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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery

Nursery Weekly Blog - 30/03/2023

Welcome to the last week of Spring term.  The time has flown by!

We have enjoyed so many wonderful activities during the week.  Mostly with an Easter theme.

Our key text this week is “It’s OK to be Different.”  This has been an excellent starting point for discussions about what makes us different and what makes us the same.  The children have embraced this and it has been heart-warming to hear this in their play and interactions.  “It’s OK that you don’t like bananas, but I do.  We are all different” was a phrase overheard in the home corner.

The children have made Easter nest treats and Easter cards to take home, taken part in “The Easter Bunny” game, played Easter matching pairs, decorated eggs with paint and felt tips and so much more.

After watching a short video of a family preparing for Easter and eating hot cross buns, we have enjoyed traditional hot cross buns for snack time too.

We have played the game “Name the Instrument” as part of our ongoing Phonics learning program.  This encourages the children to listen carefully and identify the sound from a selection that they have just heard.

We have freely explored paints.  The children have been able to select from a variety of brushes, sponges, dabbers, rollers or just use their hands – which seems to be the favourite method!

In the school hall, we had an Easter Egg Hunt.  It was wonderful to see the children helping each other to find eggs and sharing the delight with each egg found.   We counted the eggs together and everyone got to take one home.

We have played with shaving foam, playdough, paint and sand.

We have developed fine motor skills by the use of pom poms and tweezers, pinecones and wool, pegs and boards.

We would like to wish all of our families a very Happy Easter.