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We have had lots of fun in the sun today welcoming our friends back for another busy year in Nursery

18-10-2023

We have had lots of fun in the sun today welcoming our friends back for another busy year in Nursery. We look forward to making lots of new friends over the next few weeks. ?☀️ #smithdowneyfs

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Our first full day in Nursery today

18-10-2023

We have been so busy playing and learning on our first full day in Nursery today. I am so proud of our fantastic superstars. #smithdowneyfs

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Dough disco

18-10-2023

Strengthening our muscles with some dough disco. #smithdowneyfs

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Making our own mindfulness jar to help us breath

18-10-2023

We have been practising breathing and relaxing exercises and then made our own mindfulness jar to help us breath. #smithdowneyfs

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This afternoon we have been singing the wheels on the bus…

18-10-2023

This afternoon we have been singing the wheels on the bus and then made marks to represent the bus. #smithdowneyfs

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Making lots of new friends in Nursery…

18-10-2023

It has been a busy day making lots of new friends in Nursery. ?#smithdowneyfs

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It’s been a busy afternoon in Nursery!

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy afternoon in Nursery! We have been singing the wheels on the bus song and making marks to represent the different choruses of the rhyme. ? #smithdowneyfs

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Today has been all about Incy Windy Spider ?️

18-10-2023

Today has been all about Incy Windy Spider ?️ we learnt the rhyme, used our hands to paint spiders and manipulated dough to create Incy Wincy. #smithdowneyfs

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Early years music

18-10-2023

Movement with music @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Fun with foam today

18-10-2023

Fun with foam ✋? @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Nursery – music ?

18-10-2023

Movement and music ? @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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We have been busy today learning Incy Wincy rhyme…

18-10-2023

We have been busy today learning Incy Wincy rhyme and using our motor skills to manipulate dough into spiders. ?️ #smithdowneyfs

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Early years learning about different colours

18-10-2023

Today we have been looking and learning about different colours. #smithdowneyfs

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Playing with the dinosaurs, balls and friends are what we enjoy the most. ?

18-10-2023

Counting how many children are in school today and then drawing what we like doing in school. Playing with the dinosaurs, balls and friends are what we enjoy the most. ? #smithdowneyfs #attendancematters

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The story box brought us lots of animals from the zoo…

18-10-2023

The story box brought us lots of animals from the zoo. We enjoyed guessing which one was behind the door. We then went on an animal hunt and painted our favourite animal. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s a busy morning at the zoo today!

18-10-2023

It’s a busy morning at the zoo today! Preparing food for the animals and learning new vocabulary from our story. #smithdowneyfs

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Recognising our emotions…

18-10-2023

Recognising our emotions and placing how we feel on the zones of regulation board. #smithdowneyfs

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We have been using the colour monsters from our new book

18-10-2023

We have been using the colour monsters from our new book to match the monsters and investigate five frames. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmaths #smithdownreaders

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Making rainbows in Nursery today

18-10-2023

It has been a busy day sorting colours and making rainbows in Nursery today. #smithdowneyfs

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Music with Mrs Naylor

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor’s scarfs today ???

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Music with Mrs Naylor ???

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor ???

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Represent our feelings with colours

18-10-2023

We have been busy filling our jars with colours to sort and represent our feelings. #smithdowneyfs

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looking at ourselves as babies and talking about our families

18-10-2023

Today we have been looking at ourselves as babies and talking about our families. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s been a busy morning learning dances to Disney classics

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy morning learning dances to Disney classics. I just can’t wait to be king! ? ? our roar’s are amazing! #smithdowneyfs

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Using Autumn nature to create our faces

18-10-2023

We have been busy using Autumn nature to create our faces. #smithdowneyfs

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Today we made our own leaf man…

18-10-2023

Today we have read The Leaf Man and made marks to represent the different places he passed in the wind. We then made our own leaf man. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s been a busy afternoon looking at big and small…

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy afternoon looking at big and small. We worked hard sorting acorns. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmaths @MasterTheCurric

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Dancing and freezing to the beat in music today…

18-10-2023

We had lots of fun in music this morning dancing and freezing to the beat. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic @ResonateHub

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What a fantastic first morning we had in Reception!

18-10-2023

What a fantastic first morning we had in Reception! #smithdowneyfs

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We have been busy learning about Diwali the festival of light. We have moulded dough into Diya lamps. Made marks to create Rangoli patterns and wrote our names in our cards we have decorated.

13-11-2023

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Thank you to all our parents who joined us today to help us celebrate World Nursery Rhyme week. We had lots of fun sharing our rhymes and activities with you all.

