Winter Wonderland

Today, the Nursery Children had a fantastic time at West Boldon Lodge learning all about being an Elf.

We started by making our own Christmas hats before exploring the Candy Cane forest. We searched for made Christmas jigsaws and sang Christmas songs as we toasted marsh mellows by the campfire. Then we went back inside to help deliver Christmas presents and drink some hot chocolate.

However the best part of the day was meeting Santa and finding out if we were on the Nice list.

As always the children were excellent ambassadors for the school.

Did you have a favourite part? Comment below.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

The snow has arrived! For the majority of the children in the Foundation Stage Unit it was their first experience of snow so we put on our wellies and waterproofs on to go investigate. Although each group only stayed out for 5 minutes, they gained so much from the experience by using descriptive language, discussing scientific processes such as melting and exploring something new.

What do you like to do in the snow? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Aha! Oho! A trail in the snow!

This week the Foundation Stage children have been looking at the story of the Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.
The Nursery Children found a track mark in in the waiting room which thought might belong to the Big Bad Mouse so we went on our own adventure to find him. Along the way, we discovered tracks in the “snow” and repeated the chant “Aha! Oho! A trail in the snow. Whose is this trail and where does it go?”
The children were then given time to explore the tracks and recreate them in the snow.
It was a fun time enjoyed by all, especially me!

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Today the Foundation Stage children enjoyed having a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The children all brought in their own Cuddly toy from home and ate jam sandwiches and biscuits that the children had made themselves.

At the picnic we also played a positional language game, which Millie and Chocolate and Scarlett and Belle won. We even performed our own Teddy Bear dance.

Here’s a look at our fun packed day!

Reception and Nursery AM

Nursery PM


Harvest Soup

While the rest of the school were at Whitburn Church celebrating the Harvest Festival, the Nursery children made some delicious Harvest soup. We chopped up the vegetables and put them all in a big pan. Even John the chef thought it was very tasty!

Apparatus Fun

Nursery and Reception have been building up their balancing, travelling and jumping skills. The children have shown promising progress and have enjoyed exploring the apparatus.
Here are some pictures of our future gymnasts.

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Goodbye Butterflies

In the Foundation Stage, the children have been eagerly watching five hungry caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. Everyone was interested in the changes that happened and were regularly checking to see which stage of their life cycle they were at.

On Monday we set them free in our sensory garden. We hope they come back to visit soon.

Thank you to Miss Bull for bringing us our new friends.