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Nursery Blog

September 2019

Settling into Nursery

At the beginning of a new school year, we welcome our new and returning children.  The children have come into Nursery with great enthusiasm and excitement. The new children have settled in quickly, and are beginning to explore their new environment and form new friendships.

July 2019

Outdoor Learning

This term, the children have all enjoyed spending lots of time outside in the garden learning. The children have been joining in with lots of activities to develop their coordination, balance and agility.

Through playing with water, the children have been busy exploring capacity.By filling and emptying various size containers, the children are beginning to use language of capacity such as; full, empty and half full.

The children are engaging in large scale mark making creating patterns, designs and expressing their ideas through paint.

14th May 2019

Outdoor mark-making- the children have had a lot of fun out in the sun this week. Today we decided to paint the bridge, adding colour to our Nursery garden. 


Outdoor mark- making




Expressive Arts and Mathematical Thinking

Lots of expressive art and mathematical thinking has been happening in nursery. Through using a variety of objects the children have created wonderful pieces of art work while considering space and shape, symmetry and number.

June 2018

Creature Visitors into nursery

A recent interest of bugs, slugs, creatures and animals has taken over the nursery. The children in Room 1 have been busy exploring the nursery garden in search of wildlife and have had some more exotic animals come into nursery t o visit them!

The children have been very interested to learn about the different stages of a ladybirds lifecycle as they found them in the garden. The children knew the best place to find them, renaming one specific tree 'The Ladybird Tree'. The children spent time with adults looking at ladybird eggs and larvae and talking about how they would change into adult ladybirds. 

Caterpillars and Butterflies

The children continued learning about lifecycles with the arrival of caterpillars into the nursery. The children observed as they grew, formed chrysalis and metamorphized into butterflies! The children loved watching the butterflies fly away as they were released into the nursery garden.

Bo and Bump - The Tortoise

The children were really excited to welcome Bo and Bump into the nursery. They have been busy finding out all about tortoise, how they need to be looked after and what they need to eat.

Fifi The Giant Albino African Land Snail

Another visitor into nursery was Fifi the Giant albino African Land Snail.  The children were fascinated to find out what she ate, how she moved and how she felt.

29th May 2018

Teddy Bears Picnic

A group of children had the excitement of going on a Teddy Bears Picnic at Oxford Brookes University. The children were taken into the woods to a special shelter t keep off the rain. 

While the children clutched their teddies they listen to stories being told and joined in with a song or two.

The children were then set the challenge to build a shelter for their teddies. The children ran off to find just the right sticks for the job!

The trip ended with more stories that the children could join in with and a drink and a biscuit.

25th May 2018

Ten Black Dots

The children in Room Two have been enjoying the number story 'Ten Black Dots'. They have been thinking about how they can link number to art.

"1,2,3,4,5 balloons!"

"I want four dots. 1,2,3,4. A car. This is my car!"

22nd May 2018

Nursery Visit to the Oxford Museum of Natural History

Nursery Visit to the Oxford Museum of Natural History
Nursery Visit to the Oxford Museum of Natural History

"Me go there and me put hand in his mouth. He eat me!!!"

A group of children from nursery had a fantastic trip to the Museum of Natural History where they were able to explore the wonders of the natural world.

The children were fascinated by the dinosaur skeletons and their sheer size.

"We saw dinosaur bones. It was really big! I like T-Rex."


There was lots to see and touch and some brave children were happy to stroke the bear, noticing how the fur felt under their hands. The children also noticed the size of the bears paws.

The children were really interested in the interactive screen where they could enlarge pictures of insects so they could see them in detail. The children then noticed the same pictures hanging on the walls.

We even found a T-Rex!!!!