14-11-2023

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Speke Hall trip

14-11-2023

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RAG trip to Speke Hall

14-11-2023

Reception had a lovely afternoon visiting Speke Hall! We followed the Giant trail and spotted lots of the giant’s clothes high up in the trees! We tiptoed past the sleeping giant, making sure not to wake him! We then walked around the grounds, looking for signs of Autumn.

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Reception Nursery Rhyme Messy Afternoon 15.11.23 at 2.15pm

15-11-2023

Please remember to join us at 2.15pm for a creative arts and crafts afternoon to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week.

Here are links to the focused nursery rhymes

Jack and Jill https://youtu.be/FYojUSFfuMg?si=SDUiqsd9OnNF5GM3

Hickory Dickory Dock https://youtu.be/yxoSyFkX_eA?si=MJGU2Ya8p0VhAVPG

The Wheels on the Bus https://youtu.be/xWyxe_QGq_g?si=_plPFxNqmR2Yn20d

Heads, Shoulder, Knees and Toes https://youtu.be/9S0_trHxcnk?si=FaZt14pGbqb7jctD

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Celebrating Diwali

15-11-2023

We have been learning all about the festival of Diwali this week. We made Diwa decorations and cards for Diwali. We also found how Diwali is celebrated and how Diwali means Festival of Light. ?

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Rhyming Week

15-11-2023

This week we are learning how to rhyme and make rhyming strings in literacy.

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Comparison in Maths

15-11-2023

This week we are comparing numbers and groups of objects saying which group has more than, fewer than or the same amount of objects. We have been building walls for Humpty Dumpty and saying which wall has more, fewer or the same amount of bricks.

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Happy Thursday!

16-11-2023

Happy Thursday from reception. We have been mark making outside and playing with our friends?

 

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Today has been all about the number 1. We made flapjack using 1 of each ingredient.

16-11-2023

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RLMc Speke Hall

19-11-2023

Parents and families just a reminder that Miss McFarlane’s class will be visiting Speke Hall tomorrow 20.11.23. The children can bring in wellington boots for the trip.
Many Thanks

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We had lots of Pudsey fun on Friday whilst raising money for charity.

20-11-2023

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Today we have read I Like Trains!

20-11-2023

We have printed trains with blocks and made marks to represent train track, trains and signals.

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RLMc visit Speke Hall

21-11-2023

Yesterday RLMc had lots of fun visiting Speke Hall. We looked at the changes for Autumn and we even saw a sleeping giant! We visited the giants house, kitchen, music room and even his playground. It was lots of fun!

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Hot air balloons

22-11-2023

We are learning all about different types of transport. We have been making our own hot air balloons using different materials and decorating them.

 

 

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Mark Making

22-11-2023

We have had lots of fun mark making under the table on the large paper.

 

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Imaginative Outdoor Play in Reception

29-11-2023

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At the Post Office

06-12-2023

We have really enjoyed our post office role play area and writing letters independently.

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We have had a busy few weeks in Nursery!

11-12-2023

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EYFS Nativity

12-12-2023

Thanks so much to all parents who attended our Nativity performance today.

Our next performance will be on Thursday 14th at 1.30pm.

Many Thanks

 

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EYFS Nativity

12-12-2023

Thanks so much to all parents and families for coming to see our Nativity performance today.
Our next performance will be on Thursday 14th at 1.30pm.

Many Thanks.?

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Santa Dash 8.12.23

12-12-2023

We had lots of fun in Reception on our Santa Dash!

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Winter ❄️ Cookery

18-12-2023

We have enjoyed making cakes for winter time ❄️

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People who help us: Chefs

22-01-2024

This week we are learning all about chefs. This morning we had a visit from our school chef Miss Monica. We talked about her chefs outfit, the kitchen and menus. We then chose to create our own menus

 

 

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Reception RE

23-01-2024

Reception had a wonderful morning listening to the story of Noah and the Ark

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People Who Help Us – Chefs!

24-01-2024

This week we have been learning about how chefs help us! Our lovely school chef came into class to answer our questions. We learnt about the special clothing chefs have to wear and the different equipment she uses to cook our tasty lunches!

 

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Tesco trip

24-01-2024

To continue learning about chefs, we’re going to become chefs and make our own soup! To prepare for this, we went to Tesco to buy the ingredients we need.

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RLMc Tesco Trip

26-01-2024

This week we have been learning all about chefs. We took a trip to Tesco to get ingredients to create vegetable soup.

 

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Vegetable Soup

02-02-2024

Last week we made vegetable soup with the items we bought from the shop. We used our cutting skills to chop up the vegetables.

