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Searching for Seeds

At Nursery, the children really enjoyed planting sunflower seeds and watching them grow. Why not search for seeds during snack time, whenever you eat fruits such as apples, pears, oranges, kiwi fruits, mangos or melons.   Describe the seeds you find e.g. are they large or small? Talk about what colour they are. Talk about […]

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What day is it today?

Try to help children to understand their new daily routine by talking about what day it is, each day’s date number and the current month of the year. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday If you have paper, write down the name of each day, so your child can see what each word looks […]

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I spy with my little eye…

This is a fun game that can be played anywhere, at home or outdoors.  When giving clues, remember to say the phonic sound, rather than the name of the letter, at the beginning of your chosen word. To start with, you could include family members either within the home or while looking at photographs e.g. […]

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Making breakfast

Maintaining a consistent daily routine, including predictable things like mealtimes and bedtime stories, can be very helpful for young children.  Why not ask your child to help out with making breakfast each morning.   You could ask your child to help with simple jobs, such as: Pouring cereal or milk into their bowl Spreading and slicing […]

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This week we have talked to the children about washing their hands thoroughly.  Thank you so much to all of the parents who have helped the children to wash their hands at the beginning of each session at Nursery. We remember to wash our hands after using the toilet, after coughing or sneezing, after playing […]

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Hammer time!

This week in Nursery, the children have been learning to use a hammer.   The children have been very closely supervised and we have been delighted to see how focussed and responsible they have been. If you would like to stay and help out during one of our woodwork sessions, please let one of us […]

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Our Festive Celebration

A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers who joined us in Nursery on Friday.  Seeing the children singing such a range of songs with so much confidence was delightful! The children really enjoyed taking part in festive activities, such as decorating gingerbread men, making salt dough decorations and having their faces […]

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