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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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Outdoor Fun!

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This week the children in Foundation have been very excited as they have finally been able to use their new outdoor play equipment!

It was only just two weeks ago that we found out that we had almost £2000 to spend on outdoor equipment. We quickly flipped through catalogues and easily managed to spend this huge amount of money on colourful scooters, cars and bikes. The children have waited patiently while Mr Horne and some very helpful (and handy) parents put everything together!

The pleasure on the children's faces is obvious from the photographs!

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I bet they will love using these fabulous new resources as often as they can.

We are all special - Just like Elmer!

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This week in Nursery we have been thinking about how special we all are, and have heard stories about an elephant who is really special called Elmer. Our work has helped us to learn our colours but has been a lot of fun too.

Have a look at some of the things that we've been doing!

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Exploring Nursery

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This week the Nursery children have been staying for full three-hour sessions and enjoying every minute! They have all been coming in beautifully and are beginning to know our routines really well.

They have had a lovely week exploring some of our super resources...

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All the children love the opportunity to use ICT with our interactive whiteboards and I-pads.

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They also love the more traditional Nursery activities such as reading books, play dough, writing and puzzles.

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Welcome to Our Blog!

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We are so pleased with how our children have settled into Nursery life!

Each week we will try to give you a flavour of our week with photographs and comments of your children having fun!

Trip to Hatton Country World

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What a fantastic day!

On Tuesday a group of nearly seventy of us: children, parents/carers and teachers set off for Hatton Country World in Warwickshire. Despite a lot of traffic we were in high spirits as we arrived...

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We were so lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful sunny day making it possible to enjoy all of the facilities at Hatton...

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There were animals to feed and mountains to climb... well maybe not mountains, but we had great fun!

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Strange we didn't see our teachers slide down the inflateable. Maybe they weren't brave enough!

Living Things

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This half term we are thinking and learning all about Living Things.

We planted cress seeds and even made a tiny scarecrow so that the birds would stay away. These seeds have now grown into something that we can eat!

We have learned all about what plants need to grow and looked around our school environment for different sorts of plants.

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Healthy Lifestyles

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We have had a fantastic week learning about how to keep ourselves healthy...

We have used our maths skills to investigate and compare the size of vegetables and their weights.

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We have learned all about our bodies, inside and out, and used our matching skills to label some large drawings...

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We actually drew around each other to get such large drawings!

We have used our ICT skills (we enjoyed our ICT week last week so much) to create healthy meals on the I-pads...

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We have used some new resources like this large Eatwell Plate that taught us all about what to eat.

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We have chosen foods and made our own healthy lunchboxes.

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It is only Thursday and the Healthy Lifestyles Week is not over! Tomorrow is our Sports Day and the sun is going to shine!!

Fun with ICT

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We have had an amazing week working with ICT and having a great time with our learning!

Using the microwave we made jelly - well, our letter of the wek was j! We were amazed that the microwave did what we told it by giving it instructions!

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We were so good at giving instructions by pressing buttons, that we were able to move the Beebots around aswell!

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We had fun with torches...

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The I-pads are great for writing letters on and drawing pictures too.

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we also had our very own "Nursery's Got Talent" stage where we tried out the Easyspeak microphones and the cameras.

A favourite, particularly with the boys, was when we used the Remote Controlled cars.

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We have also been practising for our Sports Day which we are hoping that Mums, Dads and Grandparents are able to come to on Friday 5th June. See you then!

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