We believe that every child has the right to experience an outstanding Early Years education.

We believe that every child has the right to experience an outstanding Early Years education.

At Thistle Hill, our children are excited and motivated to engage in rich and challenging experiences, both inside and outside of their classroom. We have high ambitions for all of our children, with staff planning carefully to meet each child’s needs and stage of development, ensuring our children get off to a great start in their education. Child initiated play based learning is at the heart of our practice. We carefully plan for opportunities, activities and experiences that develop all of our children into independent, resilient and confident learners.​

Our weekly wows!

What have we been learning about this week?

Farmers!

Reception had an exciting trip this week…On Tuesday the children got to be farmers for a day! They prepared all of the animal feed, gathered the tools and equipment they needed, hand fed the different animals and cleaned out the alpaca enclosure. They

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The Enormous Turnip

This week we have continued our learning about The Enormous Turnip. The children had a go at writing their own versions of the book, using their phonics knowledge to label the pictures they had drawn and their talk for writing to retell

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Farm shop!

Reception are learning about a new story- The Enormous Turnip. On Monday we took a trip to the farm shop to buy our own vegetables and the children prepared the vegetables to make their own soup! On Tuesday we were busy transforming our role

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Reading for pleasure

Watch a bedtime story!

Enjoy a bedtime story with Mrs Johnston!