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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 […]

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PreSchool Weekly – w/c 28 January

This week, the children have been keen to explore the frosty weather. We have had a range of outdoor experiences including a long-awaited return to the allotment! The Preschoolers have been looking at the changing properties of water and have been eager to see how quickly the water they use in the mud kitchen freezes […]

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Tweenies Weekly – w/c 28 January

This week, the Tweenies have been particularly interested in animals. We created an animal sensory edible play tray using cereal, raisins, icing sugar and some biscuits. The children had great fun tasting some of the foods while feeding the animals and making it rain hoops. The Tweenies got messy exploring the icing sugar as they […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 28 February

By Ros This week, the Pre-school group requested a trip to the allotment so we made our first visit of the year on Wednesday. We had a lovely time getting there through the frosty but sunny conditions. We did some tracking in the park which was very exciting and finally made it to the allotment […]

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Babies Weekly – w/c 21 January

This week in the Baby room, we have been busy spending lots of time outdoors. We have enjoyed long walks around the community, giving the older Babies the opportunity to walk in the community and grow in confidence being outdoors. We have created new art pieces which are now displayed within the room, with painting […]

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Tweenies Weekly – w/c 21 January

This week, the Tweenies have had great fun exploring cloud dough which is made of flour and vegetable oil. The children enjoyed touching the cloud dough and driving the cars and animals through the mixture. We have made a den due to the children’s recent interest in hiding underneath different surfaces in the Tweenie room. […]