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Achieved quality assurance award

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2016




 "Children enjoy ample opportunities to be active, and extend and test their physical skills. The nurturing staff team places a clear focus on promoting the children's personal, social and emotional development."

  

(Ofsted, January 2016)





Food hygiene rating '5' achieved for the ninth year

  running 2017




"Disabled children and those with special educational needs are fully included and valued. Staff work sensitively with children, planning precisely for their learning and ensuring they make sustained progress in relation to their starting points."



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"The leadership team has an excellent overview of the nursery, staff practice, quality of teaching and the progress children make. Self-evaluation is used astutely to drive continuous improvement."

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Fri 14th Jan 2019

Posted on 11th January, 2019

This week in Smarties we have been looking at going on a Bear Hunt as this is our book of the month. We have been looking at different textures such as fur, tissue paper and paint which has helped towards creating our display for this. We have also made bear masks, and having our very own bear hunt outside with our friends in the garden!

We have also been looking at recognising our colours and also working on our number counting skills.

 

This week we have been doing some painting, colouring and sticking and glueing for our art display!

We ahve also been focusing on our hand eye co-ordination by using the threading to make bracelets and necklaces.

We have also been writing some news for our news board and also learning how to use our tri-pod grip.

We have been experiementing with the instruments making songs and also recognising loud and quiet noises and their differences.

Friday 4th January 2019

Posted on 4th January, 2019

Happy New year everybody and welcome back to the Smarties blog

This week the children have been playing with the soft play and the tunnels. The children have been practising their gross motor skills and balancing on them. The children have also been playing with the books in the tents and sharing the stories with each other.

The children have been playing with duplo and making towers counting how many blocks they have and naming the colours they are using.

The children have been playing with the soil and making lots of mess with the soil and making the cars move through the soil.

Smarties have been painting and using lots of colours and different tools such as sponges and brushes making marks and talking about what they have made.

The Sweeties have been exploring the preschool room this week. Check the preschool blog for an update on what the Sweeties have been up to.

Hope to see you again next week.

Fri 12th December 2018

Posted on 14th December, 2018

This week in Smarties we have been continuing the Christmas activities, we have been doing our christmas cooking making lemon cupcakes, we have made our tree decorations, making our christmas reindeers, and decorating our christmas cards!

We have also had Carrie in this week to have our christmas party, doing lots of dancing, party games and we also had a visit from Santa where we where givena present for being on his nice list for our good behaviour!

 

This week in Sweeties we have had a busy week!

Our favorite part of this week has been the build up to meeting santa! We have been busy doing lots of activities such as finishing off our christmas bag treats, making our crackers and also finishing our tree decorations. We have also took part in our yearly Christmas nursery party! We had Carrie in to play lots of party games and doing dancing to our christmas songs and also a visit from Santa were we where given a special present for our good behaviour and for being on his nice list!

7th December 2018

Posted on 7th December, 2018

Thsi week in Smarties we have been decorating our christmas bags, we have been talking about what we have asked Santa for at Christmas time and what we could fill our own stockings with. Smarties have also helped to decorate their very own christmas free, exploring with all different textures on decorations.

This week we have also made cupcakes, we have been working on our gross motor skills in helping add ingredience and mixing them to create our cake mix. We have also done more texture play which was shaving foam, we added lots of coloured paint to link in with the christmas them and we also added our animals to make marks.

 

This week in Sweeties we have been playing with 'Snow' and making marks with the animals in them. We have also been joining in with the christmas activities and making our very own Christmas Cracker with chocolates in them. We have worked on our fine motor skills when doing drawing to decorate trees for our christmas bags to take home.

We have also enjoyed making chocolate cupcakes and singing along to all of our christmas songs and also dancing to them.

Friday 23rd Nov 2018

Posted on 23rd November, 2018

This week in Smarties we have been practicing our fine motor control, this includes practicng our writing skills using pincer and Tri-Pod grip, and also threading activities to work on both our fine motor and our concentration skills.

We have also been doing lots of creative activities using a range of media, this includes Balloon painting where the children are making marks with small balloons and also practicing our scissor skills and smaking snips out of paper.

We have also been working on our Counting and Colour skills, being able to count independantly and spontaniously up to 5 both by route and objects and also learning about primary colours (Blue, Red, Yellow and Green) and being able to recognise them in play.

 

Up Stairs in Sweeties we have been doing work very similar, we have also been looking at our shapes and what links we can make in the enviroment and attempting to name the correct shapes. We have been getting involved with lots of creative activities such as Cornflour play, shaving foam play, custard play and also playing and exploring textures of different fruits.

We have also been looking at different animals in the enviroment now the weather has changed, we have been looking at where they live, what they eat and also different sounds they make.

We have also done lots of partying this week due to having lots of birthdays, we have been playing with party balloons, dancing to music being able to create our own dance moves and also doing lots of singing and building relationships with others.

 

Both Smarties and Sweeties have also took part in the National Nursery Rhymes Week, this is where we have a rhyme for every day of the week to learn or practice including rhymes such as 5 Currant Buns, A sailor went to sea and im a little sea pot.

Friday 16th November

Posted on 16th November, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the Smarties and Sweeties blog.

This week in Smarties we have been developing our dressing skills. Some of us were able to put our arms into te sleeves and put on and take off our hats. We have also been helping our friends if they need support.

