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Things you need to know letter and Curriculum letter Term 6

Hola!  This week was all about discovering Spain in our International Week!  We painted the colours of the Spanish flag, listened to a story in Spanish and English (Charlie and Lola- I will not ever never eat a tomato).  My favourite new Spanish word was pompalunas which means moonsquirters - have a look in the book and see if you can guess which vegetable it describes.  Here's a clue:  we eat it as a vegetable but really it's a red fruit.  We learned a Spanish dance - Sevillanas style AND PERFORMED IT to the whole school and lots of parents / carers!  We were brilliant.  We made and tasted gazpacho full of peppers, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes and cucumber and just a very tiny pinch of salt.  We had to whizz it in the blender then drink it.  The grown-ups loved it, but the children ..... not so much!  They need to practise trying new tastes - everyone had at least a little taste so we were very proud of them.

Next Week:  please return all book bags, especially if you are going to a new school.

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What a fabulous time we had at Weston!  A day full of fun, but here's just some of the learning I saw while we were there:

children taking turns with and sharing buckets, spades and space on the slide frame

being confident to try new things and meet new friends

problem solving - how many spadefuls of sand does it take to bury a grown-up's feet before she loses her balance?

independence - managing our own clothes and packed lunches

responsibility - for carrying all our own bags (and some were quite heavy!)

counting how many licks of the ice cream were needed to stop it melting away

looking at the landscape as we travelled (but not on the way home as we all fell asleep)

estimating how long the journey took

climbing up and down the steep coach steps without falling over

keeping ourselves hydrated.

Well done everyone for a fabulous day of fun, and thank you so much to all our parents for getting your children to school in time.  Thank you to all our lovely mums who were able to spend the day with us - and 1 Dad who drove to meet us there!  Lots of photos to enjoy.

This week was a tale of 2 Nurseries; we met our new children who all seem very tiny!  And we welcomed you back on Thursday with great delight!  We have looked at some sea creatures this week:  we learned that starfish have arms with lots of suckers on the bottom of them, and that puffins growl to communicate.  We read a lovely story called Peter the Puffin by Jan Horacek who went on a long sea journey  after a storm.  Find out if he ever got back home by reading the book! (or come and borrow my copy).  We are still really fascinated by water and some of us had a go at the traversing wall and someone even designed a treasure hunt for a beautiful crystal!

Next Wednesday is our trip to Weston:  come to school for 9.00 or you'll miss the bus!  Wear shorts and t-shirts and sandals or shoes which have velcro or buckles - no crocs or flip flops please.  Bring a towel and full change of clothes in case we paddle in the sea.  SUN CREAM, AT LEAST 2 OR 3 DRINKS, HAT, LUNCH ALL IN A SMALL RUCKSACK OR BAG.  Please don't send any money with your child as we won't be shopping.  We will have an allocated section of the beach which is coned off.  Very excited about the day!

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This week (17.6.15) we have been very energetic both inside Nursery (phew!) and outside.  We have been running and chasing and fighting monsters.  We also read a beautiful story "The snail and the Whale" so we created our own turtles (try and find the one in the book - that's what inspired us), decorated whales and practised squirting and swooshing water to keep whales hydrated.  Oh and we created our own rivers and waterways!  We listened to the mournful and beautiful sounds of whalesong - we used www.oceanmammalinst.org and there are lots of clips on youtube. 

We wish all our Dads and special home adults a very happy Fathers' Day - you are very important in our families and we enjoy meeting you all.  We hope you like your surprise coming home on Friday.

REMEMBER NURSERY IS CLOSED all day Wednesday 24th June while we meet our new little ones coming next September, so we will see you on Thursday 25th June before 9.00 am.  Look out for the letter about suncream and swimming clothes for Weston coming home today.  Oh and I hope to see lots of you at the School Fair on Saturday - no sponge throwing though as I've fulfilled my water play responsibilities this week!

