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10.11.17

Remembrance Day 2017

 

Today the children had some quiet time to think about Remembrance Day. We watched a short video on CBeebies which you can watch here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p4zsl

 

We then watched Miss Myszkowski create a Remembrance scene using crosses, glittery flour and poppies, which the children enjoyed watching, and then described what they could see and how it made them feel.

 

Afterwards we made our own Poppy Remembrance cards to take home and share with our families.

 

Have a look at the photos below and talk to your children about what they can remember.

31.10.17 Bonfire Night! The Nursery children learned about fire safety at the school fire pit!

19.10.17

To follow on from our Diwali topic, the children will be exploring some Bonfire Night activities in the first few days after half term. We will be making and eating s'mores (marshmallows and chocolate biscuits) around a camp fire when we return on Monday 30th October! We will also consider fire safety. Please make sure your child has a warm coat with them!

 

Have a lovely Half Term break! We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Best wishes from all of the Nursery Team :-)

19.10.17

Today we took part in 'Wear it Wild' day. Our children and staff dressed up as animals in return for a donation of money. All money raised will be sent to the WWF (https://www.wwf.org.uk/) to raise money for endangered animals. Thank you to all our families who supported this fundraising event today!

Picture 1 Wear it Wild! Morning and all day children.
Picture 2 Wear it Wild! Afternoon children.

18.10.17

Today Pradeepa came in to talk to the children about Diwali. The children were very excited when they saw Pradeepa and Aadhira dressed in their special clothes. We found out all about how their family prepare for this festival and how they celebrate at home and in their Temple. The children were very excited to hear that children receive presents and sweets for Diwali! Thank you Pradeepa for coming in to Nursery today! Perhaps we will see or hear some fireworks in the sky tonight? Happy Diwali everyone!  

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Picture 2 The children loved the jewellery and Bindi's.
Picture 3 Happy Diwali!

13.10.17

Next week we will be exploring the festival of Diwali. Have a look at the link below from the CBeebies website:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-go-club-diwali-song

 

After watching the song you could talk to your children about this festival. If you celebrate it at home we would love to hear about your celebrations! Come back next week to have a look at our learning. Have a super weekend everyone!

13.10.17

This week we have continued to explore autumn activities in Nursery. The children have been thinking about working together and sharing to explore our three school rules of 'Ready, Respect and Safe'.

 

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Talk to your children at home about our school rules. Praise their efforts when you see them putting these in action e.g. Helping to get READY for school. Looking both ways when crossing roads and staying SAFE. Saying please and thank you and showing RESPECT.
Look at this lovely example of collaborative learning...
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The children worked together using a printing technique to creative autumnal leaves. We reused junk to make stamps. Can you guess what we used?

6.10.2017

We are so proud of our children this week. They have been exploring autumn and harvest activities, and talking about all the autumnal changes they can see. In addition to this we have been encouraging our children to continue retelling the Brown Bear, Brown Bear story. These three boys have enjoyed retelling the story to their friends. Here they are retelling the story for you to enjoy! Good work boys!

 

>> Click Here for the video <<

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6.10.2017

Harvest Collection

 

Our families have been collecting food to donate to the Salvation Army's food bank. Thank you for your donations. You have all been very kind.

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We have been learning the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear! Using our 'Talk 4 Writing' story mapping, the children have been learning to retell the story by following the pictures.

 

 

Click on the link below to see our children retelling the Talk 4 Writing Brown Bear story!

 

>> Brown Bear Brown Bear <<

29/9/17

We love to read!

Little lambs have been enjoying sharing books and rhymes in the school library.

 

 

Welcome back! Over the last two weeks our children have been settling into their routines and welcoming new friends who started this week.

 

This week Little Lambs Nursery have been thinking about the rhyme 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and have enjoyed exploring lots of fun and exciting activities. The children loved making rainbow bread and made lots of mess making stars with shaving foam.

 

Nursery have been thinking about colours this week. We have enjoyed exploring colour and colour mixing activities throughout the week. A highlight was making rainbows with skittles sweets! This theme will continue next week when we begin to learn our 'Talk 4 writing' story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear'. Please come back next Friday when we will share the story with you!

 

Have a lovely weekend! See you next week!

 

Best wishes from Nina Myszkowski and the Early Years Team

Rainbow Skittles Experiment

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Rainbow Skittles Experiment 4

7/7/17

Best of British week!

This week the children in Little lambs and Nursery have been enjoying a range of activities to celebrate British culture. The children in Nursery have been learning about British values and have been taking turns, sharing and listening to other children's ideas. In Little Lambs the children have been following the class rules; sharing, taking turns and good tidying.                                                                                                                                   

30/6/17

Pirate week!

