News 2016

16-12-2016 – On our last day of term, Tiny Shines have crafted these wreaths.
Happy Christmas Everyone 🎄🎄

15-12-2016 – These ginger bread reindeer have been great fun to bake 🎄🎄

13-12-2016 – After School Tiny Shines changed these hand made wooden ginger bread houses into really colourful creations 🎄🎄

13-12-2016 – The Tiniest Shines have crafted salt dough Christmas Trees and Holly Tree decorations 🎄🎄

09-12-2016 – A rainbow reindeer has been added to our display 

09-12-2016 – The smallest tiny shine made reindeer after painting their feet!!

09-12-2016 – After hearing the story of ‘The Snowman’ pre school tiny shines made these delightful snowmen 🎄


05-12-2016 – We are starting to create our Christmas scene ….

05-12-2016 – ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a …….

03-12-2016 – We’ve just had our Tiny Shines Christmas Party with Magic Martin and balloon modelling and more. Thank you to everyone for coming, it was such a lovely occasion to have everyone together 🎄🎄🎄🎄

29-12-2016 – After school Tiny Shines have added lots of sparkle 🎄🎄 – 

28-11-2016 – Tiny hands creating their own beats using cotton wool and paint

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28-11-2016 – We are enjoying Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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28-11-2016 – Christmas decorations ready for tiny hands to add some sparkle 


28-11-2016 – We ended last week creating a Road Safety ABC poster.


22-11-2016 – We are supporting road safety week and after school Tiny Shines have enjoyed their colouring competition as well as making pledges and walking safely home from school 

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22-11-2016 – This week we are enjoying Jack and the Beanstalk… Fee Fi Fo Fum….


14-11-2016 – We are having so much fun in our space station this week; cooking food, having tea parties and much more 

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11-11-2016 – Poppy reef.


10-11-2016 – Incy Wincy Spider!


10-11-2016 – We just love dressing up after school! Today Knights, princesses and a queen 


08-11-2016 – Today’s nursery rhyme was Baa Baa Black Sheep


07-11-2016 – We shall remember them.


07-11-2016 – This week it’s World Nursery Rhyme Week! The challenge is to learn a nursery rhyme each day! Today we learned ‘Doctor Foster’ – splash!!!

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07-11-2016 – Today we were talking about how we feel! We enjoyed putting the emotions cards on our feelings tree and we made happy paper plate puppets as we all said we felt happy 

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04-11-2016 – A clever way to create firework pictures… Cover paper with wax crayons in a few colours then paint over it with black paint. Once dry use the non brush end of a paint brush to create your fireworks 


04-11-2016 – Fruity fireworks!


02-11-2016 – Bonfire and Firework creations by tiny hands! Whizz! Pop! Bang!

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01-11-2016 – Firework shortbread using circle and star shaped cutter.


01-11-2016 – This week we are enjoying bonfire night inspired activities to help us learn our shapes; creating, cooking and dancing and lots more……


31-10-2016 – Pumpkin creations 🎃🎃🎃


20-10-2016 – Creating with salt dough is so much fun! Mould it! Cook it! Paint it!

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17-10-2016 – We love using a big roll of paper and crayons for expressive mark making.

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17-10-2016 – Today we were mostly crafting goats, carrots and sheep!!


11-10-2016 – Very creative Autumn pictures by some tiny hands today 😀

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10-10-2016 – Autumn numbers! Our favourite is number 10 and the hedgehogs 😀


10-10-2016 – Today we were learning Spanish numbers 1 to 5 by using paper and crayons making rubbings from our number logs.


07-10-2016 – Thank you everyone for supporting Humphrey’s Pyjama week – we raised £70 😀


06-10-2016  Today we went hunting for autumn leaves in Hove Park and we spotted another snow dog 😀 we the crafted these delightful hedgehogs!

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04-10-2016 – We are enjoying Autumn at Tiny Shines!

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03-10-2016 – This week we are supporting Humphrey’s pyjama week by wearing our pyjamas to Tiny Shines and raising money for this special charity.

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30-09-2016 – Do you know your shark ABC?


30-09-2016 – Today we were spotting snow dogs on our way to the Sea Life Centre

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29-09-2016 – In our final week of Under the Sea we’ve been visiting the Sea Life Centre


23-09-2016 – Pre – school Tiny Shines love playing ‘Pop to the Shops!’


19-09-2016 – Sea creature numbers…..


19-09-2016 – Lots of fun with play doh today


16-09-2016 – Pre – school Tiny Shines created beautiful rainbow fish after hearing the story and made their own mini beaches after collecting stones and shells from Hove beach today!

