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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Summer Term A

Week 5

  Jubilee Celebrations

Nursery celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style with whole school fun on the field, bubbles, dancing, pass the parcel, cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes and crowns. 

Growing Beans

A couple of weeks ago every child planted their own beans.  The children helped look after them and have been observing them grow.  We have begun to plant them in our outdoor area in the hope of some beans to taste.

Week 4


All of the children have been in the bushcraft area with Mrs McHatton and she will continue to take groups out throughout June, alternative weeks.

Week 3

Outdoor Classroom

We are thrilled to have an outdoor classroom built in our garden. The children have observed this being built and talked to the workmen about the project.  The children have made their own plans, sharing thoughts about what we could use the space for and what kind of things to put in it.

Having this classroom built has really sparked the children's interest in developing their own structures using various building resources and tools.  They have worked together in teams to build, share ideas and take turns.

Week 2

Baby Chicks

We have had some gorgeous visitors in Nursery today, some 4 day old fluffy chicks.  Most children enjoyed holding or stroking them.  Mrs Hughes showed them the eggs they had hatched from in the incubator and the brooder box with a nice heat lamp to keep them warm.

Week 1 

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Nursery have enjoyed listening to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

We looked at the life-cycle of a butterfly in small groups and recorded it in picture form.  Some children had a great idea of making the caterpillar on the collage table too.