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Visiting Catford Library

Thank you to the staff of Catford Library for making us feel so welcome during our visit. The children enjoyed choosing the books they wanted to borrow. The librarian’s stories and songs were engaging and fun! We also found out how to use the machines to borrow and return books. Thank you parents for helping […]

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Our visit to the pet shop

 Two groups of Nursery children ended their week by visiting the pet shop. First of all, we walked to the bus stop. Next, we travelled on the bus towards the shops. Then we enjoyed looking at the different animals. Finally, we selected a hamster to bring back to Nursery. We had to be really still […]

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Look what we can do!

The children have excelled at climbing on the tall A-frame! We have enjoyed travelling upwards, over, through and downwards.   We counted how many children were waiting for their turn, and used ordinal numbers such as 1st, 2nd and 3rd to describe their position in the queue.

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Exploring a pumpkin

The children had great fun exploring inside a pumpkin. How did it feel?  What else did we find? We gathered so many slippery seeds. Why do you think some children decided to place them into the garden? What do you think will happen next? How did the roasted pumpkin taste? Our learning was recorded in […]

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Bonjour mes amis!

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who joined us for our French Language of the Month celebration.  It was great to see the children singing so confidently! Thank you also for all the contributions of delicious croissants, brioches and baguettes. Merci beaucoup!

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Role-play

Recently in Nursery, the children have been really engaged by roleplaying as firefighters… and as hairdressers. Role-play is so beneficial.  Role-play involves the children acting out experiences with their peers and using their imaginations.  All of this social interaction, collaboration, speaking and listening is so important for their learning.  

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We love books!

This week in Nursery, the children have begun to choose books to bring home in their reading wallets. Reading is so important that we ask you or another adult to read with your child every day. Top tips for reading with your child: Find a comfortable place to sit and read.     Before you […]

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Play

While playing in Nursery, the children are able to choose what they wish to play with.  They are really focussed and engaged by being able to follow their own interests.  This allows the adults to have lots of ‘teachable’ moments with the children, where we can help them to progress with their learning. Last week, […]

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All About Me

The new Nursery children have enjoyed showing objects from their ‘All About Me’ bags. This has really helped the children to build relationships with the adults and their peers.  They are settling in really well!    

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