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‘Storms’ in Nursery

‘Storms’ in Nursery

In Nursery this week we have talking about storms. The sound of the wind and the rain can be very scary. We read a beautiful new book called ‘A Little Bit Worried.’ The story tells of a weasel who is caught in a big, angry storm, he builds a fortress to hide in. But...

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This week we focussed on the story ’The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ The children really enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrains. Learning was extended at the literacy table and a bridge was built for the billy goats to cross using duplo. The afternoon children...

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Chinese New Year in Nursery

Chinese New Year in Nursery

One of our favourite celebrations of the year is ’Chinese New Year.’ We link this topic to our RE looking at ’Celebrations.’ While last year’s Christmas celebrations are well behind us, another festival is just around the corner. All around the world, millions of...

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Forest School in Nursery

Forest School in Nursery

Brighter afternoons and sunny days are perfect for spending valuable time outdoors! Nursery donned their famous red suits and off they went to ‘Forest School.’ The children love to have camp fires and drink hot chocolate. They made ‘mud soup’ and sang campfire songs....

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Jack and the Beanstalk in Nursery

Jack and the Beanstalk in Nursery

We have begun our new topic ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Storytelling plays an important role in ‘Early Literacy’ development. It acts as an essential building block to literacy. Children’s imaginations are further enhanced through listening to traditional stories. Fairy tales...

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Observational Drawing in Nursery

Observational Drawing in Nursery

We spend a lot of time, throughout the year, completing observational drawing. It supports the children to slow down, and really learn how to record what they actually see, rather than what they think something looks like. Through noticing the details, the children's...

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Baptism in Nursery

Baptism in Nursery

In Nursery we talked about how important a new baby is in a family and the love and joy that they bring. We discussed how we welcome a new baby into God’s family through Baptism. We role played a Baptism and chose a priest, parents and godparents. The children named...

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Fossils in Nursery

Fossils in Nursery

Nursery have been learning about Mary Anning the famous fossil hunter. They wore special ‘fossil hunter’ badges and discussed what it meant to live in the past. They dug for fossils and looked at their finds through magnifying glasses. Log sheets were provided and the...

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Nursery ‘Forest School’

Nursery ‘Forest School’

Nursery had an amazing autumnal ‘Forest School’ session. We collected leaves and learned all about a ‘storm kettle.’ Miss O’Connor lit a fire in the bowl and placed the storm kettle full of water on top to boil. The children confidently and safely took it in turns to...

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Play with loose parts in Nursery

Play with loose parts in Nursery

There are many benefits of providing open ended loose part resources. We provide our children with an enabling environment full of interesting objects that support creativity and invention. Loose parts are not toys in the traditional sense of the word, they are a...

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Nursery topic: ‘Beaches and Boats’

Nursery topic: ‘Beaches and Boats’

There is only one thing to do in the summer term! Visit the beach! And ‘buoy’ did we have fun doing it! We began by creating beautiful collage pictures using sand. We added our favourite sea creatures and talked about the texture of sand. We turned our home corner...

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