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3 & 4 Year olds Term 6

Don't forget the new date for

Nursery Sports Session

Monday 4th July at 10.45am

The children showed curiosity when we introduced a new teapot collection. The children thought about who each teapot might have belonged too and then used them to explore capacity. They filled and emptied, talked about the weight of them, watched the water run through the teabags and used fine motor skills to pour and to carefully put the lids back on. We added some flavoured teabags to the water to enable the children to use their sense of smell in their explorations.
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The children have been enjoying our recent rainy days. They have loved going out into the school grounds, covered up in their wetsuits, to find puddles to jump in and to leap over. The muddy bank made a fantastic mud slide, the trees provided dens to shelter in and nobody seemed to mind getting muddy.
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We have been having a focus on team work. The children have been practising listening to each other's ideas and working together to complete challenges. The children made a paper boat complete with a carpet tiled floor, completed floor puzzles together and made a steam train with a funnel and a compartment for coal.
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The nursery children were very excited to take part in the A-life healthy lifestyle workshops that came to Oldmixon.

On the first day the children were supported by Year Six pupils to take part in lots of stimulating and fun activities around healthy eating and lifestyle.

On the second day they joined the Reception children for an exercise workshop that had them following instructions, participating in a movement story and exploring moving in lots of different ways. The children all listened so well and all took part.

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Lots of the children went to Weston Air Day and shared their experiences of that event. We found a video clip of the Red Arrows which prompted lots of talk and recollections of what they had seen. Some children used their mark making and observation skills to make super representations of the Red Arrows.
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One child told his friends about how bees make honey and this sparked off lots of learning about bees.

The children have watched some video clips of bees in action. They have moved like bees and buzzed around the Nursery.

The children have made honeycomb patterns with hexagons, repeating patterns with bee stripes and made bee coloured playdough - yellow and black, of course. The highlight has to have been the honey sandwiches that they made. Fine motor skills were used in the spreading of the butter and the honey and most of the children agreed that they were delicious.

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