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Farm Trip

Our nursery leavers had a great time at St Leonard's Farm yesterday, a balance of fun, education and hands on learning that provided them with an engaging and memorable experience.

They had the opportunity to get up close to lots of different animals such as chickens and donkeys…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 11 July 2019

Fruit Kebabs!

As it's World Chocolate Day on Sunday we have been busy making yummy fruit kebabs dipped in a little chocolate here at nursery. A group of our children helped chop up the strawberries and grapes before making fruit sequences on each skewer. Patterning skills develop as young children have…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 4 July 2019

Mud, Glorious Mud!

Today we celebrated International Mud Day!

Our children came kitted out in old clothes and wellies ready to join in lots of messy play here at Lilycroft Nursery. 

Our nursery staff encouraged children to shake off modern restrictions, changing “don’t get dirty” to a much more positive “get…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 27 June 2019

A special visitor!

Our children have been getting plenty of fresh air and exercise today as they played out in the sun with their friends. We also had a special visitor! 'Big' the tortoise came to visit our nursery! All the children took real interest in 'Big' and learned to treat him with care, as they watched him…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 27 June 2019

Making Patterns

Our nursery children have been exploring patterns this week with this creative, hands-on activity. They each chose pebbles and shells, that interested them, and placed them onto the frames to make a work of art through patterns. Patterns can be found all around us, whether in a work of art, in a…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 25 June 2019

Fruit Salad

Today at nursery the children have all helped chop up lots of delicious fruit to make a yummy fruit salad. They enjoyed learning and tasting new fruits such as avocado pears. Helping to prepare a fruit salad together is a great way to get children interested in the food they eat.  Fruits and…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 25 June 2019

Encouraging a Love for Art

We have been having lots of messy fun at nursery this week with our paint stampers, making lots of caterpillar pictures to decorate our classrooms with. By gripping the little stampers our children have been developing their fine motor skills and hand and eye coordination. Our children feel a…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 25 June 2019

Den Building

Our Nursery children have been taking part in 30 Days Wild this month, joining in with lots of random acts of wildness. This week we have been exploring the great outdoors, working together, Den Building!

Being outdoors offers many stimulating play opportunities. Soil and leaves, sticks and…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 20 June 2019

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We have caterpillars!

Our Nursery children have been discovering the miracle of metamorphosis this week as they carefully observe the tiny caterpillars in vials,  before the caterpillars undergo an amazing transformation into Painted Lady Butterflies. This is an amazing learning opportunity for…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 19 June 2019

Bringing Stories to Life

This week in nursery we have been bringing stories to life by reading a story together and then taking part in a fun activity planned by our nursery staff. Developing comprehension and language skills is key to good Literacy skills, which are best fostered through listening to stories and…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 18 June 2019

Baking Day!

Every week in nursery we have a lovely volunteer who comes in to bake with the children. Today they made victoria sponge cake! The children helped with adding the ingredients to the bowl and mixing it all together. Baking together helps children develop fine motor skills, eye hand…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 14 June 2019

Developing Language Skills through Play

Play is an important part of speech development. Each day, at Lilycroft Nursery, children are given the opportunity to play and interact with one another and staff, which in turn develops their social skills.

Today children have been taking part in roleplay, making patterns and forming…

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Posted by Nicola Braund on 7 June 2019

Tags: outdoor play , language , roleplay