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Easter Holidays 


We have had a busy week leading up to the Easter holidays with lots of craft and some Easter egg hunts been carried out.
We are now looking forward to some time at home with family over the Easter period and look forward to seeing you all when we return to nursery on Monday 19th April.
Enjoy the Easter holidays and stay safe

Happy Easter!

Julie, Jane and Ati


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Getting ready for Easter 

Hello everyone, 

This week at nursery we have started to discuss and look at Easter. 
The children have used the interest table to observe all things related to Easter including new life, bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs
In the role play area the children have enjoyed  hunting for eggs in our chicken coop and we have started to carry out an assortment of Easter craft which we will continue into next week.

The last day of nursery before the Easter holidays is Thursday 1st April.

 


Spring continued 
















We have had a lovely week at nursery and have enjoyed making the most of the sunny weather. We have continued to have many wonderful discussions about spring and the children have participated in many spring activities including gluing and sticking spring flowers and observing and painting daffodils.
Sensory activities have included water play with bubbles and flowers that the children could mix and create potions with and the sensory trays have included oranges and lemons in for the children to smell. This has prompted many discussions about things we like the smell and taste of and things that we don't. We have also looked at life cycles of frogs and butterflies and enjoyed listening to the story of the "Hungry Caterpillar"
On Friday we dressed up for Comic Relief and the children all looked wonderful in their super hero costumes.
Next week we look forward to starting some Easter craft with the children.

 


Spring time 

Hello, 
We have had a great week and it has been lovely that we could welcome all children back to nursery. We have made a good start at looking at all things related to spring, we have looked at how plants grow and have been exploring growth and change and have enjoyed the garden centre role play with seeds and gardening accessories. We saved some daffodil's from all of the windy weather and next week we will let the children have a go at painting their own daffodil pictures.

Have a lovely weekend

Julie, Jane and Ati



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Space  

It has been another busy week at nursery and the final week of our exploring of space. The children have enjoyed carrying out space art and craft which has been put onto our display and we have really enjoyed a few nice days of sunshine and made the most of it by getting outside and being active.
It was World Book Day on Thursday and it was lovely to see the children and staff dressed up in their costumes. Everyone looked great! We also celebrated St Piran's day on Friday by making some flags.
We look forward to welcoming all children back to nursery next week and will start to look at and explore spring.


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Space 

 


























Hello everybody,
it has been a fun filled space themed time at nursery this week. The children have enjoyed exploring our space themed interest table and have used the resources on it to support play and ask questions. It has provided fantastic opportunities to discuss shape and for the children to talk about what they see. We have had our creative hats on and the children have made  funny handprint aliens to go on our display, however I think the hi light has been seeing the role play area covered in tin foil to create our nursery space station!
We continue looking at space into next week and for those carrying out home learning please see some activities below to take part in.

Reading- Please encourage your child to look at and enjoy books at home. There are also some lovely stories available to access online.
 https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
In keeping with the space theme, there is a great story on you tube called "Whatever next" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM
Take a look!

Creative- (see picture) Collect some items from your recycling. This could be some tubes, a bottle or some boxes. Ask your child to get creative and to try and make a junk model space rocket.
or you and your child could use items from around the house like in the "Whatever next" story and pretend to go to the moon.


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Welcome back! 

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone,
We hope that you are all well and have had a lovely half term. Over the next two weeks we will be looking into space and have some lovely activities planned for the children to carry out.
We will continue to put some activities on for those who are home learning at the moment and look forward to seeing your work.

Reading- Please encourage your child to look at and enjoy books at home. There are also some lovely stories available to access online.
 https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
In keeping with the space theme, there is a great story on you tube called "Aliens love underpants". Take a look!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnAGBWlzqE

Letters and sounds- Voice sounds

*Which animal? Make animal noises and ask your child to guess what animal it is. Ask them to have a go! e.g. Hissssss, woof woof,  grrrrr. Ask if there are any other animal sounds that they can make and guess what it is. Talk about the sounds made, does your child have a favourite animal sound?

Maths- Shape, space and measure

*Space collage. (see picture) Gather some different coloured paper and cut different shapes out of it. Ask your child to help. Make a space collage using the shapes that you have. It could be a rocket or a planet or any other space related picture. Encourage your child to talk about the shapes that they can see and have used in their picture.


