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16 February 2024

Fairies and Dragons!

This week we have been celebrating Lunar New Year and Shakespeare Week in school! We have loved learning about how people are welcoming in the year of the...

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9 February 2024

Jumping in puddles is so much fun!

Our story of the week was Elmer and the Rainbow. One day, Elmer noticed that the colours have disappeared from the rainbow. All the friends of the forest...

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2 February 2024

I can sing a Rainbow

Our new starters have settled so well, we are so proud of the older children for being so welcoming. Our Tapestry posts should be up and running from...

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19 January 2024

I hear thunder…

This week in Meadows we have continued our project on Weather – specifically looking at stormy weather! Our Focus text was Storm by Sam Usher. Meadows have loved...

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12 January 2024

Welcome back Meadows and Happy New Year! 

This week it has been lovely to see all of Meadows and to hear all the ways they have enjoyed their Christmas break. Next week, our new friends...

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15 December 2023

Feeling Festive in Meadows 

This week in Meadows we have been enjoying the festivities – an excuse to play party games and dance even more than usual! On Wednesday we had our...

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8 December 2023

It’s beginning to look like Christmas…

What a busy week we have had at Nursery. Our story of the week was Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara, which is a lovely book about all...

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1 December 2023

On a cold and frosty morning…

This week in Meadows we have been so excited about the change in weather and the promise that winter is coming. The children have loved playing outdoors, exploring...

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24 November 2023

What We’ll Build 

  This week in Meadows we have been looking at the story ‘What We’ll Build’ by Oliver Jeffers. This lovely story gave us the opportunity to talk about...

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10 November 2023

Let’s build a house…

This week the children have been busy building. Our story of the week was about building a house, so we discussed building houses out of logs, stone and...

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3 November 2023

Fantastic Firebird 

Children had a busy week after the half-term break. Welcome to our new starters that are settling in and making new friends – well done to all the...

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20 October 2023

We’re wearing different coloured hats…

Our story this week was Lima’s Red Hot Chilli, which is an engaging story about a little girl Lima, who is really hungry and looking for some food...

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13 October 2023

Hair Love

This week we have been looking at the story’ Hair Love’ by Matthew A. Cherry, which is a fantastic book to celebrate father and daughter relationships. You can...

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29 September 2023

Autumn Sunshine

We have had a lovely week in Meadows, enjoying a lot of outside time in the autumn sunshine. We have also introduced our dark tent in the classroom...

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22 September 2023

Meadows, ‘Mixed’ and Making Friends

The children have been doing wonderfully this week settling in to nursery and learning about their new routines. We have seen lots of new friendships forming and children...

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15 September 2023

Welcome to Meadows!

A WARM WELCOME to all new and returning families to our nursery class, Meadows! Hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday and excited to start your year...

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14 July 2023

End of the Academic Year in Nursery Class !

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we approach the end of the academic year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful time we have had...

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7 July 2023

Listen, My Bridge is So Cool

What a wonderful week we’ve had in Meadows! The children were excited to visit their new reception classes and meet their teachers. We continued the Three Billy Goats...

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30 June 2023

Who’s that Trip-Trapping Over my Bridge!!

Meadows have had a wonderful time sharing another fabulous traditional tale ” The Three Billy Goat Gruff” They have been developing their map skills and creating amazing 3D...

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23 June 2023

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

What a busy week it has been with some fantastic adventures in Meadows! Children have enjoyed finding out about the Princess and the Peas story followed by some...

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16 June 2023

FEE FI FO FUM!

With the weather being so hot it’s been a week of true learning in the moment! Meadows have enjoyed lots of water play. We have been blowing bubbles,...

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9 June 2023

Your garden, no matter its size, is an outdoor classroom waiting to be explored!

  What a fantastic start to the second half of the Summer Term! Meadows have returned to Nursery super happy and full of energy, they have had a...

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26 May 2023

”Riding a bicycle is the closest you can get to flying.” John F. Kennedy

Magnificent Meadows, we are so proud of you all! What a wonderful  finish to this first half of the summer term! We have been enjoying the lovely weather...

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19 May 2023

We all came on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now” Martin Luther King JR.

This week, Meadows have been exploring the calm seas and storm waves around the world. We continued to be on the move and this week has been all...

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12 May 2023

Choo Choo Clickety-Clack!

This week Meadows classroom has been transformed into a train station and the children travelled to some far away places, as well as some spots nearby! They have...

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5 May 2023

UCPS Coronation Celebration!!

Magnificent Meadows! We are so proud of you all!

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28 April 2023

The Big Red Bus…

Another week in Meadows bustling with activity! We have continued to explore various modes of transport. We discussed how children travel to school and we were very impressed...

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21 April 2023

The wheels on the bus go round and round…. !

What a fabulous start to our first Summer term!! Meadows had a wonderful time sharing all the adventures they had during the Easter holidays. We have been on the...

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31 March 2023

Flowers and butterflies drift in colour, illuminating Spring…

What a lovely end to a very busy spring term! This week our classroom smelled of cocoa and tasted of honey as children made some chocolatey playdough and...

