Water fun!

What a beautiful day we had, the sun was shining and it was nice a warm! So we decided to explore how water moves. We got out our water pipes, crates and buckets and we tipped the water down the pipes to see where the water came out.

We found out that if the water pipes are tipped towards the floor the water will flow down them and out of the other side, just like the gutters on our houses.

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Nursery Stay and Play

Well, what an exciting day Nursery had! It was our ‘Stay and Play’ and all our grown-ups could come in to school and play… as well as help us learn.

There was lots to do, some children took their grown-ups in to the house to have breakfast, others went in to the play-dough area and baked some cakes, some went to build some castles in the blocks and some grown-ups went to the Heygreen Garden Centre.

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Thank you to all that took part in the ‘Stay and Play’ both the staff and the children had a great time.

See you next time!

World Book Day 2014

I had a terrible shock on Thursday morning, over night the books came alive and lots of different characters visited the nursery classroom… Oh wait! It was just the nursery children dressing up as their favourite character.

Today was World book Day, and the children came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book. We had children dressed as Batman, Horrid Henry, Spider Man, Thor and many a Princess.

The EYFS team joined in with the festivities too. Mr Keaney came dressed as ‘Tick-Tock Croc’, Mrs Web dressed as Tiger Lilly, Miss Clubb dressed as Michael, Mrs Bailey dressed as Tinkerbell and Miss Jones came as Wendy.

Below are some pictures of the wonderful costumes…

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Thank you to all of the adults who helped the children look fantastic, we all had a fun-filled day!

5 little ducks went swimming one day

Last week 5 little ducklings joined our class, the children were excited about holding them

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The children decided that the ducklings needed names, so we all thought of some and Mrs Mitchell wrote them down for us so we could choose them out of a hat.

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Below are the winners with their duckling and their new name

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They grew bigger and bigger so the children decided to see if they could swim and much to their delight they could

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A new life

Yesterday some special eggs were brought to the nursery. Are they chocolate eggs? Are they dinosaur eggs?

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NO they are duck eggs. Nursery spent some time watching the eggs, we talked about how they were in an incubator being kept warm like under mummy duck’s body. This would help them to hatch.

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There are 7 eggs and today suddenly an exciting thing happened

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A tiny hole appeared in one of the eggs and a little webbed foot popped out. The children were very excited to see their unusual visitor .

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The class watched in anticipation as the tiny duckling pushed its way out of the egg and into the big wide world.

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When the duckling had hatched and had rested for a while Miss Jones carefully placed the duckling into the brooder box.

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We now need to think of names for our first duckling and hopefully his brothers and sisters will join our class tomorrow.

Halloween

This week nursery made pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. They discussed the colour and texture and if it was heavy or light.

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We followed instructions to make the pumpkins, the children enjoyed scooping all the seeds out.

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We then looked at different shapes and the children chose which shapes they liked the best to make the pumpkins face. We then cut the shapes out

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The children then printed with the cut out shapes

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Some children enjoyed washing the seeds

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The children want to experiment and see if the seeds will change colour in food colouring …. Watch this space!

We’re going on a dinosaur hunt, WE’RE NOT SCARED!

Nursery we’re all indoors listening to Mrs Webb’s story when there was a knock at the door…They were told that a strange object had been discovered outdoors. Nursery were more than to happy to investigate, outside much to their surprise they found an egg…

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They also found some mysterious footprints. It must be a dinosaur they told us!

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They searched for clues to find out where the egg had come from and decided mummy and daddy dinosaur lived down the grid. They shouted and listened for mummy and daddy dinosaur but decided they had gone out, we later heard them in the roof

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The children were worried that the egg may not hatch so they made a nest to keep it warm and dry

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Our interest in dinosaurs continued and the children made their own dinosaur eggs, they smelt really bad!

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