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Wow what a watery world in Nursery!  We learned about some different types of boats and their function using a lovely story book called "I love boats".  We made our own from recycled materials tested their floating and carrying capacity.  We explored lots of water - puddles, drips, whirlpools, splashes and trails.  We found there is a wide variety of water in Nursery - plus what we drink, of course!  We decided we love water.  The water is so splashy! 

 

Exploring water - rowing a boat, reading, playing games, finding out how water drips and going on a water trail around Nursery!

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Welcome back to the last term in Nursery - it's busy, sunny - and a lot of lively learning is happening.  Well, the week started rainy; perfect for an introduction to our theme of Water.  We began by looking at the Christian Bible story of Noah's Ark.  This is a story about trust even when we don't know if things will be ok: imagine building a boat on dry land then seeing that land swallowed by water for 6 weeks and wondering if you will ever get off that boat!  The children have explored water and boats and were captivated by rainbows, so wanted a rainbow treasure hunt - and that's what we did.  They took turns to be the hiders and the finders.  If you want to read and share a version of the story, we used www.thetreasuretree.co.uk/noah'sark.
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Things you need to know and Curriculum letters term 5

Week 6 saw us make journeys with the Police this time - exploring a remote control car, walkie talkies and looking for clues.  We also had an exciting time making vehicles with our home grown-ups on Curriculum Afternoon, and lots of us tried a school dinner for the first time on Thursday - it was yummy they told me!  And I really loved watching apple and pear orchards walking down the hill and through Bedminster - what a brilliant idea.  Happy planting and watering!  If you haven't got a tree and want one, you could try emailing Onetreeperchild@bristol.gov.uk for further information.    Well done for a busy learning term and we have really enjoyed our Stay and Play sessions; we hope you found them useful and fun too.  Have a relaxing, happy and safe week off.

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Week 5 was all about Hospitals and medical emergencies.  We have thought about the journeys ambulances make and how people are looked after.  We explored the journey of water pushed through syringes, drove an ambulance (only pretend!) and dressed up.  We are very caring!  Mrs Knights had to visit the Nursery hospital and was very impressed by the medical team who listened to her heart, bandaged her arm and administered quite a lot of medicine and oxygen!  While outside we explored  water journeys, jumping journeys and ball throwing and kicking journeys.  What other journeys will you make over the next few days?

 

Remember to come to our Curriculum afternoon on Thursday 21st May, 2.30 - 3.15. 

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Week 4 became very wet and watery as we explored the journeys fire fighters make.  We climbed ladders (with Mrs Knights VERY nearby), extinguished lots of fires (only chalk ones - phew) and made clay fire fighter accessories.  We read "Flashing Fire Engines" by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.  This book has lovely clear vocabulary and includes alliteration (words with same starting sound) and rhyme.  See if you can make up some pairs of rhyming words or an alliteration phrase eg hard helmet, whooshing water etc. The children have shown they are interested in emergency services so we will continue this next week, looking at ambulance journeys.

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Week 3 saw us exploring all the different things we can do with cars - we read Meg's Car by Jan Pienkowski (there's a version on toddlertube although we read the book!).  We raced them along chutes, down ramps with paint to see their wheel tracks, made our own cars out of mobilo or big boxes and thought about all our different journeys - to London in 12 minutes, to Spain in 20 minutes and even a jumping journey outside!  We celebrated a chilly May Day by making a garland or necklace and then dancing around outside.  You could ask your children about all the different journeys you do - to Nursery, to the shops, to visit people ..... and what about the journey a pen or pencil makes on paper?
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We had a lot of fun this week learning about another journey; this time a hen called Rosie want for a walk around the farmyard followed by a mischievous fox.  You can find a version of the story on schooltube - Rosie's Walk. or find a copy in the library.  The humour is in the pictures and there is lots to talk about.  So we made story maps, wrote about the fox and Rosie the hen sent us a map to follow around school to see if the fox was still here.  Our journey was very exciting and we went up, down, around, across and over different parts of the playground as we looked. 
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Welcome back to Term 5 - the start of Summer we hope.  We have optimistically dressed in short sleeves and have unfolded our winter legs!  We have begun a new theme about Journeys and have been thinking about all the different journeys there are.  We found a story called the Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg and discovered a very athletic sausage and all sorts of other things that went on an exciting journey to the park.  We found that chickpeas go on a journey - in paint, under the table and down a spiral track; and even when we were outside we could chase runaway sausages attached to some bikes.  Lots of fun. 

