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June 2022


The children thoroughly enjoyed painting self-portraits.  They focused on their skin tone and the position of the features on their face!   They also enjoyed relaxing on Well-Being Day by experimenting with ooblek! 

January 2022

In Nursery, the children focused on recycling and repurposing old household items. They sang songs such as ‘Plastic Soup’, ‘Do Anything But Throw it Away’ and ‘What’s it Worth, Planet Earth’ to learn about the impact humans have on the environment.

They then got busy with a junk modelling activity! The children made small figures out of polystyrene and decorated them, made crocodiles out of egg boxes, made telescopes out of kitchen roll holders and much, much more…

After sharing some of their junk models over their fruit and milk, they also went to empty their class compost bin with the days leftover banana peels into the large outdoor compost bin in the school grounds.



December 2021

In Nursery we developed the children’s understanding of
healthy/unhealthy food choices. We talked about why we eat fruit every
day at ‘Snack Time’ and not sweets or crisps. We asked the children
which drinks are healthy. They showed understanding that milk and
water are healthy and that is why we drink them every day. We then
talked about our party food we had he day before and how foods such
as chocolate cake and crisps are a treat. The children began to
develop their understanding that healthy food choices will make them
healthier, have more energy for fun activities like playing and coming to
nursery every day. Everybody agreed when we are having fun playing
with our friends – we feel better and this makes us smile and laugh
more! We feel happy and warm inside.
We then did some of our Nursery yoga and Christmas exercise and the
children said this makes them smile. We talked about the importance of
exercise every day and playing in our garden.
The children made very yummy Santa fruit salads out of strawberries,
grapes and bananas – tasty!