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Superheroes

19-02-2024

We are enjoying Supertato this week and our new Superheroes topic!

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Chinese New Year celebrations

21-02-2024

To celebrate the new lunar year, we have been getting crafty in class making representations of dragons using a variety of resources. Look at our fabulous dragons! We also made our own lanterns after learning about the significance of the colour red.

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Maths parental workshop

21-02-2024

Thank you to our parents who came to our Reception maths parental workshop this week! We look at how to support your children with their shape knowledge at home.

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Asda

27-02-2024

This morning we have had lots of fun playing in our Asda supermarket. We have been writing shopping lists and paying for our food with money.


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Evil Pea Gloop

27-02-2024

On Monday we made Evil Pea gloop from our story Supertato. You can make this at home by mixing cornflower, water and green food colouring.

 

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Throwing and Catching

27-02-2024

 

We have been practicing our throwing and catching skills in a group. We worked together to see how quickly we can move the beanbag around the circle.

 

 

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Favourite Character Pictogram

27-02-2024

We have created a pictogram of our favourite character from Supertato. We counted to see how many children liked Evil Pea and how many more liked Supertato.

 

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Supertato’s House

27-02-2024

This afternoon we created Supertato’s house using icing sugar and gingerbread. We mixed the icing sugar and water to use as glue to stick the house together.

 

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Imaginative Play

29-02-2024

We have been having lots of fun outside using the boxes and our imaginations. We have been to the supermarket, space and more!

 

 

 

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Supertato Sequencing

29-02-2024

This week we have been working hard with our friends to put our Supertato story pictures into the correct order.

 

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Mark Making

29-02-2024

This afternoon we have been using the pens and pencils to mark make under the table.

 

 

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Magnetic tiles

06-03-2024

We have had lots of fun outside building and exploring the magnetic tiles. We built houses, campfires and castles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World ? Book ? Day in Reception

07-03-2024

We’ve had a fantastic day today celebrating World Book Day!

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Enormous Turnip Cookery

07-03-2024

As part of World Book Day, we shared The Enormous Turnip story in class this week and made our own turnips to take home.

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Building with 3D shapes

12-03-2024

We have had lots of fun building with our large 3D shapes outside. We built a water slide with different shapes and found what combination made the cars and boats go faster.

 

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Reception Maths Stay and Learn

13-03-2024

Reception parents and families, please remember to come along to our Maths Stay and Learn today which will begin at 2.15pm until 3pm. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there. Many thanks for your support.

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Measuring

19-03-2024

The children independently measured how long the carpet was using our toy vehicles.

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Planting ? Beans

20-03-2024

In Reception we have enjoyed planting beans as part of our Jack and the Beanstalk/ Jasper’s Beanstalk learning. We talked about how to plant a bean and how to take care of the beans. We have also planted sunflowers and poppies in our mini sensory garden.

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Easter

26-03-2024

We are having a great time playing in our Easter area. We have been creating Easter cards and decorating eggs. We decorated our Easter tree with our favourite Easter eggs.

 

On Monday Miss McFarlane painted our feet to create carrot footprints.

 

 

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Happy Tuesday – outdoors

26-03-2024

Today we have been enjoying our outdoor area. We have been using the blocks to create different buildings and even a strawberry ice cream. We have been working together with our friends to build castles in the sand.

 

 

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Measuring in Reception

27-03-2024

We have had lots of fun practicing our counting skills by measuring each others using a selection of objects.

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Fun in Reception

27-03-2024

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Thank you Mrs Ridley for a fun idea!

 

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Fun in Reception

27-03-2024

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Easter in Reception

27-03-2024

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Dance in Reception

27-03-2024

This term we have really enjoyed learning difference dances and moving to music and also creating our dance movements.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

16-04-2024

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We have started our Traditional Tales topic and our first book is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Here is a link to a song about the story to share at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-when-goldilocks-went-to-the-house-of-the-bears/zbkrf4j

 

 

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We have been busy sharing how we celebrated Eid. ?

18-04-2024

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Porridge Making

18-04-2024

Today we have really enjoyed making porridge as part of our Goldilocks and the Three Bears learning.

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It’s been a busy and messy morning expanding our vocabulary using gloop. ?

19-04-2024

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P.E

23-04-2024

We had lots of fun in P.E today. We had to jump and stop when directed while playing the frog game.

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Today we have baked cakes to help celebrate Maisie’s Birthday ?

23-04-2024

Maisie Mouse in our story is having a birthday! ? ? ?

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Look at these two working at their laptops in the sunshine. ? ?

23-04-2024

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Composition of Numbers

24-04-2024

In maths this week we are learning about how some numbers can be made up of two equal parts. We are looking at arrangements of numbers to spot and make equal and unequal parts.

