Category Archives: Apples

Underpants, snails and compliments…when the children choose their learning

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Underpants, snails and compliments…when the children choose their learning

This year in nursery we have made a little change in the way we plan our learning. Everything we learn about is now chosen by the children.

Each week we sit down together and think about what we would like to learn about and how we could do it. The adults collect ideas of the things the children have been talking about when they have been playing or at news time. We think about special visits or trips the children have been on and take photos of things they have brought to school or in the Share Box.

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We collect all our ideas together in our special floor book. On one page we collect our ideas for what and how we would like to learn. On the next page we save pictures of our learning and talk about what we have done. Here is our year so far…

Spiders and Building a Bug Hotel 

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Birthdays and Football

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Magic and Weather

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Snails, Apples and Leaves 

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Conkers and Bus Rides 

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Vehicles 

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Pumpkins and Fireworks 

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Bones

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Animals and Shadows

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Animals 

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Frozen and Letters to Santa 

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Christmas and Transporting 

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Santa and Polar Bears 

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Stick Man 

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Inside Out and compliments

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Story Telling (Our Favourite Characters)

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Story Telling (Acting out our own Stories)

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Pancake Day and Chinese New Year 

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Valentine’s Day

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Underpants

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Dinosaurs and World Book Day 

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Dinosaurs and Hide and Seek

imageCome back soon to see what else we get up to. Don’t forget the floor book is out in the classroom everyday, you are always welcome to come and have a closer look at what we have been learning.

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Home-Made Apple Crumble

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Home-Made Apple Crumble

After our fizzy apple experiments there were still lots of apples left over so we decided to make apple crumble.

First we decided how many apples we could need. We counted the children then counted out apples for the crumble, we added a bit extra so the grown-ups could try some too!

Then we cut the apples into small pieces. We had to be very careful when we used the knives so we took it in turns and told our friends how to hold them safely.

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Once all the apples had been cut we put them in a bowl and sprinkled a little sugar on them.

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Next it was time to make the crumble. We followed the pictures on the recipe and mixed the right amount of butter, sugar and flour together.

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After that we had to make it crumbly. We pinched it with our fingers and rubbed it together to make it crumble into little pieces. We all took it in turns to make the crumble.

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When we had made the topping we sprinkled it over the apples in the bowl. We had to make sure all the apples were covered. Finally it went in the oven to bake. Once it was cool we all had a taste, it was delicious.

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Fizzy Apple Experiments

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Fizzy Apple Experiments

While we were learning about magic some of the children said they would like to do REAL magic!

Mrs Reed brought us lots of apples from her garden so we decided to do some fizzy apple experiments.

We cut out the middles of the apples and filled them with bicarbonate of soda.

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Then we poured in vinegar and watched what happened!

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The apples erupted and fizzed, just like magic.

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We experimented by adding more bicarbonate of soda and more vinegar.

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Then we experimented adding different colours to the vinegar and watched what happened.DSCF2142 DSCF2141 DSCF2140 DSCF2139 DSCF2138 DSCF2137 DSCF2136 DSCF2135

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