Messy play

February 3rd, 2017 by rdickens
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We have been learning about mark making and colour mixing by riding and walking through paint puddles.

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The children had fun whilst they chatted about the paint …

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… and explored how to make different marks and tracks.

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Toilet area training

September 16th, 2016 by rdickens
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In group time this learner showed the morning children how to wash their hands before snack and after using the toilet.

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Hand washing

September 16th, 2016 by rdickens
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In group time this learner showed the afternoon children how to wash their hands before snack and after using the toilet.

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Welcome

September 16th, 2016 by rdickens
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This week we have said welcome to our new learners. They are settling well and have been enjoying our new learning areas. At the moment only a third of the provision is out but here is a sneaky look at what the new learning areas will look like when the children are fully trained and familiar with the resources.

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Hungry hungry grabbers

July 8th, 2016 by rdickens
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We have been exploring and sorting colour by grabbing and sorting balls outside. AW said he was the ‘winner’ because he had more. The children’s control of the grabbers improved as they sorted and some children spent over twenty minutes at the activity. Well done!

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Transition

July 7th, 2016 by rdickens
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The children had a session in their new classroom on Tuesday. Here are some photos of the rooms to use with at home to remind your child what their new classroom looks like and where things are. Clicking on the photos makes them open in a new tab and you can zoom in.image

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Today’s outdoor learning

July 7th, 2016 by rdickens
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After using our riding toys to ride through paint puddles and mix paint colours we decided to give gem a wash.
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Thank you for coming to our sports day

July 7th, 2016 by rdickens
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We had a fabulous time at our sports day on Wednesday. The morning and afternoon children enjoyed racing together and showing their families their running, balancing and negotiating space skills.

Thank you to all of our families who came to cheer on and support the children. Here are some of the photos from our special day.

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Next week we will be learning through our interest in Thomas, trains and toys that can connect together

July 2nd, 2016 by rdickens
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The fire station role play area is still popular but most of our other learning areas have been updated, ready to help the children learn through their love of  Thomas Tank, trains and connecting.

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You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • talking about train rides you have been on or trains you have seen. Look at photos of train journeys you’ve had if you have any. Talk about different types of transport. How would you get to a friends house, town, Meadowhall or a holiday place?
  • watching an episode of Thomas and Friends together. Why is Thomas a good friend? Who are your friends?
  • listening to and singing together our song of the week ‘Down in the Station’ on this site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/earlylearning/nurserysongs/A-E/down_at_the_station 
  • exploring magnets at home. Look at the seal on the fridge, fridge magnets, purses etc. How do the magnets help? Why are they needed?
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Toys with wheels

June 18th, 2016 by rdickens
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Things are going to get a bit messy in nursery! Outside we’ll be riding through different colours of paint in puddles and exploring what happens when colours mix. Inside we’ll be printing and colour mixing with car tracks.

Don’t worry, we have the children’s wellies and aprons close to hand but do remember to send your child in old ‘nursery wear’ clothes in case accidents happen. Please send in some wellies if you haven’t yet.

Here’s a sneaky peak at our indoor learning areas …

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You can support this learning at home by:

  • naming vehicles when out and about and talking about their special features e.g motorbikes have handle bars
  • mixing paint or play dough colours and talking about what happens
  • watching some ‘Fireman Sam’ together and talking about what might happen at the end of the story/ episode
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