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WELCOME TO NURSERY

with Miss Hall and Mrs Lawrence.

 

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A big hello from Nursery.

We are having so much fun learning and exploring.

The days are busy and filled with countless opportunities to develop our skills.

Take a look at this week's activities...

 

(Don't forget to check back regularly to see what other wonderful activities we've been doing.)

Each morning we begin the day with either Wake Up Shake Up! Dough Disco or Digit Dance. These physical activities support the children's health and well-being as well as improving their gross and fine motor skills and co-ordination. Please see the link below for the rationales on these morning activities. 

 

Dough Disco!

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OUR TOPICS FOR THE FINAL HALF TERM ARE:

Weeks 1, 2, 3 - Holidays and Travel

Weeks 4 and 5 - Under the Sea

Weeks 6 and 7 - Pirates

OUR WONDERFUL CLAY SHELLS...

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Dough Disco Parent Edition - SPREAD THE HAPPINESS

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We had a surprise visit from some baby pheasant chicks in afternoon nursery...

We had a surprise visit from some baby pheasant chicks in afternoon nursery... 1
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Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it...

Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it... 1
Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it... 2
Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it... 3
Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it... 4
Two of our children discovered a bird's egg in our outdoor area. We decided to make a nest for it... 5

We all took part in International Dough Disco Day (9th June at 10am) and performed our routine to the music of 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.

OUR TOPIC FOR THIS HALF TERM IS 'MINIBEASTS'

We will be looking at the following stories each week:

Week 1: Hungry Caterpillar/Case of the Missing Caterpillar

Week 2: Munching Crunching Caterpillar

Week 3: The Very Busy Spider

Week 4: The Very Lazy Ladybird

Week 5: What the Ladybird Heard/Zoo Lab

 

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A hot Summer's day can only mean one thing...paddling pool!

Our butterflies have all emerged for our last day of the half term!

Our butterflies have all emerged for our last day of the half term! 1
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Zoo Lab today. We got to meet some amazing minibeasts including: Deidre the Land Snail, Michelle the Millipede, Kevin the Cockroach and Tracy the Tarantula. We learnt lots of interesting facts about them and even got to hold some of them. 

At the end we got a special treat - meeting Sophie the Snake who is a 16 year old giant corn snake! 

WANTED! LANKY LEN AND HEFTY HUGH FOR STEALING THE FINE PRIZE COW

Minibeast investigation

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Lovely moment when the children insist on singing Happy Birthday...

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Our caterpillars have made chrysalides...

Our caterpillars have made chrysalides... 1

Happy 'Shoes'day!

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At group time we made a class alphabet web

At group time we made a class alphabet web 1
At group time we made a class alphabet web 2

Baking butterfly buns for all our friends

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Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 7
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 8
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 9
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 10
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 11
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 12
Baking butterfly buns for all our friends 13
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Day 10 and we've noticed they are much bigger and starting to change colour!

Day 10 and we've noticed they are much bigger and starting to change colour! 1

In P.E we experimented using our bodies to represent the different stages of the life cycle of a butterfly...

It all starts with a little egg...

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A little caterpillar hatches and searches for food...

A little caterpillar hatches and searches for food... 1
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The caterpillar grows and grows...

The caterpillar grows and grows... 1
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It forms a chrysalis...

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After a while a beautiful butterfly emerges...

After a while a beautiful butterfly emerges... 1
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After a while a beautiful butterfly emerges... 6

DAY 4 AND THEY ARE ALREADY GETTING MUCH BIGGER!

DAY 4 AND THEY ARE ALREADY GETTING MUCH BIGGER! 1
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Meet our new friends - the caterpillars. We have named them: Poppy, Rhino (biggest), Branch, Fuzzy and Duddy (smallest).

Over the next few weeks we are going to watch them grow and change. We are observing them every day and creating a diary to track the miracle of metamorphosis before our very eyes. 

WE NOW KNOW ALL ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY!

WE NOW KNOW ALL ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY! 1
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Our topic for this half term is GROWING

Our learning will be focused around a different story each week:

Week 1: Mr Wolf's Pancakes

Week 2: Jack/Jasper and the Beanstalk

Week 3: Oliver's Vegetables

Week 4: Handa's Surprise and Mother's Day

Week 5: The Enormous Turnip

Week 6: The Easter Chick

Our Easter Eggstravaganza Workshop Day on Friday was so much fun. Take a look at all the eggciting activities we got up to...

Our wonderful Easter bonnets and baskets

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The Easter Bunny hopped in on Thursday and asked us to do a very important job. We had to write a list of all the boys and girls in Nursery (using our best handwriting) so the Easter Bunny didn't miss anyone off. We did a brilliant job and the Easter Bunny granted us another visit on Friday for our Easter Eggstravaganza...

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Eggcelent Easter Activities

Fruit salad creating and tasting

We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack!

We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 1
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We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 7
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 8
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We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 11
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 12
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 13
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 14
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 15
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We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 17
We were great at cutting up the fruit for our fruit salad snack! 18
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We looked after our beanstalks everyday and look how tall they grew! I hope they continue to grow even taller at home!

We looked after our beanstalks everyday and look how tall they grew! I hope they continue to grow even taller at home! 1

RED NOSE DAY!!!

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Turns out that eating vegetables isn't all bad...vegetable soup and vegetable crisp tasting went down a treat.

Over the past couple of weeks we have learnt lots about growing. We now know what plants need to live and have been monitoring our beanstalks and carrot tops closely. We decided to make cress heads this week and hopefully by next week they will have a full head of 'cress hair'.

