Welcome to Foundation Stage (Reception and Nursery)
Are you sitting comfortably? - July 2019
Children in Foundation Stage were thrilled to hear Miss Webster read ‘Room On The Broom’ when she officially opened its new outdoor Story Corner. Adorning the corner is a fabulous bespoke storytelling chair which was designed and made by David Friend especially for the school. Mr Friend kindly donated his time and expertise free of charge and asked that a donation be made to The Aplastic Anaemia Trust in lieu of the cost of materials.
The Magic of Metamorphosis - April 2019
To finish off our 'Ready Steady Grow' topic we adopted five caterpillars in Nursery and Reception - Scary, Sporty, Posh, Ginger and Baby. Just like in the story, these very hungry caterpillars ate and ate and got bigger and bigger. We examined them every day and discussed how they were changing. Eventually they crawled up to the top of their temporary home and turned into chrysalides. On the last day of Spring term, all five metamorphosised into Painted Lady butterflies and we watched and filmed the last one hatch. Sadly it was too cold to let the butterflies go on that day, so Mrs Doolan took them home and fed them with nectar, strawberries and nectarines until the weather got warm enough for them to be released.
Science week - February 2019
Supertato challenged Ladbrooke Nursery to find out how quickly the Evil Pea might be able to melt the ice and escape from the freezer. We experimented by spraying four different liquids at a block of frozen peas and timed how long it took. We also filmed each experiment so we could show you what we found. Here are our results.
Vegetable soup - January 2019
This week we read 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French and it sparked a conversation about our likes and dislikes when it comes to vegetables. Everyone thought it would be fun to make vegetable soup so we got carrots, onions, potatoes and stock powder and had a go. The children used child-friendly knives and did all their own chopping. The soup was cooked and blended in a special type of kettle then the soup was taken home in cups to be eaten for supper. Mmmm, yummy.
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