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Dinosaur Invasion!

This week we have been invaded by dinosaurs! They have been everywhere in Nursery and we have had so much fun exploring dinosaurs. 
Picture 1 We came in on Monday to find a dinosaur world!
Picture 2 We built our own dinosaurs out of junk modelling.
Picture 3 We searched for dinosaur bones in the sand.
Picture 4 Stegosaurus had lost his spikes!
Picture 5 We matched numeral and quantity to put them back.
Picture 6 Using loose parts in the dough to make dinosaurs.
Picture 7 Dinosaur transient art.
Picture 8 A little dinosaur land.
Picture 9 We made dinosaur shape pictures.
Picture 10 Giving the dinosaurs a bath.
Picture 11 We made dinosaur food in the mud kitchen.
Picture 12 They loved it!
Picture 13 The dinosaurs went missing!
Picture 14 We searched for them outside.
Picture 15 And took photographs when we found them.

Bonfire Night 


It was all sparkles and bangs in Nursery last week as we celebrated Bonfire Night.  
Picture 1 Counting firework stars.
Picture 2 Transient firework art.
Picture 3 Firework pictures with glue, salt & food colouring
Picture 4 We trickled the glue on.
Picture 5 Added the salt.
Picture 6 Added food colouring & watched it spread.
Picture 7 Firework splat pictures!
Picture 8 We loved splatting the paper.
Picture 9 Fabulous fireworks!
Picture 10 Firework explosions!
Picture 11 We dropped food colouring on to epsom salt.
Picture 12 We made our own rockets.
Picture 13 Sparkly water.
Picture 14 Making hot chocolate to keep us warm
Picture 15 Firework threading.
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We had a spooky start to the half term! We have been doing lots of fun activities for Halloween. Have a look at the photographs if you dare! 
Picture 1 Threading spooky spider webs.
Picture 2 Hammering witches fingers in to pumpkins.
Picture 3 Mark making on mini pumpkins
Picture 4 Spooky witch writing!
Picture 5 We had to shine the torch to see.
Picture 6 Exploring a Halloween sensory tray.
Picture 7 Frozen spooky hands.
Picture 8 The witch made us some yucky jelly.

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Our Senses

This week we have been exploring our five senses. We have had lots of different smells, textures, sights and sounds to explore. We have had smelly playdough, the light box, sound shakers and texture balloons. When we went to use the paint, we found out it had been mixed with spices and when we looked in the water tray we found oranges and lemons floating in it! What a fun week we have had! 
Picture 1 All ready for us to make flavoured teabags.
Picture 2 We put different spices & flavours in to a teabag.
Picture 3 We put it in a cup and added water.
Picture 4 We stirred the teabag and watched the changes.
Picture 5 A delicious cup of tea.
Picture 6 We went for a sensory walk outside.
Picture 7 The grass tickled our feet!
Picture 8 The bark felt spiky!
Picture 9 The sand was wet!
Picture 10 We got very messy mark making in the flour.
Picture 11 Our cloud dough smelt delicious and felt smooth
Picture 12 We made our own sensory bags.
Picture 13 They were so squidgy!
Picture 14 Matching texture balloons to the right pictures.

Mystery and Magic

The children were interested in making magic wands, so we set up some magical activites for them. 
Picture 1 We made magic potions outside.
Picture 2 We worked together...
Picture 3 to stir and mix our potions.
Picture 4 We made numbered magic wands.
Picture 5 We loved investigating...
Picture 6 our magical slime.

The Day The Owls Came! 

We were really lucky to have a visit from SMJ Falconary this week. They brought four beautiful owls for us to see. We met JD, Midge, Spud and Dusty. We learnt lots of interesting owl facts and even got to hold an owl! 
Picture 1 This is Midge! He hunts a sunrise and sunset.
Picture 2 JD has amazing hearing to help him catch his prey.
Picture 3 Spud is a baby a owl.
Picture 4 Dusty enjoyed posing for a photo!
Picture 5 We were so lucky to hold an owl.
Picture 6 Midge was very calm with us.


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We even saw the owls fly! They were so graceful.

We have been having so much fun!

We have been so busy with our learning this half term. We have been reading the story "Owl Babies" and creating lots of different owls, counting owls and making food for them. We have been doing lots of investigating and exploring and developing our physical devevlopment. Take a look at what we have been up to! 
Picture 1 The Owl Babies escaped from Nursery!
Picture 2 We looked around school to find them.
Picture 3 Then we counted them to make sure we had them all.
Picture 4 We used potatoes to print owls.
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Picture 6 We used scissors and whole punches...
Picture 7 to make these owls.
Picture 8 Mummy owl couldn't find enough food.
Picture 9 The owl babies sent us the ingredients...
Picture 10 to make bird feeders.
Picture 11 We have been finding all sorts of ways to...
Picture 12 practice our cutting skills.
Picture 13 We love doing our Funky Fingers activities.
Picture 14 The children showed an interest in superheroes.
Picture 15 So we made some sparkly masks!
Picture 16 Watch out world! We're coming to save you!
Picture 17 Exploring water beads.
Picture 18 They went bouncing down the drain pipe!
Picture 19 Look at all these!
Picture 20 We explored the numicon using the water beads.
Picture 21 What else is there to do on a rainy day!
Picture 22 Jump in muddy puddles!
Picture 23 Taking risks in a safe environment.
Picture 24 Open ended activities...
Picture 25 help to develop our communication...
Picture 26 and build our confidence.
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What a busy two weeks!


Our first two weeks of term have been super! We are so proud of all the children and how well they have settled in - they have really got stuck in to life at Nursery! 

We have spent our time becoming familiar with the rules and routines, exploring the nursery environment and forming some really good relationships. We have also started to read the story "Owl Babies" and have been doing some super owl arts and crafts. 


Picture 1 We were very creative making owls with playdough.
Picture 2 We thought very carefully about our owls.
Picture 3 What a smashing owl!
Picture 4 Twit twoo!
Picture 5 We used different shapes to make owls.
Picture 6 We painted owl pictures.
Picture 7 Play dough owls!
Picture 8 There was drama when a worm fell in some water!
Picture 9 "I can use this to get him out!
Picture 10 Phew! The worm was saved!
Picture 11 Exploring different materials in the tuff tray.
Picture 12 We have been drawing portraits.
Picture 13 Exploring our resources.

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A warm welcome to all our new starters and hello again to our returning children! We are really looking forward to a wonderful year filled with lots of magic and adventures! Below is our medium term plan for the first half term and our news letter - have a look to see what treats are in store! 
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Nursery Overview 2017/18



We have had a wonderful year in nursery and the children have really blossomed. We have packed so much in and have had lots of different experiences. We started off the year reading “Owl Babies” and learning all about autumn. We went on a Bear Hunt, explored ice when Jack Frost visited and had a lot of trouble with a Naughty Bus! We have really enjoyed superheroes and have done lots of imaginative play and problem solving. In the spring we had some caterpillars delivered and we learnt all about the life cycle of a butterfly. The summer brought a special treat when an ice cream van visited us and we did lots of activities based around the beach. Phew – what a busy year!

Nursery Class of 2016/2017


The children in Nursery have had a fantastic year!

We started the year reading the Owl Babies and got the opportunity to meet some real owls.

Over the past twelve months we have explored space and visited the moon, helped Super worm with his challenges and been on a magical mystery tour.

The Nursery has been involved in the SEMH project that promotes and encourages collaborative play. This has helped develop the children speech and language development, their social development and how they manage their own feelings and behaviour.

The older Nursery children are very excited about moving up to Reception.