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Special Visitor to the Nursery

This week we had a very special visitor to our Nursery. Matilda (Tilly) the 7 month old Labradoodle first visited us when she was just 3 months old…the children were astonished by how much she had grown. The visit gave the children the opportunity to ask lots of questions. We discovered that Tilly likes cucumber,

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Water Play

Our youngest class (Hedgehogs Class) love exploring water. Water play releases energy, it can be both invigorating or relaxing and calming for young children. We have noted that water play really increases their ability to concentrate on one activity when presented as a tranquil and repetitive activity (scooping, pouring and running their hands through water).

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Sports and rules

Our older Nursery Children have started to become interested in playing team sports. This week we introduced cricket and focused on ‘batting skills’. This involves a complicated sequence of hand eye co- ordination, spacial awareness, motor control as well as following rules. They did really well and worked as a team with a bowler, wicket

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Bye Bye Butterflies

We waved bye bye to our butterflies this week. The children really enjoyed watching the metamorphosis of their caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. The children thought it would be best to release them into our wild garden where they would have plenty of flowers to eat and drink from.  

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Burgess Hill Nursery are excited to be going to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at St. John’s Park hosted by the West Sussex County Council and Sure Start Children’s Centre. Come and see Mrs Roberts, Nursery Manager and her team – they can’t wait to meet you.  They will be showing

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Getting ready for Sports Day

This week we’ve started practicing to perfect all the skills needed for our sports day in July. We are using one of our many open spaces available to us in the grounds of the school. This is our favourite running track, behind one of the boarding houses.  

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We’ve got butterflies!!

We are so excited because today our baby caterpillars arrived in the post! We are going to be watching their transformation into butterflies over the next few weeks. We will make sure you have regular updates.  

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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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