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Phase 1 Nursery

Welcome to Cherry Brook Class

Our Learning Experiences 2018-2019

Lots of buzz around the garden this week!

Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 1 Spotting strawberries ready to pick!
Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 2 We found lots of them.
Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 3 Now to taste. Hmmmm!
Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 4 Beautiful pear tree gifted by the Evans family!
Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 5 Inspired lots of caring...
Lots of buzz around the garden this week! 6 ...and watering of the allotment!

Working on the allotments

Working on the allotments 1 Tasting the strawberries!
Working on the allotments 2 We planted marigolds to tempt the slugs...
Working on the allotments 3 ...away from our strawberry plants.
Working on the allotments 4 Essential watering of the new plants
Working on the allotments 5 Harvesting the new potatoes!
Working on the allotments 6 "It's like looking for treasure!"
Working on the allotments 7 We found so many!
Working on the allotments 8 We washed them clean for the school kitchen
Working on the allotments 9 The kitchen staff made a potato salad with them!

Bringing in the Harvest!

Bringing in the Harvest! 1 We started off weeding!
Bringing in the Harvest! 2 This radish looks ready!
Bringing in the Harvest! 3 So does this one!
Bringing in the Harvest! 4 Look a radish!
Bringing in the Harvest! 5 And an onion!
Bringing in the Harvest! 6 Another onion!
Bringing in the Harvest! 7 We picked all the onions and washed them
Bringing in the Harvest! 8 The cook was happy with them for the kitchen!

Pirates have taken over!

Pirates have taken over! 1 Searching the high seas!
Pirates have taken over! 2 Uh oh! Captain Hook's arrived!
Pirates have taken over! 3 Walking the plank!
Pirates have taken over! 4 Even pirates need to know their numbers!
Pirates have taken over! 5 All pirates need to read!
Pirates have taken over! 6 Lots of mark making in on the art table
Pirates have taken over! 7 "I'm making a treasure map!"
Pirates have taken over! 8 More treasure maps!
Pirates have taken over! 9 It is hungry work being a pirate!
Pirates have taken over! 10 Cooking up a 'piratey' feast!
Pirates have taken over! 11 A pirate swinging with her monkey!

Second Beach Visit this week!

Second Beach Visit this week! 1 Filling up a bucket with pebbles and shells
Second Beach Visit this week! 2 Exploring the mudflats
Second Beach Visit this week! 3 Lots of tiny crabs to find today
Second Beach Visit this week! 4 More crabs!
Second Beach Visit this week! 5 Counting the beach chalets down from 20!
Second Beach Visit this week! 6 Paddling in the shallows
Second Beach Visit this week! 7 Look an oyster shell!
Second Beach Visit this week! 8 Splashing along the water's edge
Second Beach Visit this week! 9 "Look I'm a mermaid!"

Keeping Busy!

Keeping Busy! 1 Playing games in the sunshine
Keeping Busy! 2 Eyes down for a full house!
Keeping Busy! 3 Under the sea in the tuff tray
Keeping Busy! 4 Exploring with balances
Keeping Busy! 5 Someone tried their hand at photography!
Keeping Busy! 6 This one is more centred
Keeping Busy! 7 How did he make them look so arty?
Keeping Busy! 8 Red is still the only colour showing. How clever!

Soft play and hammer boards this week

Soft play and hammer boards this week 1 Working together on the soft play
Soft play and hammer boards this week 2 Balancing on the soft shapes
Soft play and hammer boards this week 3 Having a rest from bouncing
Soft play and hammer boards this week 4 Planting the tomato plants
Soft play and hammer boards this week 5 Working together with our Y6 mentor
Soft play and hammer boards this week 6 Working together to create a long train track
Soft play and hammer boards this week 7 Concentrating hard to use a hammer
Soft play and hammer boards this week 8 Lots of focus
Soft play and hammer boards this week 9 Hit the nail on the head

Our first beach days

Our first beach days 1 Collecting shells
Our first beach days 2 Collecting sand and seaweed
Our first beach days 3 Throwing sand into the water
Our first beach days 4 Special finds under the surface of the water
Our first beach days 5 Look, it's alive!
Our first beach days 6 Splashing in the shallows

Welcome to the Summer Term!

