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Oakley Pre-school, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Pound, Oakley, Bedford MK43 7RQ


w/e 8th November
We made poppies using a variety of different materials and used them to decorate pre-school.
Oakley Pre-school remembers.
Lots of outdoor learning this week. Clearing the leaves in the garden and making cement to build walls and enclosures. We made sure our chickens were well fed in the cold weather. Inside, we acted out the 'Whatever Next' story which led to lots of geographical investigations and discussion
We held our Autumn Term 'Open Classrooms on evening this week.  Thank you to all parents and carers who took the time to come, it’s great to work in partnership with you all.

w/e 1st November

We made Diva lamps, lit them and listened to the story of Diwali.

We made a map of the garden to help with our directional and positional language.

We played rugby and made England flags for tomorrow's Rugby World Cup Final. Come on England!

Half Term - Halloween Trail

A lovely time for a halloween trail followed by a cuppa at 'O for Coffee'!

Half Term - Sponsored Pool Tournament

Full swing at the pool competition organised by Josh Martiello and supported by Santander, raising funds for our new building. 36 of Josh’s colleagues have turned up to raise money for us! Thank you very much to all who donated for the raffle and auction.

w/e Friday 18th Oct

Our Halloween Trail will be up around the village from today and will stay up until Monday 28th October inclusive. Clue sheets are available at Oakley Post Office and a prize awaits you at 'O for Coffee'. Please support us this half term and have fun! All funds will go to our new building fund 👻 🦇 🎃 🧙‍♀️

w/e Friday 11th Oct

As part of our Harvest Celebrations, we took our collection of food to the Bedford Food Bank.

Thank you for your kind donations.

Our chickens; Jessie, Elsa and Dora were able to wander 'free range' for the first time this week and the children thought about how to look after living creatures and be kind to others. 


We enjoyed a visit from Mrs Searle's dog, Coco,too. What wonderfully caring week.

w/e Friday 4th Oct

Another exciting new addition to our outdoor environment... a great big tractor tyre, kindly donated by Windmill Christmas Tree Farm at Stevington. It was VERY heavy and the children enjoyed watching it being rolled down to a space in the garden. They will begin to use it for climbing and hide n seek. What a great resource to develop their risk taking and all areas of their development, specifically their physical development.

The children helped to clean the tyre, using scrubbing brushes and compared it to the size of the toy tractor wheels.  When it was clean the children decorated it themselves with chalk!

The arrival of the tractor tyre encouraged the children to create tyre marking pictures outside.

What fun!

w/e Friday 6th Sept

Welcome back! 

New Chickens

All our new starters are settling well, including these three new additions to our flock... Dora, Elsa and Jessie.

Fairy Garden

We have enhanced our outdoor environment with a new enchanted fairy garden and are excited to see the imaginative play that it inspires!