also been loving the Spring weather in Stackpool and recently went on a nature walk in the garden. Here, the children got into pairs and were given a sheet with different things to spot as we walked around. Before we went outside, we discussed the items on the sheet including trees, long grass, stones, insects, spiderwebs and more!

February 2022

This month the Stackpool room have been celebrating Valentine’s Day and talking about Love. The children and adults spoke about people in their lives that they love. At group time the children created beautiful Valentines’ cards with special messages inside for their loved ones, for example “I love your coat”. The Stackpool children have also been showing an interest in maths activities and resources this month, counting objects and creating shapes. Some of the children have been taking part in the weekly Spanish lessons, the lessons involve learning new words along with familiar stories and props to really help memorise the Spanish words and phrases.