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Go, do not be afraid and serve




The children in nursery have enjoyed working outside.  There have been lots of opportunities to work their fine and gross motor muscles.

Making our own playdough


The children in Nursery love to work with the playdough.  We have our very own secret recipe to make our own.  The children show amazing PSED skills as they wait their turn to add in and stir the ingredients; showing control with their gross motor movements.  They then wait patiently as they watch Mrs Ord stir the playdough on cooker top.  They all know the safety rules when working with the cooker.  Once the playdough is made and has cooled, the children use their muscles again to squash and squeeze the dough.  

Outdoor Learning


The outdoor environment is a very important part of our learning and development. The children in Nursery love to be outside exploring, playing and building up their gross motor movements.



We love singing songs in Nursery.  One of our favourite songs is 'Old McDonald had a Farm!'  We love using the guitar to add some music and the farm props to aid our singing. 

The children in nursery love to join in with 'Dough Disco'.  They each have their own mini pot of playdough and enjoy singing along as they complete the different actions.  Dough Disco is a brilliant activity for strengthening the muscles in the children's fingers and supporting their control and coordination.

Role Play Fun!


The nursery children have had a wonderful week.  They have particularly loved working in the role play area.  They have enjoyed taking on the different roles of looking after the babies, writing shopping lists, making lunch for one another and even fixing the broken wheel on the babies' pram.  


The children had a fantastic time for McMillan. They put on a wonderful performance singing nursery rhymes and then thoroughly enjoyed themselves eating cake! Thank you for all of your donations.

Nursery showed great control and coordination when they joined in with our rhythm sticks.  They used their rhythm sticks to make a pizza and to pretend to be lots of animals.  Well done Nursery.