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This week in Nursery- 1/4/21 

This week in nursery has been all about Easter. We talked about Easter traditions and how we celebrate at home. The children displayed some great turn-taking and patience when making Easter cakes and enjoyed a fun Easter egg hunt in our lovely woodland area. Outside, in the garden they have been busy building ramps and seeing how many eggs they can rolls down them. We practised our hand-eye coordination with a game of skittles and got messy making Easter bunnies using a marvelling effect. Happy Easter holiday!

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This week in Nursery- 26/3/21 

This week in Nursery we've been busy preparing for Easter and making lots of Easter crafts. We used cotton reels and corks to make patterned eggs. As we have been continuing to learn about Spring, we have made tissue paper and finger print blossom for our 'Next Steps' tree.
Some lovely friendships have been forming with our newest children to the Nursery and lots of collaborative play has taken place. The children have been really active outside and have built their own 'assault course'. We have also taken part in lots of indoor yoga. Finally, we went on a Spring hunt in the woodland area and found Spring flowers, bugs, birds and even nests!

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This week in Nursery- 19/3/21 

This week in Nursery we enjoyed playing in our new sensory tent. We learnt about St.Patrick's Day and enjoyed our themed tuff tray to practise our fine motor skills. We also decorated shamrocks.
We used cars to explore colour mixing outdoors. We used wool and paper plates to create spring lambs and looked for signs of spring. We collected blossom outside which we painted. Finally we practised lots of counting and writing.

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This week in Nursery- 12/3/21 

It was so lovely to see everyone back in nursery this week! It was Science week and we explored how substances react when mixed together by using  'dancing milk' and 'gloop' experiments. We also learnt about how plants 'drink' water by looking at what happens to celery in coloured water. In the water tray we chose items and predicted if they would float or sink.
As it is an important day for Mummies on Sunday we discussed what makes ours so special and we made cupcake cards and bookmarks.

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This week in Nursery- 5/3/21 

Happy St. Piran's Day! This week in nursery we have celebrated St. David's Day with creating salt paintings of daffodils and making 'egg box' daffodils. It has been such lovely weather and we have enjoyed being in the outdoors area- playing in the water tray and exploring the playground. We have been exploring symmetry by painting a large butterfly . We have also been helpful this week - helping put on other's shoes!
It has been such a busy week for special days and we celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favourite book characters and listening to lots of stories. We used the tuff tray this week to explore construction and finally we celebrated our special day in Cornwall by making Cornish flags and baking delicious Cornish Fairings! We can't wait to welcome everyone back to Nursery next week!

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This week in Nursery- 26/2/21 

This week in nursery has been all about mini beasts and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have made play dough caterpillars, gone on a bug hunt and practised our writing and pencil control.
We listened to the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and used fruit to help us with our counting. We then used the fruit and other foods from the story and sorted them into healthy and unhealthy choices. Naturally, we have also enjoyed lots of fun in the sun too!

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This week in Nursery- 12/2/21 

It has been a chilly, New Year filled with love in Nursery this week. We have been learning about the Chinese New Year- the year of the Ox. We have been making dragon masks, exploring noodles in the tuff tray and also searched for Chinese Zodiac signs. We also made some beautiful Chinese lanterns.
We have been learning numbers 0-9 on the woodland tuff tray and also practised writing names in chalk in the outside area and used a light board to make words with letters. We have also been imaginative and showed problem solving skills when we made a train track.
There was lots of ice around this week and we really enjoyed exploring it using a range of tools. 
As it is Valentine's Day this Sunday we celebrated a bit early by making love potions and cards!  
We wish you all a happy half term and we will see you all again on Tuesday 23rd February.

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This week in Nursery- 5/2/21 

To celebrate National Storytelling Week in Nursery we have listed to that great favourite Little Red Riding Hood and sequenced the story using picture cards and wooden characters. We played a storyboard game, made our own story and talked about it. We listened to Captain Sir Tom Moore's story called '100 steps' and thought about how amazing he was.
It was also Children's Mental Health Week so we did some Cosmic Yoga.
Continuing with our bird theme, we made some fantastic handprint Robins and outside we constructed giant bird's nests. Out tuff tray this week was a sensory woodland one day and full of dinosaurs the next!
We kept fit by dancing like pirates with Jumpstart Johnny and also kept our fingers fit by rolling out clay. We used the clay to make decorations by imprinting herb and plants to make masks. As if all of this wasn't enough, we also used the sand writer to practise writing our names!

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This week in Nursery-29/1/21 

Here we go with yet another busy week with our youngest children. The beginning of the week was cold so we explored ice in the outside area. We explored how it felt and what happens when it melts.
We celebrated 'Burns Night' by baking shortbread biscuits - yummy! We continue to practise our numbers and colours- this week we focussed on orange. We have used magnetic letters to spell our names.
To mark the big garden birdwatch (29th - 31st January) we made some blue tits and learnt about their life cycle! Take a look at our learning below.

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This week in Nursery-22/1/21 

Wow, it's been another busy week in Nursery with Mrs Feakins and Mrs Gates.
We have been learning about colours in the tuff tray. Seagulls have featured heavily this week - we have learnt a song about them and made our own using paper plates. We have been learning to recognise numbers and qualities from 1 to 5 and also explored different textures. 
In our topic "Where we live' we have been looking at local landmarks and logos and we re-created the Delaware school logo with various objects! Phew!

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