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Welcome to Nursery C

Miss Cotton

Miss Harrison

Miss Mesjasz

Miss Carter


Welcome to Nursery C's class page, we will update this page to share all the exciting things we have been learning about in Nursery.


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This half term we have been looking at life cycles. Four weeks ago, three little hungry caterpillars arrived in Nursery C. They were tiny and very hungry so we carefully placed them in special pots with lots of caterpillar food.  We read The Hungry Caterpillar to help us remember the different stages of their transformation ​​and we enjoyed using props to recreate the story during choosing time. Then, we patiently observed how they went into their chrysalis to transform into beautiful butterflies. We named them Geko, Princess and Smiley.

Butterfly Release

WOW! What a super start we have had to our Summer term!


We have been very busy celebrating lots of important events, including several birthdays and Easter. As part of our Easter celebrations, the children decorated boiled eggs at home for the Best Egg competition. There were lots of fantastic entries and some super ideas, this made it very difficult for our judge, Mr Deane.


Take a look at all of the fantastic eggs made by the children in Nursery C!

We also had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Whilst we were sleeping, the Easter Bunny had hopped over to Forest School and left us all an egg each. Some of the eggs were hidden in very tricky places, so we had to use our looking eyes to search high and low. 


Throughout the Summer term, we will be looking at different celebrations.


This week, we have been looking at weddings. Over the course of the week, we developed our understanding of the different roles, dress and wedding etiquette and begun to organise our own weddings using the props and resources in the role play area.


On Friday morning, we all arrived in our wedding attire (party clothes) ready for Nursery C's wedding breakfast. We ate scones, cakes and made toasts with one another. We also made promises with our friends to love one another and had a go at waltzing with our dance partners wearing our Haribo wedding rings.


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This week we celebrated Fluffy's 4th birthday. At the party, we played pass the parcel, musical bumps and musical statues. Inside our pass the parcel was Haribos and Numicon, as we unwrapped each layer we used our counting skills to work out what number comes next. 


We had a fantastic time and can not wait for Fluffy's 5th birthday party in Reception.


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In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of positional language. We began by exploring different places using the story, Rosie's walk. We talked about the different places Rosie explored on the farm, we then had a go at modelling the positional language ourselves using pompoms and bowls. We also went outside and followed positional instructions from our peers and adults in the outdoor area. We had lots of fun pretending to be Rosie!

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Last week we came to school dressed in green, orange and white ready to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Throughout the day, we ate Irish food, listened to traditional music and we even did some baking. We talked about how Irish people celebrate St Patrick's Day in different countries such as Ireland, England and America. We also talked about the different people who take part in the St Patrick's Day parade. 

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On Tuesday, David the farmer came to visit us at school. He brought lots of different animals from his farm with him including, pigs, alpacas and hens. We loved stroking the animals and looking after them. We talked about where these animals live and what David the farmer needs to do to look after them. 

On Monday, 9 eggs arrived in an incubator and we waited patiently for the eggs to hatch. Whilst, we waited we talked about what animals might hatch out the eggs. Some of us thought dinosaurs might be growing inside the eggs,  others suggested a bird might be growing inside........


On Wednesday, the eggs hatched and 9 yellow and brown chicks were born. We were all very excited! We talked about what we need to do to look after the chicks and we even had a chance to hold them!


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We have been reading lots of traditional tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. These stories have inspired many of us to use our imagination when playing in different areas of the classroom, for example some of us decided to build houses for the Three Little Pigs in the construction area. 

We have also planned, prepared and made some of the tasty foods from the stories we have read. Take a look!

Building houses for the Three Little Pigs

Porridge (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

Vegetable printing and soup tasting (Three Little Pigs)