Eldene Nursery School

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Little Owls Nursery Class

Please note:  All home learning activities can be found under the 'Home Learning' tab on the front page of the website. 

This page gives Little Owls parents a flavour of what the children have been up to lately. If you are considering enrolling your child at Little Owls or are interested in more general information about the nursery, you may also like to look at our introductory Little Owls page.

Below is our expanding photo gallery!

  • The most recent activities are at the top - scroll down to see older ones
  • Just click on the little photos to enlarge them
  • Documents for each term are also linked as they are finalised

In case you need a reminder, here is the Nursery Handbook which you received when your child started at Little Owls.

The staff of Little Owls are Jim Rowe, Jenny Chambers, Lisa Rawlins, Trina Rawlins, Lydie Holland and Carol Light

March

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Switched on?

We're fortunate to have access to a great suite of age-appropriate games called BusyThings. It has hundreds of attractive and accessible little activities, many of them which gradually increase in complexity. They cover many different areas of the curriculum so that we can tailor the selection to whatever is going on in the nursery. Most children learn to use the basic interface fairly quickly, and then we often we see the lovely sight of children showing each other how to use particular activities.

 February

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A mucky mess

Much of what we do in nursery is messy, one way or another. Children need to develop an understanding of the way different materials behave. We have aprons but, when approaching a groundbreaking scientific discovery, who has time for an apron? Whether the mess is planned or not, everybody helps with tidying up. At least, that's the theory.

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Paperwork   

Our topic for Term 4 (February/March/April) is Growth & change

Here are the newsletter and overview

Here is the topic web 

January

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Dig yourself deeper

As part of our work on holes, we decided to dig a hole in the garden. We were aiming for the centre of the Earth and although we didn't quite make it, we did find lots of interesting things under the ground. 

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Paperwork   

Our topic for Term 3 (January/February) is What if...?

Here are the newsletter and overview

Here is the topic web 

December

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Party!

It was kinda hectic. But a few balloons were the only casualties.

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Christmas

When nursery children decorate a Christmas tree, it does not usually turn out the way adults might expect. But it is always done with excitement and enthusiasm! In this set of pictures, you can also see the performers lined up and ready for the Christmas show.

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Dark dark cave

We have a worrying feature in the nursery - a bear's cave. For some time, it has been as dark as night. Fortunately, those brave enough now have torches to light their way... 

 November

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Do you measure up?

Although we don't expect three or four year olds to measure accurately in centimetres, they are delighted by the idea of measuring and, as you can see, measuring behaviour begins early! And, as usual, what begins as simplistic play gradually morphs into more determined interests and abilities. It is very likely that the surveyors and engineers of the world had access to rulers and tape measures as youngsters.

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Colours and shadows

Young children are often fascinated by colours and optical effects. With shadows, things get even more complicated! All these playful experiences help a child to build up a coherent picture of the way the physical world works.

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On your bike!

Vehicles are a great way for children to develop co-ordination skills. When there is a range of vehicles available, the children can practise a variety of skills and challenge themselves at whatever level they are at.

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What's going on this afternoon?

Everything from rainbows to robots!

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Fireworks

We had our own sparkler spectacular! No loud pops and bangs - more of a gentle fizzle.


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Paperwork   

Our topic for Term 2 (November/December) is Light and Colour

Here are the newsletter and overview

Here is the topic web 

October

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Tell me a story...

Nothing helps children to engage with stories better than by getting them to join in and play a part.

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Fill it in

Colouring never seems to get old. While we always encourage children to produce their own artwork, filling areas is satisfying, creative, and develops co-ordination skills.

September

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Welcome...and welcome back!

We're pleased to welcome some new faces to the nursery, as well as being reunited with some old (ish) friends from last year! This new group has wasted no time in exploring and getting to know the nursery environment.

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Paperwork   

Our topic for Term 1 (September/October) is Who Am I?

Here are the newsletter and overview

Here is the topic web

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