Welcome to the Summer Term! 1 Weeding the allotments to get ready for planting
Welcome to the Summer Term! 2 Using seed tape, easy for small hands
Welcome to the Summer Term! 3 Planting lettuces, the red and green kind
Welcome to the Summer Term! 4 Planting radishes near our onions
Welcome to the Summer Term! 5 Time for a spot of sorting and counting
Welcome to the Summer Term! 6 Thank you for bringing in things to talk about
Welcome to the Summer Term! 7 Playing with the new clackety track and bridge
Welcome to the Summer Term! 8 Building with new bricks and 'ice' blocks
Welcome to the Summer Term! 9

Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff!

Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 1 The ducks love to swim!
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 2 We made a little island for them to rest on.
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 3 "Hello duckling!"
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 4 "He's running!"
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 5 Taking care to keep them comfortable
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 6 Being very gentle!
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 7
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 8
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 9
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 10 "Look at my pattern!"
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 11 Painting on a reflective surface
Ducks, ducks, ducks, and other stuff! 12 Learning to take turns as we play bug bingo!

It's all been about the ducklings this week!

It's all been about the ducklings this week! 1 Two eggs hatched on Wednesday
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 2 Friday they were ready for a swim
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 3 They took to it like ducks to water!
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 4 "They are so soft"
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 5 "Hello duckling!"
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 6 Holding them very carefully
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 7 Keeping them safely on their laps
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 8 Time to get warm and dry
It's all been about the ducklings this week! 9 "He's falling asleep!"

Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing

Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 1 Who needs saving?
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 2 Catching up in the mud kitchen
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 3 Off we go again!
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 4 Careful pouring into large containers
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 5 Careful pouring into tiny containers
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 6 Pouring to the top
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 7 Working hard to re-surface the mud kitchen floor
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 8 At last the mud kitchen is back in business
Super Heroes and Colour Water Mixing 9 More pouring!

Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts

Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 1 We had a visit from some babies this week
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 2 He loved the strokes!
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 3 Still work to do. Look, ordering numbers to 20!
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 4 Planting flowers in our allotment
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 5
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 6
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 7 Red Nose Day treasure hunt by Year 6
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 8 Thank you Year 6 it was exciting!
Babies, Flowers and Red Nose Day Treasure Hunts 9 Red Nose Iced biscuit with a cherry on top

Potions and Programming this week

Potions and Programming this week 1 Scooping potions into small bottles
Potions and Programming this week 2 Sprinkling lavender on top
Potions and Programming this week 3 "I made purple!"
Potions and Programming this week 4 Spreading jam on bread for special snack
Potions and Programming this week 5 Programming bee-bot
Potions and Programming this week 6 Can bee-bot reach the gold?
Potions and Programming this week 7 "It's working!"
Potions and Programming this week 8 Ordering elephants from largest to smallest

Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week.

Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 1 Preparing the allotment for planting
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 2 Essential water play in the nursery garden
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 3 Temporary mud kitchen moved but still popular
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 4 Great soup!
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 5 Learning about initial sounds
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 6 Year 6 mentor supporting nursery children
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 7 Making focaccia bread
Spring is coming! We loved the warmer weather this week. 8 Creating the traditional holes in the crust

Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week

Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 1 Truffles was a big hit with everyone this week
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 2 Lots of strokes for Truffles
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 3 One last quick stroke before he goes home
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 4 Learning scissors skills this week
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 5 Learning to program a mini robot
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 6 Careful concentration while programming
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 7 So happy when the robot moves to the right place
Truffles the Rabbit visited us this week 8 Uh oh! Not sure that was supposed to happen!

Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 1 Getting ready for our Chinese New Year Celebration
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 2 We started our Lion Dance in Phase 4.
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 3 We caused a disruption across the school.
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 4 We scared evil spirits away from the office.
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 5 We scared them away again in the afternoon.
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 6 Exploring the rose-gold shapes to build a palace
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 7 Creating pictures from 2D shapes in FGT
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 8 Oops! Making muddy puddles in the Mud Kitchen
Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! 9 Oh no! This may not end well!

We had special visitors this week!

We had special visitors this week! 1 Coco enjoyed being stroked
We had special visitors this week! 2 Extra brush today for Coco
We had special visitors this week! 3 Another stroke!
We had special visitors this week! 4 Bowie enjoyed a bone biscuit
We had special visitors this week! 5 Still chewing!
We had special visitors this week! 6 Bowie loved the attention
We had special visitors this week! 7 Taking the dog to the vet
We had special visitors this week! 8 Serious mark making in the vet
We had special visitors this week! 9 All aboard the aeroplane
We had special visitors this week! 10 Ice cakes in the mud kitchen this week
We had special visitors this week! 11 Finding things that go together
We had special visitors this week! 12 Look! Lots of O's

From Freezing to Fox Footprints

From Freezing to Fox Footprints 1 Exploring the ice in the tuff tray
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 2 Hose pipe frozen so no water
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 3 Had to use shaving foam as cream instead
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 4 Making tarts for special snack
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 5 Adding the all important jam
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 6 Using hammer and nails safely in family group time
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 7 Creating a trap for foxy footprints
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 8 Everyone keen to see if we had a visitor
From Freezing to Fox Footprints 9 Success! Can you see the fox footprints?

Squirrel Antics this week!

Squirrel Antics this week! 1 A squirrel visited the nursery garden this week!
Squirrel Antics this week! 2
Squirrel Antics this week! 3 Exploring sound and singing in the mud kitchen.
Squirrel Antics this week! 4 Collecting herbs from the herb garden.
Squirrel Antics this week! 5 Adding herbs to the mud pie of the day.
Squirrel Antics this week! 6 Lots of interest in counting fish
Squirrel Antics this week! 7 More or less fish?
Squirrel Antics this week! 8 Exploring symbols for adding two groups of fish.
Squirrel Antics this week! 9 Exploring programming with Cubetto!

Welcome to the Spring Term!

Welcome to the Spring Term! 1 New children exploring the Mud Kitchen
Welcome to the Spring Term! 2 Old friends with the same interests meeting up
Welcome to the Spring Term! 3 Exploring the resources
Welcome to the Spring Term! 4 Just add glitter
Welcome to the Spring Term! 5 Help from someone more experienced in mud cooking
Welcome to the Spring Term! 6 Adding ingredients to soups and mixtures
Welcome to the Spring Term! 7 A visit from Cream the guinea pig
Welcome to the Spring Term! 8 This is new! Tyre exploration up and down the hill

Ahoy there me' hearties!

Ahoy there me' hearties! 1 We're off!
Ahoy there me' hearties! 2
Ahoy there me' hearties! 3 Walking the plank!
Ahoy there me' hearties! 4 Finding gold
Ahoy there me' hearties! 5 Land ahoy!

Family Christmas Events

Family Christmas Events 1 Decorating the Christmas tree
Family Christmas Events 2 Santa is coming to town!
Family Christmas Events 3 Making Christmas biscuits
Family Christmas Events 4
Family Christmas Events 5 Creating a salt dough decoration
Family Christmas Events 6
Family Christmas Events 7 Painting a wooden decoration
Family Christmas Events 8 Glue and glitter on a pine cone

Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing

Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 1 Trying on shoes in the shoe shop
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 2 Try these shoes!
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 3 Designing and building enclosures
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 4 Designing waterfalls with guttering and logs
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 5 The crossing lady says "Stop!"
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 6 Watching the traffic lights before moving off!
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 7 The school guinea pig came for a visit.
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 8 Brilliant combination! Chalks and water!
Shoe shopping, traffic control and designing 9 Look! Onion shoots in the allotment!

