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What a lovely start to the summer holidays we have had. We have enjoyed some very messy body painting using the brushes to paint our hands and feet and using our whole bodies to make marks!!

We have also had a lovely day out at Wigan park feeding the ducks, playing on  the park and enjoying snack and a picnic lunch in the cool shade of the trees. smiley

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At the end of term we enjoyed a lovely morning at the wacky warehouse were the children enjoyed running, climbing and hiding in the ball pool.

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Cooling down in the water play on a hot and sunny day!!

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We celebrated Logan's and Heidi's 2nd birthdays with two delicious cakes. We all hope you had a fantastic birthday!! 

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Over the last few weeks the children have all taken part in many different activities which help to develop lots of different skills for the children. We hope you enjoy seeing our photo's of our wonderful experiences at nursery!!

Weeks beginning 13.6.16 & 20.6.16

The children all enjoyed exploring the communication friendly space that Traci made today. They began to develop their speech and language skills when looking at books together and interacting with each other.

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Snack time at the park

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These last two weeks the children have all enjoyed taking part in various focused activities. These activities included baking making savoury twists, water play activity using nets to fish out hidden objects and a technology activity where the children have begun to use objects with buttons, flaps and simple mechanisms and watch with anticipation what happens when they press the buttons, lift the flaps etc 

Sensory play!!

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Week beginning 6/6/16

The children enjoyed exploring the ball pool this week and were surprised to find photographs of all their friends and staff hidden inside.

The children developed their bonds and relationships with each other and staff members and also their speech and language skills when naming all the people they found of the photographs!! no

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Hall Time

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Mark making fun!

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This week we would like to say a very big well done to two of our amazing babies.

Well done to April and finding her feet at nursery and also a very big well done to Joseph who has now begun to bring from his own cup without support!!

Fantastic work well done!! smiley

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May Half Term

We went on the bus to Wigan and had a picnic snack sat on the benches. The children really enjoyed going on the bus and Ellie had fun saying "aya" to all the people on there.

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Water play fun outside in the sunshine

The children all enjoyed playing in the paddling pool outside during the half term. They really liked the water cannons and George really enjoyed squirting Traci and Jac.

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Week beginning 23/5/16

 

This week we enjoyed many different activities. Here are some of our favourite things to do.We enjoyed playing inside with the little slide using lots of balancing and climbing skills, we loved the peppa pig toys and had a wonderful time making pizzas. We used our upper body strength to mix the ingredients in the bowl and then our hands and fingers to kneed the dough. We even made our own choices when picking which toppings to put onto our pizzas.

The best part though was getting to eat them when they had been cooked!! YUMMY smiley

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Weeks 25/4/16--9/5/16

These past three weeks we really have enjoyed developing and extending our learning in many different ways. We loved the feely pots and enjoyed using our senses to find out what was inside them. We have had some lovely walks out in the  gorgeous sunshine and even went to the pet shop to see the many different animals. We enjoyed cooling down in the cool water play and munching on nice cold ice pops.

As you can see all this hard work is very tiring for us, especially on hot sunny days. smileysmiley

Week beginning 18.4.16

This week the children have enjoyed two focused activities which were construction, building simple structures. And also making big movements to manipulate the play dough, we even used our feet!!

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Ice pops on a sunny day!!

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week beginning 11.4.16

This week we all celebrated Lexi's 2nd birthday by singing happy birthday and eating delicious cake. 

Happy 2nd birthday Lexi heart

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WOW, look at Ellie, Amber, Elliott and Calin go. This week they have all found their feet and been showing off their fantastic walking!!

Well done everyone no

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This week the children have really enjoyed joining in with our two focused activities. The first of these was to create a sticky mural using sticky backed plastic on the floor or low wall and we offered the children lots of various creative resources to make their own sticky pictures with, they especially enjoyed touching the sticky back plastic!!

the second activity was a big mark making activity using chunky chalks, crayons and paints. We used our arms to make big circles and lines. frown

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The children have all enjoyed exploring frozen objects today. They used their hands and mouth to make sense of what they were playing with. Lexi even put it in her bag to take away with her!!

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This week we have changed around our role play area and the children are enjoying investigating this already. They have been feeding the babies in the high chair and making food for the staff too!! smiley

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During the Easter holidays we have worked hard to create a new sensory area for our babies!! We are very happy with the results. smiley

We would like to say thank you to our parents who donated resources for this area and we are excited to see the children's responses to this new and interesting environment.

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Painting Easter eggs!!

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Well done to Amber and Elliott who are beginning to use their physical skills very well in the outside environment. Amber is becoming more confident everyday with her walking!! And  Elliott is enjoying pulling himself to standing at the various equipment and beginning to walk with them. Well done to you both!! smiley

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We celebrated April's 1st birthday together with a delicious caterpillar cake!!

Happy 1st Birthday April heart

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Week Beginning 21.3.16

Easter egg hunt fun!! smiley

 

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The children have really enjoyed exploring lots of new small world activities this week. A particular favourite was the sea life animals with lots of very icy cold water. The children enjoyed holding, touching and exploring the big chunks of ice!! 

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Weeks beginning 7.3.16 & 14.3.16

 

We are currently using all our senses to explore various spring activities such as decorating their own plant pots and planting sunflower seeds, exploring sensory trays filled with hay, straw, soil and spring flowers for planting. The sunflower seeds will be sent home and we would appreciate if you could share with us their different growing stages using photographs.

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The children have all enjoyed using their whole bodies to make various marks in the paint. They all explored the paint in different ways i.e. using their whole bodies, using fingers and by using brushes.

After all the fun we had painting we needed to get ourselves cleaned up. We had even more fun splashing in the water and helping to clean ourselves! smiley

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We would like to say a big hello to our new friends Elliott, Tadhg, Joseph and Jayden who are all settling in very well!! nosmiley

 

Week beginning 8.2.16

 

This week we joined in with lots of different celebrations. We celebrated Chinese new year by tasting lots of delicious food. We especially liked the prawn crackers!! We enjoyed fruit pancakes on shrove Tuesday and we made some wonderful pink and red hearts for valentines day.

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We also celebrated two special birthdays this week, Daniella turned 2 and Ellie had her first birthday. we all enjoyed the lovely birthday cakes and attempted to blow out our candles.

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The children have enjoyed developing their gross motor skills this week in various ways. We used the slide both indoors and outdoors to begin to climb the stairs and come down the slide and also used the big steps in school to begin to walk up and down them with confidence!!

Well done everyone smiley

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Week beginning 1.2.16

We are currently developing our children's self help skills during meal times and this week our children have really showed some great skills when helping to serve their own vegetables at dinner time. Well done everyone!! smileyno

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This week the children have enjoyed making marks using the white board and pens and also developing their fine motor skills when fitting the shapes into the correct holes.

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Week beginning 25.1.16

 

This week we followed the interests of our children and created a hairdressers in our role play area. The children all had great fun exploring the new resources and showed good knowledge and understanding of how some of them are used. The children acted out their own experiences from home when playing in the hairdressers.

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The children have all enjoyed caring for the babies this week. they have all shown great awareness of feeding and changing the babies. We even introduced a potty for the babies and some of our big girls and boys displayed good knowledge of what the potty is used for and how to use it!!

Well done!! smiley

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Happy new year and welcome back to all our children after the Christmas holidays. We hope you all had a wonderful time. smiley

The first two weeks back have been very busy ones and full of fun and messy activities. The children have enjoyed making lots of marks in flour, exploring the outdoors during all weathers, wearing lots of warm dry winter wetsuits and beginning to use and understanding technology by pressing buttons to make things happen.

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