We love Numberblocks

We have been looking at Numberblocks to help us count, recognise numerals and order numbers. We used a variety of mediums; we painted Numberblocks.

We created number lines.We created our favourite Numberblocks.

We also enjoyed working collaboratively and developing other skills such as using scissors successfully. Watch out for our stories next.


The children have still been enjoying Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle. Using our gross motor skills and making large marks on paper.

We again related this to the different letters we are learning. Children  continued mark making in all areas of Nursery. 

Our Flight To Brazil

Nursery went on a flight today. We took our passports to the waiting area at the airport.

We waited for our boarding call and then took our tickets and passports to be checked at the gate.

We then boarded our flight first watching the safety information.

Ready for take off.

Finally after an 11 hour flight we landed safely.

What an adventure.

Squiggle While You Wiggle

We re-visited Squiggle this week finishing with making smaller marks on paper linking the shapes made to different letters. Using circles we can make an ‘O’. The children then said ‘with my up and down lines I can make an ‘M’ and ‘put two lines together with another across the middle is a ‘H’ as in Harry Potter’. 

What will we be doing next week?

Squiggle While You Wiggle.

The children have been developing their gross motor skills to help with mark making. We practice gross motor movements to music.

We then make marks on paper – some children prefer to lie on their tummies to make marks.
We looked at making lines, circles and spirals. Mark making can be done with chalks, pens, sticks in sand, fingers in shaving foam.

Children returned to the provision and continued to explore large scale mark making outside.

What will we be doing next week?

Our East Midlands Trip

Today we went to East Midlands Airport to support our theme of transport and journeys. We looked around the terminal.

We explored both the departures and arrivals area.

We then explored Minilands in the Aerozone.

And made our own passports.

We then visited the Aeropark where we could see lots of planes take off and explore some older planes. Even Roxie Rabbit got to sit in the cockpit.

More photos to follow later. 

Exploring shape.

Children have been exploring shape through a variety of mediums. 

Making shape buns in the play dough.

Painting in the style of Kandinsky.

Printing with different shaped cutters.

Exploring shape in the outdoor environment.

Look for shapes in the environment with your children.

Welcome back.

It has been good to welcome back our families and hear all about your holidays. Our new starters are settling in well and we have more children starting this week. All have engaged well with our theme of transport and journeys.

We have also been engaging in a variety of activities from mark making to role play, play dough to small world activities.

Please bring in photos and pictures of any different journeys or types of transport you have been on.