We have enjoyed reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Oliver's Vegetables and acting out the story with our friends. 

We have used the construction area to make 'beanstalks' and measured them against our class beanstalk.

Our role play area is currently a flower shop and we have put our skills to great use - counting out flowers, counting money, working together with friends, taking on roles as customers and employees, writing labels, cutting ribbon and paper to wrap flowers in and solving problems like if the paper is too small or the bags are too big. 

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CRESS HEADS!

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SHARING THE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK WITH THE REST OF THE CLASS...

SHARING THE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK WITH THE REST OF THE CLASS... 1

PLANTING BEANS - WILL OUR BEANSTALKS GROW AS HIGH AS JACK'S?

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CAN YOU GUESS WHICH CHARACTERS OUR CHILDREN CAME AS FOR WORLD BOOK DAY?

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We shared our favourite stories with our friends, went on a 'Bear Hunt' around the classroom - acting out the story, painted pictures of our favourite characters and read stories in unusual places (climbing frame storytime).

Storytime on the climbing frame

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We've enjoyed taking on different roles based on real life experiences!

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A HUGE WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW STARTERS!

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Our themes for this half term are...

'Winter' and ‘Traditional Tales'

Each week we will focus on a different story:

Week 1: Gingerbread Man

Week 2: Little Red Riding Hood

Week 3: 3 Little Pigs

Week 4: Little Red Hen

Week 5: Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster) is on the 28th January - this week we will be learning all about this exciting celebration

Week 6: The Ugly Duckling

Week 7: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

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We tried lots of yummy Chinese food including: prawn crackers, spring rolls, egg fried rice, egg noodles, sweet and sour sauce and black bean sauce. 

We loved the noodles - they were our favourite. YUM!

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So proud of our beautiful Chinese lanterns.

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We've really enjoyed learning about the Chinese culture.

Creating our lucky red envelopes...

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Take a look at how busy we have been this week...

We are getting really good at writing some numbers now!

We are getting really good at writing some numbers now! 1
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We love the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf and enjoyed using the puppets to retell the story.

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We love the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf and enjoyed using the puppets to retell the story.  5
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We couldn't resist making our very own little pig houses from either straw, sticks or bricks.

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The house wouldn't be complete without the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf!

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We have had so much fun building our very own brick house just like the third little pig!

We are loving our new phonics display...grab a magnifying glass and see what you can spy...

We are loving our new phonics display...grab a magnifying glass and see what you can spy... 1

Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf paintings

Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf paintings 1

Self portraits drawn on the Interactive Whiteboard

Gingerbread Man Baking

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A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO ALL THE NURSERY CHILDREN FOR THEIR WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE!

WE ARE VERY PROUD!

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Our themes for this half term are...

‘Celebrations' and 'Tell us a story'

 

During these topics we will be exploring: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, stories by the author Julia Donaldson and of course Christmas!

 

 

 

 

CHEEKY ELLA - MISS HALL HAS TO SIT ON THE CARPET TODAY!

CHEEKY ELLA - MISS HALL HAS TO SIT ON THE CARPET TODAY! 1

GONE FISHING

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OOPSIE DAISY ELLA

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LET'S PARTY!

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ELLA'S BEEN MAKING SNOWFLAKES...MAYBE WE CAN MAKE SOME FOR HER TOO?

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CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY!

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STICKERTASTIC!

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SNOWBALL FIGHT!!

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SNOW ANGEL

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Look what our cheeky Elf got up to Thursday night!

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We have received a special visitor from the North Pole who will be keeping an eye on us throughout the month and reporting back to Santa on our behaviour. 

 

Welcome to Nursery Ella the Elf!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nursery

I'm Stickman, I'm Stickman, I'm Stickman that's me!

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Aha! Oho!

Marks in the snow.

Whose are these footprints and where do they go?

Picture 1 Gruffalo?
Picture 2 Mouse?
Picture 3 Snake?
Picture 4 Owl?
Picture 5 Gruffalo's Child?
Picture 6 Fox?
Picture 7 "Look tiny footprints. It was the Mouse!"
Picture 8 "He must have been sneaking under here!"
Picture 9 "A slithery path. It was Snake!"
Picture 10 "The fox was here, this is his underground house"
Picture 11 "These are the Gruffalo's Child's footprints"
Picture 12 "These are huge! Must have been the Gruffalo!"
Picture 13 "Owl made these, he flew on top of here!"
Picture 14 Let's check the book to compare the footprints.

But who is this creature with terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws? He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose. His eyes are orange, his tongue is black and he has purple prickles all over his back.

OH HELP.....OH NO.....

IT'S A

GRUFFALO!

PLAYDOUGH GRUFFALO MODELS

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MOVE OVER AXEL SCHEFFLER WE HAVE SOME NEW ILLUSTRATORS IN TOWN!

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MY FAVOURITE FOOD IS GRUFFALO CRUMBLE....

Going Spotty for Children in Need!

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We decorated Pudsey Bear and even made our own Pudsey and Blush out of playdough.

Lest We Forget!

Take a look at our wonderful "Fields of Poppies" paintings for Remembrance Day.

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We have been learning all about the festival of light through lots of different exciting activities. We shared the story of Rama and Sita and acted it out using masks. We explored rangoli patterns and made diva lamps from clay. We made beautiful multi-coloured lanterns and baked coconut barfi. We dressed up in Indian clothes and we even tasted a variety of Indian food!