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14-09-2016 – We’ve been learning about our bodies! Where’s your nose? Where’s your eyes? Where’s your ears?


12-09-2016 – For the next few weeks we are going under the sea ….

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05-09-2016 – Delicious bread baked my our two year olds today

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05-09-2016 – The Autumn Term has started and this week we are celebrating harvest festival whilst also focusing on our numbers

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24-08-2016 – Beautifully crafted carousels today.


22-08-2016 – It’s carnival and circus time again and we’ve been enjoying face painting, samba carnival music and much more …..


09-08-2016 – Tiny Shines mini olympics today and the sun was shining.

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01-08-2016 – The Olympic Rings created using play doh!


01-08-2016 – The Olympics are coming!


28-07-2016 – Today we visited one of Hove Museum’s summer craft workshops – so much fun….

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28-07-2016 – A very Happy 150th Birthday Beatrix Potter – we’ve loved celebrating your special birthday!


26-07-2016 – What a good idea Mrs Rabbit’s carrot and apple muffins yummy.


26-07-2016 – Peter rabbit party ears during a week long celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday!


22-07-2016 – More amazing Lego creations….


18-07-2016 – The sun is out and summer is finally here so we will be enjoying water play activities.


18-07-2016 – For the next two weeks we will be celebrating Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with Peter Rabbit activities galore!!


14-07-2016 – Beautiful handcrafted puppets, chalk advertising drawing for the Tiny Shines puppet show today such fun, creativity and imagination!

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12-07-2016 – We have great water play fun today making our very own vegetable soup just like in ‘The Enormous Turnip.’


11-07-2017 – Lots more fun playing with the farm set and animals today!


11-07-2016 – Today in Spanish club we danced and sang to some great Spanish songs!


11-07-2016 – Beautiful painting creations using you farm animals and toy tractors.


11-07-2016 – This week is all about the Enormous Turnip!


08-07-2016 – Amazing Lego creations….


08-07-2016 – We had so much fun learning Spanish today.


06-07-2016 – Our special wishes for the Tanabata festival are gathering on our bamboo tree.

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03-07-2016 – We love celebrating The Japanese Tanabata festival. Tiny Shines will be making wishes to hang on the lucky bamboo and learning to make origami stars and milky ways as well as hearing the story of the Tanabata legend……

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03-07-2016 – Spanish club takes place three times a week at Tiny Shines throughout July.


20-06-2016 – We are celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday this week and enjoying his stories including the hungry caterpillar as well as making up our own, learning new animal names and noises…..

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17-06-2016 – Another Spanish Friday with Dora and a Spanish birthday party.


13-06-2016 – This week is Paddington Bear’s birthday and we are enjoying stories of all his adventures and marmalade sandwiches. 

Older Tiny Shines are learning about London and its history too!

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13-06-2016 – This week we are making special cards for Father’s Day.

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09-06-2016 – We celebrate World Oceans Day with our sea life abc and the Octonauts.
Remember to recycle your plastic bags so they don’t end up in our Oceans.


07-06-2016 – This week is World Oceans Day so we made our own coral reef using magic sand and then added rubbish floating on the top. We are learning the importance of how much we need to protect our oceans.


06-06-2016 – Flags of the world decorating Tiny Shines garden!


23-05-2016 – We are having so much fun learning about Native Americans, making Tipis, baby cradles, feathered hats and painting paper plates to decorate our totem pole. We have all chosen a group to be in either Totem poles, Tipis, canoes, bears, bisons or wolves!

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22-05-2016 – Lots of new alphabet letters are popping up everywhere at Tiny Shines and as Summer is on its way we are using ice creams.

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22-05-2016 – We are already to focus on our next steps to success with our Tiny Shines.


22-05-2016 – This week we will focus on feelings and emotions. How are you feeling?


22-05-2016 – Our new wooden magnetic numbers have arrived for all tiny hands to use.


16-05-2016 – It’s walking week everyone…..


13-05-2016 – Today our Tiny Shines started Spanish! We are delighted to introduce our new friend Piluco 😀 Each week we will take it in turns to take him home and look after him and come back the following week to tell everyone about his adventures! 
We learnt our favourite colours and numbers up to ten! Buen fin de semana.


10-05-2016 – Learning our French colours through painting


09-05-2016 – We are having a French week.

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06-05-2016 – We have a new way to reach our garden across the numbered stepping stones

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06-05-2016 – A sunny Friday at Tiny Shines means trampolining by the sea ….

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05-05-2016 – We’ve been making patchwork quilts to support our 2D shape learning.


