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27 June 2023

Fantastic letter formation

Today grey ducklings worked hard to form the letters in one of the CVC words that we have been blending and segmenting in phonics. Letter formation and neatness of writing was fantastic! Well done Nursery.

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26 June 2023

We are in France!

This week Nursery have travelled to France to explore the country and how it differs to Stoke - on - Trent. Today we have enjoyed talking about popular French food, and creating our own plates. We also wrote the names of the food created, independently forming each letter and looking at the flash…

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22 June 2023

African Art

This week, Nursery impressed us with their fantastic African artwork! We have been thinking about Kenya, Africa and what it would be like to go on holiday here. We talked about the differences between Stoke-on-Trent and Kenya, such as weather, animals, clothing and schools. We then painted our…

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16 June 2023

Summer Safety

This week, Nursery have been talking about how to keep safe on holiday. We looked at this picture and spotted all of the dangers that we could see. We used full sentences to discuss why certain people were not safe and what they should be doing. We practiced our speaking and listening skills,…

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9 June 2023

Number and quantity counting

Today Nursery went for a trip to the seaside! At the seaside we wanted some ice cream so needed to count the scoops. We did an amazing job of matching number to quantity from 1-10, and then drew various ice cream amounts on the whiteboard. Well done Nursery! 

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9 June 2023

Amazing writing

Today, we began putting our phonics development into practice by listening to sounds in order to write some CVC words. We we absolute superstars and could hear the sounds in each word really well. We even knew how to write each sound with minimum support! Well done superstars

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26 May 2023

Gardening for our planting area

We have enjoyed planting seeds in our gardening area outside. We talked about the different hinge that our seeds will need to grow, dug the soil ourselves and watered our planted seeds. Now we just have to wait for them to grow! 

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22 May 2023


This morning our butterflies were finally ready to fly away. We took them over to the grass and took them out one by one to let them fly away. We said goodbye and enjoyed watching where they decided to go. Some went on the grass and some flew straight in the air!  

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18 May 2023

We have butterflies!

Nursery were extremely excited to come into school today to discover that two  of our cocoons have opened and we now have two butterflies! We talked about what our butterflies need to eat and how at the moment their wings are wet and need time to dry out so that they can fly. We also talked about…

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16 May 2023

Andy Goldsworthy

This week Nursery are studying the artist Andy Goldsworthy. Yesterday we talked about Andy Goldsworthy and discussed his sculptures, the natural materials that he liked to use, where he produced his artwork and the shapes that we could see in his designs. 
Today we went on a hunt around the…

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12 May 2023

Tasting our cress

Our cress has finally finished growing! Today we were very excited to taste our cress. it was a little bit strong on its own and some of us weren’t keen, but when we mixed it with egg mayonnaise it tasted much better! We recalled the steps that we had taken to grow our cress and we’re proud of our…

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10 May 2023

Butterfly life cycle

Wow! It was very exciting when we came into school and discovered that our caterpillars have now entered the next stage of their life cycle! They are in their cocoons and so we had to transfer them into the butterfly net. We talked about how long they might be in their cocoon for and realised that…

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