We have been having lots of pirate fun in Little Lambs this week; making pirate hats, digging for buried treasure, making pirate maps and going on a treasure hunt for pirate chocolate!

May 2017

Stay and Play

 

Thank you to all the parents who stayed and played today!

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Longdown Diary Farm visited our school  on Wednesday 24th April. Farmer Ian brought some animals for us to look at. We learned about the animals need and like. We got to handle some of the animals too. We even put chicks on our heads! 

 

We really enjoyed ourselves. Have a look at some of the picture to see what we saw!

 

Click here for videos of the day.

26/4/17

Little Lambs at the farm

The children in Little Lambs enjoyed meeting Farmer Ian and all his farm animals!

Nursery Assembly!

 

Today the children performed a school assembly. They re-told the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' using our Talk4writing actions and story map. They did so well. The children painted some of the characters too. We think they are amazing!

 

Well done Nursery!

 

Please click on the link below for a video of the assembly.

 

 Nursery Assembly - Wednesday 29th March 2017  

 

Chickens

 

Little Lambs have enjoyed reading the story 'Oh dear!' by Rod Campbell. We have been learning the names and noises of different farm animals. On Thursday the children got to meet the school chickens!

16/3/17

Exploring the sensory room!

The children in Little Lambs had a lovely time exploring the school's sensory room. The children watched the fish in the huge bubble tube, played with strings of fibre optic lights, watched patterns from the lamp on the wall and listened to music. The bubble tube was definitely a favourite!

Thank you to all the parents who came to the 'Stay and Play' on Wednesday. The children had such a lovely time and it was lovely to have so many parents join us.

3/3/17

World Book Day!

The children in Nursery and Little Lambs have had lots of fun dressed up as their favourite book characters. We even had a surprise visit from the Gruffalo!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In Nursery we have been thinking about the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have loved exploring the story and eating the food the hungry caterpillar ate! We have also been learning to orally retell the story, using a story map and actions to help us remember the parts of the story. The children have loved doing this and we hope you all received your story maps and story to practise with your children at home. Here is a video of the children today. We are so proud of them for having a go and joining in! Well done Nursery! We hope you all have a lovely half term break and we looking forward to seeing you back here on Monday 27th February.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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7/2/17

3 Little ducks

Little Lambs had lots of fun going on a 'duck hunt!' We walked all along the woodland walkway, looking for duck pictures on the way. At the end of the walkway we found the school pond with 3 little ducks swimming in it!

26/1/17

Chinese New Year

The children have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week. Everyone helped to decorate our Chinese dragon using handprints to make his scales!

    

                                       

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13/1/17

Pyjama day!

The children in Little Lambs have enjoyed a special pyjama day at the end of our topic of winter. Today they have been exploring ice and 'snow dough', playing games and enjoying a hot chocolate drink at snack time.

 

6/1/17

Happy New Year!

 

Nursery and Little Lambs are having lots of fun learning about 'Winter' and 'Where does snow go?' They have been exploring ice, shaving foam and oats, making beautiful winter art work with paint, chalks and glitter, as well as wrapping up warm to enjoy the new play equipment in the FS garden.

 

 

                                     

 

 

Don't forget next Friday is pyjama day in Nursery and Little Lambs!

Nursery Christmas Party 2016!!

 

Wow what a fun Christmas party we had today! The children loved watching Buttons the Magician, playing party games, eating party food and having a special visit from Father Christmas!!! Have a fantastic Christmas break and we will look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

 

Best wishes from the Nursery Team

Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who came to our special Nursery Tableau on Wednesday 14th December. The children retold the Christmas Story through action and movement and then sang some favourite Christmas songs and rhymes. I'm sure you will all agree that they did so well and lots of parents commented on how lovely the performance was. We wish you a happy Christmas and happy and healthy new year! See you on Tuesday 3rd January when we launch our topic ''Where does snow go?' - lets hope for some snow in January! Best wishes from all the Nursery Team

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas....

 

After our visit to the library on Thursday, Little lambs went to see Santa's grotto and look at the huge Christmas tree in the hall! We sat by the tree singing our favourite Christmas songs.

30/11/16

Stay and play

 

Thank you to all the parents who were able to 'stay and play' with their children on Wednesday. The children had a lovely time playing with their mums!

24/11/16

School library

 

Little Lambs have been visiting the school library to listen to stories and enjoy looking at books independently on the lovely squashy beanbags! All the children were able to take a book home, to share with someone in their family.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Owl Babies

The children in Little lambs have enjoyed listening to the story of the 'Owl babies' by Martin Waddell. After the story we went on a hunt outside to find some owls that were hiding! The children have been making collage owls, building nests with sticks, mark making and exploring night-time sensory bags.

Wednesday 16th November 2016

 

Today Nursery had an assembly. We sang some of our favourite Nursery songs, which included Makaton actions. Well done Nursery! Thank you to all those families who were able to come and watch.