03-05-2016 – This week we are focusing on Maths: shape, space and measure! We have water play, lovely new construction toys and will be introducing sand timers in play for taking turns and sharing…..

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29-04-2016 – Beautiful butterfly paintings celebrating releasing our butterflies. We learnt a special trick to paint one side and then fold the paper to make the whole butterfly….


29-04-2016 – Today was our Butterfly party with all the Tiny Shines who just loved seeing painted lady butterflies an amazing occasion.

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28-04-2016 – Our sunflowers are all planted outside and ready for tiny hands to water, measure and draw….


27-04-2016 – All five painted lady butterflies have now arrived safely ready to be photographed and released by Tiny hands on Friday


26/04/2016 – Second butterfly has arrived safely!

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26/04/2016 – Our first butterfly has just emerged.


25/04/2016 – We are using these lovely picture cards to support Tiny Shines language development!


25/04/2016 – We are going on a bear hunt……


22/04/2016 – We’ve created beautiful butterfly gardens using rice, pasta and chick peas and the best bit was getting our hands covered in food colouring dye! Happy weekend!

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19/04/2016 – Today Tiny Shines have been planting pansies ready for our butterflies and there’s been great enjoyment in watering them too!

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18/04/2016 – We are celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday this week and baking muffins with Union Jack decorations!


18/04/2016 – Summer is coming so our sand pit is already being enjoyed….


16/04/2016 – Safely moved to the butterfly garden.

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15/04/2016 – All five of our caterpillars are now in their chrysalides so we are moving them to the butterfly garden this weekend. We’ve been making Pom Pom caterpillars to celebrate. Happy weekend all!

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12/04/2016 – So much fun and laughter today pretending to be caterpillars in their cocoons and bursting out as beautiful butterflies.


11/04/2016 – So much sensory fun to be had with bug jelly.


07/04/2016 – Let the sunflower growing commence….


07/04/2016 – Our caterpillars are growing fast!


07/04/2016 – April is all about sunflowers, caterpillars and butterflies….


01/04/2016 – Tiny Friday arrivals at Tiny Shines all set for enjoying a Very Hungry Caterpillar for the next couple of weeks……


01/04/2016 – Pressed petal crafts for Friday!

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29/03/2016 – There’s always so many choices…..


29/03/2016 – We’ve been to the Sea life Centre today! We love the turtles!

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22/03/2016 – After school Tiny Shines loved making Easter nests today!


22/03/2016 – We are getting better at making Easter bread each day

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22/03/2016 – We’ve been learning and sharing what we know about the life cycle of a chicken.


21/03/2016 – Lots of Easter Bread Baking Today!

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17/03/2016 – Here are some more rabbits ……..


17/03/2016 – Easter rabbits are popping up everywhere!


16/03/2016 – Our Easter creations have started.

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16/03/2016 – We are getting ready for Easter.


10/03/2016 – More paper bag princesses!


09/03/2016 – After school Tiny Shine decorating Easter Egg for school competition!


09/03/2016 – More beautiful cardboard box creations.


08/03/2016 – Who knows the story of ‘The Paper Bag Princess?’ After school Tiny Shines made their own paper bag princesses and dragon today!


08/03/2016 – Inspired by Christina Katerina and The Box, Tiny shines have been making their own creations today.

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04/03/2016 – We had a splendid World Book Day yesterday with the Hungry Caterpillar, Witch with an Itch and Angelina Ballerina!


01/03/2016 – More beautiful Mother’s Day crafts!


01/03/2016 – Happy Birthday Dr Seuss! We love hearing all your stories!


29/02/2016 – Lots of birthdays coming up at Tiny Shines so time to make tiny creations for the birthday tree.


29/02/2016 – It may be snack time, it might be lunch time, there have been some lovely conversations and so much interest about fairy tale land.


29/02/2016 – Beautiful creations by tiny hands for Mother’s Day.

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17/02/2016 – Some Tiny Shines have enjoyed making their own sweet shop today using bricks and play dough!


17/02/2016 – We are learning Spanish numbers up to ten and following number outlines using play dough this week.

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18/02/2016 – We use pictorial representation and rhymes to remember numbers 1 – 10


08/02/2016 – Kung Hei Fat Choy! We made Chinese Moon Cakes, played with cinnamon sparkle play doh and sang.

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01/02/2016 – This week it’s all about literacy and some Tiny Shines are learning to write their names.


01/02/2016 – It’s February, it’s Chinese New Year – year of the monkey, it’s Valentine’s day and pancake day watch this space….


25/01/2016 – We are all enjoying the fruit and verge cafe this week


18/01/2016 – A little after school baking!


