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  • Christmas at Maidenhead Nursery School

    Published 12/12/23
      What a wonderful festive build up to the Christmas break! The children decorated the environment, adding decorations to our Christmas trees and even making their own wooden decorations in the woodwork studio. They enjoyed different arts, cr
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  • Communication and Language Stay and Play

    Published 17/11/23
    What a lovely session of joint play and learning with parents - based around communication and language development. The children were excited to show their favourite resources and areas around the nursery. Communication and language is one of the pr
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  • Firework Art

    Published 10/11/23
    We have been so inspired by the loud but beautiful fireworks. The children made big, colourful marks with paint sticks and crayons as we listened to classical music. They printed with paints and toilet rolls and even created giant art using the powde
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  • Hobgoblin Theatre Group – Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Published 08/11/23
    Wow! What an amazing day at nursery. It was transformed into theatre and we were lucky enough to watch the actors become the characters in our focus story- Goldilocks and the three bears. After the performance we were invited to join a drama session.
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  • Making Porridge for Goldilocks

    Published 03/11/23
    So Goldilocks didn’t need to eat the bears porridge we made her some (and also tried it for ourselves). We learnt how to read a recipe (follow photos), make accurate measurements (full cups) and mix carefully to make sure it didn’t spill.
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  • Pumpkins

    Published 31/10/23
    We have been exploring our woodwork area, learning about safety rules and equipment by hammering golf tees into pumpkins. We introduced the children using pumpkins as they are easier to tap into that wood. Once the children have all had a turn and ar
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  • Jackson Pollock ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Published 20/09/23
    The artist who has inspired us this term is Jackson Pollock. We looked in detail at his ‘messy’ paintings and made our own using similar splatter and drizzle techniques.        
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  • Physical Development Stay and Play

    Published 10/05/23
    In May we had a Stay and Play with a focus on physical development. We were overwhelmed by just how popular the session was with parents, a very great many of whom stayed to see how we can nurture the physical development of our children through play
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  • Balance Bikes

    Published 02/05/23
    We now have six brand new balance bikes which are available for hire. They are really light to carry and are a brilliant way to develop bike riding skills. Parents are invited to speak with their child’s key worker if they would like to hire on
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  • Caterpillars

    Published 20/04/23
    Our very tiny caterpillars arrived in nursery following the Easter break and the children have been watching them closely, making observational drawings of them and looking at books, including Eric Carle’s very popular The Very Hungry Caterpill
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  • Healthy Bodies

    Published 27/03/23
    During our Healthy Bodies Week, we have had lots of conversations with the children about healthy practises and activities designed to support their understanding of ways to stay healthy. The children identified five areas – healthy eating, dri
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  • Earthsong Drummers

    Published 01/03/23
    Once again, we had a visit this month from the Earthsong drummers who provided the children with a wonderful hands-on experience. The children listened to a wide variety of instruments played by Storme, including a didgeridoo. They followed instructi
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