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This week in nursery

Hi Everyone! This week we have been learning about spiders!! We have read ‘The Very Busy Spider’ together and practised our actions for retelling the story together – what great memories we all have! At the creation station we have been very busy!! We have made spider webs out of glue and glitter and we …

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The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Hello everyone, This week we have another story by Eric Carle, The Very Busy Spider.   It is a wonderful story about a spider busily making his web.  Although the farmyard animals are friendly and ask him to join them in their games, she won’t be distracted from the work at hand.  A good lesson to …

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This week at nursery

Hi Everyone! What a heat there has been this week but it hasn’t stopped us from having FUN. We have started our new topic all about mini-beasts by looking at butterflies this week – their life cycle, their symmetry etc.  On Friday we went up to the woods and on the big field hunted for …

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Hello everyone! This week we are reading an oldie but a goodie, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle as a tribute to him.  This is a wonderful story about the life cycle of a Butterfly and a great way to introduce our topic of minibeasts. There are so many different activities that you could …

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This week at nursery

Hi Everyone! We made it to half term! What a lovely week we have had. We have been making squishy clouds and rain drops during Fiddly Fingers and at the craft table and outside we had a go at making a model of a rain cloud. We put water in a jar and shaving foam …

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Hello everyone! This week we are Going on a Bear Hunt!  I’m sure you know the story by Michael Rosen.  It’s a wonderful adventure, could you go on an adventure too?!  Will it be a bear hunt for your favourite teddy or maybe you’ll go on mini beast hunt? The weather is finally getting better …

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This week at nursery

Hi Everyone! What a changeable week it has been weather wise! From warm sunshine to gusty winds and heavy rain – we’ve had it all but it has not stopped us learning! We have been reading the book ‘The Train Ride’ listening to the story and having our own train journeys up in the woods …

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Douglas’s Starry Adventure – Paul Rusack

Hello everyone! This week we are reading Douglas’s Starry Adventure by Paul Rusack. This is a tale about a very curious little duck who has more of an adventure than he bargained for! Describe the setting.  Where does it take place?  Does your child think it’s in a warm or cold climate?  What time of …

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This week at nursery

Hi Everyone! What a busy week it has been! Did you hear about our new ‘Vet Corner’? It has been a big hit with the children and lots of animals have been helped by some very efficient vets! We have also had fun with play dough cutting out animals or cupcakes – what great imaginations …

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Hello everyone! This week we are reading Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd. This is another great rhyming story with a bit of canine ‘attitude’! There’s a wealth of language development opportunities, rhyme being one. Describe each of the animals.  How else could Bottomly Spots, covered in spots be described? Could he dotty …

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