Middle Nursery

Chinese New Year in the middle nursery

March 2018

We started off the week celebrating Chinese New Year with some messy play! We cooked rice and added multicultural resources for the children to explore! The children loved using the chopsticks which are great for developing hand eye coordination and fine motor skills! We also made play dough dragons and Chinese Lanterns!                           

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March 2018

Smarties needs your help! Hi, I’m Nikki, a fellow parent at Smarties and mum to Jake and Ethan, who you might recognise from 3-4’s. As a family we are HUGE fans of Smarties as I know the boys have benefited tremendously from being in such an amazing setting and being so well looked after. I

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Painting to Music!

February 2018

For a new activity, we chose to try ‘painting to music!’ We agreed that music is something that we all felt confident in as a large group session e.g. instruments, sticky kids or ‘Music Rebecca’ etc. but not so much in our ability to integrate music as an open ended activity during free play for

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18mths playing with their new toys.

February 2018

When we came back to Smarties after having a rest over Christmas, Father Christmas had left us some new trains and cars. We love our new Thomas trains, driving them on the train tracks “choo choo.” We used wooden blocks to make ramps for the trains, racing them down the ramps! We created an ‘edible’

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