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Outdoors in Reception

24-04-2024

This week we are having lots of fun outdoors in developing our imaginations and communication and language skills.

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Hands Sign Language in Reception

24-04-2024

We have started to learn sign language each week and are doing so well at learning greetings, colours and animals thanks to Hands.

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Making friends

24-04-2024

Today we talked about what makes a good friend. We wrote about the different things we can do.

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Goldilocks and the three bears

25-04-2024

Today we had fun re-enacting our story using props.

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Teddy bear biscuits

25-04-2024

Look at our fantastic teddy bear biscuits that we made today. They tasted so good.

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We have been busy baking cakes and making hats ready to celebrate Maisie’s Birthday ?

26-04-2024

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Teddy’s Bears Picnic

29-04-2024

To celebrate the end of learning of Goldilocks and The Three Bears we hosted our own Teddy Bears Picnic. We had party food and danced with our teddies. We had a wonderful afternoon!

         

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The Little Red Hen

30-04-2024

We have started to share the story of The Little Red Hen and we began by making our own bread. Here is a link if you would like to share the story at home.

 

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Sorting in Reception Maths

30-04-2024

This week we are developing our composition skills by sorting items by size, colour and shape. If you would like to have a go at this at home we would love to see this. Can you sort out some items by colour or size?

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Chef hats

30-04-2024

We used our cutting skills to make chef hats.

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Nursery Stay and Learn

30-04-2024

Today we welcomed parents to stay and learn, we had a lovely morning! This week we have been looking at the book “Aaaarggh Spider” lots of our activities had a spidery theme. ?️

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Listening to the harp in music today.

01-05-2024

Reception have been listening to Mrs Naylor play the harp in our music lesson today!

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Making bread

01-05-2024

We have been very busy making bread just like the little red hen.

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Thank you to all our families who joined us for stay and learn this morning. ?

03-05-2024

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Enjoying the water with spiders and numicon. ?️

07-05-2024

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Three Billy Goats Bridge

09-05-2024

This week we have been looking at the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Outside we built a bridge to cross to the green grass. We made signs for the goats from the troll showing they can’t cross the bridge.

 

 

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The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

09-05-2024

We have been loving this week’s book! Look at all of our fantastic work!

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It’s been a busy day using our fine motor skills to thread webs for the spiders and using our subitising skills to count spiders! ?️?️

09-05-2024

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We have been very busy retelling our story this afternoon. ?️

10-05-2024

We have learnt all the Makaton signs for the animals in our story and then used them to retell the story.

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Spider hunting in the sunshine ?️?

10-05-2024

We have been learning about spiders this week and have been looking at similarities and differences.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar ?

13-05-2024

Today we have enjoyed making fruit kebabs after listening to our new story.

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RLMc Farm Trip

14-05-2024

RLMc had a great trip to Croxteth farm today. We saw lots of animals including goats from the Three Billy Goats story. We loved brushing the horse and holding the rabbit and Guinea pig. We had a great day outdoors.

 


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Look at our slide!

14-05-2024

We have worked hard to build this slide and have used our muscles to balance as we climb up and down it.

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It has been a busy after at stay and learn. Thank you for everyone who joined us. ☺️

14-05-2024

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Odd and Even Numbers

15-05-2024

In maths this week we are looking at which numbers up to 10 are odd and which are even.

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The very Hungry Caterpillar ?

16-05-2024

We are munching our way threw one apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries and five oranges ?

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We have been busy talking about and sorting healthy and unhealthy foods. ????????

17-05-2024

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Thank you to everyone who joined us this afternoon for stay and learn.

17-05-2024

we enjoyed sharing our activities and rhymes with you all and look forward to seeing you next time. ☺️

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Calderstones Park with Reception Parents and Children

20-05-2024

If you are coming to Calderstones Park this morning please wait in the office and we will leave at 9.15. Thanks so much, Miss McFarlane.

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Were Going on a Bear Hunt

20-05-2024

Today we have made some teddy bear bread using chocolate spread , bananas and raisins.

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Reception Parents and Children Visit to Calderstones Park

21-05-2024


We had lots of fun with our families at Calderstones Park. We played ring games, had a picnic, fed the ducks, rolled down a hill, explored the playground and looked at different plants and flowers in the sensory gardens. Huge thanks to all families for coming along.

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What a joy to see these two retelling our story from last week. ?

21-05-2024

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

23-05-2024

Today we had lots of fun making teddy bear bread , by spreading the chocolate spread and using bananas for the ears and raisins for the eyes.   .

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