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People who help in our Community

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Hooray - they have arrived !!! The money that the children in Nursery and their families raised from the 'Ginger Bear Obstacle course, and the Bring and Buy sale, have purchased 4 FANTASTIC INNOTABS !!  We are really looking forward to using these amazing handheld multimedia tablets to help with our learning Tongue out

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In Nursery this week we have been learning all about the 'People who help us in our Community'.  We enjoyed working in the Post Office...

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...sorting out the recycling for the refuse team...

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...We even made our own babies from the recyling box !!

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We had a great time in the Bakers shop, currant buns were our favourite cakes Laughing

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To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday we enjoyed listening to 'Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell'.  We made lists of the animals that can be found in a zoo...

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...we had fun playing with the zoo animals....

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and we carefully stencilled and labelled the animals.

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It was so exciting on Friday when we came dressed as Storybook Characters, went to a Book Swap, and had paired reading with 3KP who were brilliant readers !

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People who help us at Our School

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This week in Nursery, we have met lots of people doing very important jobs in our school.

We met Mrs Miller in the office and .....

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the we had a fun time doing all of her jobs !!

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We were really excited to go and meet Mrs Kingston who works in the school kitchen.....

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...and then we enjoyed some delicious toast !!

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We had a chat with Mrs Hawksworth who keeps our school grounds looking really tidy and we enjoyed sweeping the leaves in the beautiful sunshine Cool

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Then we had lots of fun with Mr Horne who helps to keep the inside of our school clean.  Mr Horne told us all about keeping ourselves and others safe when we are cleaning...

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and look at the super jobs we have done being 'Expert' cleaners !!

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Celebrating 'Chinese New Year' in Nursery

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Ahoy there !! Our week in Nursery began with PIRATE day on Monday - don't we look fantastic Laughing

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We really enjoyed making treasure maps and shiny coins.

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We have also been celebrating 'Chinese New Year' which has been sooooo exciting. We made special red money envelopes and counted pennies into them...

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...pretty lanterns...

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...exploring all of the beautiful Chinese treasures and ...

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...ate some Chinese food - it was delicious but the sauce was a bit 'spicy' !Surprised

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Ahoy there !!

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The new topic in Nursery this week was 'Pirates'.  The children were so excited when they saw their new role play area and.....

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have loved playing with all of the Pirate resources Laughing

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Look at how much fun we've had making Pirate hats....

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....decorating parrots....

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and designing our own flags !!

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We also enjoyed doing some interesting investigations into which materials to use, to make a boat that floated ....

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....and had super fun using the Bee Bots to find treasure !!!

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Dogger and the 'Bring and Buy' Sale !!

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This week in Nursery we have been learning about the the letter 'g' (to write - round her face, down her hair, give her a curl). 

Our friend for the week this week was Dogger and we have loved listening to his story.  Look at us doing some great sequencing work....

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and making movable Dogger's with split pins.

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We have also had an exciting week as Nursery had their very own a Bring and Buy toy sale. We learnt about money and did some great counting with the GIANT pennies.......

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and real pennies.

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To prepare for the Bring and Buy sale we made labels.....

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and then we spent our own pennies in the shop !!Laughing

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My name is Pinocchio.

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This week in Nursery our new sound was 'p' (to write "Down the plait and over his face"). 

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We love the 'P'arachute games !!!

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Our new friend in Nursery this week was 'P'inocchio.  We have enjoyed listening to the story and have learnt that we should always tell the truth and never, ever tell lies.  We have had lots of fun 'P'ainting....

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making 'P'lay-dough noses....

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...learning the words 'Short and Long'....

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....and using these words to help us to put Pinocchio's nose into length order.

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We had a lovely time pretending to be 'P'uppets too !!

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At the end of the week we did some super investigations into what materials float or sink, it was great fun Wink

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Kipper and the snow !!!

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In Nursery this week we have been joined by some new friends and they have all settled in really well.  They have also enjoyed all of our fun activities with Kipper the Dog.

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We painted in outlines of Kipper.....

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...our own interpretations using orange, white and brown......

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 and using shapes.

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We also enjoyed choosing fabric for Kipper's favourite blanket....

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and did some fantastic investigations into 'which toys were magnetic' in Kipper's toy box.

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And yes the snow arrived in spectacular fashion today so we had to have a play !! Laughing

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You've got a friend in me !!

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We were all happy to back in Nursery this week.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we had Maths day and we did a really good job remembering our numbers 0-10.....

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....and making numbers out of playdough Laughing

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Also this week we have been enjoying the Friendship activities as part of 'Friendship week at WCPS'.  We enjoyed listening to the Rainbow Fish stories and thinking about what makes a good friend.

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We have shared what we like about our friends and had fun in our 'Busy Bodies' Room, being careful with others childrens personal space by cycling around each other carefully...

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....taking turns at playing basketball....

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...listening to others....

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and sharing ideas.

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We have painted pictures of the Rainbow Fish,

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and we have made a beautiful Friendship Wreath which is on display in our Nursery.

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When the snowman brings the .....frost and rain !!

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In Nursery this week we have been learning about Winter.  We looked at how our environment changes in Winter and had fun playing in our snow scene and making 'Snowflake biscuits'. 

We have also been busy getting ready for Christmas. We have made Reindeer Food.....

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....wrapping parcels.....

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...and we also learned about Christingle and drew some amazing pictures looking at the Christingle through magnifying glasses -

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...We were very sensible when Mrs Parkes lit the special candle - we knew that we must never ever touch the candle or eat the sweeties Laughing

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Finally, We have been practising our Christmas Nativity and singing really well - We can't wait for you to hear us next week !! 

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Dress rehearsals for Grandparents is on Thursday 20th (tickets limited) and the Grand Spectacular for Parents will be Friday 21st December (no tickets required). 

Everyone in Nursery would like to wish you all a very Happy and Safe Christmas and we'll see you in 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!!

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This week we have been very busy in Nursery getting ready for Christmas.  Our letter of the week table is as full as ever, can you guess what letter it is (clue - down the tower, across the tower)

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Nursery wrote their letters to Father Christmas this week and then......

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....we all walked to the post box to send them off to the North Pole - HOW EXCITING !!! Laughing

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We have also been reading about the Elves and the Shoemaker this week and had lots of fun designing our own shoes ............

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...stamping footprints on a HUGE scale .....

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and sorting a big pile of shoes into pairs - we would be very helpful Elves

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We would like to thank our kind and generous Parents for donating ribbons, bows, paper and boxes for our 'Santa's Workshop' role play.  The children are enjoying being Santa's helpful Elves wrapping up presents !!

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Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in !!

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Our letter of the week this week is 'd' - to write it "round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet"  - The children have been bringing in some items from home - dogs and dinosaurs in every colour, they are our favourite !

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We have enjoyed reading and watching stories about the three little pigs. We have also been exploring different painting techniques this week. Colour mixing ....

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using different textures ....

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playdoh modelling.....

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and collaging the Three Little Pig houses.

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We also used shapes to make houses - what shapes did we use ??

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Nursery Sponsored Event - 16th November 2012

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Last week in Nursery, we had a great time raising money at our Sponsored Teddy Obstacle Course and we also had our pyjamas on !!!! 

All of the children (and even some siblings) had a wonderful time going around the circuit with their teddies and stopping for an occasional cake and juice, or two !!

We are still collecting the money in, so will keep you posted when we have a grand total. We have attached a few photos for you to see how much fun they had Laughing

 

Read more: Nursery Sponsored Event - 16th November 2012

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