Assembly 16/11/2016

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Today Nursery parents were invited to 'Stay and Play'. Lots of our families came this morning and they all had a wonderful time making medals for our Children in Need Mini Marathon, decorating dragons, baking, and exploring the Nursery environment. Thank you to all those parents who came today and supported the children with their activities.

Monday 7th November 2016

 

Our trip to Furzey Gardens in Minstead!

 

The children had a wonderful time at Furzey this morning, looking at autumnal changes and searching for fairy doors! The children loved spending the morning in the great outdoors and having their snack time in a barn! What a lovely way to launch the start of our new topic this term ‘Did dragons exist?’ which explores dragons, fairies, castles and imagination! Have a look at the photographs to see some of the outdoor learning that took place today!

Happy Diwali!

Little Lambs enjoying having a fire in the secret garden. They sat on the tree stumps watching the orange flames and all the smoke that was made! There was even time for a biscuit and a sing-song.

The children enjoyed making Diwali diva lamps using old CDs and lots of glitter.

 

Pumpkin fun!

In Little Lambs we have been washing pumpkins, hammering golf tees into them, scooping out the seeds and making them into delicious pumpkin soup!

Mark Making

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Boys exploring mark making while singing a Nursery song

Harvest

In Little Lambs we have been thinking about harvest and exploring lots of different types of vegetables. We have been playing shops with real vegetables, printing with vegetables and making delicious salad sandwiches!

Elmer the elephant

 

In Little Lambs we have been reading Elmer the elephant stories this week and talking about different colours. The children made colourful Elmer collages!Image result for elmer

Why do leaves go crispy?

Week beginning 26.9.16

In Nursery we have moved on to a new topic... 'Why do leaves go crispy'. This topic explores autumn and autumn treasures, harvest, and adaptation of animals to seasonal change. The children have started looking for signs of autumn. When you are out and about with your child over the next few weeks, try and point out any signs of autumn you can see (conkers, leaves changing colour etc.) and encourage your child to talk about what they can see. If you would like to bring in some autumn treasure (leaves, acorns, conkers) we would love to see what you have found!

Decorating sticks!

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Welcome back Nursery! At the start of this half term our topic is 'How many colours in a rainbow?' Our children have been exploring colour, shape and patterns. The children have been learning a rainbow song with Makaton actions and exploring lots of exciting activities. This week Tigers group loved carrying out a skittles experiment where they made their own rainbows! Exciting stuff!

Rainbow skittles experiment

Little Lambs love the new garden!

 

Little Lambs have settled back into Nursery. Our topic has been 'Twinkle, Twinkle little star'  and we have enjoyed lots of singing, creative and physical activities. Everyone has had fun playing in the new Foundation Stage garden!

Little Lambs teddy bear picnic

Thank you to all the parents for coming to our teddy bears picnic. Everyone enjoyed a feast of lovely foods!

 

Nursery Graduation 2016

 

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch the oldest Nursery children graduate to Reception class. The children all looked very smart in their mortar boards and a few tears were shared by parents and staff.  We wish all the children well as they move on to their new classes. 

Welcome back!smiley

 

We hope you all had a lovely half term break. This half term our first topic in Nursery and Little Lambs is 'Under the Sea'.

 

We will be doing lots of fun activities to explore this theme- photos of these to follow!

If your child has any particular interests that we could use for future topics please let their key person know!

Lots of fun 'Under the sea' activities in Nursery and Little Lambs

Nursery and Little Lambs enjoyed their visit from Farmer Ian and his animals!

Thank you to all the parents who came to 'Stay and Play' on Wednesday!

Little Lambs have been doing lots of different activities!

Christmas in Little Lambs

Nativity peformance 14/12/15

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Little Lambs having been exploring the nature area!

Little Lambs pirate treasure hunt!

Singing time with Little Lambs

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Twinkle, twinkle little star and Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar. Two of our all time favourite songs!
As part of our topic on transport the Little Lambs went for a walk along Mansion road to see what vehicles we could see. We enjoyed watching the refuge collectors and spotting different cars and vans!

Little Lambs' walk

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Nursery and Little Lambs all enjoyed the visit from the farm. They were able to hold chicks, rabbits and ducklings. It was fun to see the baby goats (kids) skipping around the children!
Little Lambs have been having lots of Easter fun. We've been making Easter nest cakes and doing Easter crafts. There was even a visit from the Easter bunny who hid eggs all around the play room!

Easter Egg Hunt

 

The Easter bunny visited our nursery this week, leaving a trail of eggs.  The children went out on a hunt around the garden to look for the eggs.  The children were egg-tremly egg-cited to find the eggs that the bunny had left behind.

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