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Monday, 15 October 2018


This week, we have been learning about the Harvest Festival and focused on The Gigantic Turnip story. 

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Our role play area has turned into the Fruit and Vegetable shop with children enjoying having a go at being shop keepers and customers. 

The children also found out about what fruit and vegetables are and which food is healthy and unhealthy.

As part of our maths learning, we learned songs about food and acted them out.

In addition, the children had fun printing with vegetables and pretending to cook in the water tray!

The highlight of the week was learning to chop up vegetables for our own bumblebee soup! Every single child had a go!

There were a wide range of reactions to the taste, however, from love to strong dislike!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

How are you feeling today?

This week we learned about feelings. As part of their learning, the children enjoyed acting out different feelings from happy and sad to excited, worried and even nervous. They liked putting their name next to the appropriate photo to show how they were feeling that day. They then took part in many activities from drawing or making different emotions in cornflour, porridge, playdough and used tweezers to put coloured stones around faces.

Some children chose to write 'Get Well Soon' cards to someone who wasn't feeling very well.

One of the highlights of the week was receiving a visit from two mums with their babies. Thank you so much to the mums for giving up your time to come and talk to the children in the morning and afternoon nursery! The children learned about how babies feel at different times and how to look after them. They said 'hello' to the baby and gave it a stroke!

With the sun shining in October, the weather was great for exploring activities outdoors, too.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Bumblebees are amazing!

This week we have started learning about what makes us special. We talked a lot about the names for different parts of our bodies and how we are the same and different. To help us with our learning, we had a visit from Mr Bones:

Mr Bones showed us the different bones he and we all have in our bodies and taught us the song Dem Bones. On a different day, he sent us 2 parcels to help us learn about our senses and we had a go at listening to different sounds and smelling different fruit to guess what they were. We also felt and smelled different natural materials that Mr Bones found at forest school and talked about their textures.

We learned different songs to help us remember the names of different body parts and played games where we had to use our sense of hearing to guess the animal.

We used our sense of touch to build lots of different models and to count different things on the maths table:

And just look at how fantastic our busy fingers were when we tried to put screws in place, to put hats on little people and to cut out pictures of our favourite fruit!

Outside, we enjoyed mark-making, pretending to be the police and riding bikes, trikes and scooters.

We liked climbing, car chases and, by the end of it all, relaxing with a nice book!


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Busy Bumblebees

Welcome to Bumblebees Nursery Blog!

The children have had a fantastic start to their first term at Upland! Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and carers for your support. 

Over the first two weeks, the children have been coming in gradually to help aid transition from home to big school. Over this time, they have been getting to grips with the nursery rules and routines including finding their name and choosing a book in the morning, sitting on the carpet to sing and listen to stories, having a snack and a drink and using the toilet and washing their hands independently.

They have also been making their own bumblebees for our display in the cloakroom. 

In addition, they have started getting to know the adults in the classroom and began to make new friends.

The children have been really busy trying out new activities from mark making...

... role play both inside and outside... small world play... working on a building site!

Please keep reading the blog to find out what we will be learning about this term.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Outdoor Week!

On Monday we took part in a Skip2BFit session. We had to skip for 2 minutes using special counting skipping ropes.

The more we practised the better our skipping became!

Throughout the week we have completed Balance Bike training in the big playground.


We have been learning camping skills with Ben Bullen.

We all had a go at being "ActivKids".

We learnt what it means to be Fire Fighter Fit and it was hard work!

We prepared ourselves for sports day with a lesson in Cheerleading.

On Wednesday we walked to Danson Park to have a Teddy Bears Picnic.
We enjoyed playing games on the grass, visiting the play park and enjoying a picnic with our favourite teddy!

A big thank you to all of the adults who accompanied us to the park.