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Early Years - Nursery

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12 November 2021

Time to Celebrate!


In Reception and Nursery, we have been learning about Diwali, 'The Festival of Light'.  We read the story, Binny's Diwali which told us about how Diwali is celebrated across the world.  To support our learning, we made Diva lamps and decorated them using glitter and sparkly gems.  We learnt about Mehndi patterns which people have on their hands and how special clothes are worn for the celebration.  In Nursery, we created our own Mendhi patterns using paint on hand shapes and in Reception we used salt dough and different clay tools to create the patterns.

The children we really excited to find out more about the festival and loved watching the firework displays that families have during Diwali.  

We created our own firework paintings using brightly coloured paint and more glitter!


In Early Years, we have also been learning about the season of autumn.  We went on our autumn walk to Birchanger Woods and looked for signs of autumn.  We found lots red, yellow, orange and brown leaves and different coloured mushrooms growing, including some golden mushrooms!   

To finish our walk, we found a comfy spot to sit down and read the story The Gruffalo'by Julia Donaldson.  Luckily we didn't come across the Gruffalo on our walk back to school!

22 October 2021


Real Life Superheroes! 


Nursery have been enjoying looking at different real-life superheroes! Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Inspector Polkinghorne! He came to visit us and to talk to us about what the police do and how they help. He even brought a police van for us to explore! Inspector Polkinghorne showed us all the different equipment which he carries and why he may need it, and he even let us try his police hats on!
Inspector Polkinghorne then answered all the questions we had and told us that if ever we were lost, scared, or worried about something then we can always ask a police officer and they will help us.

We then went on to look at firefighters and how they help. We created our own shaped fire engines and explored colour mixing - sponge printing the different colours to represent fire. We have also been looking at doctors and how they can help us if ever we are feeling unwell. I wonder what other real-life superheroes you can think of?