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The Rhyme Challenge

We all took the Rhyme Challenge on Friday 15th November in aid of Children in Need. During the performance the children sang 10 nursery rhymes which they had been practising for a number of weeks. This year the children also managed to learn a full nursery rhyme in Tamil. This was an important part of the challenge as we wanted to acknowledge the large number of different languages that are spoken within the families  of our nursery children.

 

The children  certainly rose to the event and sang with enthusiasm and confidence. Well done to everyone and many thanks to the parents for their support. We are proud to say that the children raised a total of £108.74, which has been donated to Children in Need.

Please click on the link below to enjoy the performance.

Cutting...

In order to support the development of scissors skills, we have introduced a  cutting area into nursery. Every day the children will be able to use scissors and develop their strength and control through practice. Lots of different resources will keep everyone busy!
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Windy Weather

The weather is continually changing at the moment and a windy day is a great opportunity to explore our new resources,

The children shared stories of their experiences in the wind and then we went outside to feel it for ourselves. The children loved seeing the evidence of the wind and thought the resources were fantastic.

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Fantastic Fireworks

The children shared their experiences and responses to fireworks experienced around the time of Diwali and Bonfire Night.

During the week they were able to reflect their knowledge and understanding in several different ways. As part of our learning ,we watched a firework display set to music on the smart board and the children loved reflecting their observations of movement and noise in chalked pictures. The highlight for many of the children was creating their own sparkler and using them to dance together in Nursery!

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A new experience!

An opportunity to 'drive' a  giant lorry was too good to miss! Having discussed road safety and the importance of listening to our adults, we were able to explore the truck parked in the playground. Very exciting!

The children are growing in independence and are enjoying exploring and investigating the different learning opportunities in nursery. We are spending a lot of time talking about working together, sharing and helping our friends. As we play together, adults often hear the children talking about being part of our 'nursery team'. The children are fantastic with looking after our resources and, believe it or not, they are also keen to help with tidying up! All of these skills are so important as we move forward in the year and will set a good foundation for their learning over the next few months.
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We have had a very busy month visiting all of our families at home and then welcoming the children into nursery.

The children have been amazing and have settled very quickly into our busy environment. Many thanks to all of the parents and families for their support while we have been working to develop relationships with the children. 

 

Our sessions are always busy with many different opportunities for play and exploration both inside and outside. In addition we have daily times set aside for for stories, singing and snack where we can  learn to work together as a group.

 

Please ask member of the teaching team if you have any questions about our nursery activities or routines. We will always be very happy to chat with you.

 

Here are some pictures to give you a flavour of nursery life so far......
 

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At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together

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