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September 14,2018
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Scooping Station in Longbarn

Longbarn had created a Scooping Station with a range of materials and scoops to help promote ma thematic skills and language. They looked at counting scoops, filling and emptying containers independently and with practitioner support. In addition this activity helped to encourage and promote physica Read More >
September 14,2018
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Snow Small World Play

Woolston 2-3’s children have had fun being imaginative and using their role play skills working with the small world resources. Following the children’s interests and their role play talking about ‘snow’ Ella went and added flour to the tray to create a ‘snow scene̵ Read More >
August 16,2018
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Jelly play in Woolston

Woolston children have loved Jelly play today with the dinosaurs, looking at various textures developing their creative and exploratory skills. Each of the children have been focusing on using descriptive language to explain the textures through use of various senses for example touch, smell and sig Read More >
August 15,2018
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At Longbarn we have created a new continuous provision Construction Area in the garden and the children love it. We have had lots of imaginative play, exploration of the resources to create role play environments modelling actions they have observed or discussed. During this free play the children a Read More >
July 12,2018
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Enjoying the Sunny Weather at Woolston

At Woolston we have been enjoying the sun and warm weather and making the most out of it whilst its here. We have been ensuring we have lots of sun cream on throughout the day and bring in our sun hats to wear when we are outside. It has been very hot and we have […] Read More >
June 18,2018
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Early Writing at Longbarn

Our pre school children are getting school ready and have been practising writing their names. They are attempting to hold the pencil correctly using the tripod grip and their preferred hand. We have been practising our letters in our name and those that are familiar to us to produce the correct let Read More >
June 18,2018
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Yoga at Woolston

The children in 2-5’s at Woolston have been participating in Children’s Yoga activities. They have been learning various positions and breathing techniques ranging from various abilities to strengthen their core muscles, balance and co-ordination. Linking to this teaches the children abo Read More >
April 30,2018
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Longbarn’s Nature Garden

At Longbarn our Nature Garden has recently had a little make over and the children have been exploring this. We have added a new feeding station for the birds, re planting of flowers and various plants and the dens have been recreated. The children have enjoyed exploring the Nature Garden this month Read More >
April 24,2018
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Woolston Earth Week Activities

At Woolston this month we have been using a wide range of resources and activities using natural items to link to Earth Week. We have made natural paintbrushes using flowers, leaves and twigs and fastened them together to create a brush. Using these the children have painted their pictures creating Read More >
March 21,2018
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Pasta play at Longbarn

The children explored with a range of textures and shapes when playing with different cooked and uncooked pasta, threading penne pasta onto spaghetti and twirling pipe cleaners around the pasta twirls, we used lots of different words to talk about shapes, patterns and the texture of our creations. T Read More >
March 21,2018
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Walk to the local park to feed the ducks

This month we went out in the local area of Woolston, we wrapped up warm and used our road knowledge to walk sensibly to the park crossing the roads safely with the practitioners and our friends. The children knew which direction to walk in and the route we take to get to the park, once […] Read More >
February 14,2018
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Pizza Making at Sefton

The children at Sefton made their own pizzas for tea. We had a range of ingredients from pizza bases, base sauce, pepperoni, ham, cheese and they used the safe chef knives and the tongues to chop and select their own toppings. We talked about colour, taste and patterns helping develop our creative a Read More >
February 14,2018
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Tea Time at Woolston

At Woolston on a Thursday afternoon we take it in turns for each age group to help prepare and cook our tea for all the children at the setting. Each age group picks their meal they wish to cook from homemade burgers to homemade chicken risotto, homemade soups and calzone. The children look at the [ Read More >
January 23,2018
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Fresh locally produced and bought Fruit and Vegetables at Sefton

At Sefton we have started to locally source our fruit and vegetables to use within the children’s meals and snacks. This produce is purchased from S Robinson and am sure you can agree it looks delicious and of such a high quality and standard. The children are really enjoying these tasty goods Read More >
January 22,2018
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Caring for our nursery environment

At Longbarn our children went out into our nature garden to help fill up all our bird feeders and put out fresh water for the birds. The children showed a keen interest in the birds and were happy to help feed them, they showed they could listen and follow instructions and also developed their knowl Read More >