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Martenscroft Nursery School & Children's Centre, 33 Epping Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, M15 6PA

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Martenscroft Nursery School & Sure Start Children's Centres

Play, Learn, Grow

Blossom Room Blog....

Hello family and friends, 

This week in Cherry Blossom room we have been making banana bread. We have been using big movements to mix, stir and pour all of the ingredients. Later in the day the children ate the banana bread at snack time.

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This week in Blossom room we have been making playdough requested by the children. They were so excited of getting involved. we also reinforced the process of making by baking banana bread and and ate it at snack time.

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Hello everyone,

This week Blossom room and Palm room have joined together to take part in the 30 days of nature activities. The children collected twigs and sticks for the jungle garden. The children also enjoyed collecting leaves, mud and sticks for the bug hotel.  We did a community litter pick and cleaned the area. We had fun watering the plants. The weather has been so good, we had lunch outside. It has been a great and busy week.

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This week was ‘reading week’. The children enjoyed looking at lots of different books from rhyme books from recipe books. They did this independently, with friends, in groups, with adults, indoors and outdoors. The children also enjoyed a range of activities linked to books such as making telescopes linked the book ‘Shark in the park’, looking for bugs linked to the book ‘Bug hunt’ and of course the children continued to talk about our snails linked to the book ‘Slow snail’.

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After sharing the story ‘Slow snail’ we have been hunting for snails all week outside. We have been looking high and low, under things, on top of things and we even used magnifying glasses to help.  Sadly we couldn’t find any, but we did find spiders, ladybirds and worms. Luckily for us today Cathy found 2 snails in her garden and brought them in to nursery for us to look at. We collected leaves, mud and twigs for the snails and made them a new home. We spent time observing how they move around and watched as they left trails of slime behind them. We then looked on the iPad at different kinds of snails and we also found out what snails like to eat. Here are lots of pictures of the fun we had, maybe you could go on a snail hunt in your garden, the park or on your journey to nursery, we would love to see some photographs on tapestry if you do.  

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Slow Snail

Last week in Apple Blossom we shared a story called ‘Slow snail’. In the story the snail made lots of different patterns on his journey, he went over, under and through things. We then copied the snail by making our own patterns using different mark making tools such as crayons, pencils and felt tip pens. We also went on a snail hunt but sadly we couldn’t find any. Maybe you could look for snails when you’re out and about.

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Settling In

The babies are settling really well into Cherry Blossom and are beginning to explore the environment both indoors and outdoors more independently.

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Eid Celebrations 

Eid Mubarak to all our children and families who are celebrating this very special day. This week we are sharing some photographs of the cupcakes we made to celebrate Eid.

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Yum! Join the children in making chocolate cornflakes cake this week.

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Hello all, story time! Brown Bear Brown Bear

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Hello, take a look at the attached pictures of our children taking part in activities.  

This week Blossom room and Palm room have joined together to take part in a range of fun activities such as Yoga, ECO schools gardening and ball skills with city in the community. We will continue with these activities plus we’ll be adding more exciting activities in the next half term.

Blossom and Palm Activities Board

 

Hi everyone, take a look at the children shows on at Z-Arts. 

They are so excited to be running some brilliant shows during the Easter break to keep your little ones entertained. With the tickets from just £3 per screen, they have everything from creative learning, poetry and we're even going to blast off in to outer space!

Check out the shows below to find out what to expect!

April 6th: Play-Along Plink and Boo

April 7th: Robot Boy

April 9th: AlgoRHYTHM From Home

April 10th: Dragons and Goblins and Magic and YOU!

Click on the link to learn more: https://www.z-arts.org/see-whats-on/?category=childrens-shows&dm_i=4V00,HAGU,10IYRT,21KVC,1#whats-on

Hello everyone, especially parents of children who have SEND. 

Here is more information on our local offer;

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKMANCHESTER/bulletins/2c4c234

We are having a visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to look at how Manchester has supported children and young people with Special Educational Needs and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ofsted and CQC would really like to hear your views.

 https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Parents_and_Carers_Area_Five/   

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Young_People_with_SEND_Area_Five/ 

 

This is our story this half term   We hope you enjoy sharing it with your child!

