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Stay and Play

 Each half term we have a 'Stay and Play' session in the hall for parents and carers with children in Reception. These sessions give you a chance to see what your child is learning and to get involved, as well as to meet other parents and chat informally to the teaching staff. Sometimes our school nurse attends the sessions, giving you an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have or get advice in an informal way. 

Click on the link below to see the Stay and Play dates for this year.

We have a session each half term where parents and carers can come into school and see what we are learning and join in some activities with us. There are lots of lovely activities set out each time and the children love having their Mummies, Daddies, Grandmas, Grandads and other grown-ups coming to school to learn with them. Take a look at the photos from this year so far.

Stay and Play February 2020 - Chinese New Year

Stay and Play October 2019 - Bears

Summer Stay and Play - 20th June 2019

Easter Stay and Play - 3rd April 

We had another fantastic session with our Mummies, Daddies and other grown-ups this week. There were lots of lovely Easter and Spring themed activities for us to do and make. We coloured pictures, made Easter bunnies, played games, made addition and subtraction stories with bunnies, chicks and lambs and made shape chicks and rabbits. 

Chinese New Year Stay and Play - February 5th 2019

Our second 'Stay and Play' session was a great success with everyone enjoying the Chinese New Year themed activities. The children had a great time making instruments and decorating the dragon faces. Back in our classrooms, we made these into long dragons and went on a dragon dance through the school, shaking and banging our instruments as we went to scare away bad luck! The whole school enjoyed watching us.

Photos from Stay and Play -Bears

We had a great time with our mummies and daddies at our very first 'Stay and Play'.

There were lots of exciting activities to enjoy including making our own teddy bear snacks, making 3-d shapes with the magnetic polydron, making a split pin bear, sharing bear books and making repeating patterns. 

Read some of the comments made by parents about our 'Stay and Play' sessions:


"Stay and Play is a great idea, I really enjoy coming and watching how the children learn. It gives me ideas and techniques to use at home. It would be nice for stay and play to continue in Year 1."


"I think Stay and Play is a fantastic idea. Really enjoyed it. My son loved me coming along to play and enjoyed showing me all the great toys and activities."


"I enjoy Stay and Play. I think it's good for both of us. I get to know what to do with her at home."


"I find the Stay and Play very beneficial and would like it to go on further throughout school."


"I think Stay and Play is a fantastic idea, both for the parents and the children. I have enjoyed coming to see what my child has been doing and how he is developing."


"As a parent, I really enjoy attending Stay and Play at school because it is lovely to see what my children are learning about in school. It's nice to see how they work and play with others in their class and also to see the relationships they have built up with both peers and teachers. My child/children also get really excited about me coming and enjoy showing me what they do on a day to day basis during school. After school we then have a lovely chat about what we did during the session."


"We love coming to Stay and Play, it's nice to see what L is doing in school. Hopefully will carry on in Year 1."


"It's lovely to spend tie with G at school. He loves to show me all the interesting things he does. He looks forward to me coming in to school."


"I think Stay and Play is very good. It shows the parent what the children are doing also he looks forward to showing me what he can do. It's great."


"I love Stay and Play! The only time I can see how she does things for herself. It's amazing to be able to spend this time with her and watch her grow!"


"Lovely to see the children happy and obviously enjoying their time at school."