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24 March 2023

With a Baa Baa Here and A Hop Hop There………

Yet another fabulous week for Meadows ! There have been some amazing creations in Meadows this week like the bug hotel for the minibeast cave although some children...

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17 March 2023

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden

There has been a lot of wriggly, wiggly creativity in Meadows, but certainly not slow! Meadows have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Superworm’ and were able to choose...

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10 March 2023

“Nature is a tool to get Children to Experience not just the Wider World but Themselves” by Stephen Moss.

Meadows have been truly  busy this week and not only matching shapes and understanding math concepts but looking for nature everywhere we go. They have been absolutely amazed...

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3 March 2023

The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it is also the same mathematically as the spiral in our DNA./ by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Slimy snail sets out on a trail. But where exactly does he go? How hard is for the snail to go up a hill? How long will that...

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24 February 2023

Minibeasts everywhere!

A warm welcome back everyone! We are now half way through this academic year already. Meadows have had a wriggly start to the second half of this term,...

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10 February 2023

It is not how things are but how we see them!

What a truly busy week it has been for Meadow. Children have been super excited to learn about light and color exploration, creating the most amazing art.  ...

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3 February 2023

If you want to see a rainbow, you have to learn to see the rain! Paulo Coelho

Another delightful week filled with joy and wonder! Meadows have been super excited learning about the effect of stormy weather and have specially enjoyed discovering all things “spirals.”...

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27 January 2023

Happiness is Watching Clouds Change Shape!

This week, Meadows have been on cloud nine! They have been super excited to learn all about clouds and have especially enjoyed listening to and contributing to a...

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20 January 2023

It’s cold, it’s frosty!

This chilly week Meadows continued their discovery of all things snow and ice! As it’s been really cold outside, we discussed what we need to wear to feel...

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11 January 2023

A Very Happy New Year to all our Families!

  Welcome back everyone! What a wonderful start to the Spring Term. Meadows have returned to nursery with such excitement to get started and play with friends again....

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21 December 2022

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year…

What a lovely finale to the end of term for our little Meadows this week! There has been a hive of activity as our Meadows became Santa’s Elves,...

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12 December 2022

Meadows are flying high !

This has been a week of discovery for Meadows, from flying airplanes to decorating our fabulous Christmas trees.   Children have been superstars learning Christmas songs for our little...

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2 December 2022

Here’s my toothpaste, Here’s my brush, I won’t hurry, I won’t rush

Oh, haven’t we been busy this week! We had a special visit from the dentist who told us about the importance of looking after our teeth. We talked...

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18 November 2022

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play (Abraham Maslow)

Meadows started this week with a big splash.  Children have been busy learning how to stay safe while playing on a rainy day. We encourage children to change...

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14 November 2022

With a Clang, Crack, Bang, Booms

Wow! Yet another super fun-packed week for Meadows! Children have enjoyed stories about our neighbourhood and the people that live there. We have celebrated our community and the...

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4 November 2022

What a comeback! Meadows, and a delightful start to our second half of the Autumn term!

What a comeback! Meadows, and a delightful start to our second half of the Autumn term! It was wonderful to open our doors and receive such warm smiles!...

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21 October 2022

Family Festival

Well done! We have made it through the first half of the Autumn term! Once again, we are super proud of our little ‘Meadows’ this week! We have...

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14 October 2022

Let’s celebrate our families and cultures

Amazing Meadows! We continue to be so proud of you all. Meadows have been sharing lovely stories about their families. They have been super excited about our Scratchable...

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7 October 2022

Exploring Autumn

What an exciting week it has been! We went exploring our school allotment this week and picked lots of tomatoes, some raspberries and even a few beetroots! The...

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30 September 2022

Lovin’ our hair

What a wonderful busy week it has been for Meadows! We enjoyed amazing stories about hair love and children learned through them about the importance of loving our...

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23 September 2022

Week 3 in Meadows

We have had a lovely time in our Meadows class this week! It has been wonderful to see the children start to settle well into the nursery routine...

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16 September 2022

Our First Week in Nursery

What a wonderful start to another exciting year!! It has been a joy to welcome all our families into our Nursery class, Meadows. The children have come back...

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1 July 2022

Little Red Met Lots Of Familiar Fairytale Friends!

Yet another fabulous week for Meadows! We have thoroughly enjoyed continuing to build on our map making skills for Little Red’s journey and also learnt how to program...

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24 June 2022

Oh What Big Eyes You Have…..All The Better To See You With!

Meadows have had another creative and fun filled week! The traditional tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ has given opportunity for lots of creativity and debate! We have...

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10 June 2022

I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff And I’ll Blow Your House Down!

What a fantastic start to the second half of the Summer Term! Meadows have returned to Nursery super happy and full of energy! We have began with the...

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27 May 2022

UCPS Jubilations!

Magnificent Meadows, we are so proud of you all! What a wonderful  finish to this first half of the summer term! Today we took part in our whole...

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20 May 2022

Run Run As Fast As You Can…….!