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Happy New Year to everyone!

Our rhyme time challenge this week is Old MacDonald Has a Farm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGymN-Lc87M

 HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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This is our festive snowman song - it really is something special!  Enjoy!

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This week, we have been enjoying the story Dear Santa by Rod Campbell

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Welcome to our festive Countdown - we hope you like our Reindeer Oke Koke and have fun singing it at home with your child!

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Hi everyone, we have started our Rhyme Time challenge in Blossom room this week.  We hope you enjoy our version of Wind the Bobbin up!  please sing the rhyme with your child and upload to Tapestry.  Have fun!

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-twinkle-twinkle-little-star/zds6jhv

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Hello everyone in Blossom Room.  We are missing you here at Martenscroft.  We hope you are all safe and well.  Keep using our stories and activities!

Hello everyone, our final story for you to enjoy...

I Am Bear video.MOV

I Am Bear activities.docx

Enjoy our story about Mud!  let's hope we get better weather soon!

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Mud activities.docx

Here is our weekly Children's centre BAM activity sheet:

BAM -Wildchallenge.html

Hello everyone, another story about pets to deepen your learning!

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Lynnette has a special surprise for you this week - her dog Nala has joined her for story time!

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Pip and Posy this week. Enjoy!

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Hi, here are some BAM activities for you to play this week...

BAM Gentle Activity Sheet.pdf

BAM Boost Sheet.pdf

Hello everyone - we hope you enjoy this week's story and activities.

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Here is Courtney reading Just Like Jasper.

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Here is the BAM weekly challenge:

BAM Challenge - Wacky Week.pdf

Here are some ideas on how to keep your child safe.

Child safety - parent pack.pdf

Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak!  We hope you enjoy your special festival

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Hope you are all managing to spend some time outdoors, here is Khadija reading a story about 10 Little Seeds

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Here are some ideas from Tiny happy People by the BBC, suitable for babies and toddlers up to 24months

BBC Tiny Happy People Video Content Spreadsheet May 2020.xlsx

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Hi everyone, here is Jo reading one of our favourites - "The gingerbread Man".  See you soon, Donna and Jo

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Hello everyone, here is Jo telling and singing the story "Walking Through the Jungle " by Julie Lacome.  Watch out for the crocodile!

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Here are some activities to wind down with...

 BAM Challenge - Wind Down Week.pdf

New story and activities for you and your child to enjoy this week.

Blossom Whatever Next story

Blossom - Whatever Next activities

 

Enjoy this week's story and related activities:

Blossom - The Tiger who came to tea

Blossom - the tiger who came to tea activities

 

Blossom - Car, Car, Truck, Jeep-story.MOV

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Please look at this information about talking to your children about coronavirus.

A childrens guide to coronavirus.pdf

 

Try lots of activities moving to music!

Moving-to-Music.pdf

 

We have added some useful links to help with home learning - please take a look!

Useful Links for Parents and Children.docx

 

Here are some tips for taking care of yourself during these difficult times

Taking care during the covid 19 outbreak.pdf

 

here are some ideas for teaching children how to be independent - enjoy the cooking!

Small Steps - Independent Living Skills.pdf

My Manchester Fayre cookery book.docx

 

Hello everyone, hope you are keeping safe and well.  I hope you enjoy our sing a long "I can Sing a Rainbow". There are lots of activities you can do at home.  Hope to see you all soon!  Donna, Julia, Michelle and Courtney.

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Here are some ideas of things to look after ourselves during isolation

Psychology Wellbeing Pack.pdf

 

This is an important poster showing you how to manage your child if ill or injured during the current covid 19 outbreak

covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf.

 

Hello everyone, we hope you are keeping safe and well.  This week our story is "The very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.  It's read by Suaad - enjoy and let us know how you are doing, Donna, Michelle and Suaad!

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