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Look at our Elmer display!!

Elmer and the Rainbow

 

This week we have been listening to the story of Elmer and the Rainbow. 

We didn't listen to all the story so we talked about and made predictions about what we thought would happen at the end of the story. 

 

We all helped to make a rainbow coloured, giant Elmer, using collage materials. 

Pumpkins

We have been exploring pumpkins and talking about what we have observed. We listened to the story "Pumpkin Soup" and talked about the main characters.  We remembered that the cat did the "chopping," the squirrel did the "stirring" and the duck did the "sprinkling."

 

We cooked our own pumpkin soup and it was.........

 

"The best you ever tasted!"

 

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Now that the weather is getting colder we have been wearing our coats outside.

 

Please watch this short video to show how we can practice becoming more independent.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FaxBoCvNqM

Thank you for joining us for our first Stay and Play this year.
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Drama Workshop

 

We went all the way upstairs to the top of the school.

We joined in with a drama workshop. We used our imaginations to pretend we were princesses, knights and dragons.  We had to rescue the cat.

 

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Welcome to the Nursery.

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This week we had a special visitor.  We counted the "tentacles" and there were 8 of them.  We noticed there was "suckers" on the tentacles.  We thought the visitor felt..... "soft", "slimy" and "squishy."

Can you guess who our visitor was? Have a look at the video to find out.

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Today we went to Normand Park. Lots of mums and dads came with us.  We did lots of climbing, sliding and playing. We had our snack at the park.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all the grown ups who helped us.

 

We had lots of fun!!!!

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We went outside and explored the different sounds we can make with different instruments.  We pretended the brooms were our guitars.

We have been making up our own raps.

Outside Music Exploration

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Incy Wincy Spider - Problem Solving

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Water Phonics

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The Frog Pond

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Look at our AMAZING learning!!!

We have been having printer problems and we have been unable to print out photos.  The children have been doing some amazing learning so we have created a slide show for you.  We hope you like it.

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Daffodils

We have been observing daffodils and developing our understanding of growth and decay over time.

We counted the daffodils and gave our friends the same amount of flowers.

Sharing daffodils

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Parachute Games

 

Colour Mixing

We mixed different colour paints up in shaving foam.

We found out that 

red and yellow made orange

blue and red made purple

yellow and blue made green

 

Colour Mixing

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Something REALLY exciting has happened in our frog pond!!!!!

We took the magnifying glasses outside to look into the pond and we noticed that the frogspawn had CHANGED and now we have lots of tadpoles!!!!

 

The Gruffalo

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Red Nose Day

We all wore red clothes today.  We went to assembly this morning and all the grown ups were REALLY silly.

We had lots of fun!!!Red Nose Day

Grrrrrrrrrr!!

We have been finding out about the character of the Gruffalo.  We sang the Gruffalo song and looked at illustrations.

We created our own Gruffalos.

Why don't you sing the Gruffalo song?

The Gruffalo Song

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World Book Day March 2019

 

 

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5 Speckled Frogs

 

This week we have been counting speckled frogs.

We used our careful counting finger to check there were "still five".

We remembered to count the frogs on the log AND in the pond.

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Ribbit!!!

This week we were given some frog spawn to put in our new pond.  We looked at it carefully and thought that it looked like "eyeballs".

We have been singing 5 Speckled frogs and watched a programme all about frogs.

We will be using magnifying glasses to look carefully in the pond to look for signs of CHANGE.

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Come Outside - Frogs

Pippin the dog meets some frogs in her garden. Auntie Mabel finds some frogspawn in a pond and tells a story about the life cycle of a frog. Then she and Pippin visit Chester Zoo, where they meet an African bullfrog and a White's tree frogs. ©BBC Entertainment.

Nursery E-Safety Rap

We have been learning a new rap with Nisreene.  We know that if we are using the computer and something pops up, we should "Tell a grown up!"

E Safety Rap

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Pirate Phonics

 

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Pirate Day

If you want to be a Pirate.

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Ahoy there!!

Pirate Week

 

We have really enjoyed "Pirate Week".  We made a pirate ship in the Nursery, using junk modelling resources.  We made our own pirate hats to support our role play.  We walked the plank and pretended that the blue carpet was the sea.  We looked at illustrations in pirate story books and named different parts of the pirate ship, such as "mast", "anchor" and "porthole."

 

We had a special visitor, Captain Barnacle Bill.  He read us the story Pirates Love Underpants.

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If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise..........

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

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Science Open Morning

 

We had lots of messy fun as we explored....

CHANGE

 

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OuColouHunt

 

 

We went outside to find Elmer's colours.

We used the camera to take photos of the different colours we found.

We talked about the objects that we found and named their colours.

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We have been working hard to improve our outside area.
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Eureka SPARK Jolly Phonics Songs in ORDER! (Letters and Sounds)

We planted daffodil bulbs. First, we put soil in the planter and used spades to spread the soil out. We looked at the bulbs and talked about what we could see. We thought they looked like “onions” and “pears”. We used our fingers to make holes in the soil and then pushed the bulbs in.

 

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Thank you for attending our

 

Phonics and Reading Workshop

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Now that it's getting colder we need to start wearing our coats when we go outside.

