All the fun of autumn at Ascott pre-school

Forest school lunchGetting out and about in Ascott
Our aim this term has been to venture out around the village as much as possible. On one walk we had great fun gathering blackberries, which we used later to make crumble with local apples. Another stroll took us to the village green, where we collected conkers and spoke about the changes we see in autumn.

The older children have been enjoying their first Forest School adventures, travelling in the minibus to Leafield Community Woodland and to our wonderful dedicated site at the Bruern Estate. They are all having a great time learning outside and getting creative with natural materials.

We had a lovely visit to Holy Trinity church for a talk about harvest with Reverend Mark Abrey. The children brought in food donations for the harvest collection, sang some songs and listened to the sound of the church bells. Later in the same week we were invited to the Windrush Valley School’s ‘Hunt the Harvest Mouse’ event. We enjoyed mouse-themed stories and crafts, and took part in a search for ‘mice’ hidden in the school’s new outdoor play area.

Getting creative and looking ahead to Christmas
We’ve been busy in the kitchen, making vegetable soup, hedgehog-shaped bread rolls, fruit milkshakes and cheesy pizzas to take home. The children are always proud to leave with something they’ve made themselves.

Our preparations for our Christmas show are under way, with the children rehearsing on the stage so they’re ready to perform to friends and families and hopefully at the Day Centre.

Spaces available for children aged two to four
We have space available for children aged two and above across our sessions. Preschool runs at Tiddy Hall during term time each weekday with, as you have seen, a wide range of activities.

If you’d like to find out more, visit our website, or contact Pauline via email ( or phone (01993 832671).

December 2019-January 2020

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