Author Archives: Denise Richardson

Nursery Fun.

The nursery children have been busy having lots of fun today. As it was such a lovely day they had their P.E lesson outdoors. To develop their hand eye coordination they practised throwing and catching. They also practised balancing bean bags and quoits, and rolling hoops.They’ll be ready when sports day arrives!

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Waffles and Weaving!

Our special sound of the week this week is ‘w’, so the nursery children made some delicious waffles. First we toasted the waffles then the children  chose from a selection of tasty toppings. Yummy! Then they went outside to do some weaving. They threaded some brightly coloured ribbon through the fence in the nursery yard. The yard looks nice and colourful now.

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Planting seeds.

The nursery and reception children have had a busy morning. They  listened to the story Jasper’s Beanstalk, then they went outside to do their own planting. They participated in a variety of garden themed activities. They painted a picture of a beanstalk, sorted different coloured beans into plant pots, played giant dominos, ordered stones into size, as well as lots of other activities. They all had a lovely morning, even the sun came out, eventually!

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Nursery’s Feathered Friends.

We had some interesting visitors in nursery today. Mrs Cusack very kindly brought her chicks over for a visit. The children were very excited and couldn’t wait to hold them.  They were very gentle and very quiet not to frighten them. The children thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the chicks. Diolch Mrs Cusack.

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Learning about numbers using numicon.

The nursery children have been using numicon to learn about one to one correspondence. The activities have helped the children to put value to numbers. They practised their fine motor skills by using tweezers to pick up pom-poms and place them into the holes on the numicon shapes, counting the pom-poms as they went along. They played a game where they had to pull a numicon shape out of a freely bag and show the corresponding number of fingers on some plastic hands. They used markers to stamp inside the holes in the numicon pieces and searched for numicon in the sand. They chalked around giant numicon pieces outside in the yard and then had to count as they jumped on the circles they had chalked. They even made numicon monsters using playdough and googly eyes. Da iawn nursery! Gwaith da!

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Celebrating World Book Day in Nursery.

We have had lots of fun in nursery today. The children and staff looked fabulous dressed as their favourite book characters. Our chosen author was Eric Carle, so we looked at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We used tubes to print caterpillar pictures, made caterpillars out of playdough, searched for butterflies hiding in the sand and even made an edible caterpillar out of cucumber and tomatoes. Delicious! We were also lucky enough to have a visit from a real author. Helen Docherty came to read a couple of her stories to us. What a wonderful World Book Day we have had!

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