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People Who Help Us

As part of our ongoing theme on 'People Who Help Us' this week we have been focusing on doctors, nurses and hospitals. The children have had the opportunity to role play these professions using both real and role play medical props. They have especially enjoyed bandaging each other's head and limbs. Role play is vital for children to understand and become comfortable with certain situations they may encounter in real life.

World Book Day

It was really lovely to see everyone dressed as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. Fostering a child's love of books and stories is very important as they will continue with this passion throughout their childhood and hopefully onwards.

Reading with your child

To celebrate World Book Day we have had a whole week of activities based around our children's favourite stories. We also invited parents to spend time in the nursery to share books, stories and poems with their child

‘Cooking with Your Child’ Workshop

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended Maria's very popular 'Cooking with Your Child' workshop. Together they made pizzas with a variety of different toppings, cheese and cucumber wraps, egg fried rice and fruit smoothies. The children were supported by their parents to use recipe cards to select the right quantity of fruits for each smoothie. This is a great way to encourage counting and number recognition skills. When all the food was cooked everyone sat together sharing what they had made.

This week to celebrate Shrove Tuesday the children made pancakes; they cracked the eggs, poured the milk and whisked all the ingredients together. They then had the opportunity to try and flip the pancake when it was cooked. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes we’d made at snack time.

This week to celebrate Shrove Tuesday the children made pancakes; they cracked the eggs, poured the milk and whisked all the ingredients together. They then had the opportunity to try and flip the pancake when it was cooked. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes we’d made at snack time.

After the children had enjoyed their vegetable stir fry snack a Chinese dragon came to visit us! The children played percussion instruments as they followed it around the nursery’s garden. They were recreating what they had seen in a video about Chinese New Year celebrations and had great fun doing it!

After the children had enjoyed their vegetable stir fry snack a Chinese dragon came to visit us! The children played percussion instruments as they followed it around the nursery's garden. They were recreating what they had seen in a video about Chinese New Year celebrations and had great fun doing it!

This week the children have been learning about Chinese New Year. They watched some videos about how families prepare for and celebrate the start of the new lunar year. Afterwards the children prepared vegetables by washing and cutting them for Maria to cook in a wok. They mixed the vegetables with noodles and made a very yummy stir fry which was shared out at snack time.

This week the children have been learning about Chinese New Year. They watched some videos about how families prepare for and celebrate the start of the new lunar year. Afterwards the children prepared vegetables by washing and cutting them for Maria to cook in a wok. They mixed the vegetables with noodles and made a very yummy stir fry which was shared out at snack time.

A big thank you to all our parents/carers who spent time with their child in nursery today for ‘Sharing Success Day’. It was lovely seeing so many of you sharing your children’s Learning Journeys with them. This event is a marvellous way to strengthen our parent/nursery partnerships and celebrate the successes of your children.

A big thank you to all our parents/carers who spent time with their child in nursery today for 'Sharing Success Day'. It was lovely seeing so many of you sharing your children's Learning Journeys with them. This event is a marvellous way to strengthen our parent/nursery partnerships and celebrate the successes of your children.

This week our Ladybird (two year olds) class have been very busy making a winter display. We have been talking about winter with the children. We asked about the weather during winter time and the type of clothes we would wear, some of the words they used are written on the snowflakes.The adults wanted to create some wintery pictures but the children decided that they wanted to paint snowmen. The children painted their representations of a snowman using black paper and white paint to make the snowman stand out more. The children had a choice of different media to choose from so they could add different features and clothes to their snowman. The children remained focused and paid attention to detail and investigated new ways to do things for example, how different media such as material, paint and tissue paper can be used to create a picture. Using their own ideas they developed how they wanted their snowman to look.

This week our Ladybird (two year olds) class have been very busy making a winter display. We have been talking about winter with the children. We asked about the weather during winter time and the type of clothes we would wear, some of the words they used are written on the snowflakes.

The adults wanted to create some wintery pictures but the children decided that they wanted to paint snowmen. The children painted their representations of a snowman using black paper and white paint to make the snowman stand out more. The children had a choice of different media to choose from so they could add different features and clothes to their snowman.

The children remained focused and paid attention to detail and investigated new ways to do things for example, how different media such as material, paint and tissue paper can be used to create a picture. Using their own ideas they developed how they wanted their snowman to look.

This week our Ladybird (two year olds) class have been very busy making a winter display. We have been talking about winter with the children. We asked about the weather during winter time and the type of clothes we would wear, some of the words they used are written on the snowflakes.

The adults wanted to create some wintery pictures but the children decided that they wanted to paint snowmen. The children painted their representations of a snowman using black paper and white paint to make the snowman stand out more. The children had a choice of different media to choose from so they could add different features and clothes to their snowman.

The children remained focused and paid attention to detail and investigated new ways to do things for example, how different media such as material, paint and tissue paper can be used to create a picture. Using their own ideas they developed how they wanted their snowman to look.
This week our Ladybird (two year olds) class have been very busy making a winter display. We have been talking about winter with the children. We asked about the weather during winter time and the type of clothes we would wear, some of the words they used are written on the snowflakes.The adults wanted to create some wintery pictures but the children decided that they wanted to paint snowmen. The children painted their representations of a snowman using black paper and white paint to make the snowman stand out more. The children had a choice of different media to choose from so they could add different features and clothes to their snowman. The children remained focused and paid attention to detail and investigated new ways to do things for example, how different media such as material, paint and tissue paper can be used to create a picture. Using their own ideas they developed how they wanted their snowman to look.

Thank you to all the parents and their children who attended our “Messy Play” workshop this week. Together they made stretchy slime, cloud fluff corn flour, mouldable sand and explored the multiple uses of rice and spaghetti. Everyone had lots of fun whilst learning about the importance of messy play at nursery. An added bonus was that they got a pot of slime to take home!

Thank you to all the parents and their children who attended our “Messy Play” workshop this week. Together they made stretchy slime, cloud fluff corn flour, mouldable sand and explored the multiple uses of rice and spaghetti. Everyone had lots of fun whilst learning about the importance of messy play at nursery. An added bonus was that they got a pot of slime to take home!

Thank you to all the parents who attended our “Coffee Morning/Afternoon.” It was lovely to see you making new friendships, sharing ideas and thoughts on parenting whilst enjoying a hot drink and some tasty biscuits. We hold these sessions regularly throughout the year so look out for the posters for our next one and come along.

Thank you to all the parents who attended our "Coffee Morning/Afternoon." It was lovely to see you making new friendships, sharing ideas and thoughts on parenting whilst enjoying a hot drink and some tasty biscuits. We hold these sessions regularly throughout the year so look out for the posters for our next one and come along.

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