Remember your Stay and Play session is on a Thursday 9.00 - 10.15, so come and check your date with us.  Please apply sun cream to child's face, arms and legs before school; children can wear sandals which have straps to hold them on the foot, but no backless shoes or crocs please.  Congratulations on achieving your school places - information about induction and visits to new classes will come to you in May.

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Things you need to know letter and Curriculum Map for Spring Term 2

Our final week of learning for this term was jam-packed.  I should probably say chocolate-packed because we made chocolate Easter Nests, went on an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday during our curriculum afternoon and Jenny gave us an Easter Egg too!  The weather has been really great so we took some photos to show you what we like to do while outside - this week was all about setting ourselves climbing and balancing challenges.  We are very grateful for everyone's support - thank you.  Happy Easter and Holidays and see you on Wednesday 22nd April - with Book Bags please!
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What an exciting week of learning - all about the Gingerbread man!  We made, cooked and ate our own gingerbread figures - but ours didn't jump out of the oven and run away.  We acted out the story, made story maps and practised running and chasing.  On Friday we were really excited to learn about the solar eclipse and watched a little film about it.  We have made our own explanations of the eclipse so you can learn about it too.  By the way, the moon does not pass in a straight line in front of the sun - because of the earth's curve, the movement is elliptical .... just so you know!  We have told the children this, see if they remember. 

Come for our curriculum afternoon on Wednesday - 2.30.  We will make Easter hats or eggs and just before we go home, we will have our Egg Hunt outside if the weather is sunny. (About 3 pm for this). 

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Another amazing week of learning and events in Nursery.  We had a wonderful visit from Martin a special Story Teller who used our ideas to weave a story together.  We had to join in with funny actions and voices and we laughed a lot!  We have continued learning rhymes - we built some different walls for Humpty Dumpty to see if we could help him not to fall but we couldn't solve this problem for him yet!  We might explore what would make a good landing surface so he doesn't hurt himself - why not have a go at home and let us know?  We also learned the song "I'm a little teapot" and created an enormous teapot and lots of colourful cups and mugs - have a look in our room next time you come in.  Our final day was all about being funny for money so we created a hair salon in our room, drew noses and made little salt dough noses and a special bag to carry them home in.  They will air-dry so leave them out in a warm room and keep as a reminder that we are showing compassion which is love in action, to others who have less than we do.  Thanks for all the donations. 

Check out the Comic Relief website which has stories of people who have been helped - we talked about Friday (a boy with physical disability) and Victor an older man who had to learn to read and write when he had left school.  We noticed that they looked very happy because they were given some help, so they could then be independent.

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Wow - how much can you pack into 2 and a half days in Nursery?  quite a lot we think.  It has been so lovely to meet you all in the evenings, thank you for coming.  Your children are delightful and never stop amusing us and keeping us on our toes.  We loved World Book Day and dressing up - individual pictures will be printed for Learning Diaries, but here is a class one.  We even had a visit from Goldilocks in the afternoon who told us the story of her trip into the woods.  We had to remind her to ask permission before going into the bears' house next time!  We had a go at making and eating porridge with honey and raisins and we have made portraits of Goldilocks with curly hair. 

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Welcome back to a lovely sunny term we hope!  We brought our best faces to be photographed on Wednesday and our photographer said we were the best smilers!  We are thinking spring energy in Nursery, and to begin with we spent a few days thinking about different rhymes that we know, and trying to remember that rhyme is words that sound the same at the end, when we say them aloud eg bear and chair, pitch and stitch, tree and bee.  We have been singing lots of rhymes.  We are exploring breakfast foods too - what is a healthy way to start an energetic day?  We had lots of interesting examples.  We turned our water tray into a big bowl of milk (not real milk - but we're not going to tell you our secret!) and practised pouring and scooping the liquid into different containers and thinking about different cereals.  We also looked at porridge oats and decided they were dry and a bit scratchy.  Watch out for more porridge next week!

