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PTFA Funding

Thanks to the PTFA nursery have received some money to order new books for Nursery’s library. We have ordered some beautiful books which children can take home to read with their family. I would like to say a big thank you to the PTFA and parents who have contributed to PTFA events.




Our theme this term has been transport. We have been looking at a variety of different ways to travel. In our classroom we have an aeroplane and airport which the children have enjoyed travelling to many exotic locations including Tenerife and Lancaster.

IMG_4666IMG_4648 IMG_4649 IMG_4650 IMG_4651 Outside we have a train station including a ticket office and train. IMG_4657We have been focusing on the story Rosie’s walk and in PE we thought of ideas on how to act out the story. The children thought of different equipment we could use in order to travel in a variety of different ways like Rosie.
IMG_4818 IMG_4825 IMG_4827During number time we have been looking at car registration plates recognising a variety of different numbers and some letters! Back in the classroom we have been playing number plate Bingo which is one of our favourite games.

Using pipettes to transfer water

As part of our fine motor skills the children have been transporting coloured water using pipettes. The children enjoyed mixing the colours to see what they could make.





Mini Beasts

Our theme this term has been Mini Beasts. During this theme we have been very busy searching for bugs outside and focusing on our caterpillars inside. We have been observing the changes that have been happening to the caterpillars and are waiting patiently for them to hatch into butterflies. We have based our learning around the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and have been treated to a caterpillar snack with apples, pears, plums, strawberries and oranges. We have also been making caterpillars using paint and potatoes using both these tools to make repeating patterns. Outside we have been busy in the mud kitchen making some mud pies for our bugs, we hope they found them tasty, and we found a variety of creatures including a worm and a snail which we named slimy

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The Three Little Pigs

During our learning about the Three Little Pigs we completed several activities. We made a variety of different houses using junk modelling materials, toy bricks, sticks and straw. We also painted the characters from the story and used our huffs and puffs to blow paint everywhere! We also completed a science experiment using a hair dryer to see if we could blow down the straw, stick and brick house. image[1] image_1[1] image_2[1] image_3[1] image_4[1] image_5[1] image_6[1] image_7[1] image_8[1] image_9[1] image_10[1]

Jack and the Beanstalk

IMG_0805 IMG_0807 IMG_0809 IMG_0811Our pirate ship has turned into a castle and our sand tray is now a florist. We have been learning about the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been acting out the story using masks, small world toys and our big castle; building play dough beanstalks; planting and selling flowers; making magic beans; we have even planted our own beanstalks. Lets hope they grow soon!