Category Archives: Gross Motor

Healthy Living Week 2019

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It was Healthy Living Week in Nursery along with the rest of the school. We had lots of visitors and talked about how we can stay healthy.

We’d been talking about Pumpkins the week before (see the blog post) and decided we wanted to eat the pumpkin. We needed to think of a healthy recipe to make with our pumpkins. Pumpkin Soup!!!

We read the storybook Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper and found a recipe to help us.

And then we started to make our soup. Mrs Mason made a book to show everyone what happened.

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Everyone tried the pumpkin soup, although not everyone loved it. Some of us loved it more than others.

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At snack time we decided to try some different healthy food so there was a section of fruits for us to try. We tried mango, pomegranate, kiwi, pineapple and melon. You can see what we thought by reading our Floor Book in Nursery.

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We also had some other special visitors in Nursery. St John’s Ambulance came to speak to us about how to stay healthy and call 999 if we need help.

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Mrs Murch came to talk to us about PANTS and how to keep ourselves and our bodies healthy and what to do if we are feeling worried.

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Finally we had a visit from Errol who did some extra special activities in PE with us and talked about how exercise keeps our bodies healthy.  You can see pictures of this in our Floor Book as well.

What have we been learning?

  • How to stay healthy by eating healthy foods. 
  • How to stay healthy by doing more exercise. 
  • How to stay healthy by keeping our bodies safe. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Talk about healthy food choices and why you limit the sweets, chocolate and other snacks the children want. 
  • Encourage children to eat a wide range of foods and to try new foods. 
  • Ensure the children get enough outside time and enough exercise to keep their bodies healthy eg. by going to the Park regularly. The recommendation is that preschoolers (age 3-4 years old) take part in 3 hours physical activity a day. This should include at least 60 minutes vigorous activity or exercise. You can find out more by clicking here

 

Nursery Sports Day!

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Nursery Sports Day!

Last week was our Nursery Sports Day. We had a great time with all the parents that came along to join in. Thank you to everyone who came we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Click below to see our video:

Giant Bubbles, bearded dragons, fire and paddling pools

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Giant Bubbles, bearded dragons, fire and paddling pools

Over our last week or two in nursery we have been having lots of fun doing our favourite activities…

We have been experimenting with the perfect recipe for making giant bubbles.  We have tried lots of different recipes, even adding cornflour and glycerine to our mixture.

We filled a tuff spot with our special bubble mix and used a hoop to make giant bubbles. Then we used sticks and wool to make our own bubble sticks.

Have a look at our amazing giant bubbles…

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Our best recipe was 4 cups of water, 1 cup of washing up liquid and 2 tablespoons of glycerine.

We made the most of the sunny weather and went on a nature walk to the secret garden, seeing what we could find to fill our bags along the way…

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And when it got very warm we made a paddling pool outside to cool off!

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Lots of children will be going to reception in September so we have been spending lots of time with Miss Deighton and Miss Boyd as well as in our new classrooms ready for September. We have been learning about reception…

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And we even had a fire with Miss Deighton and toasted marshmallows!

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Miss Beckett brought in her bearded dragon for us to see and we took it in turns to hold him…

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We had a great time at our Sports Day and lots of parents came to cheer us on…

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And of course we have had parties to celebrate our last day at nursery!

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We hope you all have a lovely holiday and we will see you in September!

 

Muddy Puddle Walk Update

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Muddy Puddle Walk Update

Update – Our Muddy Puddle Walk raised an amazing £255.47 for Save the Children. Thank you for all your donations!

 

Last Wednesday was our Muddy Puddle Walk to raise money for Save the Children.

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We invited our grown-ups and walked around our school and up to the secret garden and looked for pictures of Peppa Pig and friends on the way. Then we splashed and jumped in muddy puddles! When we got back to nursery we had a bake sale with our grown-ups. We had lots of fun and have already raised an amazing …

Click below to watch our Muddy Puddle Walk!

Listen to the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Song:

Click below to learn more about where the money goes that we raise:

Norfolk Park Trip

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Norfolk Park Trip

 

Today we had a lovely time on our trip to Norfolk Park. We went on a nature walk, played sports day style games, had a picnic, played even more games and went on the adventure playground.

A huge thank you to everyone who came, the bit of rain didn’t put us off! We hope you all had a great time too.

 

Father’s Day Stay and Play

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Father’s Day Stay and Play

Thank you to all the parents who came to join us for our Father’s Day event this afternoon. We had to postpone last week’s event due to all the rain but luckily this afternoon was lovely and sunny!

Lots of dads, grandads, uncles, brothers and godfathers came to join us for games and activities…

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Last week we had lots of fun making special medal biscuits for our dads for Father’s Day…

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We also made cards and thought about what made our dad’s special…

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A huge thank you to everyone who came this afternoon, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

 

Treasure Hunt!

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Treasure Hunt!

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at maps and talking about where things are. Last week the children had lots of pirate ideas for what we could do next…

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First we turned our house into a pirate ship then the children added extra details like a steering wheel and anchor and drew treasure maps to play with…

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We have been learning to blend our sounds and sound out words to read and write. We have been enjoying learning with the Alphablocks characters and playing games to help us learn our letters and sounds…

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In maths we set up obstacle courses and described to our friends which way they needed to go using directions and positions. We made it extra tricky by taking it in turns to be blindfolded and trying to find the treasure by following our friends directions.

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Then it was time for our treasure hunt! We had decided we needed clues to follow to get the treasure and that we’d like to go to the secret garden. The clues were tricky and we had to work out the answer to find the next clue. For some clues we had to find the rhyme or blend the sounds in the words as well as remembering our positions and directions to find where things were…

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We had lots of fun on our treasure hunt, click below to watch the movie!

 

How can you continue learning at home?

Positions and directions are great to practise at home. You could –

Go on your own treasure hunt!

Make up dances – one step forward, arms in front, turn around…

Play robot games – take it in turns to be a robot and collect objects. Give each other directions for which way you need to go!

Play games while tidying up – “Can you find 3 things that go under the bed?” “Can you find something big that lives next to the cupboard?”

Make your own maps for where you live, how to get to the shops or how to get to Grandma’s house, draw all the things you see on the way

 

You could continue the pirate fun by making your own treasure maps, paper pirate hats or a ship out of a box!

The Easter Bunny has lost his bounce!

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The Easter Bunny has lost his bounce!

Last week we got a letter from the Easter Bunny saying that he had lost his bounce! We needed to think of ways to get him jumping again in time to deliver all the Easter Eggs. The children came up with their own ideas for how to help the Easter Bunny…

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Later on we went for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Secret Garden…

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We even added eggs to our story telling…

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Superhero Fun!

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Superhero Fun!

Last week lots of children started to make superhero masks and we decided to learn about superheroes this week!

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We made superheroes in the play dough…

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This week is also the first week of Fairtrade fortnight. We have been starting to learn about where foods come from with Pablo the Super Banana!

Click here to learn more.

We had a special superhero surprise in Maths as we ate rainbow super food and learnt about where different fruits came from.

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Lots of children made their own superhero costumes.

We screen printed some superhero capes …

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And made others out of card and paper in the workshop…

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