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Things You Need to Know letter Spring 1

We have been really busy as usual.  This week we performed our Polar Bear Hunt Story to our home grown ups then shared our learning with you - can you find where you are?

After that we started to learn a little about Chinese New Year.  This is a very colourful festival and has lots of red!  So we have made lanterns - to show light for the new year and we have started to make fans which have very beautiful designs.  We also made quite scary dragons as this is one of the powerful animals in Chinese culture.  We are practising counting in Cantonese - yip, yat, sam so far! (1,2,3).  Have a lovely holiday and see you next term.  Miss Moral is getting better and hopes to be back - she has missed us all.   We say goodbye to Paris, and thank her very much for all her work and looking after Mrs Knights!

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Week 5 was even more exciting:  we thought there might be a polar bear in school!  Miss Moral wrote a brilliant story called "We're going on a polar bear hunt" and we had to go through all kinds of interesting places - a frozen forest, a deep dark ice-hole, and even hack our way through an ice-berg!  Come and visit our room and have a look at the book.  We acted out the story and made our own story maps which you can find in our learning diaries.

 

We practised hacking at ice with hammers - it was very hard work!  We also found some life size polar bear paw prints so we compared our own feet with them.  After all that, we tried flippers on our hands to see what it was like to try and catch fish and turtles!

 

 

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Week 4 and we left behind the icy world of Antarctica for the icy world of the Arctic in the North!  We are trying to remember the difference.  We have been looking at the magnificent polar bear with its incredible ability to live in a very cold place.  Did you know that the polar bear's fur is made up of very tiny hollow tubes and this helps to keep it warm?  and that a polar bear's skin is black - also to help with insulation.  We will continue with learning more about polar bears next week.  In the meantime, we explored what a polar bear's den might be like, we made polar bears, and even gave a polar bear a ride around Nursery!
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Week 3 sees us exploring ice as a building material - Elsa's Ice Palace of course!  We created a whirling white world for the characters to explore, and we made our Home Corner into an Ice Palace too.  We are creating our own snow figures - come and have a look at them on display in Nursery.
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Week 2 (12.1.15) of learning about Antarctica - this time we have been exploring ice.  We discovered that it is very very cold, slippery and it can break.  We remembered the word "frozen" from a certain film we know.  Here's an amazing fact about ice:  Ice is obviously much harder than water, but it is less dense than water.  This means that while the water freezes, it expands because the molecules are spreading out more. So it is less dense, but takes up more space - and it floats!  Scientists think there are about 16 different kinds of ice (depending on where the ice is found and what the temperature is).

We have been practising our penguin waddling walk too.  Did you know that penguins have knees that bend?  But their legs are very short and covered with thick feathers. 

Here are the ice exploring pictures - we turned our wooden blocks into ice blocks and had a go at building igloo shapes too.

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Welcome back to a very Cold Place!  That's what we are exploring this term.  So far we are learning that Antarctica is very very cold but so is a fridge .... and sometimes penguins can live in both of these places!  We read a story about a little boy who wanted a pet so he made a penguin, but didn't stop there.  If you want to read the story, it's called 'Penguins in the Fridge'.  It is out of print as far as we know, but you might be able to find a copy in your local library or on a website selling books.   We have 1 precious copy in the Nursery.  Have a look at our exploring this week - creating snow angels, sailing to Antarctica, making and painting penguins (Nursery displays), helping penguins to catch fishm making snowmen and creating a huddle like the Emperor Penguins to keep warm.

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Well what a lovely day we've had today - beautiful church service in the morning and then a fabulous party with a very exciting visitor in the afternoon.  Thank you for all the help walking to and from church, and for all the food you contributed - we had a wonderful time. 

