Hungry caterpillars in Nursery…

May 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

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This week we are reading the book ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

We are eagerly waiting for some real caterpillars to arrive. The children will then have the opportunity to watch them get bigger and bigger, build cocoons and hopefully see some beautiful butterflies. In the areas of provision, the children will hunt for caterpillar numbers in the sand, play in green water, make a moving caterpillar, make holes in leaves to thread and have a go at making long and short caterpillars using green play dough. We have a plant and caterpillar observation area where the children can use the magnifying glasses to look at and draw what they see. The children will also be making some natural art pictures using shoe box lids.

As the weather gets warmer, please make sure your child has sun cream applied before coming to school and suitable headwear.

Harlow Carr
Don’t forget our trip to Harlow Carr is on Wednesday 8th June. If you need another copy of the letter then please let us know. We do need plenty of adult helpers to help make this trip viable.

Stay and Count
Don’t forget every Wednesday from 8.45-9.15 and 12.30-1pm is Stay and Count: lots of fun mathematics games to play with your child. Everyone welcome.

Have a great week, fingers crossed the sunshine lasts.

The Nursery Team.

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Toasting Marshmallows and bread – mmmm!

May 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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A busy week for the Nursery children. They have been exploring the school grounds looking for natural materials to create their own pieces of artwork.


A few weeks ago the children expressed an interest in toasting marshmallows. This week the children got together around a fire and had a go at toasting marshmallows or bread. The bread took a bit longer. They both tasted great!
The children were very sensible and understood the fire dangers.

Enjoy the sunshine!

The Nursery Team

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Shoe box lids

May 5, 2016 at 7:20 am

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Nursery children are seeking lots of shoe box lids. They will be creating some art work using natural materials.

Please forward any shoe box lids to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for your support.

The Nursery Team

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Investigating our local environment

May 4, 2016 at 11:12 am

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In Nursery this week we are learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. The children explored the outside area looking for natural materials like grass, twigs, leaves, daisies and dandelions. We are making pictures using all the materials we found.

We are starting to learn some letter sounds this week – s and a. We are practising hearing the sound, sorting objects and writing the letters.

We introduced the children to the ‘digit dance’. This is an activity which incorporates movement with writing numbers. It is a fun activity which the children reviewed as ‘terrific’.

Harlow Carr
Letters for our next trip are being sent out this week. We will be visiting Harlow Carr on Wednesday 8th June. This will be an all day trip. We will need lots of adult helpers.

Have a great week, enjoy the sunshine!
The Nursery Team

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What a busy week!

April 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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This week in reception we have been learning about weighing. The children have had lots of experience weighing different objects in class. They have used objects to make the scales balance and found things which may be heavier or lighter than others. On Thursday they put their skills to work when they made buns ensuring they weighed the ingredients accurately so that the buns were a success (which they were!). The children also had lots of fun balancing themselves on our homemade see-saw both inside and outside. They were very accurate in their predictions when they were asked what would happen to each side of the see-saw.

On Monday and Tuesday afternoons the classes visited our farm. The weather was unseasonably cold but the children had great fun feeding the chickens, weeding the beds in the poly tunnel and planting seeds. The seed are now in our classrooms for the children to watch their development.

Have a look at the photos to see all the fun we have had!

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Andy Goldsworthy

April 29, 2016 at 8:23 am

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Next week the Nursery children will be exploring the outdoor environment around school. We will be looking at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He creates pictures and sculptures using natural objects.

We really need to add to our collection of natural objects. So over the bank holiday weekend can you collect as many natural objects as you can, things like different coloured leaves, twigs, daisies, dandelions.

Thank you for your support. Have a great bank holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

The Nursery Team

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