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Experiencing Books

Children generally associate books with the warmth and security of snuggling comfortably with a caring adult who shares the mutually enjoyable experience of hearing a favoured story. Therefore books are soon associated with affection, comfort and entertainment. When children join Nursery settings, shared book experiences provide useful social interactions. The correlation is perfect; the more

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Easter Fun

Easter activities were a great opportunity for the children in the Nursery to get creative and explore the beginnings of creating patterns. When children understand what makes a pattern, how to copy patterns and how to make their own, this not only enhances their understanding of maths in other areas but also their experiences of

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Role play

At Nursery the children have access to a large variety of props: This week we provided Hedgehogs class with a doctor’s kit, beds and dolls and left the children to explore! In hedgehogs class the children are just emerging from parallel play (playing alongside each other) to engaging with each other in meaningful play, so

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Red Nose Day in the Nursery

In honour of Red Nose Day the children in the Nursery brought in donations to buy red noses and to dress in red. We had discussions as to why they were gifting money and about families less fortunate than ourselves who need extra support. For Red Nose Fun we had a ‘games day’. The children

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Spring is in the air!

Spring is definitely in full swing here at Burgess Hill Nursery. We used our home made binoculars as we explored our wonderful grounds and searched high and low for buds, daffodils, birds, blossom and many more wonders of nature!                      

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Can you guess that our number was this week?

Every week in the nursery, we focus on a different number and practice recognising it in our environment. We also learn that it has a value by playing games, doing number activities and puzzles, both  indoors and outdoors. We also practice how to write the number as part of our handwriting practice.    

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Visit to Waitrose

During the February Half Term, our all year round Nursery children went on a trip to visit our local Waitrose store, where we had an educational talk all about where our lovely fruits and vegetables grow. We learnt that most of our fruit grows in the southern hemisphere and that ‘Billy the Banana’, after having

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Celebrating Shrove Tuesday

We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making our very own pancakes. At Nursery we have lots of opportunities to use and explore the ‘Big’ areas of the school. On Tuesday we went over to the Junior School cookery room where we used fresh ingredients and made our very own pancakes. …the highlight was choosing our own

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The Benefits of Still life drawing in the early years

We touched upon the celebration of St David’s day on the 1st March and one of our activities was to draw daffodils. We all too often ask children to draw from memory alone – like when we ask children to draw a picture of their family or their house, so, at Burgess Hill Nursery we

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