For Science and History Week (17th-21st October), Foundation 2 became meteorologists and learned all about the weather. We found out about Vice-admiral Robert Fitzroy and how he used his observations to predict the weather. Then we made our own weather observations by making a rain gauge and recording how much water was collected over the week.

Happy Chinese New Year! - February 2019

We love joining in with celebrations and had fun creating our own dragon dances while others drummed on boxes to provide the rhythms.

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We looked closely at Chinese numbers and tried copying them with brushes in red gravel.

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We learned that red is a lucky colour and so we made our Chinese lanterns with red paper.

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cny4We even had a go at using chopsticks...although this was too tricky even for us so they were adapted using pegs. It was still a challenge and good for building the muscles in our fingers.

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Growing our beanstalks - January 2019

We have been reading books about growing, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Jasper's Beanstalk. This has inspired us to plant our own beans and observe what happens. We put butter beans in clear plastic cups with cotton wool and water.

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We labelled them and put them on the window sill so they had plenty of light.

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We measured beanstalks and used pretend ones to practise our fine motor skills too.

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We also mixed blue and yellow to make our own green paint with which to paint pictures of beanstalks.

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New beginnings in Nursery - October 2018

It has been a VERY busy half term for the children in Nursery: new friends to make; surroundings to explore; routines to learn; activities to try; and resources to use. Not surprising, then, that our focus has been on Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). This area of learning is fundamental to all other areas of development and learning, with motivation, social skills and confidence being described as 'super skills'.

Starting a new nursery is an enormous challenge and we are so proud of how all our children have adjusted. Below are some pictures that show their progress so far.