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Here is some feedback we received this week from a valued parent:


We would like to take a moment to say a unimaginably massive thank you for the absolutely fantastic early years provision you have given our daughter over her time at railway children.

I work in a lot of settings and am yet to find any that is as focused, structured, supportive, fun! Or that is run by two such amazingly committed practitioners as yourselves. You should both be extremely proud of the way you have enabled children to access the world, social community, and education. Early years is often a poor partner to primary education and shouldn't be, it is arguably the most important part of a child's learning experiences, it sets the roots for the future.


We would like to thank our parents for their commitment to working in partnership with us and supporting us to offer such a wonderful, caring and stimulating experience for their child.

Forest school. 18.10.18


Today in forest school we joined in with the older children. We played with the mud kitchen and made natural thing pictures. We also cooked marsh mellows and had fun eating them.

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Forest School. 20.09.18


Our forest school session today was all about seeds and habitats. We had been out earlier to collect sycamore seeds and leaves. We looked at the sycamore seeds and watched how they fell when dropped. In the afternoon, we made paper helicopters and tested these down in the forest school area. We also saw rabbits holes while exploring.

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Today was our leavers party. For this, we traveled to Blue Anchor from Stogumber Station on a steam train. It was a lovely ride through the countryside to the beach. We had a lovely few hours on the beach, playing on the sand and in the water. We had our lunch and then walked to get an ice cream. We then traveled back to Stogumber Station. More photos in the gallery

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Today, Katy brought in some Sweetpeas for the children to paint. They did some lovely pictures

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School sports day at Stogumber school. Please see gallery for more photo's

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Today we helped to plant the trough's at the front of the school. We enjoyed planting the plants and then watering them.

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25.05.18 Forces March through Crowcombe Village.


Today we went to watch the forces come through the village. We sang songs and waved our flags. 

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Forest school. 24.05.18

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Today, we received a delivery of polydrons. We couldn't wait to start building with them. Thank you PTA.


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Royal wedding picnic tea party and biscuit decorating. 18.05.18


Today we had a picnic tea party to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry & Megan Markle. For our party we enjoyed eating cakes.

In the afternoon we had another picnic after decorating biscuits. Yum Yum.

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Thursday 17.05.18.


Today the first of our replacements toys arrived at the setting. It is a water play toy called Aqua Play. The children enjoyed watching it being made up and then playing with it. A big thank you goes to the PTA

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Willow star making. 15.05.18

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Our sponsored walk to Crowcombe Play park. 14.05.18


Today we completed our sponsored walk from Crowcombe School to Crowcombe play park. We were accompanied by some older children and parents. The children did really well walking there and back.

While at the play park, we replaced materials on the bug hotel, searched for bugs and insects and played on the play equipment. 

Thank you to the parents who helped us on our walk today.

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During the week (30.04.18 - 04.05.18), the children have been busy planting sunflowers seeds to help brighten up the gardening area. We will be keeping a diary of how they grow.

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Today at Preschool we made pizzas.  We were given a pitta bread and helped to put the tomato purée on. After we put our toppings on. Katy put our pizzas in the oven to cook so that they were ready to take home and eat. Yum yum

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Easter activities 22.03.18


Today we made some Easter baskets, cards and chocolate nests. We all enjoyed making our crafts.

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Today Pre-school joined in with the school to complete an Easter egg hunt. We collected stickers as we searched for the eggs. When we returned to our room, we found a basket of eggs waiting for us. A big thank you to Kate McCrimmon and PTA for organising the Easter egg hunt.
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Today we had slime out for the first time. We enjoyed playing with it and exploring what we could with it. We found out that we could stretch, pull and flatten the slime.

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Pre-school enjoying dressing up as their favourite characters.

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Today we had the first falling of snow while at Pre-school. We had lots of fun exploring and feeling the ice and snow to talk about how it feels.

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Today in forest school, we made clay faces and placed these on a tree. We also played with the mud kitchen and explored the area. Some children found musical instruments by going round with a stick and tapping things. See more photos in gallery

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Preschool theatre Trip to see the Snowmouse


Preschool visited the local theatre to watch the Snowmouse. The children enjoyed exploring the garden room, where they made snow angels on the floor. They all sat beautifully throughout the performance. We even had the staff at the theatre comment on how well behaved the children were.


Well done everyone


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Comic Relief 2017


For Comic Relief, we took part in a number of activities during the day. We coloured in Pudsey's and made our own masks

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Teddy Bears picnic at Stogumber school. 10.11.17


Today we visited Stogumber School for a Teddy Bears picnic. While we were there, we took part in many activities, these included: building bear houses, dressing a teddy bear colouring activity and reading and watching the story of we're going on a bear hunt. After Breaktime, Mrs Chrystall played the DVD of the bear hunt and when this had finished, we got ready to go outside and go on a bear hunt. We made a circle and acted out the story.

After lunch, we played inside until it was time for our picnic. We all sat around in a circle and ate our picnic. During our picnic, Mrs Chrystall's bear 'Hector' decided to go for a walk and it was up to preschool and year R to find him. We found him hiding by the rabbit hutch.


Preschool would like to thank Mrs Chrystall and year R for inviting us to spend the day with them.


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Since returning from the half term break, we have been busy making paper fireworks and poppies for our pre-school displays. We have had lots of fun making and decorating them.



Our Trip to Katy's garden

Monday 3rd November 2017


On Monday, Pre-school went on a walk to see Katy's garden. While we were there, we saw chickens and had the opportunity to feed them.

We also collected apples to use for Apple printing and leaves to do some leaf rubbings.


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New music sessions with Mrs Napper

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