So here's the Christmas tally:  20 cards, 20 trees, 20 calendars, 20 cookies, 20 pine cone decorations, 1 Nativity performance, 1 Church service, 1 party ..... but in the midst of it all, we remember 1 reason for the season:  the birth of Jesus that first Christmas time, to bring light, love and hope to the world.  Happy Christmas, happy holidays, happy new year everyone! 

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So did you enjoy our Nativity Performance for you this week?  Didn't we keep it as a lovely surprise!  We told you about a special angel who had an incredibly important job - to tell people of the good news of a new baby king being born at the first Christmas long ago.  We learned of a stable in Bethlehem and a mum called Mary, a dad called Joseph and all sorts of amazing visitors!  Imagine if your birth had been celebrated with a choir of angels, a beautiful new star, shepherds and wise men bringing gold, frankincense and myrrh!  Wow. 

Here are some pictures - and look how we relaxed afterwards; hot chocolate and a biscuit to bring back our energy ....... mmmmmm. 

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Shhhh ...... don't tell anyone, but a very special season has arrived!  We have been learning about the tradition of Christmas trees and decorating them.  And we've been working really really hard, ready to tell you an amazing story next week.  We have created a forest of Christmas trees - come and find them in our room.

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The last week of November has been grey and chilly - just right for pizza making!  We were very surprised to find some unusual things on a table in Nursery, with a book called "The Little Red Hen makes pizza!"  We discovered that her friends STILL didn't want to help make anything, so we did instead.  We learned different ingredient names, made decisions about how many items to put on our pizza base and practised cutting and slicing olives with knives.  Our pizzas were delicious so we shared them with the ladies in the office who work really hard!  Here are the photos.  Everyone who made a pizza has a photo for the Learning Diary.

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This week (20.11.14) we took a look at a lovely story about respect and friendship - The Little Red Hen.  This is the first time ever that I have read this story and the children suggested that even though the friends had not helped at all, they could still share the bread - how very kind!  But we thought we would ask them to do the washing up afterwards.  So we explored how mixing flour and water makes a gorgeous sticky dough and then we spent quite a long time practising how to knead and shape the dough.  We visited the kitchen where the Little Red Hen cooks the dough and it turns into bread.  I wonder what will happen to ours?  Here are the photos.

 

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Wow!  How much learning can Nursery fit into 2 and a half days?  Loads of course!  We have started to learn the story of the Enormous Turnip and how many people needed to pull it out of the ground!  We acted out the story for ourselves and were really good at working together - have a look at the photos.  We just had to make some Turnip Soup - surprisingly tasty!  We chopped carrots, turnips and added hot vegetable stock then blitzed into a puree with a hand blender.  (Miss Moral did the risky bits!)  We even created a turnip patch in the classroom - come and see if you can find it.

Then we were all superheroes for Friday - super learners, super eaters, super respecters of our room and people we were with. 

Super Learners all week, as always!

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Hello everyone, welcome back to a busy Autumn Term.

 

It has been great to meet you all again at Parent / Carer Evenings this week.  I've really enjoyed sharing what we are learning about your lovely children.  They are managing all the routines very well.  This term however, is also about coping with changes to routines with all our Christmas preparations!  You may notice your children becoming quite tired and full of coughs and colds - this is normal.  Please help them (and us) by keeping to good bedtime routines and really careful handwashing.  The children are enjoying their lunchtimes at Nursery, but please remember not to put too much food into packed lunches - the children have 30 minutes to eat and sometimes find it hard to finish all the delicious things that you put in there!

 

Well, wasn't this a busy week of learning and excitement about fireworks.  We created different art work and then started to learn about Divali too - a Hindu Festival of Light.  If you want to follow the story have a look at www.topmarks.co.uk which is an education site - type Rama and Sita story into the search box.  We made Rangoli patterns with coloured rice, created a Toran (door decoration) and a Welcome Mat for our Nursery room.  Here are some photos.  Why not try making some Rangoli patterns with chalks or pens or paints at home?

