Category Archives: Nursery News

Weekly update 1st December

In our forest school this week, the children visited Carlisle park. While walking around, they noticed a hiding place and became very excited. They made their way underneath the trees and pulled the twigs in front of their face, so no one could see them. Joshua shouted “Boo!” as he popped out from behind. They laughed together and spent time exploring the leaves left

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Weekly update 24th November

The tadpoles children have been using their bodies as a measuring tool this week. They linked hands to find out how many children could stand between two trees, as you can see! They found out 11 children were long enough to touch tree to tree but at another set of trees, there were not enough of them. Vinu said “We need more children to

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Weekly update 17th November

The children have been using the large weighing scales in the sand pit this week. They predicted what would happen as they filled the buckets up with sand. They filled half of the first bucket and observed it being pulled down. When asked what was happening, Viviane said “The bucket has fallen because it’s heavy!” They discussed how to make the buckets level and decided

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Weekly update 10th November

In our forest school this week, the children have made their own leaf chart! They visited Bushy park, collecting as many leaves as they could and then sat together in a small circle. Counting each leaf, they placed them in order from one to five, matching the amount of leaves to the correct number. They did a great job calculating and solving where to

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Weekly update 3rd November

The children visited Bushy park this week. They were on a mission to see how many leaves they could thread onto a stick! As they entered the park, they noticed a large piles of leaves and couldn’t wait to explore. The grabbed handfuls and started to throw them up in the air, looking underneath for some big sticks. Sreya and Isla spoke about how

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Weekly update 6th October

The children became scientists this week. Objects of many sizes were trapped in ice and they investigated how to save them. All they had were pipettes and jugs of water. They thought long and hard, discussing how it could work. Viviane said “We need to squeeze out some water and squirt it on the big ice!” Zac replied “Let’s go!” They applied lots and

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Weekly update 29th September

The children have explored the plants in the garden this week. They travelled around, investigating what each plant could be. They discovered some strawberries growing and discussed what we could do with them. Esther said “We could eat them all up! They are very yummy!” Matilda replied “We have to let them grow first. They are so little!” They were very interested in how different

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Weekly round up 22nd September

The children have been looking at shapes this week. They chose their favourite shape and drew the shape onto card, with great skill and a little help. The children used glue, spreading it along the chalk lines of their shape and used a variety of dried beans to follow and copy the pattern. Viviane said “My circle is going to be really good and

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Weekly round up 15th September

The children visited the outdoor learning area this week. Taking their clipboards with them, they explored the pond to record the wildlife they found. Joshua and Zac drew some lovely pictures of the fish, with Joshua making a fish motion with his mouth. They also picked some of the wonderful fruit and vegetables that had grown such as parsnips and strawberries. Esther found the juiciest

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Weekly update 8th September

The children have been exploring an animal swamp this week, filled with mud, logs and little hide-outs made of foil for the children to investigate. Francesca, Rose, Molly and Johnny began to tell each other stories about what the animals were doing. Johnny said “I have seen a real lion. He goes rahhh to me and chases the other animals!” Rose replied “Well I

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