Have a look at this video to see how easy it is for us to put on our coats by ourselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FaxBoCvNqM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

This week we have been reading the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • We have been painting fruit to decorate our snack area.
  • We used play dough to make big and little caterpillars.
  • We have been sorting fruit.
  • We have been counting fruit and thinking about whether we just have "one" fruit or "lots".
  • At snack time we have been eating the same fruit as the caterpillar.  So on Monday we ate apples, on Tuesday we ate pears and so on.  We are really looking forward to Thursday so we can eat yummy,  juicy strawberries.
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Welcome to the Nursery

All the new children have begun to settle really well and are enjoying exploring all the resources.

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We have been singing and talking about the "Pantosaurus Song"

 

NSPCC Pantosaurus Song

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The Royal Wedding

Our new topic is............
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Holiday Home Challenge

 

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World Book Day

Some amazing book characters came  to the Nursery.Red GroupPurple GroupBlue Group

Beanstalks

 

We have been listening to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  We all joined in with the repeated refrain:

"Fee Fi Fo Fum, watch out everyone, here I come!"

 

We talked about the main events in the story.

We have also been reading Jasper's Beanstalk. We planted our own beans in see through plastic cups.  We have been watching our beans carefully to check if they are growing.
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Cress Heads

We made our own cress heads. You can find out what we did here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/cbeebies-house-cress-head

We decorated our yogurt pots with our photos, so that when the cress grew it looked like we had green hair.

We used the cress that we had grown to make cress sandwiches.

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Gardening

We have started to get the garden ready for the summer.  We filled the planters with soil.

 

We have also made a mini-indoor garden using grass.  We looked at the grass seeds carefully and noticed that they were "very little" and "a little bit yellow and a little bit brown".  We have been taking it in turns to water the grass.

 

 

Spring has sprung!

(or has it?)

 

Despite the "Beast from the East" we have been finding out about Spring.  We looked carefully at daffodils and talked about what we could see.  We used bright yellow paper to create our own daffodils.

Our Spring Display

Science Week 

 

We really enjoyed Science Week 2018 and had lots of fun.  We met the Science Wizard and she helped us to make helicopters.

 

Lots of adults joined us for Science open morning. One of the most popular activities was using a pipette to drop food colouring into milk and watch as the colours mixed.

 

Nessa the tortoise really enjoyed her visit too!!!

 

 

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Snowy Days!!!!!

 

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CELEBRATIONS

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year. We watched

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

and talked about some of the celebrations we have at home.

We used chopsticks to pick up noodles.  

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Pancakes

 

We read the story "Mr Wolf's Pancakes". We decided that his neighbours were very rude and unkind.

We made pancakes and ate them at snack time.

YUM YUM!!!!

 

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Lots of parents joined us for Stay and Play, where the focus was on Maths.

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In our Maths Meeting, we matched numerals to quantities, counted claps and jumps and counted out objects from a larger group.

 

In the Finger Strong area we used play dough to make BIG, middle-size and 

little cakes.

 

In the Creative Area we did junk modelling, using shapes appropriately for the task.

 

 

This week we have carried on reading The Three Little Pigs.  We have been using puppets and story visuals to help us re-tell the story using repeated refrains.

 

We have also been using lots of different construction resources to build houses for the pigs.  We especially enjoyed using Duplo.

 

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Our Talking Table

Our Talking Table

 

We looked at illustrations of the "Three Little Pigs".  We recalled some of the main events and talked about the characters. 

We remembered that the big bad wold said, "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"

Cooking

We used porridge oats to make flapjacks.  The mixture was very sticky and it was hard work to mix the ingredients.

We ate our flapjacks at snack time and they were delicious.

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We have been playing a teddy bear size sorting game on the interactive white board, using our gross motor skills to drag and drop food for the three bears.

 

You can play the game at home at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=ThreeBears

We've been having lots of messy fun in the Nursery.  We mixed lots of porridge in a tough spot and used our hands to explore the texture. We thought it felt "sticky" and "gloopy".  We used spoons to fill different size bowls with porridge.

This week we have been reading the story of:

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

If you would like to read the story with your child at home please have a look at this website:

 

http://playtalkread.scot/ideas/165-goldilocks-and-the-three-bears

You will be able to insert your child's name into the story.

 

HAPPY READING!!!!!

 

 

 

 

It's Party Time!!!

 

Today the Nursery had their Christmas party.  The children ate LOTS of food and had an amazing time.

Someone in a red suit, with a big fluffy white beard came to visit us.  Can you guess who it was?

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IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!

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Welcome to our new book area.

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Thank you for joining us for Stay and Play.

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Rainbows

We have really been enjoying these songs and love to join in singing them.  We have talked about how the songs make us feel. "Here Comes the Sun" makes us feel happy!

I Hear Thunder

Here comes the Sun Lyrics: The Beatles! Karaote Time!

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This half term we have been exploring 

COLOUR

we have had lots of messy fun!!!!!

Welcome to Nursery!


In Nursery we have lots of different adults working with us, helping us to learn and have fun.  

If you would like to see some pictures of our classroom and our most recent work, why not have a look at our school blog.  


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley

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