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What is happening this term?

Spring 2 2021


Having carried out a thorough risk assessment, extensive staff training and made the necessary adjustments to the setting and provision, we continue to open to all children and look forward to welcoming families new and existing. Although some things will be different, the staff are still the same, and continue to offer exciting opportunities in a nurturing and safe environment.


We will continue to spend as much of our time as possible outside, so ask that you please ensure that your child is equipped for the weather. We ask that, wherever possible, spare clothes and wellies are left at nursery to minimise the number of items moving between home and the setting. 


Many of our children are dinosaur fans, so we begin this half term with all things dinosaur  Our 'experts' will be encouraged to share their knowledge with their peers, as well as learn something new. We will be reading about dinosaurs, going on dinosaur adventures and learning new words such as 'herbivore' and 'extinct'. We will be finding our about the size of dinosaurs, and what the world was like when they lived, with some exciting volcano experiments. We will dig for dinosaur bones, and create our own fossils too.


For the last three weeks of term, following the children's love of digging in the mud garden, we will be looking at Spring, and learning about how plants grow. We will be planting our own seeds in the garden, as well as reading about what happened when 'Jack' planted his beans. Alongside this, we will look for other signs of spring, creating a collaborative display for our outside space, and find out about the baby animals that are born at this time of year too 


Alongside this, there will be opportunities to play in the forest area, and with a variety of toys and creative resources on offer in the garden and classroom.


We will continue keep in touch with you via class DOJO, which is a safe and secure way for us to share information with you about your child, and what they have been up to at nursery, and for you to ask any questions and tell us any news. We will also share here ideas for you to support your child's learning at home.     


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.