The Gingerbread Man This week, Meadows have continued to enjoy another Traditional Tale – The Gingerbread Man. We have learnt all about different root vegetables and enjoyed using...

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13 May 2022

Who Will Help Me Plant The Grains Of Wheat?

This week, Meadows have continued to enjoy another Traditional Tale – The Little Red Hen. Not very many children were familiar with this wonderful story about a hard...

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6 May 2022

Fee Fi Fo Fum!

What a fabulous start to this week! Meadows have had  a wonderful time sharing the Traditional Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk! We have learnt about colour mixing...

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30 March 2022

Farewell Spring Term-Welcome Summer!

Apologies for incorrect closing time on last weeks blog. School closes at 1.30pm Thursday 31st March. Our final week, filled with lots of joyous learning through plenty of...

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25 March 2022

The Cat Went Woof and The Dog Went Meow!

This week magic Meadows have embraced the challenge of creating their own ‘mixed up animals.’ There have been some brilliant creatures; can you guess which two animals are...

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18 March 2022

With a Moo Moo Here And A Quack Quack There……

With a Moo Moo Here And Quack Quack There…… What a ‘Moovelous ‘ Week for Meadows! Spring is in the air!  We have been extra busy making the...

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11 March 2022

Ladybirds All Dressed In Red, Strolling Through The Flower Bed….M. Fleming

Amazing Meadows, we continue to be so proud of you all! This week, we have gone from slimy snails to lucky ladybirds or ‘Coccinellidae’! We discovered that ladybirds...

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4 March 2022

‘Even A Snail Will Eventually Reach It’s Destination’- F. L. Wright

What a truly busy week it has been for Meadows! This week, we have gone from wriggling last week to slithering this week! Yes, there has been a...

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24 February 2022

There’s A Worm At The Bottom Of My Garden

A warm welcome back everyone! We are now half way through this academic year already! Meadows have had a wriggly start to the second half of this term,...

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28 January 2022

Spirals Everywhere!

Another delightful week filled with ore and wonder! Meadows have been super excited learning about the effects of stormy weather and have especially enjoyed discovering all things ‘spiral’!...

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21 January 2022

“Life is like a cloud; fluffy, beautiful and illusionary.” – Ananya

This week, Meadows have been on cloud nine! They have been super excited to learn all about clouds and have especially enjoyed listening to and contributing to a...

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14 January 2022

A snow crystal is a letter from the sky. – U.Nakaya, Japanese scientist

Meadows are ‘snowamazing!’ What a chilly feel this week! A fantastic full week discovering all things snow and ice! We thoroughly enjoyed creating our ‘family of snow-people’ using...

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7 January 2022

A Very Happy New Year to All Our Families!

  Welcome back everyone! What a wonderful start to the Spring Term. Meadows have returned to nursery with such excitement to get started and play with friends again....

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17 December 2021

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! Jingle All The Way….

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! Jingle All The Way….  Farewell Autumn Term!  What a fantastic finale to the end of term for our little Meadows this week! There has been a hive of activity as our Meadows became Santa’s Elves, working...

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10 December 2021

Xylophones Glockenspiels Glissando!

Xylophones Glockenspiels Glissando! Wow! Yet another super fun packed week for Meadows!  We have been super busy getting into the ‘Animal Carnival’ spirit and moved our bodies to...

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4 December 2021

Lights! Camera! Action!

We are super proud of our Meadows this week, they have been absolute superstars with all their acting, filming and singing!  Meadows have worked incredibly hard this week...

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25 November 2021

Let The Music Take Control!

Meadows we are very proud of you all because you are all amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed tuning our ears into various classical tunes by famous composers and discussed...

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18 November 2021

Whizzy! Whozzy! Whoo! I’ll Turn You Into A………!

Wow! What a magical four-day week for Meadows and we are super proud of you all! We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip out to watch a Magical Pantomime...

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11 November 2021

Pirouette! Plie! Pas de Chat! Voila!

What a fabulous week Meadows have had! We are super proud of you all! Thank you to all the grown ups for encouraging your children to be super...

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5 November 2021

Together We Light Up Our World!

Welcome back everyone! What a delightful start to our second half of the Autumn term, it was wonderful to open up our doors and receive such warm smiles!...

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22 October 2021

Pumpkin Pickers!

Well done everyone! We have made it through the first half of the Autumn term! Once again, we are super proud of our little ‘Meadows’ this week! We...

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15 October 2021

We Can’t Go Over It, We can’t Go Under it, Oh No!………

We are super proud of our Little Meadows this week! We have been following our children’s interests and have been finding out about different kinds of Bears, black...

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7 October 2021

Let’s Make Faces!

October 7, 2021Once again, we are super proud of our little ‘Meadows’ this week!We have had a wonderful week exploring and finding out about the various sounds that...

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1 October 2021

Under The Sea

We are super proud of our little ‘Meadows’ this week!We have had a wonderful week exploring sea creatures and other animals. Thank you to everyone who has added...

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24 September 2021

New Nursery Beginnings!

What a fantastic time we are having in our new Nursery Class ‘Meadows’. It has been wonderful to welcome you all and exciting to hear all the positive...