Category: Nursery

MUDDY KNEES & PRE PREP BLOG: WEEK 9

18th November 19

Developing last week’s interest, this week the Pre-Prep and Muddy Knees pupils have been exploring ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Pupils came together to listen to the story before using their creative skills to make character masks representing the characters in the story.   Using their mathematical skills to measure the ingredients to make gingerbread people however,…

MUDDY KNEES & PREP PREP BLOG: WEEK 8

11th November 19

Pre-Prep pupils bounced back into school following the half term break and were ready and raring to go celebrating bonfire night. Pupils discovered Guy Fawkes before making their own firework paintings using lots of different techniques. Pupils also appear to have returned with the writing bug! During child-initiated learning pupils were observed thoroughly enjoying using…

MUDDY KNEES & PRE PREP BLOG: WEEK 5

8th October 19

Muddy Knees pupils have had an extremely busy week learning about 2D shapes which led them on to creating some amazing shape pictures as well as designing and making their own vehicles. Each pupil selected their own materials to make their vehicles go super fast. The children enjoyed learning how to us a saw to…

MUDDY KNEES & PRE PREP BLOG: WEEK 4

30th September 19

Muddy Knees pupils have embraced their new roles as recycling superheroes this week. Using the appropriate bins for recycling, using both side of a piece of paper and planting new plants in the playground the youngest members of the Dover College family have really got to grips with the Prep School termly topic ‘The Global…

MUDDY KNEES BLOG: WEEK 3

23rd September 19

Our Pre Prep class have been putting their thinking caps on this week and discussing how they can reuse household items and recycle waste. There was lots of excitement when they created munching machines out of old milk bottles. The theme continued in maths when children swapped rubbish for money by weighing items to see…

MUDDY KNEES BLOG: WEEK 1 & 2

13th September 19

It has been a fun filled start to the academic year in our Muddy Knees Nursery and the children have been extremely busy settling in and getting to know one another. It is fabulous to see so many friendships developing already. Muddy Knees children have also been introduced to their termly topic of recycling, which…

Early Years Department at Dover College Gives Pupils Extraordinary Start

26th June 19

Dover College is delighted to share the outcome of the recent external moderation in our Early Years Department. Each year, Reception class teachers are required to submit profile scores for each child leaving the Early Years Foundation Stage – basing these both upon teacher judgment and evidence collected throughout the year. Occasionally, schools and settings…