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These photographs will give you a flavour of the activities

the children have enjoyed over the last week.


We have been working on various PLODs amongst all our other activities. PLOD stands for 'Possible Lines of Development'. Each week one or two PLODs will be running across the nursery where adults will work with children and support them to develop their learning skills. These PLODs may be triggered by the children's interests or a challenge provided by an adult. Returning to this PLOD throughout the week allows the children to get more from the experience, as well as providing opportunities for further planning and reflection.

As you will have seen the children have been working with our Artists in Residence, Sharon and Andy Shaw on a pirate ship. This reminded Elsie of how her older brother had produced 'old looking' maps, so following her instructions several of the children worked with Elsie to age paper using teabags and coffee granules. These have now become the basis of a number of treasure maps! Activities like these can be particularly fun for children who are otherwise reluctant mark-makers.


One of our PLODs this week has been a 'challenge' PLOD outside, which involves the children trying something they have never done before or something that is more difficult. So far the children have tried throwing and balancing challenges and it has been wonderful seeing and hearing the children reflect on how they have been like Resilient Ray and 'not given up' or Brave Brooke and 'had a go'.


You may have seen or heard about our caterpillars and their recent changes. We have had 15 butterflies emerge from the chrysalises and most will be released very soon. This experience of change and development has also included witnessing how sometimes in nature things do not work out perfectly; a few of the butterflies have emerged with damaged wings, as they would in the wild and this has allowed the children to understand the perilous nature of being a creature in the natural world.

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Opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 7:45am - 3:45pm
  • Term Time Only

Contact Us

  • Crossens Nursery School, Preston,
  • New Road, Southport,
  • Merseyside,
  • PR9 8PA

01704 228624