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April 2022 - Jack and the Beanstalk

Children have loved listening to one of our 'Core Books'  Jack and the Beanstalk the last few weeks. We have been acting out the story using our most ferocious Giant voices, finding the lost golden egg using positional vocabulary, colour mixing to make green beanstalks and of course planting our own beans in the Nursery garden, hoping they will grow high enough for us to climb!

March 2022 - Eggciting News!

Children have been excited to see the hatching of five little ducklings to the nursery. It has been a fantastic opportunity for children to develop their knowledge and understanding of life cycles and lots of discussions have taken place, with children asking fascinating questions to satisfy their curiosity. We have made strong connections with stories and rhymes such as ‘The Little Red Hen’ and of course singing the children’s favourite ‘Five Little Ducks’ nursery rhyme.


January 2022 - Owls 

This week the nursery children had a lovely visit from some beautiful owls. They were able to watch them fly and given lots of information about them which sparked lots of questions and discussions between the children and staff. Before they left the children had the opportunity to have a photo with one of the owls if they wanted too. 

 November 2021 - Fireworks galore

We returned after half term to lots of whizzing and zooming for firework night. We pretended to be a flickering flames as we whirled around with ribbons and streamers and used discussion around our creative fireworks to think about new words and sounds.


November 2021 - Remembrance

CBeebies produced a beautiful short, animated film entitled 'Poppies' to help convey the notion of Remembrance to our young learners. We watched this together and discussed the feelings that the rabbit character felt and how this links with people wearing poppies today.


November 2021 - Children in Need

Everyone used their group floor books to document 'Children In Need' and create a truly spotty dotty day. The children discussed their own actions and the importance of kindness towards others.


October 2021 - Our First Half Term Together

During the first half term the children have been getting to know each other, exploring their own interests and discovering new things. There was lots of different mark making happening as the writing and creative area was introduced and the cosy book became a peaceful retreat. We had a close look at Autumn and the changes happening around us and used pumpkins to discuss size and to make some spooky potions.