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Allotment Weekly – w/c 18 February

We have been busy at the allotment this week, and enjoying the warm weather. We harvested the last of the cabbages and these were proudly carried back to nursery. We have transplanted chard plants out of the poly tunnel into raised beds. This means the poly tunnel is now ready for some of the old […]

Tweenies Weekly – w/c 18 February

This week, the Tweenies had a lovely session with Ros planting at nursery. The children looked at different stories about plants and sang songs involving planting and soil. They then took turns to collect the soil from the bag and placed it into a tub using both a spade and our hands. We explored a […]

Pre-School Weekly – w/c 18 February

This week, the children have been focusing on ‘Our Feelings’. We have read the book ‘Bear feels Kind’. We have spoken about what it means to be kind and made a display with pictures and quotes from and inspired by the book.  Outdoors, we have been enjoying the mud kitchen, mixing soil and water to […]

Babies Weekly – w/c 18 February

We have been busy babies this week. We started our week off by mark making on paper and trying to colour ourselves in. Sensory bottles and bags have been extremely popular within the room with all Babies showing interest in these. We explored a gluing experience with a few Babies participating and the rest observing. […]

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Babies Weekly – w/c 11 February

This week, our Babies explored the outdoors. We visited the ducks and practiced our steps outdoors within Victoria park. We read a variety of nursery rhyme story books. We created handprint art work which is displayed within the Baby room. We had our Zoo-themed Caterpillar music session and explored monkeys, elephants and a variety of […]

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Pre-School Weekly – w/c 11 February

This week, the children have been interested in water and ice. We have experimented with freezing water with toys inside. They then went onto play with the ice, watching it defrost, feeling the cold and getting the toy out. We have also been measuring items around the nursery, working with the children’s interest. We have […]

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Tweenies Weekly – w/c 11 February

This week, the Tweenies have been busy creating Valentine’s cards and pictures to take home. The children made these using a range of materials which they glued onto cards and then used paint brushes with a mixture of colours to make marks onto paper. We also explored a shaving foam sensory tray adding some different […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 11 February

I have been tidying the allotment up ready for all age groups to come to the allotment next week. We have also had new peat free compost and wheelbarrows delivered.  This week the Pre-School group chose a woodland play session. We had lovely weather and great adventures which involved making a number of dens. The tweenies […]

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Babies Weekly – w/c 4th February

This week, our Babies have been busy exploring animal story books, animal nursery rhymes and exploring our animal habitat. Our Babies have been resting on mats and this is still a successful transition for the majority of our Babies. We have been getting messy by using Greek yoghurt and food colouring to explore and create […]

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Tweenies Weekly – w/c 4th February

The Tweenies have been looking closely at animals this week. We have made an edible sensory try filled with different foods from around nursery for the children to taste and explore. The Tweenies loved feeding their peers, the animals in the sensory tray and themselves snacks. We have been introducing some letters into our experiences […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th February

We were back at the allotment this week with the Pre-School group. Again, everyone was delighted to be there and it seemed to give us a sense of freedom and enjoyment. Everyone got busy feeding the robins, digging, water colour painting, reading stories and using the loppers to cut up hedge clippings. We are also […]

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Babies Weekly – w/c 28 January

This week, our Babies have been busy making marks on paper to create colourful artwork which is now displayed within the baby room. We have also explored our animal sand habitat which some of the Babies observed before choosing to participate in the experience themselves. We have been exploring sensory bags and bottles. Some of […]