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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.


West Lodge Farm visit

At Christmas, the nursery children had an amazing visit to West Lodge Farm. Not only did they see Santa and receive early gifts, they milked cows, stroked rabbits, took part in a nativity and much more.

Nativity play

At Stokes Wood, everyone enjoys watching our youngest pupils re-enacting the wonderful story of the birth of baby Jesus and the wonderful message of hope, love and kindness it brings to us all at Christmas.

Tree planting

Nursery children had the opportunity to help plant a tree in the school grounds with Bethan from Enstruct training. They all took part helping to fill the hole with soil to help the plant grow. We cannot wait to see it grow over the next few years as the children continue their journey through school.



We are spending time celebrating lots of different occasions this half term. We have had a lovely time celebrating Diwali with staff and our friends.


Fire engine visit

We were very lucky when the firemen came to visit for assembly. Nursery children were able to have a look inside the fire engine and try on the helmets. We learnt lots about what a fire fighter does every day.


Friday Forest Schools

We are continuing to attend Forest School sessions each Friday. The children are growing in confidence week by week! They are enjoying looking for bugs, role playing in the mud kitchen and using the swings and hammocks.


Abbey House Music Project

A group of Nursery children are taking part in a 12 week music and movement project with residents at Abbey House. They are enjoying making new friends and sharing songs and actions with them. They are all very well behaved and enjoying it!


Curiosity Approach

We are delighted to announce that our Early Years and Year 1 departments have had a transformation.

We have been inspired by The Curiosity Approach and have swapped our plastic toys for real, authentic resources, to give the children in our care the best start to their education.

Our natural resources allow the children to create their own stories and ignite their imaginations, allowing them to be more curious, more inquisitive and to communicate their thought processes successfully.

We support the children in handling the resources carefully, understanding consequences and respect for objects. This is all part of our learning journey!

Please have a look at the photographs of our provision in action