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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.

The children have been very excited to see that most of our eggs hatched and now we have nine healthy and growing chicks in the nursery. The children have enjoyed observing their behaviour and learning about how they develop. Now that the chicks are older and stronger they have also begun to have the opportunity to hold and stroke the chicks. 


We have also been doing experiments in the outdoor area, using our fire pit. These have been around changing states, in particular observing what happens to certain objects when heat is applied, in this case ice, crayons and wood. This has been an opportunity for the children to wonder and explore about the world around them as well as to acquire new knowledge. Just as importantly it has also helped to challenge misconceptions that can develop in young children around what processes like "melting" actually are and under what circumstances they occur.

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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