Science Day in the Nursery

A super time was had by the children who attend on a Friday morning when a group of scientists arrived armed with a Spinning Tardis and Magic Bubbles. The children were amazed to see the spinning Tardis, It happened when the ‘Tardis’, a carton with holes punched in the bottom of each side, was filled with water and as it was lifted up it began to spin around as the water was projected from each of the holes.
They children also had great fun trying to blow different shape bubbles only to discover that bubbles love to be spheres.

The Spinning Tardis


Filling up the Tardis with water

Getting the Tardis to spin

Trying to blow a square bubble

What shape will this bubble be?

All aboard – Steam Train Fun!

This week as part of our topic ‘On the Move’ we have been learning about all types of trains. The highlight of our week was making our own steam train and then showing it off to Mr Hartga who had come in to talk about different types of trains he has driven.

Mr Hartga shows us his special gloves and overalls.


The spade for shovelling coal


Part of the railway track


Mr Hartga in his diesel drivers uniform

Trying on hats and gloves

Highly visible in Mr Hartga’s HiVi

Chinese New Year

The children really enjoyed celebrating the year of the rooster. We cooked our own Chinese stir fry with oodles of noodles. We hoped for good luck by making special good luck door hangers. We created beautiful Chinese lanterns which really helped us practise out cutting skills. We developed our folding skills when we made fans and Chinese money wallets in traditional red & gold. We were very proud of our Dragon dance in PE where we worked hard as team. We thought our Dragon and Lion collages were pretty cool! We had great fun in our Chinese restaurant role-play too! All in all we had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese Stir Fry yum yum!


Lucky door hangers


Amazing Chinese Dragon

Chinese money wallets


Chinese fans


Chinese lanterns

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Nursery children are really enjoying their new topic of Traditional Tales. Our work based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears allowed us to have great fun with PORRIDGE. All the children had the opportunity to make and taste porridge. The children also enjoyed working at the malleable materials table to investigate different bowls of porridge- ‘This one’s too sticky’ This one’s too runny’ ‘But this one is just right’ was some of the talk overheard.

Making porridge

Stirring the porridge

Eating porridge

Which bowl is just right?

Jane the Story Teller comes to Nursery

This week the children were very excited to meet Jane the Story Teller. She held the children spellbound with her amazing stories inside and outside the Nursery. The children particularly enjoyed exploring our wooded areas for Rabbit, Sheep, Donkey and Squirrel. They had great fun re-telling the traditional tale ‘The Little Red Hen’.

Jane with Little Bear

Jane with Little Bear

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Looking for clues to help us tell our story

Re-telling the story of The Little Red Hen

Re-telling the story of The Little Red Hen

Making a leaf Rainbow

Making a leaf Rainbow

Finding a carrot for Donkey

Finding a carrot for Donkey

Finding Squirrel

Finding Squirrel

Diwali – The Festival Of Light

This week in the Nursery the children have been very busy learning about the Hindu festival of light – Diwali. They have enjoyed tasting different Indian foods. Working with clay to make divas. Creating Rangoli patterns with beads and on the computer. They have developed their fine motor skills working with rice. Many of the children also attempted to put on a sari. Finally they has fun digging for Prince Rama’s treasure in the sand.

Diwali Display

Diwali Display

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Food tasting – Naan bread, pappadoms, samosas and onion bhajis

Working with the rice to develop our fine motor skills

Working with the rice to develop our fine motor skills

Digging for Rama & Sita's treasure

Creating Rangoli patterns with beads

Digging for Rama & Sita's treasure.

Digging for Rama & Sita’s treasure.

Look at how well we’ve settled into Nursery

Investigating Jelly using our sense of touch.

Investigating Jelly using our sense of touch.

Half term is fast approaching and we thought we would share some pictures of the children busy in the Nursery. We are so proud of how everyone has settled and are really enjoying life in the Nursery.

Food tasting

Food tasting

Playing with the Wild Animals

Playing with the Wild Animals

Riding Bikes

Riding Bikes

Team work using construction equipment

Team work using construction equipment

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays

Mark making

Mark making

Working with playdough

Working with playdough

Busyin the Optician's Role-play

Busy in the Optician’s Role-play