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Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Hello everyone! This week’s story is Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.  This really is in my Top 10.  I adore the rhymes and reading them.  There’s a wonderful rhythm to reading the story.  My favourite character (besides Hairy Maclary) is Schnitzel von Krumm viz a very low tum!  There are a many …

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This week in Nursery

Hello Everyone! What a busy week we have had in Nursery and what fun we have had! We have been thinking about the letters in our name and thinking about rhyming words. For example, we have had lots of fun working out what rhymes with ‘cat’ – we thought ‘mat’. Did you know ‘Bain’ ( …

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This week in Nursery

Hello Everyone! What a lovely week we have had in Nursery –  we have been very busy crafters. In Child Initiated Learning we have made rockets (and even tested them outside!). Some of them have been hung up so you can see them when you arrive at Nursery. We have also made lots of playdough …

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Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

Hello everyone, Today’s story is Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.  It’s a story about a little monkey who can’t find his mum and a butterfly who tries to help him.  All sorts of confusion and mayhem unfolds because the monkey hasn’t given the butterfly the key information he needs to be successful.  Too often we’re …

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This week at Nursery

  Hello Everyone! This week at Nursery we have been having lots of fun outside. On Monday everyone went on a Listening Walk – we cleaned out our ears and walked up to the playing field and listened to the sounds around us. Amongst other noises, the children pointed out the sounds of birds, cars …

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Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Hello everyone, This week’s story title is Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper.  It’s a wonderful story about working together to get a job done.  Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t always go to plan and we need to take into consideration the needs of others.  Occasionally, this can be a hard thing to do.    https://f.io/WW6x3TPY Everyone …

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Oliver Who Would Not Sleep by Mara Bergman

Hello everyone! This week’s story is about a little boy named Oliver who simply wouldn’t go to sleep!  The author is Mara Bergman and it was illustrated by Nick Maland.  Listen to the story with me. https://f.io/WW6x3TPY It’s really important to get enough sleep when you’re little.  While you sleep your body is growing and …

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Hello everyone, It’s a classic story this week, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.  I wouldn’t be surprised if you knew the words by heart it’s such an often read story.  This is a great opportunity to extend the children’s language with all the descriptive language that’s used. https://f.io/WW6x3TPY Ask your child to join in the …

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This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes

Hello everyone, This week’s story is This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes, a fabulous rhyming story that we all enjoy in Nursery.  I do so enjoy the dog’s cheeky look at the end.  It’s all very subtly done.  Perhaps you have the story at home and can read along with me? https://f.io/WW6x3TPY We’ve been …

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Hug By Jez Alborough

Hello everyone, This week we have been reading the book Hug by Jez Alborough. It is a story about love and belonging. Bobo sees his friend’s getting hugs from their families  but he can’t find his Mummy. The animals in the story show great kindness and empathy when Bobo begins to feel sad. They help …

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