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We have had a very busy last two weeks to the half term. We have loved visiting people around our school as part of the People Who Help Us theme. We have helped Mr Horne tidy, fix and paint. We loved visiting the school kitchen and dinning hall with Mrs Kingston and Mrs Rogers who made us toast and showed us a special cucumber chopping machine. We loved eating our toast like the 'big children' in the dinning hall. When we got back we made our own kitchen role play and went shopping for food. We also loved finding out about Mrs Hawkesworth's job, looking after the school gardens. We helped her tidy Abigail's Garden.

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We have aslo been busy learning our letters. We made jelly for 'j' and asome beautiful vegetable prints for 'v'.

We loved the Queen's Birthday Party. Here we are all dressed up.and the yummy cakes we made.

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Have a happy and relaxing half term break.

 

People Who help us

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We have had a couple of fantastic weeks finding out about Health Workers, which included a visit from Praramedics Rachel and Tom and their ambulance. Wow! We loved brushing our teeth at school and finding out about dentists. We thought of lots of ways we could stay safe and keep healthy.

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We went jogging, made fruit smoothies, brushed our teeth and sorted healthy and unhealthy food.

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We also found out about helpers in our community. We helped Postman Pat in the post office and delivering his mail. We found out about road safetybeing a Lollipop Person and helped the Refuse Collectors recycle the rubbish. What busy week!

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Emergency Services

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Wow! An exciting two weeks finding out how the Police Service and Fire Service help us. We were so lucky to have a visit from PC Francome and PC Branton and Firefighter Dixon.

PC Francome showed us her uniform and all the diffrerent equipment she needs to carry with her. We got to sit in PC Branton's police car and turn on the blue flashing lights.

Firefighter Dixon showed us all the equipment and uniform he needs to wear when fighting fires. He let some of us try on his uniform. It was very heavy.

We enjoyed doing lots of activities but our favourites were 'Police Dog training' and testing reflective materials for a Firefighter's uniform in our dark den with the torches.

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People Who Help Us at Home

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We have had a a great week finding out about 'How People Help Us' at home. We have tried some of the tasks Mums and Dads do at home to help us, washing, shopping, painting, fixing, sweeping, cleaning, cooking.......

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We also thought you would enjoy the Easter photos. Thank you for coming to our Easter Bonnet Parade.

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Ship Ahoy!

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Here are some more photos of the fun activities we enjoyed in our Pirate theme.

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Going on a treasure hunt and following clues around our school.

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And  so many otherte activities...Hanging up pirate pants, digging and counting treasure, making sparkly pladough treasures and sailing the roleplay pirate ship -Ahoy captain!

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We have also enjoyed our 'Under the Sea' topic this week.

Bubble blowing was very popular! 

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 Junk modelling kept us all very busy, but look at the sea creatures we created from all that rubbish!

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We love dress ups!

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We have had such an exciting week. Two days of dress ups and pretending. First of all we dresssed up as Pirates to kick start our new topic 'Ship Ahoy'. What fun we had learning about what pirates wear, counting pirate flags, visiting the Acorn's pirate ship to practice walking the plank. Lots of us enjoyed digging in the sand to find treasure and the new role play was a big hit too.

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We also had so much fun on World Book Day. The Enormous Crocodile (Mrs Edmunds) read us Roald Dahl's story 'The Enormous Crocodile'. We found out about that Roald Dahl would be 100 years old this year and what a fantastic author he was. The morning Nursery enjoyed showing off their costumes in a parade with KS1. Do you recognise that witch?

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Celebrations in Nursery

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Another very busy two weeks in Nursery. We have finished our Bear topic last week so we decisded to have a Teddy Bear's Picnic to celebrate. We made our own teddy bear biscuit, teddy bear party hat and placemat.

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We also found out about Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday). We found out where the indredients for pancake batter come from and then we mixed the ingredients while saying a pancake poem. Then we helped Mrs Edmunds cook the pancakes. We watched the batter change as it was cooked. Finally we got to eat our pancakes. Yum. At the end of the session we had a pancake race!

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We also found out about Chinese New Year. We made a roleplay into Tia Ten's Chinese Restaurant and had fun cookinmg and serving dinners. We counted gold coins into lucky red envelopes, and made dancing dragons. Some of us were very brave trying new foods in our Chinese food taste testing activity, we tried noodles, spring rolls and lychees.

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We have had a great start to Spring term and look forward to our new Spring 2 topic, Pirates!

Going on a Bear Hunt

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Nursery have been busy these last two week reading Bear stories and finding information about real bears! Our favourite story was 'Going on a Bear Hunt' and our real bear hunt around the school grounds was a real hit. Thanks to the diggers and tractors we even had squelchy mud to walk through on our journey. We put some mud in our messy tray and some children couldn't wait to squish their hands in it. We have been finding out about Teddy bears from the past and how they are different from new teddies. We set up a bear hospital to look after the old bears! We have been learning 'p' this week and the children have loved making all things 'pirate' (we can't wait till our next topic -Ship Ahoy!) and learning facts about polar bears and panda bears.

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Our Bears

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Happy New Year!

Nursery have had a fantastic and busy start to the new year with our new topic 'Bear Stories'. We loved bringing in our own teddies from home to play with us in our Nursery and reading all about Paddington. Mrs Hampson brought her very old Paddington in to show us. He is 48 years old, wow! We thought his coat was looking a bit threadbare so we investigated which materials would be best to make him a new coat. We found out plastic is the most waterproof material in our investigation. This week has been very busy too cooking and eating The Three Bear's porridge and trying our favourite toppings. Sugar and honey were the most popular on the graph we made. Then of course we washed our dishes and pots in the water tray. We also welcomed eight new children to Nursery on Thursday and have been busy making friends.Finally best of all was when our, Mum's, Grandma's and childminder's came for a Stay and Play session. Thank you.

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Christmas Week!

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We have had a very busy week. We had so much fun at our Christmas party dressing up, dancing, playing games and enjoying a feast. We especially enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas and receiving an early gift! Thank you for coming to see us in our Chrsitmas performance, 'A Miracle in Town'. We have been practising for a long time and looked fantastic in our 'Grey Donkey' outfits.Thank you for your generous gifts. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. feast pmfeast am

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Run, run as fast as you can!

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In Nursery this week we have read the Gingerbread Man story. We enjoyed cooking and baking our own Gingerbread Man biscuit and loved decorating it with icing and smarties! how many smarties were on your Gingerbread Man? We also became scientists this week and investigated why the Gingerbread Man couldn't go in the water. We put a biscuit in water and observed what hapened. We thought of other ways the Gingerbread Man could cross the river. One of the morning children suggested "He could hold onto the end of a kite and float over". We explored what else could float and sink in the water tray. It was fun!

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Ten Town fun!

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Nursery has continued learning about numbers by exploring Ten Town and the characters who live there. This week we have met win Thelma Three who got into trouble with King One for taking jam tarts that did not belong to her! So we decided that we would make some jam tarts to share.

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It has also been Diwali this week and we have made Diva lamps and cards. It was great finding out about how Diwali is celebrated...

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