18/01/2016 – Happy Birthday AA Milne!


18/01/2016 – Gruffalo crumble anyone?


13/01/2016 – Counting ice cubes so many shrieks of laughter.


11/01/2016 – What will we find in this arctic foam sensory play……


07.01.2016 – Gruffalos are everywhere this week.

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05/01/2016 – A Gruffalo for tea!


04/01/2016 – Happy New Year! We kick off 2016 focusing on Expressive Arts and Design and enjoying books written by Julia Donaldson throughout January.


22/12/2015 – …..and the Tiny Shines have finished the scene beautifully! Happy Christmas to you all!


21/12/2015 – Oh dear there are quite a few things missing from this picture…… Don’t worry they’ll be created by tiny hands tomorrow.


15/12/2015 – The nativity….


14/12/2015 – More Christmas card designs by tiny hands today!

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12/12/2015 – The Tiny Shines Christmas Party was absolutely delightful! Thank you everybody

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10/12/2015 – Christmas Fairies and Father Christmases


10/12/2015 – Christmas Fairies


09/12/2015 – Christmas sparkle fir cones…..


08/12/2015 – After school Father Christmases Ho Ho Ho!!!!!


08/12/2015 – Little hands make mince pies all different shapes and sizes.


04/12/2015 – Christmas cards for Grandparents.


03/12/2015 – Christmas collages with recycled cards!


03/12/2015 – Googly reindeer 


03/12/2015 – Mistletoes!

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01/12/2015 – Christmas garlands are being created!


01/12/2015 – Christmas countdown has started….

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23/11/2015 – Baby bear creation by a very Tiny Shine.


23/11/2015 – Goldilocks and the three bears!


17/11/2015 – Jack and the Beanstalk board game with after school Tiny Shines!


17/11/2015 – Such fun today learning numbers by association.


16/11/2015 – Jack and the Beanstalk.


11/11/2015 – Happy Diwali!

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10/11/2015 – Poppies!


09/11/2015 – Hand print poppy.


09/11/2015 – National nursery rhyme week….


09/11/2015 – Remembrance day.


04/11/2015 – Bonfire night creations.


03/11/2015 – After school interpretations of Catherine Wheels!

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03/11/2015 – Astronauts have arrived!


02/11/2015 – Bonfire night crafts have started….

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01/11/2015 – Bonfire night so many amazing crafts to make.


01/11/2015 – 5 4 3 2 1 …… We have lift off!

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29/10/2015 – Some Tiny Shines love ballet….

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29/10/2015 – Abstract googly spiders and pumpkins.

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27/10/2015 – Some of us made horses and some of us spider cookies!!!

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26/10/2015 – Halloween……..


22/10/2015 – Goats made from shapes….


21/10/2015 – A few highlights from the week so far… Old MacDonald… Emotions and oh of course sheep.

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19/10/2015 – For the next two weeks we go down on the farm!


19/10/2015 – It’s walking week in Brighton and Hove! Let’s all get walking.


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13/10/2015 – A is for autumn…..


12/10/2015 – An after school fairy house, just charming.


08/10/2015 – Leaf rubbings and splendid leaf ladies, just love these.12105769_535226316629535_8668051101113967554_n

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07/10/2015 – Oh look more hedgehogs have arrived. A whole family this time.

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07/10/2015 – Beautiful autumn tree collage.


06/10/2015 – This week is Humphrey’s Pyjama week supporting children with brain injury We are enjoying activities and supporting this important charity


06/10/2015 – Pine cone hedgehogs by all Tuesday’s Tiny Shines!

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05/10/2015 – Tiny hands created autumn trees.


04/10/2015 – Autumn is here………

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02/10/2015 – After school Tiny Shines create beautiful picture books


02/10/2015 – Healthy or unhealthy?


02/10/2015 – Friday’s finale painting with turnips!


30/09/2015 – Water bead fun finding letters ‘turnip’


29/09/2015 – The Enormous Turnip puppet show.


28/09/2015 – This week is all about ‘The Enormous Turnip!’  


25/09/2015 – Lollipop fish for Friday! Happy Weekend everyone.


24/09/2015 – Tiny hands chose their own coloured felt, talked about shapes and made these shiny CD fish today.


22/09/2015 – Sea creatures have been helping us to learn our numbers today.

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21/09/2015 – Beautifully hand printed mermaid and jelly fish by tiny hands today.


18/09/2015 – Rainbow Fish crafts for Friday! Happy weekend everyone.


17/09/2015 – Day time Tiny Shines created orange paper plate crabs.


14/09/2015 – For the next fortnight we go under the sea……..

