Adam and Eve

In Nursery today, Miss Lewis reviewed the story of Adam and Eve with the children and was so impressed with what they have remembered! We then read the next story in the Bible - Noah's Ark. Some of the children noticed that there is a toy ark in Nursery so were looking forward to playing with that later in the morning.

Leo said “Miss Lewis read Noah’s ark and the ark was built by Noah!”

Edith said “The dove went to find land, it couldn’t but then it did! God made a rainbow in the sky!”


Adam and Eve

Miss Lewis sat in the Nursery garden with the children to read the next part of the story of Adam and Eve.

We found out that Adam and Eve broke the rules that God had given them and did not make good choices.

We talked about what the rules were in nursery and Leo, Paige and Lucas remembered that our rules are “Love, Strength, Wisdom and Truth.”


We would like to say a big well done to all the children that took part in the Nativity this week, it was amazing and you all sang brilliantly. Thank you to all the parents for the children’s costumes and your continued support.

We have been reading ‘Stick Man’ this week. We all got creative and created stick men so that we could use them to tell the story. We have been getting ready for Christmas by making lots of   festive crafts.

Unfortunately, Verity is still off but is due to return to us at some point in Term 3. If she is your child’s key worker and you have any questions or concerns, then please see Dawn who will be monitoring and completing their learning journeys.

What we are working on next week

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Tt 10 Star Ten Little Elves

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

On Wednesday, Reception visited Chiddingly for the day. They spent the morning with Oak Class, exploring different Owl themed provision, making woodland animals, nests and meeting new friends.

In the afternoon, we had a special visitor called Rusty. Rusty is a Tawny Owl, who was rescued after falling from a tree. The children got to feel how fluffy Rusty was and ask his handlers, Ben and Sophie, lots of questions.

All of the children loved having a picnic lunch and spotting all of the things in Chiddingly’s playground that were the same as East Hoathly’s. Miss Denney and Mrs Smith were very proud of how confident and well behaved the children were.

What we are working on next week

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Ii 5 Hexagon Grey


In Nursery this week, we read ‘One Mole Digging A Hole’. The children worked hard at recognising the numbers throughout the book and were able to tell us what number comes next. “What number comes after 3?” “4.” said Joesph. Sorrel even noticed there are rhyming words “Verity, carrots and parrots rhyme.” she said. Next week’s book is ‘Something Beginning with Blue.’

The children have been learning about the four seasons and the changes that happen outside. The children can now talk about the leaves changing colours and falling on the ground during Autumn. During Spring, the children have learnt that plants and flowers start to grow.

Our art work this week was inspired by Remembrance Day. We watched a short video on Cbeebies about Remembrance Day and looked at photographs of poppies and real medals that were brought in. This has helped the children to understand about this special day and create some beautiful artwork. They made poppy straws, coloured in poppy wreaths and designed their own medals using a variety of materials such as pens, pencils, glue, glitter and tissue paper.

What we are working on next week

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Tt 3 Square Blue


Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a fantastic half term and restful week. It is lovely to see so many of the children back and hear about their half term adventures. We have heard lots of amazing stories about the children going trick or treating and days out to the zoo.

This week we have been reading ‘FunnyBones’. The children are beginning to understand the concept of night and day and the things and routines that take place each day either during the day or at night time.

The children have been looking at fireworks this week and have explored the patterns they make through painting and mark making. We have also watched some firework display videos on the   computer and discussed the colours we can see and sounds we can hear which links with our topic this term, ‘What Can You See?’.

What we are working on next week

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Aa 2 Circle Brown

Peace At Last

This week in Nursery we have been reading “Peace At Last”. The children have all enjoyed joining in with the sounds from the story, “Brrr” says the alarm clock, “Shine Shine” says the sun. The children have been telling us about some of their mummies and daddies that snore at home, as during the story Mr Bear is unable to sleep due to Mrs Bear snoring.

This week we have been able to spend a lot more time outside due to the drier weather which has been wonderful. So many of our children thrive in the outdoor environment and here at East Hoathly Nursery we try to think of our outdoor space as ‘a classroom that is outside’

The children have worked together fantastically outside to use large construction blocks, planks and grates to make bridges and towers using real life pictures as a visual aid.


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

This week in Nursery, we have continued with our story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have become very confident at re-enacting the story and sharing key phrases from the story, such as “We can’t go over it! We can’t go under it! Oh no! We’ve got to go through it!” The children had great fun acting out the story on the field, squelching through the mud in their wellies and pretending to walk through the ‘swishy swashy grass’. Their favourite part was being chased by Harry the bear!

The children used paint and rollers to recreate the forest scenes from the book and during messy play, the children explored rainbow rice with hidden textures inside. The children enjoyed using tweezers to pick out the different textures and correctly match them up with their picture. Using tweezers is a really great way to help children develop their fine motor skills, which will help them with their writing skills when they are ready to start learning to write.


What We Are Working on Next Week

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Aa 8 Star Yellow