Category Archives: Nursery News

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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Weekly update 1st September

The children have used mud, chalk, water and natural materials to make their own juice. They carefully crushed the chalks and watched as the colours mixed together. Francesca said “Look! My blue and yellow chalk has turned into green chalk!” All the children used different jugs to explore the different textures they could make using just about everything they could find to make their

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Weekly update 25th August

The children have been very interested in building and creating lately, and have been very busy joining in and have initiated many of their own activities. As an example, the children built their own building site using the cones to make sure everybody knew it was a dangerous area! Ellie said “I’ve got nail varnish but I can still be strong!” The children then

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Weekly update 18th August

The children have been on a few outings to the park this week. They were beautifully behaved while walking to and from the park. As they arrived, the children split up and explored the various equipment. Some of the children had a go on the obstacle course, balancing themselves along, and were fantastic at making their way up and over the climbing wall. They

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Weekly update 11th August

The children created their very own slide this week. With the help of Lee, they built an amazing obstacle course from the garden into the sandpit. The children worked together, helping each other to carry the wooden blocks and added planks on a slope into the sandpit. Francesca said “I can go really fast down the slide and go crash at the bottom!” They

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Weekly update 4th August

The children visited the woodland gardens this week, taking part in some forest school activities. They explored the park to find sticks of all sizes to build a fantastic den. As they walked around, Rufus spotted a very large stick and said “Come on guys, let’s use this one for our den!” They worked together to pick up the stick, lifting it high above

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