The Smarties have been making birthday cake with the duplo and have been using this to help identify number and colours.

The Smarties have developing our communication skills by talking about our birthday experiences on as part of our Bella's birthday surprise topic. We have also been mark making using different resources such as chalk boards, paper, sand and shaving foam.

Some of us are able to draw lines and shapes and we can hold mark making tools with support. We practise this a lot during our mark making activities.

This week in Sweeties we have been baking cakes for the children in need cake sale. We have been colouring in Pudsey pictures and using this to help us with our colour recognition. We have also been treasure hunting and finding toys and animals. Using fish net to catch toys in the water. We have enjoyed having story time under the shelter in the garden and playing with the cars. I t has been a great week at nursery. Hope you all have a great weekend hope to see you again next week.

Friday 9th November

Posted on 9th November, 2018

Hello and welcome to the smarties and sweeties

The children have been making Diwali cards and colouring in special lanterns. The children had fun at the Diwali party and had been dancing and moving to the music.

The children have been making birthday cards for their friends and decorating them using paint and glitter. The children have been using paint and glitter to make their cakes.

They have been doing lots of mark making tools to develop their fine motor skills such as chalking and felt tips and chalking. The children have also been painting and using the different colours to mix together to make their own colours.

The children have also been making lots of different poppys for our rememberance day celebrations by painting the stones and decorating them with red paint and black spots.

The children have been identifying the the first letter of their name by doing the register song. The children have been excited when they know what letter their name begins with.

The children have also been playing in the sand and using the sand to fill and empty the containers. As they have been learning about full and empty containers.

The sweeties have been having lots of fun with the Diwali party and have been doing lots of dancing and copying the teachers dance moves.

The children have also been making firework pictures with chalk and using the colourful paints. The children have also been using lolly pop sticks to create their work.

The children have been developing their self care skills by playing with the babies they have been putting them in the water and washing the dolls hair and brushing it after.

The children have been looking at the shapes in the environment looking at the ceiling in the room and talking about all the colourful shapes they saw. They also named the shapes they saw outside saying the balls are circle shapes.

What a lovely week we have had hope to see you againg next week

Friday 2nd November

Posted on 2nd November, 2018

This week in Smarties we have been getting very messy by exploring the soil. We used lots of different spades to dig up the soil and see what we could find hidden underneath it all. We used different sized spades and spoke about who had a big spade and who had a small spade. We really enjoyed getting messy in the soil and were very happy once we had finished this activity. We have also been celebrating halloween this week, we have made halloween cards, our pumpkin and made mummies out of toilet roll. After we had decortated our room with all of our halloween decorations we then had a big party, with lots of dancing and lots of party food. We really enjoyed copying our teachers dance moves and looking at all of the halloween costumes that we were all wearing.

We have also been decorting our stones ready for rememberance day. We painted them red with a black dot in the middle to resemble poppies. These will then be put up and displayed with all the other rooms poppies and other crafts ready for rememberance day.

 

 

 

This week in Sweeties we have had a lovely chance in getting to go over to the Rolos room, to spend some time with the older chidren and their teachers. We explored the activities and toys that they had to offer and enjoyed to be in a different room getting to know new children. We have also been getting very messy this week, by using lots of different materials to create different textures for us to explore. We made foam dough by mixing up shaving foam and corn flour to form a sticky messy dough that iis fun to mold and play with. We used the dough to mold it into different shapes and spoke about the shapes that we have used. We spoke about simple shapes such as triangles, circles, squares, stars and hearts.

We have also been celebrating halloween this week. We had our lovely halloween part were we dresssed up and did lots of dancing. We had our dance teacher Carie come in, who did lots of different dancing with us and we got to explore different materials and how they are able to move as we dance. We have also had the zoo lab come in, so we were able to look at and ask lots of questions about all of the different animals that we can see.

Smarties 

The smarties this week have been creating ghosts for halloween, they made these out of plastic cups and black paper. The children listened to the simple instructions really well and created some great ghosts.

The children have been playing with musical instruments, looking at them and how they are making the sounds. 

The Smarties have been mark making using different tools, we have been encouraging the children to talk about what they have drawn.

The children have been printing spiders using different objects and using paint. The children loved creating their spiders.

 

Sweeties

The sweeties have been painting with lollypop sticks this week, they used different colours and made some lovely pictures. 

They have been learning different ways of dancing and how to balance. They have been watching clips of people dancing and copying them.

They have been playing with the ict phones to recognise numbers and letters. They have been pressing the number and saying what it is.

They have also been practising their makaton signs and enjoyed outdoor play with the bikes and cars. 

This week in Smalrties it has been a very creative week. We have been getting very messy with play such as Jelly Play which include creepy crawlys, making playdough to play with through out the week and exploring the textures in the process, decorating materials for our nursery rhymes display using materials such as paints and sticking and gluing. He have also focused on our Halloween topic by doing Halloween dress up and trick or treating games finding things that are big and little to understand the concept.

 

This week in Sweeties we have been decorating witches hats and pumpkin pictures. We have also been doing hand painting to make spiders for our Halloween display.

We have been learning about different textures and have been involved in different sensory plays. We have also been playing with the Role Play dressing up which has also been Halloween themed, including our favorite songs to link into this. It has been fun doing all these diffrent activites and we hope you all have a lovely weekend.