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Summer 2 2018

We have had a wonderful year in Nursery and we have enjoyed lots of adventures together. It has been a pleasure to share the experiences with the children and watch them on their learning journey.The children have worked really hard and made lots of progress as a result. We wish all of our older children who are moving into Reception good luck and we look forward to seeing our younger children and new starters in September. The Nursery team would like to say a big thank you for our gifts and we wish you a safe and pleasant Summer.

Thank You

Beach Party Day (Morning Children)

Beach Party Day (Afternoon Children)

Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes. We picked the black currants to turn into jam!

Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 1
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 2
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 3
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 4
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 5
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 6
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 7
Look at all our hard work - black currants, broad and wizard beans, pumpkins, courgettes.  We picked the black currants to turn into jam! 8

Making edible sailing boats - we scooped, spread, filled... our cucumbers and added a sail. They tasted FANTASTIC!

End of Term

At the beginning of our last week, before we break for holidays we are focusing on co-operation and working together.  The children will be encouraged to share, take turns, work collaboratively with their peers.  This is a skill we promote all the time in nursery and it was SUPER to see it happening all over the nursery today.  Well done

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Phew! What a busy week!

 

The children having been talking about special times at home and within Nursery. This week we talked about having a party to celebrate special times. We had a party to celebrate the end of our year in Nursery. We had party games, dancing and party food. We enjoyed eating sandwiches with home made jam, crisps, cakes and popcorn....... delicious!

 

Continuing with our interest in butterflies we have been talking about symmetry and symmetrical patterns. We have been painting symmetrical butterflies and we also hunted for ladybirds in the outdoor area which had symmetrical patterns on their hard wings.

 

We also linked our shape, space and measure activity to the world cup as lots of people were interested in this. We ordered Russian dolls, England flags and footballs and we all agree that England tried very hard and should be proud of themselves.

The children have been talking about going on holiday and how they will get there .... on a boat, aeroplane, coach etc. This week we are exploring all vehicles that you might travel in on the water. We also talked about floating and sinking. MORNING CHILDREN

Cows!

Following the interests of the children we have gone cow mad this week! We have found out where milk comes from and how we milk a cow. Can you remember how many stomachs a cow has?

We have made butter from cream, milked Daisy The Cow, made cow paper plates, counted cow spots, counted cows in fields and we even a ate cow biscuits!

We all enjoyed Virgin Money Film Day. The Year 3 children came along to serve us our snacks and we watched Ferdinand in the morning and The Incredibles in the afternoon. We know that Year 3 are learning about business and how it works. We hope they raised lots of money to help towards their Robinwood residential trip.

Camping Food - we made 'SMORES'. These are usually made on a campfire but we made them in an oven.

Nursery Sports Day 2018

Thank you to all the grown ups who came along to help us enjoy Sports Day. It was great fun and the sun shone!

Morning Nursery Sports Day
Afternoon Nursery Sports Day

SPORTS DAY 

It is National Sports Week this week (25-29 June 2018) - National School Sport Week encourages pupils to be more active.

In preparation for our Sports Day on Thursday we have been using the 'Supermovers' website on the BBC.  It has lots of good ideas for making the whole family ACTIVE.  Why not have a look and join in?www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers

MORNING CHILDREN practicing for Sports Day

The Release of Our Butterflies

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Ms Halliday came out to help us release Chatty, Little Star, Sparkly Twinkle, Rosie and Butter our butterflies. We released them into our butterfly garden.

Our butterflies have emerged!

Our Ladybird Challenge

 

Following the interests of the children we have been continuing to look at insects this week. We read What The Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and then the children were set a challenge to create a ladybird. They made some super ladybirds. We have also painted pebble ladybirds and found out super ladybird facts. Can you remember a ladybird fact?

Morning Children

Afternoon Children

Celebrating the Football World Cup 2018. We made up our own song: We love football, We love football, Kick the ball, Kick the ball, Can the Goalie save it? Can the Goalie save it? No he's scored! No he's scored! The Morning children's footballing activities:

Our chrysalides have been moved into the butterfly habitat. We collected flowers and small branches to add to the habitat before we added the chrysalides. We have also added extra nectar to the butterfly habitat. We made the nectar with sugar and water. Our butterflies should emerge in one more week. Watch this space!

Our Make A Caterpillar Challenge

Well done everyone who made a caterpillar independently.

Caterpillars Making Their Hard Shell

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Our caterpillars have made their hard shells. (Chrysalis) we managed to video one of the caterpillars starting to make the chrysalis. Can you see it wiggling?
Our caterpillars have crawled to the top of the pot and attached themselves to the lid. They are now making a chrysalis where they will stay inside for one to two weeks.
Our Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle this week was all about ovals. What a super effort Nursery!

Today we tasted different types of salad. We are growing lettuce in our school garden. We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber.

Today we tasted different types of salad.  We are growing lettuce in our school garden.  We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber. 1
Today we tasted different types of salad.  We are growing lettuce in our school garden.  We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber. 2
Today we tasted different types of salad.  We are growing lettuce in our school garden.  We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber. 3
Today we tasted different types of salad.  We are growing lettuce in our school garden.  We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber. 4
Today we tasted different types of salad.  We are growing lettuce in our school garden.  We tasted lettuce, radish, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber. 5
Our caterpillars have arrived! We will be watching their progress over the next few weeks.

Making Trees For The Campsite

Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future!

Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future! 1
Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future! 2
Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future! 3
Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future! 4
Helping make a kiosk for our new camping role play - We have some terrific builders of the future! 5

Enjoying the weather - we planted our sunflowers now that they are taller and also had story outside

Enjoying the weather - we planted our sunflowers now that they are taller and also had story outside 1
Enjoying the weather - we planted our sunflowers now that they are taller and also had story outside 2
Enjoying the weather - we planted our sunflowers now that they are taller and also had story outside 3

Our 'Secret Storyteller' today was a big surprise - we all enjoyed the story of The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson. Thank you

Our 'Secret Storyteller' today was a big surprise - we all enjoyed the story of The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson.  Thank you 1
Our 'Secret Storyteller' today was a big surprise - we all enjoyed the story of The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson.  Thank you 2

MATHS - small group work using the 100 square

MATHS - small group work using the 100 square 1
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MATHS - small group work using the 100 square 5

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