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  • Harvest in Nursery

    Published 10/10/18, by David Foster

    Harvest celebration

    As part of our Harvest celebrations, we have read the book, ‘Oliver’s vegetables’. We have talked about how Harvest is celebrated and we have investigated how fruit and vegetables are harvested. The children have been using potato peelers to peel vegetables this week. We were very careful and did some excellent peeling! On Friday we made some delicious vegetable soup. We really enjoyed it, the children shared their thoughts on the soup... “It was delicious”, said Molly. “It’s orange!” exclaimed Kayal. “It’s nice” said Megan.

     

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  • Maths in Reception

    Published 03/10/18, by David Foster

    Maths in Reception

    In Reception we are having lots of fun exploring number.  We are counting things which cannot be moved, by touch counting and we are using ‘move and count’ to count different groups of objects.  We are counting things from larger groups and selecting the correct numerals to represent these sets of objects. We are also recognising numbers to 20 and beyond. In addition to this, we are ‘having a go’ at recording these larger numbers. 

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  • Welcome to Nursery

    Published 03/10/18, by David Foster

    Nursery News

    We have been extremely busy in Nursery! We have all settled into school-life really well. We have shared our ‘All About Me’ books and found out about each other. The children were able to talk about themselves in front of the whole class! We really enjoyed looking at the photographs and drawings in the books.  We have begun our phonics sessions and we have been thinking about ‘how do we do good listening?’ In small groups we went on ‘listening walks’ and listened carefully for all the sounds we could hear around school, (we could hear some mysterious whistling!).

     

     

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  • Read, Write Inc - Funny Hats

    Published 14/05/18, by David Foster

     

    Read, Write, Inc. and Funny Hats in Nursery

     

     

     

    In Read, Write, Inc. we have been enjoying the nicer weather and have taken lots of our activities outside.  We have been doing fantastically well discovering new sounds, finding out about initial sounds and learning how to write letters and words.  We have also been reading a new book called “A Fun Hat” and so we have been wearing our own ‘funny hats’ in Nursery.

     

     

     

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  • Read, Write, Inc - Nursery

    Published 10/05/18, by David Foster

    Read, Write, Inc

     

    In Nursery we have started our Read, Write, Inc lessons.  This week we have been learning the sound ‘m’.  We have been listening carefully on the carpet, we have been joining in whilst learning our new sound, we have been trying to do some “Fred Talk”, we have learned a writing rhyme – “Maisie, Mountain, Mountain” and we have been learning how to write ‘m’ in different media.

     

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  • Farm Visit Reception

    Published 26/03/18, by David Foster

    Smithills' Farm trip

    Reception had a brilliant time at Smithills Farm learning all about the animals. We were praised for our fantastic behaviour by the farmer and even got to have a sneaky look at a new born Llama.

    The children saw everything from; cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, llamas, owls, eagles, donkeys, ducks and deer. In fact, we counted over 25 different types of animals!

     

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  • Chinese New Year - EYFS

    Published 28/02/18, by David Foster

    Chinese New Year in Nursery and Reception

    We have been celebrating Chinese New Year in Nursery and Reception.  In the morning we tried Chinese food – noodles, egg fried rice, prawn crackers with sweet chili dip and fortune cookies – which we absolutely loved!  We played games using chopsticks, we made lucky Chinese envelopes and filled them with chocolate coins and we made lucky Chinese bracelets.  In the afternoon, in Nursery, we had a special visitor.   Charlie’s mummy came in and played some Chinese games with us, showed us how to do Chinese paper folding and Chinese writing.  Then we made ourselves a bookmark with our names on them in beautiful Chinese script.

     

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  • ā€˜cā€™ is for cookies

    Published 14/02/18, by David Foster

    ‘c’ is for cookies

     

    In Nursery we each made a cookie because we have been learning a new sound this week - c.  We mixed all the dry ingredients together, rubbed in the butter and then formed them into balls to make our cookies.  We described the mixture as wet, squishy and squidgy.  But we described our finished chocolate chip cookies as scrumdiddlyupmtious

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  • Shrove Tuesday

    Published 14/02/18, by David Foster

    Shrove Tuesday in Nursery and Reception

    On Shrove Tuesday Nursery and Reception found out all about this special day and why we make pancakes to celebrate.  Then we all went in the hall and enjoyed a delicious treat of freshly made pancakes.  We mixed the batter and then the teachers cooked them in their frying pans, flipping them over in the air as high as they could.  We had lots of tasty things on our pancakes such as, lemon and sugar, chocolate spread and golden syrup.  They were amazing!

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  • Library Lynn - Nursery

    Published 22/01/18, by David Foster

    Library Lynn

    We invited the Nursery parents in to a lovely session with ‘Library Lynn’.  Lynn told us all about joining the library and about the BookTrust books that each child was going to receive.  She then shared some fantastic stories with us.  Lynn started off with a brilliant story called ‘Shark in the Park on the Windy Day’.  Some of the children knew a similar story about Timothy Pope and his telescope and thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the story refrains and using their imaginary telescopes.  Lynn followed this story with an action book called ‘A Busy Day for Birds’ and finished with a funny story about a sulky monkey and her banana, called ‘Betty Goes Bananas’.  The children and all of the parents had a super time!

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  • Passata and Pepperoni Pizza - Nursery

    Published 22/01/18, by David Foster

    Passata and Pepperoni Pizza

    We have been looking at the ‘p’ sound this week and one of our picture cards was pepperoni pizza.  This led the children to designing their own pizzas on the Busy Table.  Then we decided to make our own pizzas.  We spread passata on with a knife, then added a slice of cheese and a piece of pepperoni.  Next, we added more cheese on top and put them in the oven to cook.  The children loved them and said they were “scrummy, delish, yummy, scrumptious and delicious.” 

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  • Egg Box Maths - Reception

    Published 02/11/17, by David Foster

    Amazing maths!

    Over the last 6 weeks the Reception children have been introduced to egg box counting. Developed by Singapore Maths this technique helps children to visualise numbers and helps create the solid foundations for number bonds.

    I am so proud of how well the children have worked during whole class teaching and how excited they are each morning.

    Well done Reception!!

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