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10/09/2015 – We made bread and it was delicious!!!


09/09/2015 – Beautifully crafted field pictures today using rice, barley, split peas and lentils for Harvest Festival.


07/09/2015 – It’s Harvest Festival week!!!


21/08/2015 – A beautifully crafted carousel by tiny hands! Happy Weekend!


20/08/2015 – Clowns making many appearances today, this time as pizza!


19/08/2015 – Clowning around!!!!



18/08/2015 – We decorated and made hot air balloons with helium – sheer delight and already featuring in imaginary play adventures.

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17/08/2015 – It’s our end of August extravaganza so anything goes; Carnival, Circus, Balloons and more!

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14/08/2015 – e and E is for elephant! Happy weekend everyone!

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13/08/2015 – Shape and colour elephant!!!


12/08/2015 – Today is World Elephant Day 12.08.15 here are some Tiny Shines’ creations to celebrate.

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11/08/2015 – Beautifully crafted party and silhouette elephants by Tiny Shines today!

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10/08/2015 – Our friend Elmer will be making several appearances too!


10/08/2015 – This week it’s all about elephants what this space….


10/08/2015 – All Tiny Shines’ birthdays are added to the birthday tree.


10/08/2015 – Last week at Tiny Shines we enjoyed all things that are the Jolly Postman. We even made our own Giant and Cinderella’s Castle.

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31/07/2015 – What a lovely end to the week a Peter Rabbit party with party ears and charades. Happy weekend one and all!!


30/07/2015 – Peter Rabbit’s investigating nature, beautiful leaf printing today after a visit to the park collecting leaves.


28/07/2015 – What a lovely day with my Tiny Shines…. Decorating cress pots.


27/07/2015 – This week is Beatrix Potter’s birthday which is such a delight so we are doing everything about Peter Rabbit.


22/07/2015 – Some beautiful owl creations today.


21/07/2015 – Tiny shines have created their own sunflowers inspired by our beautiful ones.


19/07/2015 – Tiny Shines Village Store and Cafe opened for Business today!!!!!

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16/07/2015 – Our first beautiful sunflower at Tiny Shines has arrived!


15/07/2015 – Our Tiny Shines were creating puppets today and telling a story all about making friends. So splendid!!!



13/07/2015 – In July we continue our focus on Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSE) How are you feeling today? …..


07/07/2015 – Today is ‘Tanabata’ Japan’s star festival! Little Shines have made special wishes and hung them on lucky bamboo! Japanese flags have been painted and we’ve enjoyed hearing the story of this 2000 year old legend……..

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25/06/2015  -Happy birthday Eric Carle


23/06/2015 – We have just loved colouring animals today and story boarding our own version of Eric Carle’s Do you want to be my friend? How do you think you would tell the story?


17/06/2015 – Activities today at Tiny Shines

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15-06-2015 – This week it’s Paddington Bear’s 50th birthday! We have been enjoying reading all about this special bear and how he travelled all the way from Peru to London and of course that he loves eating marmalade. More activities to enjoy later in the week…….

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10-06-2015 – We raised a fantastic £100 at our charity coffee morning today in aid of Well Child Thank you so much everybody!

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08-06-2015 – We have enjoyed World Ocean Day and now at Tiny Shines we have a little bit of our own ocean.


06-06-2015 – Amazing colouring with the Octonauts supporting World Oceans Day!

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05-06-2015 – As it’s Friday we decided to do something quite different…. Room on a Broom puppets and puppet show! Happy Weekend Everyone!

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02-06-2015 – Explosive activities at Tiny Shies!

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24-05-2015 – Our butterflies are so happy in their new outdoor habitat! We released five painted ladies into the wild! I wonder who will arrive next at Tiny Shines?


24-05-2015 – Our butterflies loved landing on tiny hands before their big outside adventure!


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21-05-2015 – Look who arrived at Tiny Shines today too exciting for words!!!! Our beautiful painted ladies are spreading their wings!!


15-05-2015 – There’s nothing like baking cakes at Tiny Shines on a Friday afternoon to round off another lovely busy week! Happy weekend everyone!


12-05-2015 – The caterpillars are being transferred to their new bigger home today. All ready for them to spread their wings and fly.

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10-05-2015 – Sunflowers are doing well, but could do with a little more sun to help them along… 🙂

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10-05-2015 – Exciting times for the caterpillars – They have out grown their home, now time to transform!   


Look who turned up today! Our new arrivals at Tiny Shines!


The smallest tiny shine made reindeer after painting their feet!!

After School Tiny Shines changed these hand made wooden ginger bread houses into really colourful creations 🎄🎄