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Pirates!

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For the past few weeks Nursery have been engaging in a number of exciting Pirate themed activities. The children's enthusiasm has been fantastic and we are all experts now at talking "Pirate" (Arrrr!)

We have been digging for treasure....

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Searching for treasure by following clues...

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And making pirate maps...

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We have of course still found time to celebrate Red Nose Day and make our Mums something special for Mother's Day!

Happy days!

 

Dressing up

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This week has been both busy and exciting in Nursery with two Dress Up days!

Firstly, on Monday, we celebrated the start of our new Pirate topic by dressing as pirates for the day. The children had much fun taking part in pirate activities...

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We have many more piarate activities planned for the coming weeks so look out for more photographs next time.

We also celebrated World Book Day on Thursday and dressed as our favourite book characters for the day. We were able to choose a book to take home in our "Book Swap Shop", made book marks and shared our favourite stories with Year 3. What's more, every child was given a voucher to spend at a book shop worth £1!

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Thanks to our parents for providing two fabulous costumes for the same week!

Revisiting Ten Town

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Following our holiday we have spent the week brushing up on all our maths skills... We have been back to Ten Town and also have been searching the school for shapes!

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Our shape work in the classroom continued...

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It was great to see our old friends from Ten Town once again like King One and Tommy Two and we are really impressed with how many of our children that can count, recognise and match numbers and write their numbers correctly too. Well done to Nursery!

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We have been amazed to find so many shapes and numbers in and around our environments. I wonder if the children will spot any at home or out and about ? Please come and tell us about your investigations...

Celebrate it's the Year of the Goat

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This week we have been learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We found out how the quarrelling animals decided who the year would be named after - by having a race... 2015 is the year of the goat or sheep!

We held our own Dragon Dance Parade in the playground.

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We were able to provide our own "Chinese style" music for our dragon to dance to...

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Obviously no celebration is complete without some special food! The children were really keen and enthusiastic to try everything on the menu!

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We have done many other exciting things including making dragon puppets, lanterns, a role play Chinese restaurant, sending New Year cards and counting coins into lucky red envelopes. As always our work has been supported by ICT...

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Where in the World is Barnaby Bear?

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This week the children have been travelling the world with Barnaby Bear...

They have helped Barnaby to get ready for his travels by ironing his clothes and packing his suitcase.

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The children have had a lot of fun finding out about the places that Barnaby visits like Edinburgh Castle and Sydney Harbour.

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The end of the week saw a celebration of all our "Bear work" with the making of teddy bear biscuits and the eating of them too! Yummy!!

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Work with Bears

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We are still working on a topic all about bears. Some of our favourite bear stories are This is the Bear, We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Paddington!

We have been thinking particularly about the texture of bears and in our work have experimented with creating different textures using different media and tools.

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We are particularly proud of our felt teddies that have all sorts of materials on them, We were able to make a long list of describing words such as: soft, bumpy, tickly and fluffy.

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Bears, Bears, Bears!

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Nursery have had an absolutely fabulous first week back with a surprise visit from a special bear called Paddington. To celebrate his visit the children made his favourite snack of marmalade sandwiches... Paddington was kind enough to share these!

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Our Bears Topic is going to be a good one, and the children have already made a good start with a science activity to find out which material is waterproof and best for Paddington's coat. Maybe you could ask them about what they found out?

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We are still working really hard to develop our fine motor skills, in particular our writing.

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Threading is a great way to develop fine motor skills too, and more fun if done with friends!

The children have also been "cooking."  Perhaps some porridge for Paddington?

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End of Term Celebrations!

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The photographs speak for themselves...

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We have had such fun this last week performing our play to our families and our friends, enjoying a disco and class parties.

We can't believe that the term is over as it has whizzed by, but we have had such a great time getting to know each other and beginning an exciting school journey... We have learned such a lot!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the parents and families of our children and many thanks for your ongoing support. 

Getting ready for Christmas!

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There is only one thing on our minds in Nursery at the moment... Christmas!

In our role play area, Santa's Workshop, the elves and Santa are busy getting all the toys ready for Christmas Eve.

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Santa's favourite reindeer has been overseeing thew children as they make some reindeer food to sprinkle on their lawns on Christmas Eve.

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After writing letters to Santa telling him about how good we have all been (!) we walked to the post box to post our letters to Lapland.

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We have made Christmas cards for all our friends too.

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Can't wait until next week...

Parents Stay and Play!

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Yesterday Nursery was even busier than usual as we welcomed parents to come in and work alongside their children to develop the children's fine motor skills.

We had a fantastic range of activities available for the children and parents to do. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day and will come again next time...                                              .Stay play 1 small

Look how the I-pads can be used to write with...

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It was great to see children and parents all working together!

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Run, run as fast as you can...

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In Nursery this week our Traditional Tales and Rhymes theme has continued and we have been looking at the Gingerbread Man Story.

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With the help of Mrs George we have painted our own Gingerbread Men.

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We have had fun using the Interactive White Board in our learning too.

In preparation for Christmas we have made clay Gingerbread Men that we are going to paint and decorate later, but that's a secret... Shhh!

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Fun with Nursery Rhymes

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This week all our learning has been centred around Nursery Rhymes. We have been hunting for spider webs, making walls for Humpty and making a mouse to run up our very own grandfather clock...

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We learned all about positional vocabulary: The mouse is inside the clock, next to the clock, on the clock etc...

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As you can imagine we have also done plenty of singing and are now familiar with Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffett, Hickory Dickory Dock and lots more!

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Here we are putting Incy Wincy down the drain pipe!

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