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Christmas Puddings

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Christmas Puddings

The Little Bears have been using their imaginations and making Christmas Puddings in the digging area. This activity allowed for a lot of talk about Christmas, mathematical language when cutting the pudding in to halves and quarters and singing the Christmas Pudding...

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Counting Games

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Counting Games

The Big Bears have been playing counting games and practicing their number recognition and turn taking skills. This is a really easy game that you could play at home!   To play you will need: Paper/plastic cups A dice Lots of small items to fit underneath the cups   To set the game up: Turn the cups over and label the bottom with numbers 1-6, you may want to have duplicates of numbers if playing with a lot of children. Place different amounts of the small items under each of the cups. Give each child a cup to collect the items into.   Here’s how the Big Bears played the game: The children sat in a circle and each had a paper cup, they took turns to roll a dice. They counted the dots on the dice and in the middle of the circle were upturned cup with numbers written on the bottom of them. The children then had to match the number they had rolled on the dice to the number on the cup. Once they had found the correct cup they lifted it up to find some little people. They counted how many little people there were and placed them into their own cup. Once all the cups had been lifted they then counted out how many little people they each had, the one with the most little people was the winner!...

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Mark Making

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Mark Making

The Little Bears have been practicing their mark making skills in preparation for writing lots of Christmas...

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Pudsey Hospital

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Pudsey Hospital

This week the Big Bears have been taking care of each other and the staff at the Pudsey Hospital. There has been lots of Doctors and Nurses attending to broken bones and poorly tummies and of course the hospital office has been busy arranging appointments and writing prescriptions. During this role play activity the children have been practicing their writing skills, expanding on their imagination and working together to problem solve.                ...

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People Who Help Us

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

People Who Help Us

Today the Little Bears have been busy making their display of People Who Help Us. These children are painting some Army and Navy uniforms. We have been talking about being kind and helpful to each...

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Pumpkin Fun!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Pumpkin Fun!

This week the children have been using pumpkins for a variety of activities. The Little Bears explored inside the pumpkins and talked about different shapes as the Nursery Practitioners carved them. The children heard and practiced their maths language (shape names and sizes) and descriptive language (sticky, slimy etc.).       The Big Bears have been using the pumpkins to practice their hand-eye co-ordination. Practicing this skill now will help them with their writing skills later. They hammered golf tees into the pumpkins which was lots of...

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Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Autumn Leaves

The children at Henry’s have been exploring the outside and have noticed the leaves changing colour. The Big Bears collected some of the leaves and used them to make pretty sun-catcher pictures. The Little Bears have enjoyed searching for their toys amongst the leaves and feeling them crunch in their hands....

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Making Shakers

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Making Shakers

This morning the Little Bears have been busy designing their own shaker instruments! These will be great for our lunch time singing session!...

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Chase the bubbles

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Chase the bubbles

Yesterday the Big Bears enjoyed playing parachute games and chasing bubbles on the school field. A great way to exercise those muscles and develop...

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Dinosaur Play

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Dinosaur Play

The Big Bears have been playing with the dinosaurs. The children have been practicing their roaring and stomping. The sawdust makes for a great for hiding place for the dinosaurs and an interesting sensory...

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