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The blog is an insight into the activities in Nursery. It is updated every fortnight so check back for more updates!

22 June 2018

This week the children have been participating in art week. We looked at the painting and talked about what we could see.  The children explored images of birds in other media and then looked at photographs of wild British birds.  They talked about the birds they recognised and learnt the names of some unfamiliar ones.  We explored how to mix new colours and change the shade of the paint by adding white and yellow.  The children chose their favourite bird and then used paint to recreate it on a blank cut out.  How many birds can you identify from the sample of paintings below?
You can find the answers below the photograph.  

birds

Answers (from top left): robin, collared dove, great tit, collared dove, blackbird, bullfinch, wood pidgeon, blackbird, blackbird, goldfinch, swallow, blue tit, goldfinch, collared dove, greenfinch, collared dove, chaffinch and goldfinch.

18 June 2018

This week the children have been exploring the wooded area at the back of the field.  We relocated slugs and snails from our newly planted raised beds and explored the trees and plants along the trail. Here we are having a rest on the tree stumps and listening to the sounds of birds and older children playing in the playground. 

forest

08 June 2018

This week the children took part in the photography workshop and enjoyed taking selfies, pictures of their friends and having their own portrait taken.  We were all very proud and impressed with the mature way they listened to instructions and waited patiently for their turn.

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18 May 2018

This week the children painted a picture of their favourite dinosaur.  They looked at the shapes and colours they would need to use to recreate the image and mixed paints to create the shades they could see. 

dinosaurs

04 May 2018

This week the children decorated their eggs.  They chose a colour and learnt how to work the paint into the designs they had created. 

eggs

20 April 2018

This week the children explored ways to mainpulate materials to create a planned effect.  They learnt how to roll out dough and use cutters to create shapes.  The children used clay tools to create marks and patterns in their egg shapes.  Next week the children will paint their dinosaur eggs before they go up on display. 

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26 March 2018

Last week the children explored colour mixing using paints.  They chose two primary colours, mixed them together and talked about the new colour they had created.  You can see the completed colour mixing sheets in the easel area in the Nursery. 

colour mixing

23 March 2018

This week the children the children have been practising their scissor skills.  As part of our topic 'Under The Sea, we read the story 'Octopus Socktopus' by Nick Sharratt.  The children enjoyed exploring the rhymes and nonsense words in the book.  At the end of the week we decided to create our own octopuses.  The children snipped a fringe around the end of a kitchen roll inner tube to create the arms.  They chose their favourite colour to paint their octopus then added googly eyes and a smile.  You can see the finished octopuses in the nursery coat room. 

octopus

16 March 2018

This week the children the children have been practising their observational painting skills.  As part of our topic 'Under The Sea' the children looked at images of different sea creatures.  They talked about the different shapes and colours they could see then painted a picture of their favourite sea creatures.  You can see all of the paintings in our new and improved book area. 

sea creatures

09 March 2018

This week the children learnt about Mother's day.  they talked about the different people that looked after them and thought about different ways that they could say thank you.  The children made a card to send to their mothers or another special woman in their lives. 

mothers day

19 February 2018

This week the children learnt about Chinese New Year.  They watched video clips of dragon dances, heard the story of the race between the animals and created their own dragon heads.  The children used PVA glue and tissue paper to decorate a plastic cup before adding streamer to make the fore and googly eyes to finish it off.

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02 February 2018

This week, as part of maths week, the children have been exploring symmetry.  They looked at symmetry in nature, explored ways to make symmetrical patterns using the interactive whiteboard, beads and laminated ladybirds. The children had a lovely time creating symmetrical ladybird biscuits to sell at the bake sale in aid of the NSPCC.

19 January 2018

Last week the children read the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ this week they have been creating bridges to help the goats to cross the bridge.  The children learnt how to build, balance and connect different construction kits.  They experimented with ways to create steps and used different techniques to strengthen their structures.  Some of the children used their bridges to retell the story of
'The Three Billy Goats Gruff.'

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