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We have had a fun day at soft play today! We have been practicing our balancing, climbing and jumping skills!

We have had a lovely end of term treat today! We took our money and ordered an ice cream from Mrs Banks the ice-cream lady! A fabulous way to practice our communication skills too!

Our younger children took part in sports themed activities as part of our sports day celebrations.

Our older children have had a great day at sports day! They showed lots of perseverance and bounce back ability! Well done!

We had a fabulous fruit delivery from pickle palace! We enjoyed tasting a range of fruits, some that we had never tasted before! Pineapple and melon were very popular, rhubard and dates not so much! 

This week we have been learning all about 2d shapes in maths. We went on a shape hunt looking for circles. We then created our own circle art work in the style of Kandinsky. 

As part of our topic around keeping healthy we have been learning about germs and the importance of effective handwashing!

We have been exploring numbers to 6 in nursery. We have been learning to recognise the numbers and using the numicon shapes to find different ways to make numbers!

Over the last few weeks we have been observing the life cycle of a butterfly! We started off with caterpillars, we watched them as they grew bigger and bigger. We then watched how they formed their cocoon. On Monday we came in to nursery to find there was two butterflies! We cared for them for a few days, giving them fresh fruit and nectar before releasing. We were lucky enough to be able to handle them before they took flight to find their new home!

What an exciting week we have had in nursery! We have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We had so much fun exploring our small world pond area. First hand experiences are so important for our youngest children so we were very lucky when one of our school staff brought some real frogspawn in for children to see and observe the changes over time! 

What an exciting week we have had learning all about the King's Coronation. We started the week off following a child's interest about her visit to London! We looked at where London was on a map and talked about the things we might see if we visited London! Children then went off to create their own Big Ben. We learnt about what will happen at the King's Coronation and why it is such a special day. 

We then created our own union jack flags and crowns ready for our coronation party on Friday! 

One of our children even created The Sovereigns Orb in the playdough area! 

We have had a lovely day today visiting the library! We listened to a story about Paddington Bear sight-seeing in London! We then went on a treasure hunt looking for objects to do with the King's Coronation. We finished the day off with our very own Coronation ceremony! 

We are very lucky to have a wonderful park area for our nursery children to explore. We have been developing our physical skills through running, balancing, climbing and riding a range of different bikes!

We have had an exciting morning exploring water! We have been developing our filling, emptying and pouring skills and have been using lots of vocabulary linked to capacity!

This morning we went on an Easter egg hunt! We enjoyed finding and counting the eggs. We finished off with a chocolate egg as a treat for Easter! 

Today we have started our Easter celebrations with hot cross buns for snack. We had to use the knife very carefully to spread the butter on. They tasted delicious! 

We have enjoyed visiting the library this week. We listened to a story, went on an Easter hunt and then we picked our own books to take back to enjoy at school!

In nursery we had a very exciting delivery in the form of duck eggs! We learnt all about the incubator and the very important role it has! We observed the eggs very carefully and watched as they started to hatch. We had to set up the duck cage and made sure they had water, food and a place to keep warm. We had so much fun watching them grow and we are so pleased that one of our children from year 6 are taking them to live on their farm! We can't wait to get some updates as they continue to grow. 

Today at nursery we have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We looked at where China was on our globe and discussed how we would travel there from Chopwell. We had a go at using chopsticks to pick up noodles, we found this very tricky!  We had a go at writing number in Chinese and even tasted some delicious Chinese food! 

We have had a great day at nursery celebrating halloween! We created our own spider webs using glitter, enjoyed listening to halloween stories and decorated our own delicious cakes!

Following on from the children's interests, today we have made pizzas! We chopped the peppers and onions and enjoyed helping to grate the cheese. We had to spread the tomato across our pizza base carefully with a knife and then picked which toppings we wanted. We waited for them to cook in the oven and then enjoyed them as part of our snack. They were delicious! 

We have had a fabulous first week in nursery and our new starters have settled so well. We have enjoyed exploring our new environment and making new friends. Take a look at the photos below to see what we have been up to.