 

 

 

 

Exploring Divali

Exploring Divali  1 creating fireworks
Exploring Divali  2 Rangoli patterns
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Exploring Divali  7 our Divali party
Exploring Divali  8 our clay Diva lamps
Exploring Divali  9 decorating Mrs Knights for Divali .. 19 bracelets!
Exploring Divali  10 creating our welcome mat - Namaste!
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For the final week of this term (22.10.14) we have been exploring the amazing and mysterious world of our body .... inside our body!  We are learning that our skeleton is really strong and holds us together, or we might look like a blob of jelly.  We are learning some names of the bones.  Did you know, when you are born you have about 300 bones?  Your bones renew themselves over 7 years and they have 3 layers - the hard outer layer, an inner layer called the concellous and the marrow in the middle made up of red and yellow cells.  We are wonderfully made!  We had a lovely afternoon when you visited us - pictures will be in the Learning Diaries.  Here are the photos of our learning this week.  Have a great, safe holiday and come back ready for lots more learning!  Mrs Knights, Miss Moral, Kirsty and Paris.

Our Beautiful Bones

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This week (14.10.14)  we have been discovering our amazing hair and beautiful hair styles in the Nursery Hair Salon!  We are celebrating Black History Month by learning about Madam CJ Walker.  Sadly, she began losing her hair so created products to help it grow back.  She sold these to many people and became a very successful businesswoman - the first Black American Woman Millionaire.  Madam Walker also worked hard to promote equal rights for all. The photos this week show us brushing hair, washing hair, using hair driers and creating styles with clips, bows and hair bands.  I feel very pampered as I don't usually visit the Hair Salon twice a day ....

 

At the Hair Salon

At the Hair Salon 1 Beautiful clean hair .. and a different style too!
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At the Hair Salon 9 You need lots of clips Mrs Knights
At the Hair Salon 10 Dry your hair .... whooo!
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This week (6.10.10) we have been learning about a celebration called Eid.  This is when Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.  We made Eid sweets, and created patterns in different ways - most of them sticky or messy!  It was lots of fun.  Eid Mubarak!  (Happy Eid).

Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls

Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 1
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Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 3
Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 4
Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 5
Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 6
Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 7
Learning about Eid - creating Mendhi patterns using lines, dots, swirls and curls 8

Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm!

Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 1
Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 2
Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 3
Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 4
Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 5
Making Eid sweets - sticky condensed milk, crunchy coconut and powdery icing sugar rolled into a ball .... mmmmm! 6
This week (1.10.14) we are exploring what it is like to be mathematicians.  Have a look at our counting and number skills.  We can recognise numerals and count lots of different things - conkers and jumping are our favourites!

Counting Champions

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Counting Champions 3 counting the plates, then the little spaces too!
Counting Champions 4 "look, it's all the way to 9." (almost)
Counting Champions 5 jumping all the way ...
Counting Champions 6 .... and taking turns "My turn next!"
Counting Champions 7
Counting Champions 8 Matching up the number of conkers to the pictures
Well, our really BIG ADVENTURE this week (19.9.14) was staying for lunch with the other, older children.  It was fantastic!  Mrs Knights, Miss Moral and Kirsty were all very impressed with how we walked to the Hall, sat on the funny round seats, and ate sooo much lunch!  We were all very hungry.  We managed the zips on our packed lunch bags and used our knives and forks (and fingers!)  Our favourite school dinner was probably the pizza or fish and chips on Friday.  Have a look at our smiley faces in the photos.  A picture of every individual child will be in their Learning Diary.  See you next week on Wednesday at 1.00 pm.  Get lots of sleep and be ready for more learning.

Zips and Knives and Forks!

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Exploring Nursery

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We are continuing our adventures in exploring.  This week (24.9.14) we have been getting to know each other and play together - building, painting, running, chatting!  Our hands are amazing at holding, lifting, pouring, digging and making things.

Amazing hands!

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