Imagination, focus and ingenuity

Imagination, focus and ingenuity 1 "How can I help you?"
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 2 Lots of interest in describing different materials
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 3 Great focus on threading numbers
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 4 More focus during the afternoon session
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 5 A chance to explore books in the outdoor den
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 6 Lots of help clearing up wet leaves
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 7 We collected 10 bags of leaves!
Imagination, focus and ingenuity 8 Designing ways to move water

Playing, Learning and Giving

Playing, Learning and Giving 1 It's fun using the new mud kitchen unit.
Playing, Learning and Giving 2 Bat girl is working hard in the kitchen.
Playing, Learning and Giving 3 "This stone soup is heavy!"
Playing, Learning and Giving 4 Sweeping the leaves away from the path
Playing, Learning and Giving 5 Walking round and round the trail lots of times
Playing, Learning and Giving 6 Recording numbers in family group time
Playing, Learning and Giving 7 Threading during family group time
Playing, Learning and Giving 8 Using a story map of Rosie's Walk
Playing, Learning and Giving 9 Finding the right piece of this week's story
Playing, Learning and Giving 10 Making dotty biscuits for Children in Need
Playing, Learning and Giving 11 More dots required!
Playing, Learning and Giving 12 Selected the dots before icing the biscuit!

The Last Belfairs Wood Trip

The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 1 The puddles were too tempting to miss!
The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 2 Lots of interest in bug hunting
The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 3 Exploring the statue trail
The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 4 This cheeky squirrel came close during snack time!
The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 5 Look at our finds!
The Last Belfairs Wood Trip 6 A different kind of spider!

Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain.

Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 1 Carefully planting onions 10cm apart
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 2 We will have plenty of onions!
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 3 Wellies are brilliant for exploring puddles!
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 4 Checking the white sheet for insects
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 5 Active looking to spot those insects
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 6 Carefully coaxing an insect into a bug pot
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 7 Observation skills needed to find this statue
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 8 We found the tree-man!
Outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! Exploring our own garden and Belfairs Wood in the rain. 9 The joys of puddle jumping!

Last harvest before the winter sets in

Last harvest before the winter sets in 1 The guinea pig came for a visit this week
Last harvest before the winter sets in 2 Careful glazing of ceramic poppy
Last harvest before the winter sets in 3 The red glaze looks pink!
Last harvest before the winter sets in 4 Harvesting the last of the tomatoes
Last harvest before the winter sets in 5 Nearly got one!
Last harvest before the winter sets in 6 Here you go! One harvested tomato

Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest

Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 1 "Look what I made!"
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 2 "I made a bridge."
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 3 "This perfume is for mummy."
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 4 "Full to the top!"
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 5 The stage is still popular!
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 6 The numbers still handy for number identification
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 7 Transporting the harvest collection to the school
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 8 Sorting the goods into the correct boxes
Creating Castles and Potions and Collecting for Harvest 9 Sorting the afternoon's donations

We've been being creative this week!

We've been being creative this week! 1 Learning how to work with clay
We've been being creative this week! 2 Singing and dancing on the stage
We've been being creative this week! 3 Using loose parts to build channels and bridges
We've been being creative this week! 4 Making sandwiches for special snack
We've been being creative this week! 5 Representing numbers using fingers
We've been being creative this week! 6 All went a bit wizardy and witchy in the shop!

First week of adventures and new experiences

First week of adventures and new experiences 1 The Mud Kitchen was very popular on the first day.
First week of adventures and new experiences 2 Turning on the water butt tap
First week of adventures and new experiences 3 Adding water to dry ingredients
First week of adventures and new experiences 4 Stirring ingredients together
First week of adventures and new experiences 5 Making arrangements of shapes. "It's a long one!"
First week of adventures and new experiences 6 Making lavender perfume with a pestle and mortar
First week of adventures and new experiences 7 Train set is popular...
First week of adventures and new experiences 8 ...very popular.
First week of adventures and new experiences 9 Reading numbers wherever they may be
First week of adventures and new experiences 10 A picture for mummy!
First week of adventures and new experiences 11 Exploring the treasure boxes
First week of adventures and new experiences 12 Creating enclosures and sorting objects
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