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Welcome to Nursery’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Mrs Nichols, Miss Goodwin, Mrs Brisbane and Mrs Blunt

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Forest School

The children have been making the most of the sunshine with more choosing to stay outdoors. This week we have focused on our whittling skills and toasting independently at the fire circle.

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Grendel

Nursery have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the whole school text Grendel. They have participated in some fantastic speaking and listening activities. We have talked to our partners about what we would wish for if we could make a wish. We then in small groups drew, made marks and written with the help of phonic mats what we would wish for.

Surprisingly most of the children wished for Ice Cream! The children received a special surprise from Grendel and had to guess wag it may be. They were delighted to find it was Ice cream, cones and strawberry sauce!

We followed instructions and used our motor skills to scoop our own ice creams. We have also explored PSED through the story and concluded that it was wrong of Grendel to snatch from his mum and he shouldn’t have wished for everything that he touched to turn to chocolate.

We also made our own chocolate playdoh for Grendel. Again, following instructions and developing our understanding and listening skills.

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Physical Development

The children have really enjoyed their weekly PE sessions this term with Mr Lancaster.

They have been developing their listening skills and understanding as well as building upon their moving and handling skills.

They have taken part in opportunities to move freely and with confidence in a variety of ways such as running, jumping, sliding and hopping and running skillfully negotiating the space around them in different directions. They have also explored different ball games.

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Maths

The children have been working hard this week in Maths. We have been comparing two groups of objects saying when we have the same number. We are also working on separating a group of three or four objects in different ways.

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Giant Wiggle – Action for children

A fantastic effort from our superstars in EYFS who participated in a giant caterpillar conga around the school grounds.

Thankyou to all for your contributions. All donations have been sent to Action for Children.

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Stay and Play

A huge thank you to all the parents that stayed to play with their child last Tuesday. The children really enjoy showing their parents the things they like to do in their learning environment.

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Handling the chicks

Today our children came in and went straight to the chicks to see how they’ve grown over the weekend. The children have had a valuable learning experience observing the chicks hatching from a living egg. The children held and stroked the chicks today and showed care and concern for living things. The language our children are using to describe the changes they’ve observed within the chicks is amazing!

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Our new hammock

After enjoying the experience of swinging on a hammock on Friday afternoon the children were still talking about how fun it was this morning.

During outdoor play today a number of children talked about how the swings at the park move the same way. Following the children’s interests and using our forest school knowledge (and our own childhood memories) we created a swing for the children. The swing was made using rope and a very clever knot from the oak tree in our outdoor garden. The children helped measure the rope, thread it through the plank of wood we had and agreed on their own rules about keeping themselves safe whilst on the swing. It was then decided by the children themselves that it would be fair to use a sand timer so “everyone can have a fair turn of the swing”. The children waited patiently for their turn of the swing. A fun morning of Personal Social and Emotional Development as well as Physical Development and risk assessing for themselves.

Am sure the new addition of a swing into our garden will generate hours of fun!

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Spring has arrived in EYFS

This week the children received a special delivery….living eggs! The children have worked in collaboration agreeing on rules to keep the eggs safe. When they came into school today to their surprise 4 eggs had hatched overnight! The children were amazed! They have sequenced the life cycle of a hen today and are looking forward to handling the chicks next week. A fantastic learning experience which has contributed to fantastic speaking and listening opportunities and building upon our children’s understanding of the world around them.

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