Squirrels & Owls - Colchester New Town

In Squirrels (our 2 year-olds) and Owls  (our 3 to 5 year-olds), children have free access to outside, supporting their developing needs and growing independence.

Creative Activities

  • Craft resources
  • Construction
  • Developmental movement play
  • Music
  • Role play
  • Sand & water play

Classroom Area

The classroom area is set aside for quieter activities, including:

  • Free access to actvities that support children's developing independence, care of themselves and encouraging fine motor control (such as threading or pouring)
  • Sensorial activities that prepare children for early maths and literacy
  • Exploration of the wider world and early science

The Outdoors

Children are able to choose to be outdoors to work each day.

  • There are playtime resources such as cars, trikes, hoops etc.
  • We enjoy regular walks to the Old Community Garden, Nature Garden, play area, Bourne Woods, Bourne Mill and neighbouring areas.
  • Outdoor activities include growing things, forest school and wildlife experiences