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Excited and enthusiastic Nursery and Lower I children loved every minute of their end of term visit to Eureka! We managed to visit lots of different areas of the museum and our teachers were extremely proud of our behaviour and our interest in exploring and learning.

It’s hard work being employed by the Royal Mail!

In the dentist’s chair “open wide”








‘How healthy are your teeth?’










Looking at our skeletons as we learn about healthy bodies










Mechanics hard at work

Healthy shopping!

Meeting Father Christmas at the end of a perfect day for perfectly behaved Nursery and Lower I children.


Fun for the new Gleddings class of 2017

A Teddy Bears Picnic in the autumn sunshine was a great success – lots of happy and hungry boys, girls and teddies.


Exciting baking activities have been enjoyed by all. Lemon tarts for Yellow Week and green biscuits for Green Week.


Shopping at The Gleddings Supermarket


Nursery Chicks



Farmer Adam’s eagerly awaited visit finally arrived. With him, were twelve brown eggs in a special box called an incubator.  The eggs remained absolutely still in the incubator for two days.



On the third day we noticed something happening! How fascinating to see the first chicks hatch!  Nursery children spent a lot of time observing the start of new life.


After a further two days we had to move the chicks from the incubator to a brooder box. This was to be their new home for the next two weeks in the classroom.

Each day we took turns to care for the chicks. They needed fresh water and a special food called chick crumb. We also had to change their bedding to keep them clean and comfortable.


After two weeks it was time to move on to a bigger space to live outside at the home of these two children. “Bye bye little chicks – we hope you that you have a happy life in your new home!”


Creative Play in Nursery

Original ideas with some felt elephants as these children choose to peg them on a washing line.





“What could I do with these?”






Healthy Week in Nursery

Recent Nursery visitors during our Healthy Week have included:

a beautiful bouncy baby – his Nursery big sister brought him to have a bath,

a Nurse, along with her two assistants, who talked to us about looking after babies and our bodies,

a Dentist who helped us to learn about caring for our teeth,

Nursery Chinese New Year

Nursery children are developing their fine motor skills through the Physical Development Programme of Learning.

Chinese New Year activities gave lots of opportunities to practise these skills:

Cutting and threading to make Chinese lanterns

The finished result!

Yummy Chinese food – Tricky chopsticks!


Eureka! 2016

As always, our annual EYFS trip to Eureka! Children’s Museum was a great success.

Lower I and Nursery children had tremendous fun exploring the different areas.

During the course of the day we were able to become doctors, dentists and lorry drivers!

Some of us even became rats!











We met Zoom the robot and learned about the names for different teeth.

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The highlight of the trip was visiting Father Christmas and his elves in his winter wonderland grotto.

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Happy Christmas everyone!



Getting ready for PE lessons

Self help skills are increasing as Nursery children find their own pump bags,

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learn to take off their shoes and put on their pumps

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and undress independently

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“Can we fix it?”

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Problem solving for Nursery children as they help to assemble the outdoor caterpillar.

“Yes we made it!”

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At the Gleddings we embrace children’s unique thoughts and ideas. This young man demonstrates originality as he piles wooden shape puzzle pieces together to build his fire station tower.

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After listening to the story, these boys decided to make a house for Winnie the Witch. One of them decided that it would be a good idea to follow the illustrations from the story book to perfect the fine detail.

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Lower School Nativity

Year 1 children entertained their audiences with amazing performances of ‘Shine Star, Shine’ this week.

The story tells of how the big star loses his ability to shine, at an extremely crucial historical moment!

The performers were ably assisted in their singing by the Nursery and Lower I children.

More photos from rehearsals can be seen here.

The first part of the play can be seen here.

The second part of the play can be seen here.

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