 Creative- Using some paper and paint, make some hand print aliens (see pictures). If you don't have paint then don't worry as you can always help your child to draw around their hands so that they can colour them in. Turn the hands into aliens by adding different features e.g. different colours or lots of eyes. We look forward to seeing your creations.

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Half term 
















Happy half term

Hello everybody, 
We have had a busy last week leading up to half term. We have explored the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and the children have really enjoyed reenacting the story in their play and carrying out various craft activities. We have very much enjoyed the last four weeks of looking at 'our favourite stories' and our display is looking great!
We would like to thank all of you for your hard work over these last few weeks and we wish you a wonderful half term. INSET day is on Monday 22nd February so we return to nursery on Tuesday 23rd when we will start to explore space!

Julie, Jane and Ati

 


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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hello everyone, 
We hope that you are all well and looking after yourselves. 
We have had another busy week at nursery where we have enjoyed looking at the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" story.
The children have explored the sensory trays with interest and these have included porridge oats in them as well as big and little filling and pouring tools. The children have practiced counting and comparing groups of objects and practiced number recognition and writing. We have loved making the fork bears with them which will be going on 'our favourite stories' display.

Thank you to those who are at home and carrying out the home learning. Next week we will be looking at the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk". Please see below for next week's activities.

Reading- Please encourage your child to look at and enjoy books at home. There are also some lovely stories available to access online.
 https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
You can access the story of "Jack and the beanstalk" on you tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoJmMW-Wbo

Letters and sounds- Environmental sounds

* Hide the sound. Ask your child to help find and collect items from around the house or outside that make different sounds. Hide the items behind your back and play them one at a time.  Ask your child to guess which item is making the noise. Ask them to have a turn at making the sounds. Discuss the sounds and the objects that make them.
 

Maths- Number 

*Handprint number line (see picture) Help your child to paint their hands or draw around them and colour in. Make handprints on paper and when dry cut them out and number each one. Encourage your child to count and to recognise the different numbers. Make the handprint number line by asking them to try ordering them from 1-10 or beyond.  


Creative- This week, have a go at making a beanstalk (See picture) Use green paint and a stick or side of your hand to create the long beanstalk and then get your child to use their fingerprints to make the leaves. If you don't have paint then don't worry as you can ask your child to have a go at drawing one. If you have a printer then you could also get a picture of your child to stick on and make it look like they are climbing the beanstalk.

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You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!

Hello everyone,
We have had a lovely week at nursery learning about the Gingerbread Man. We have made and decorated  gingerbread people for our display and the children have explored the texture and scent of our ginger infused playdough! Our Gingerbread man themed interest table has proved popular and the children have had the opportunity to ask questions and to act out the story using the available props.

Thank you to everyone that is carrying out the home learning. We have enjoyed reading about your learning and adventures on Tapestry and last weeks story of 'The Three Little Pigs" seemed very popular. We loved seeing pictures of you making the pigs' houses and there was also some wonderful cooking going on with some yummy gingerbread men being  made to go alongside this week's story.

Next week we will look at the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
Please see below for home learning activities.

Reading- Please encourage your child to look at and enjoy books at home. There are also some lovely stories available to access online.
 https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
You can access the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3JsewQIWw

Letters and Sounds
- Environmental sounds

* "I hear with my little ear" 
Imitate making different sounds and ask your child to guess what the sound is. Imitate objects around the house such as a clock (tick tock) or a phone (Brr Brr). Ask them to have a go at making a sound for you to guess. Discuss the sounds with your child. Is there a sound that they especially like or dislike?.

Maths- Number

*Goldilocks counting. Use the attached sheet and ask your child to count different objects from the "Goldilocks and the three bears" story. Use the other sheet to encourage your child to write down the numbers of each object found. If you are unable to print then you can always ask them to write/ mark make on a piece of paper.

Creative-

*Have a go at making a bear from the Goldilocks story. Attached are some examples. You could make a bear using paint and a fork to make the fur or use paint to create a handprint bear.
If you don't have paint then don't worry, you can always ask your child to have a go at drawing and colouring a bear on paper with pens or pencils.




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The last day of term is Thursday 1st April. We look forward to welcoming everyone back after the Easter break on Monday 19th April.


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