Counting Oranges!

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We had a lot of oranges at snack & wondered how many we had altogether. We counted a total of 27. Then we explored ‘whole’ and ‘half’. The children enjoyed…
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A Maths Day!

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Lots of opportunities for maths across the day… Learning the names of 3D shapes and the names of @community_play blocks at tidy up time. “It’s like a circle” “This block…
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Nature Watch

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The children used their nature detective skills to closely investigate the garden and look for signs of winter growth. We found fungi, moss, buds and catkins. “It’s so soft” “It…
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Ice Garden

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The children explored ice in the garden over the course of the week. They observed the properties of ice and conducted an experiment to see what happens to chunks of…
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Signs of Autumn

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We are taking groups of children to the park to spot signs of autumn. Today the chn spotted 4 kinds of fungi, red berries, lichen growing on a stick, a…
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Racing drivers

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Children enjoyed group play pretending to be racing drivers. Play evolved to making a chequered flag, counting laps & creating a pit stop for fixing damaged vehicles. An adult showed…
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Cooking in the sand

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It’s wonderful to see one child’s play inspire other children. One 4 year old was cooking in the sand which evolved into a pop-up food stall with lots of children…
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Exploring Ice

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The children have been exploring ice.  We did this in the icy weather. Today we did it in the hot weather to see if there are any differences. “It’s too…
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Windrush 75

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This week the children have been learning about Windrush: reading books about the journey people made and what life was like in the Caribbean. We played traditional games played in…
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