Not Long to Go!

The new EYFS outdoor area is really starting to take shape now and everyone is getting really excited to see what it will look like when it is finished. The new hen coop is taking shape and they should be relocated into their new home this week. The tunnel has been put in and covered with earth so is just waiting for the grass to go over the top. Lots of wooden posts are now in the ground. Some of these will have the large sails attached and other, smaller posts will be used for den building. The children have continued to be fascinated by the project and enjoy looking at the book that we are creating in Nursery of the works progress.

Science Week

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For Science Week Nursery looked at Engineering and Building, the perfect topic when there is so much construction work going on around school. As well as watching the work happening in our outdoor area, we went to look at the building work at the back of school. It was very exciting as a big crane had arrived on site and was lifting the huge steels into place. The Nursery children also went for a walk around the local area to look at the different types of buildings and to talk about the different materials that are used to make them.

In addition to looking at Engineering and Buildings we set up an exploration table with lots of different magnets and everyday objects. The children loved playing with the magnets and finding out which items the magnets would attract and which they wouldn’t.

Outdoor Area Progress Update

There has been lots of progress on the EYFS outdoor area project before and during the half term break. The children were very concerned before the holidays when the builders began to demolish the chicken run but the chickens are happy in their new temporary home. There have been lots of deliveries of equipment and materials and the new bike path has already started to take shape. The children enjoyed watching the builders looking at the plans and starting to dig up the tarmac and I am sure they will enjoy watching the works as they continue for the next few weeks. Keep checking the blog for updates!

Dragon Egg Hunt

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On Monday morning we received a letter from a Mummy Dragon telling us that her egg had gone missing from its nest. She asked for our help to find it as she thought it was somewhere near our Nursery. The children followed picture clues to find the dragon egg in the fire pit but…… the egg had already hatched! Luckily the children continued to follow the picture clues and we found the baby dragon hiding in the fort. The children were so excited to find it and told all the other adults once we went back into Nursery.

Each Peach Pear Plum

One of our Reading Spines books is Each Peach Pear Plum. We read this story with the children and talked about the different characters. Then we played I spy with the characters from the book, starting with simply finding the character I named then slightly more difficult clues like ‘I spy with my little eye someone wearing a yellow hat.’ Some children could even identify the characters when given an initial sound like ‘I spy with my little eye someone beginning with w.’ The Wicked Witch!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our Nursery children and their families. Over the first three weeks we are also welcoming our new children. They are settling into Nursery really well and all our older children are doing a fantastic job at showing them our daily routines. Everyone is looking forward to getting to know them and their families better and to all the exciting things we have planned for this term.