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Yesterday we had a visit from the Christmas Elf!


Look at the fun we have had in the snow!

On Wednesday we had a visit from Zoo Lab! The children experienced seeing and touching a range of animals and also learnt a lot about each of them! Here are some of the photographs from the lovely day we had!

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Today we visited the beach! It rained on both the morning and afternoon session but it did not spoil our fun! We splashed in the sea and made sand castles, and when we returned to nursery we had an ice cream cone! It definitely doesn’t have to be sunny to visit the beach and have a wonderful time!

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This week we visited Down at the Farm!

Here are a few of the pictures that were taken over the 2 days! We had a fabulous time bottle feeding lambs, holding rabbits and chicks, on a tractor ride and in the play area!

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This week Zoo Lab visited our nursery and gave the children an amazing experience which gave them to opportunity to get up close and personal with some exotic animals! Here are some of our pictures from Wednesday!





The children in blue group used clay and a range of natural materials to make an object of their choice. Here is what some of the children made.


Kacper made a house.


Kaci-Leigh made Merida’s moat.


Grace made a muddy puddle with foot prints.


Robyn made a mountain and a lolly pop.


The children have also been making pictures using shapes. Here are some of the things that they have made.

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The children have also been exploring mark making in fine sand this week too. They showed an interest in numbers and letters, and used them as a guide for their mark making.

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The children loved playing with the shadow screen and used sensory shapes and letters to project onto the screen.

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Last week the children found a small amount of snow in the nursery garden…so of course they built a snow man!


The children wanted to sing to the trees so we sang the hello song and then they wanted to give one a hug so they all found a tree and have a big group hug!

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The Children have been looking at light and dark this week and have been focused on looking at sticks and trees in forest school. They have then continued this indoors in almost all of our areas which the children play in during work time. Read on and have a look at what the children have been interested in!


The children have been taking photographs of their favourite trees in forest school.


They made comments such as “the trees are black and the sky is white” and “the tree branches are like lines”.


The children then decided they would like to collect sticks in forest school. They gathered lots of different shape sticks to use in nursery later this week. Jacob found lots of sticks and gave them to Miss Pollard. He described the sticks as being “long”, “round”, “a circle” “big”, “spikey” and “little”.


Then the children discovered a giant puddle on the yard from all of the rain! So they all splashed around in the puddle, laughing with their friends and splashing each other!


They had so much fun in forest school!






The children used a straw to blow paint up their paper.


Some of the children said “it looks like a tree from our forest school!”.


Whilst others made things like spiders and even seaweed!

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Teresa made a little baby tree!

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The children have also been using the sticks that they collected in forest school along with others that we had in nursery and used them in a large scale activity. This is what they did…..


Liam and Daniel made a tower and then used another stick to drill the tower!


Jamie used the sticks and drew around them with a pencil. He pointed at the mark he made and said “Look, a circle!”


Isabelle and Lily used the sticks and some string to make a castle. Isabelle said “I’m making the bed”, and Lily said “I’m putting the string round to make a wall”.


I wonder what the children will decide to do next week!