Category Archives: Workshops

Christmas Workshop

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We had lots of fun at our Christmas Workshop on Friday morning. Have a look what we got up to…

Melting Snowman biscuits with icing, marshmallows and chocolate drops…

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Fluffy snow paint with shaving foam, white paint and glitter with sponges and card to take home and paint with…

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Baubles with foil, sequins, glitter and polystyrene balls…

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Pipe cleaner decorations, carefully thread the beads onto the pipe cleaners to make decorations…

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Christmas tree cards with strips of green paper and glitter and sequins to decorate…

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A big thank you to all the parents who stayed for Christmas Workshop. We hope you enjoyed our Christmas crafts.

 

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday was Father’s Day so last week we were busy making things for our dads. We made cards and drew a picture of our dad (or a special grown-up like granddad or uncle) and inside we thought about why we loved them.

Then we made medals for our dads and cut out pictures of things we thought our daddies would like and decorated them. On the back we thought about why our daddy had got the medal and what he was the best at.

Some daddies were the best at making dinner or giving cuddles or telling jokes or reading stories.

Today was our special Father’s Day Event. We invited all of our dads, granddads, big brothers and uncles to come to school and play games with us and what a sunny day it was!

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We had a lovely time playing ball games and going on the park with our grown-ups.

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Thank you to everyone who came we had a lovely afternoon and we hope you did too!

Easter Workshop

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Easter Workshop

On Friday morning we enjoyed our annual Easter Workshop. Our parents stayed and helped us with lots of fun Easter Crafts. Have a look at what we got up to…

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Rabbit Ears

You will need – white card, pink card or paper, scissors, glue and a stapler.

Method – Cut a piece of white card and measure it to the size of your head. Staple it. Cut out ears and add pink inside. Staple or glue them to your head band.

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Easter Nests 

You will need – chocolate, cornflakes, mini eggs, bun cases, spoon, bowl.

Method – Melt chocolate in a bowl (we used the microwave and checked it regularly) add cornflakes and mix. Scoop into bun case and add mini eggs.

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Easter Cards 

You will need – coloured paper, white card, scissors, glue, straws, pencil

Method – Fold your card in half. Choose a piece of coloured paper and draw around your hand. Cut it out, twist it into a flower shape and glue it in place. Stick a straw on for the stem.

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Bunny Bags 

You will need – paper plates, ribbon, pencils, googley eyes, hole puncher, coloured paper, stapler

Method – Cut one paper plate in half and staple it to your other paper plate. Cut out ear shapes and draw a face on your rabbit (optional extras – pompoms and googley eyes). Punch holes in your rabbit and tie on ribbon for a handle. Fill with eggs!

 

We had a lovely time at our Easter Workshop. thank you to everybody who came! We hope you have a lovely time over the Easter Holidays.

Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

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Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

This morning was our Big Board Game Day Workshop. We invited parents to come and play and make board games to help raise money for NSPCC.

We made our own board games with numbers to ten and played board games too.

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Board games are a great way to help teach turn taking, counting and matching colours. Different board games can help to teach different skills too. We focused on numbers to ten in our board games to help the children with counting skills.

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You can download and print the games we played today here –  board games. You can use anything you want for counters like use small toys, characters or even pebbles.

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Thank you to everybody who came, find out more about the great cause you are supporting with Big Board Game Day here

Christmas Workshop

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Christmas Workshop

Friday was our Christmas Workshop. Thank you to all the parents who came to help us make Christmas Crafts like…

Melting Snowman Biscuits

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Ninja Turtle Baubles

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Christmas Tree Cards

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Pipecleaner and Bead decorations

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Reindeer Decorations

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Christmas Colouring

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We hope you had fun! 🙂

Dates for Your Diary

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Dates for Your Diary

Christmas is coming up and we’ve got some important Christmas dates for your diary…

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Nativity and Christmas Performance Dates

Tuesday 6th December- 9.30am FS Christmas Performance (nursery and reception)

Thursday 8th December- 2.15pm FS Christmas Performance (nursery and reception)

 

Christmas Party & Disco Dates

Wednesday 14th December- Nursery (morning and afternoon) party & disco

We will let you know nearer the time what we would like your child to bring for the party & disco.

 

Last day of School

Friday 16th Dec

 

First day back

Tuesday 3rd Jan

 

Other Important Dates 

Friday 2nd December FS and KS1 Christmas Workshop 8.40-9.30- Stay and make some Christmas Crafts!

Wednesday 7th December- School Christmas lunch

 

 

 

Weekly Workshop – Decorating Biscuits

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Weekly Workshop – Decorating Biscuits

Each week we run  a weekly workshop with fun ideas to help support learning at home. We often make things that the children can take home with them to carry on learning at home.

Everybody is welcome whether it is your nursery session or not. If you are attending nursery that day just come through to nursery, alternatively if your child attends afternoons or the beginning of the week just come from the office. Thank you to all the parents who attended.

This week our workshop was decorating biscuits…

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The week before we made play dough…

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Next week we are very excited because we will be making moon sand!

 

Weekly Workshop – Making Slime

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Weekly Workshop – Making Slime

Each week we will be running  a weekly workshop with fun ideas to help support learning at home. We often make things that the children can take home with them to carry on learning at home.

Everybody is welcome whether it is your nursery session or not. If you are attending nursery that day just come through to nursery, alternatively if your child attends afternoons or the beginning of the week just come from the office. Thank you to all the parents who attended.

This week our workshop was making slime.

Next week we will be making our own bath crayons.

 

The Home Learning Project

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The Home Learning Project

In nursery last year we ran a very exciting project called The Home Learning Project. The aim of the project was to support parents with learning at home, in particular helping children with early maths skills. The project was funded through Early Years Pupil Premium. 

We will be running the project again this year. If you would like to be involved please speak to a member of nursery staff.We will also be running weekly workshops in school every Thursday morning.

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Each week nursery staff would come and visit parents and children at home and bring a new maths backpack full of fun games, puppets, toys and stories. The nursery staff (Rachael and Lois) would then demonstrate how to use and play with the pack and introduce the games before leaving it for a week. The following week the bag would be swapped for a new pack for the next week. At the end of the 5 weeks families were invited to a celebration event at school where children would receive a medal and certificate.

The Home Learning Project - Overview (infographic)

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To continue learning at home we also ran weekly workshops in school. Children were invited to be part of the workshops where we made fun things to play with and take home like board games, slime, balance buns and play dough.

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The children loved having their parents come to work with them at school and having nursery staff come to see them at home. Everybody said they would like to be part of a similar project again and that they saw a difference in their children both in what they knew and their approach to learning.

The Home Learning Project - Parent Feedback

The Home Learning Project - Key SkillsWe will be continuing the home learning project this year. We will be speaking to parents about it in nursery but if you would like to be involved or find out more please chat to a member of nursery staff.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Telling

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Telling

Today was our story telling workshop. We have been learning the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We learnt the words and actions to help us to remember them. Then we performed the story for our grown-ups.

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After that we went back to our classroom and waited for our grown ups…

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When our grown-ups arrived they helped us to order the pictures from the story. We thought about the days of the week and counted the fruit to match the day. We used our scissors carefully and stuck our pictures on in order…

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Thank you to all the grown-ups who came. Don’t worry if you missed it, here are the words and story map, why not see if you can have a go at telling the story at home…

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