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


Spreading Smiles!

Today, Foundation Stage children have been working hard to spread smiles around the area. We drew happy faces and have stuck them all around the yard and Whitburn.

If you find one we hope it made you smile. Our aim is for our smile to pass around the local area and even further. If you find one, pass it on to make others smile. Pop a comment below to let us know where you found the smile.

Who knows where our smiles will end up!

30 Hours Places in Nursery

Starting in September, Marsden will be offering 30 hours places to children who qualify for the new initiative.
If you couldn’t make the meeting tonight or would like to check any of the information shared, you can download our powerpoint.

If you have any questions or would like access to a computer, Mrs Coffey will be available tomorrow morning to help.

Download (PPTX, 4.89MB)