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First Blog 2020-21

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Welcome All to our Nursery Blog page.

We will post a new blog page about every two weeks. Please enjoy the photos with your child as it provides a great opportunity to talk about Nursery developing communication and language skills. We might not be able to put a photo of every child every post.

Our first post shows our first week in Nursery settling in and learning our new routines; putting our bags and bottles away, snack and lunch times, practising our fire drill and learning independent bathroom routines. They have been brillant, we are so proud of them.!

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We have aslo had lots of fun enjoying the Nursery room and play grounds and getting to know our new friends and teachers.

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Celebrations!

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Dear All,

Our fimal blog post for Nursery 2020! We have had a wonderful week clebrating the fun things we do in Nursery. We were superfit on sporty day we enjoyed, dancing, yoga, cross country running and we loved Sports day races. Mr Horne joined in with the hat and sunglasses race..he lost. We loved standing on the podium receiving our GOLD medals. Pirate day was a real hit. We got so excited on our treasure hunt looking for clues and digging for our treasures. We had a cool ice lollie to calm us down. Fancy dress day was lots of fun too. We did lots of role play as our characters and we enjoyed a cinema afternoon with popcorn and treats from our friend Phoebe.

Thank you from all the staff for your amazing support and kind messages. Your children are so lovely and they make us proud every day.,We really are going to miss them. XXX

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Life Cycles

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We have started our life cycles week finding our about the Very Hungry Caterpillar. We all knew this story very well and were great at talking about the life cycle and loved using the proper science words chrysalis and metamorphosis. We compared it to our own life cycle too. We enjoyed all sorts of caterpillar and butterfly crafts. We were very good at countiong fruits and and we loved pretending to be the caterpillar punching holes in paper fruits. We enjoyed making and drawing shapes we know too We visited Abigail's garden to look for butterflies and we loved our fun parachute games.

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Minibeasts

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Hi All, 

We have had a terrific start to our ne topic -Mini beasts. We have made a worm farm for our classroom and loved going looking and digging for the worms. We fopund seven altogether. We kept some of the scraps from our lunch boxes to feed them. We have loved readinf the books Superworm and The bad Tempered Lady bird making our own insect crafts, We have spent lots of time sorting our minibeast counters by number, colour and patterns we also found an old wasps nest in our shed. Mrs Edmunds took it down for us to look at. we found out it was made from chewed up paper! We used our fine motor skills to make paper curly snails. We loved making rainbow patterns on our doodle buddy app. We listened to instructions to make a bee bubbet and then we all danced to a bee song with our puppet. we also practised our fgross motor skill with new 'ball and cup' toys it was hard work catching the ball. We are having so much fun!

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Welcome back

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Welcome back,

Here are a few snaps of the activities we have been enjoying on our first few days back. We have been very proud of how grown up and sensible the Nursery children have been coming back to a different kind of Nursery.

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We Miss You!

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Stay and Play...u.u.u.umbrella

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Hi All,

We had a great time enjoying an umbrella parade for phonics Monday. Our umbrellas were tricky to put up. We looked so colourful, lots of people around our school asked us what we were doing. We loved it when Mrs Edmunds turned on the hose to make the rain!

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Thank you to all the Mums, Dads, Nanas and Granddads who came to our stay and play session, what a great turn out!. We look forward to more visitors tomorrow.

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World Book Day in Nursery

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Today we celebrated World Book Day!

In Nursery we had a host of book characters including Alice in Wonderland, the Cat in the Hat, Mr Bump and many more...

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We enjoyed lots of stories today including Mrs Parkes' favourite story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and some stories read by Year 3 children.

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Everyone had a lot of fun!

Spring Walk

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Despite the rain, sleet and snow we have had some sun this week and so Nursery decided to go for a walk to search for signs of Spring.

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We were amazed to find so many Spring flowers already looking beautiful around our school!

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O,o,o,o..octopus phonics fun

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Hi All,

Welcome back after our half term break. We have had lots of fun learning our letter of the week 'O'  and it linked really well to our new theme Commotion in the Ocean. We have been doing lots of octopus work. We have been very busy counting octopus arms, pegging arms on in our finger gym, exploring the octopus's garden in our small world area and reading stories and poems about octopus too. We even worked as a team to make a giant octopus to hang in our new Sea Life roleplay. It was hard work stuffing his legs with recycled shreded paper into old school tights. The next day we stuck on his suckers and hung him up we thnk he looks brillant!

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Fire! 999

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Hi All,

We were so lucky when Sutton Coldfield's Red Watch Fire Service visited us last week. Mrs Edmunds kept it a surprise just in case they had an emergency call out. The Fire fighters brought their Engine and showed us all the tools and equipment they needed to bring with them. We got to try on the breathing masks. We thought they smelled a bit strange. Mrs Edmunds tried on Ellie the fire fighters uniform....we all thought this was funny! They told us about the special materials and colours on the uniform. The best part of our visit was using the hose to give the play ground (and some Mum's and Dad's) a bit of a soak.

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We are enjoying our own firestation role play in the Nursery. We also ecplored materials for some of activities and loved going in the dark den with a torch to explore 'reflective' materials.

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Holiday travels

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Hi All

We enjoyed sharing photos from our holidays with our friends last week. We talked about how we travelled there and looked for the destination on maps and the globe. We also made passports after a visit from George's Dad told us how important they were.We loved going camping in the tent on the deck after Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Hampson finally erected the tent!

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We have enjoyed some woodland art in last forest schools. We looked at Andy Goldsworthy land sculptures and then tried some of our own. We enjoyed doing some Hopa Zome Japanese art which involves using a hammer to bang out the natural plant dye of plants to make a print on paper or cloth. We loved using the hammers.

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We have also enjoyed usiing our new binoculars to look for Birds in the Great British Bird watch survey. We also got some new light up mark making whiteboards to encourage our mark making- they are so much fun.

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