Two Moors Nursery

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Hello 2020!

Welcome back, everyone! And a very warm welcome to all our lovely new children and families 🙂 We have had a great start to our new term: making new friends and even meeting two special visitors… Kindness Elves. We have named them Shiny-Belle and Twinkle. They have come to visit us to see all the kind and lovely things we do in our nursery and even give us some Kindness Challenges (such as smiling at our friends, writing thank you cards for Christmas presents and saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’). We also made some beautiful friendship bracelets to give to a friend by threading beads onto pipe cleaners.

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Goodbye, 2019…

Wow, what a half term! We ended the year in style, learning about Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Light), celebrating Fireworks and Bonfire Night, then had LOTS of fun with all our Christmas activities. Thank you, everyone, for all your ongoing support and for braving the torrential rain to attend our Nursery’s Christmas Sing-Along. The children put on a fabulous show, singing lots of fabulous festive songs!

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Spooky Week

We had lots of fun on our first week back building up to Halloween. We listened to Julia Donaldson’s ‘Room on the Broom’ and made some exciting ‘stinky’ green potions using bicarbonate of soda and coloured white vinegar- then later made delicious fruity wands; we made skeleton pictures using cotton buds and used shapes to make brilliant pumpkin faces; we learnt a song ‘5 Little Spooky Ghosts’ and really loved exploring the lights and torches around our darkened nursery space.

 

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Autumn, Harvest and Scarecrows

Wow, we have been VERY busy this half term! We looked at the lovely Autumn colours of red, yellow and orange; exploring leaves on the trees, fruits and vegetables. We made delicious lemonade after squeezing fresh lemons and made yummy banana milkshakes, too. We had lots of fun exploring pumpkins- especially looking at the inside of the most enormous pumpkin we’ve ever seen! We used shapes to make our own funny pumpkin faces on the Smartboard!

To get us ready for Harvest, we looked at the story of the Little Red Hen- making story maps, puppets, special headbands and ended the week making our own Hedgehog bread with Mrs Tooze in the Attelier. Yummy!

To finish off a wonderful half term, we looked at scarecrows. We made lovely handprint crows; drew around our bodies using chalk in the outside area; played a fun ‘scare away the crows’ game and made a collaborative collage to decorate our Nursery. We have had such a lovely start to our Autumn term and we look forward to seeing everyone after half term. We hope you enjoy using the ‘Busy Bags’!

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Heartfelt Harvest Thanks

A very big thank you to everyone who came to our Nursery Harvest Sing Along. The children worked so hard learning all the songs and gave a wonderful performance in front of a huge audience of family and friends. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. What a lovely way to end a wonderful half term. The Nursery staff are extremely proud of the children and grateful for your continued support.

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A bright, colourful start

What a wonderful start to the Autumn Term we’ve had! Welcoming back our existing children and families, but also making new friends with those new to our Nursery. Over the past couple of weeks, we have had so much fun exploring our Nursery space, as well as the larger school grounds; playing and sharing with friends; looking at, discovering and making all things colourful. We will be focusing on one special Autumn colour over the next few weeks, beginning with red. We enjoyed looking at (and tasting!) delicious red fruits and vegetables. Here are a few snapshots of the things we’ve been up to, but please keep your eyes peeled on your child’s Tapestry page, as we will be updating them as often as possible!

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Traditional Tales

At Two Moors Nursery we have been reading Traditional Tales…

The Three Little Pigs

We counted how many pigs were in each house then we added them all together.

We huffed and puffed like the big bad wolf and blew feathers out of the house using straws.

We blew through straws to mix different colours together.

We used tweezers to pick up sugar cube “bricks” and balanced them to make a tower. It was very tricky!

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Snails 🐌

Last week we had lots of fun learning about snails 🐌

We made lots of spiral shapes

We read “Snail Trail” by Ruth Brown and made our own gooey trails…

We watched a slideshow about the sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy and made our own natural sculptures

We looked at Snail artwork by Henri Matisse then used pieces of paper to make our own pictures

We used shapes to make a giant Matisse snail…

Look at the amazing snail things we have been making independently

We even made some delicious snails to eat using celery, cucumber, cream cheese and grapes… mmmmm

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A Real Baby!

Mrs Potter came to our Nursery this week with her lovely baby, Ellie. She talked to us all about what Ellie needs and we found out about the food she eats. We found out that babies are learning to talk and Ellie said “dadada”. She even took a few steps. She loved meeting the children and we all loved meeting her…

Thank you so much for bringing Ellie in to meet us, Mrs Potter – and thank you lovely Ellie for helping us learn about real babies 🤱🍼

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Midwife Visit

Eliza’s Mummy came to visit us at the Nursery last week. She is a Midwife and she told us all about how she looks after new babies and their Mummies to make sure they are safe and healthy.

She showed us how to use the stethoscope to listen to a baby’s heartbeat.

We looked at a photo of a real baby growing inside it’s Mummy’s tummy. It is called a “scan” photo.

Babies wear a tag in hospital when they are born so everyone knows who they are and who their Mummy is.

Eliza and her Mummy showed us her little red book that tells us all the information about when Eliza was a baby.

Thank you so much for coming to see us, Mrs Fever 🙂

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