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Summer 1 In the garden

Week beginning 22nd May

We have really enjoyed reading Jaspers beans this week.  We have played with beans and soil in our sand tray, we even have beanstalks growing!  This has been brilliant to explore each morning as new roots, shoots and leaves appear each day.  We are getting really good at working out the days of the week.  We sing a special song in Nursery to help us remember the days of the week, maybe your child could teach you the words.

 

On Thursday we had a visit from Zoolab, a mini beast roadshow.  This was a lovely experience and we got to meet Fluffy the tarantula, a giant cockroach, rats, a giant snail and a snake.

We did our very best to sit and listen to our visitor and we got the chance to touch some of the creatures, that's if we felt brave enough!

 

We hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing you after the holiday.

 

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Week beginning 15th May

 

 

What a lovely week we have had.  We really enjoyed having you in our Nursery this week, playing and exploring and seeing how we do things.  Some of you were brave enough to venture into our hairdressers! 

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We have been watching our cocoons very carefully, we now have 5 beautiful butterflies which we will release very soon.  This has been fascinating to watch.

Earlier this week we also made our own wormery, and filled it with worms that we found in our digging pit.  We have been watching the worms, checking for more tunnels and seeing the layers of sand and soil get mixed up.

 

Some of you helped to make some colourful butterflies, which we have decorated our Nursery with.  We have created some brilliant bugs in our play doh and have really enjoyed being creative.

 

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We have read the story The Little Gardener this week, and talked about some things being hard work, having to wait and taking care of things in the garden.  We are enjoying exploring and looking for mini beasts, but we are beginning to understand that we must not hurt them and place them carefully back in their home.  You could talk to  your children at home about how important this is.

Week beginning 8th May

 

This week we have read a lovely story 'The king of Tiny Things' we have looked for mini beasts and talked about where they live and how to take care of them. we have also made our own mini beasts to decorate our Nursery.  We are really proud of our children who can just have a go with an activity without the help of an adult.

 

We have spent a lot of time outdoors, using our big physical movements, climbing and balancing on the trim trail.  Some of us have spent time in the digging pit and in the big tyre looking for spiders and worms.  We have made dens and enjoyed looking at books in the shade, we really enjoy our stories.

 

Our caterpillars have now gone into their cocoons and we have put them in their butterfly enclosure, this is very exciting and we can't wait for our butterflies to come out.  Some of the cocoons were shivering when they moved, we talked about their wings growing.

 

Can you and your child think of any songs about mini beasts?  You can help your child at home by singing songs and making up your own silly mini beast rhymes.

 

 

 

 

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Week beginning 1st May

 

It was lovely to have you all back again after the Easter holidays, already we have had a busy 2 weeks.

 

Last week 'Supertato' came to visit our Nursery and the Evil Pea created all kind of mayhem!  We came into Nursery to find that lots of vegetables had been frozen and we had to work hard to free them.

We really enjoyed this story and the fun activities, we got to look at a marrow because we hadn't seen one before, using tweezers we had to carefully pick the seeds out so that we can plant them later.  We retold the story to our friends, and we got to make our very own Superveggies.

 

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This week we have been making our very own Bog Babies ready for our new display.  We read the story and talked about healthy foods to eat.  We have painted with vegetables, we have chopped potatoes and sliced marrows.  We have looked for other things that we might find in the garden.  We found flowers, worms, woodlice and there have been lots of birds in our Nursery garden.

 

We have been watching our own caterpillars grow, they are getting bigger each day and shredding their skin, we are waiting for the to get into their cocoons.

 

You could help your child at home by looking out for things in your garden, or when you are out for a walk.  You could count the spots on a ladybird, or the legs on a spider and talk about where the mini beast or animal may live. 

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We have also enjoyed the sunshine and being outdoors.  Mrs Clarkson read a story to us whilst we sat on the stumps, which some of our parents helped to put in place when it was Get your Grown Up's Gardening Day.
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