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  • Friday 5 November 2021 Culture Week in Nursery On our first week back after half-term holidays, we celebrated the diversity within Nursery. We had so much fun learning about different traditions within our families and from around the world. Children had fun making paperchains and flags to decorate our classroom - it looks wonderful! We also made diva lamps using clay, Rangoli patterns using chalk, paint and crayon, explored spices in playdough, made Chinese lanterns and enjoyed listening and dancing to music from all around the world. A big thank you too, to all volunteers that came into school to share your family traditions and customs with us - your time is much appreciated. To conclude our week, children were invited to wear some traditional clothes to school for our Carnival day!
  • Friday 17 September 2021 Starting Nursery What a busy start to the year we have had in Nursery! We have been taking our time getting to know one another through daily circle-time, games in the round, Exploration and our Let’s Talk sessions. Children are learning their routines and expectations quickly which is an important part in helping them to settle and focus into life at Nursery. We have really been enjoying making our natural resources self-portraits too and finding out about each other’s interests. We look forward to a year of fun, laughter and learning.
  • Friday 21 May 2021 Outdoor Learning Week Outdoor Learning Week gave Nursery the perfect opportunity to explore our wonderful forest area to collect natural materials.  We challenged children to use their finding in a creative and imaginative way - they made crowns, belts, journey sticks, collage pictures etc. Children demonstrated curiosity and wonder in our natural environment.
  • Friday 7 May 2021 Active Learning in action!
  • Saturday 24 April 2021 Little Green Fingers! Since returning to school on 12th April, we have been so busy and engaged with our new theme – Growing! 
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 The Great Big Art Exhibition To engage with this National Project, Nursery were inspired by Anthony Gormley because his project, entitled “Sculpture – animals/mythical or real.  From one ball of clay what can you shape, without tools, made in your hand”, could be used in a flexible way to enable children to apply their imagination and creativity to make a sculpture of their own choice.  Children working at home were also invited to get involved.
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 December News What a rollercoaster December has been, which is why this blog is a little later arriving!  We have been busy making Christmas snowmen, snowflakes, paperchains and all manner of Christmas decorations for the classroom.  We also enjoyed a lovely Christmas celebration day where we made Christmas crowns and had a little snack party with Christmas music!  Mrs Johnson has been amazing too, teaching the children some beautiful Christmas songs which I hope you enjoy watching on our class Advent calendar.
  • Friday 23 October 2020 October News October has been a busy month in Nursery.  We began by exploring the Seasons and learned about Autumn through investigation of our natural environment and sharing the story ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert.  We used natural materials such as conkers, pinecones, acorns and leaves to help us develop our mathematical skills to count, sort and group.  We investigated colour mixing to make autumnal paintings and collages – we even had fun painting with conkers! 
  • Tuesday 29 September 2020 Getting to know each other What a successful start to the year we have had in Nursery! All children are settling in well and learning our class routines and expectations.  It has been a real joy to get to know the children and their interests. We have been up to so many different and exciting activities including making our Christmas cards (!), playdough, painting, construction, small world and imaginative play, starting our PE lessons, Library day and music sessions with Mrs Johnson and much more – phew! It is also really lovely to see so many children coming in so enthusiastically and independently.  A big thank you to all parents for being patient with us as we learn all of your names and faces and also for ensuring that all personal items are clearly named. This has made things much easier for us all and is very much appreciated!  We look forward to a year of fun, laughter and learning.
  • Thursday 9 July 2020 Obstacle challenges! Good afternoon everyone! How are you all?
  • Wednesday 1 July 2020 Peter Rabbit's Vegetables
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 Building Burrows
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 The Mini Olympics
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 Ladder Challenge...
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020 World Bee Day 2020
  • Friday 15 May 2020 Our 'visit' to Chester Zoo!
  • Thursday 7 May 2020 Chalk art in the sunshine
  • Tuesday 28 April 2020 Pyjamarama Day
  • Friday 24 April 2020 Movie Night anyone?
  • Thursday 2 April 2020 Can you grow a rainbow?
  • Friday 27 March 2020 Let's go on a Scavenger Hunt!
  • Friday 14 February 2020 Spreading Kindness on Valentine's Day
  • Friday 22 November 2019 We love the book area!
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 Meet our new Nursery teachers!
  • Tuesday 1 October 2019 Developing our Gross Motor skills
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019 30 Days Wild
  • Tuesday 21 May 2019 Nursery's Walk in the Park
  • Friday 15 February 2019 Valentines, Rockets and New Resources
  • Thursday 7 February 2019 Chinese New Year
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