Halloween

The children have had lots of fun dressing up for Halloween and making spooking crafts. They also had lots of fun playing with shredded paper using lots of physical movement, gross motor skills and loads of conversation about how it felt using words like:...

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Lyndhurst Blog – 27th October 2017

Pre-School Room The children enjoyed this activity so much.  They used the pincer tweezers to grip items from the tray. The children demonstrated good communication, taking turns and problem solving.   2-3’s Room The children has so much fun with this sensory experience with...

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Out of School Blog 6th October 2017

Out of School The children decided that they wanted to have a Harry Potter Themed day. Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his...

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Pre-School Room Blog 2nd October 2017

Pre-School Room Autumn Leaves Poem  On the grass, On the ground The leaves fall around. Red Leaves and gold leaves With soft rustling sound. Red leaves and gold leaves Gold leaves and brown. From the tall trees They come fluttering down. The children then had...

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2-3’s Room Blog 13th October 2017

2-3’s Room The children have been busy making lots of different craft to decorate our Autumn theme boards. We have also had lots of conversation about leaves falling of the trees and changing colour from green to red, orange, brown, yellow. One child brought...

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Lyndhurst Blog 1st September 2017

Baby Unit The children have so much fun outside and in particular the sand play – the benefits of sand play are that it promotes physical development. Large muscle skills will develop as children dig, pour, sift, scoop, and clean up spills with brush...

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Lyndhurst Blog 25th August 2017

  Holiday Club The children had a fantastic time on their trip to HULL. The Hull Fish Trail was laid in the early 90’s and features 41 sculptures (usually in the form of reliefs) embedded at varying locations round the town. The trail starts at...

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Lyndhurst Blog 18th August 2017

                               2-3’s Room & Baby Unit  The children have been having a fantastic time during outside water play.  The under the sea creatures were the focus of the play.  Water play gives many opportunities to develop gross and fine motor skills across the age...

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Lyndhurst Blog 4th August 2017

2-3’s Room      The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own creation using a variety of sand moulds. Lots of scooping and patting was to be had. Sand play promotes physical development. Large muscle skills develop as children dig, pour, sift, scoop. Eye-hand coordination and small muscle control...

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Lyndhurst Blog 28th July 2017

Baby Room – Mark Making (Chalking) As well as enabling a child to learn to write, making marks can benefit a child physically, and also help to develop their imagination and creative skills. Mark making opens the door for children to express themselves in a...

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Lyndhurst Blog 21st July 2017

  Baby Unit The children have been enjoying lots of sensory play in particular finger painting. The benefits of finger painting are amazing, jut look at the following areas: Easy for little fingers: some children do find it hard to hold a brush or a crayon....

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Lyndhurst Blog 14th July 2017

2-3 Room The children have been learning all about Caterpillar’s this week and their life cycle.   The children have been learning the process of how caterpillars change into butterflies. The children really enjoyed looking at the caterpillars. During story time the children enjoyed the Hungry...

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Lyndhurst Blog 7th July 2017

Baby Room. This week we have been busy with lots of crafts associated with our new theme “summer holidays”.  We made a super beach within the room and we used our buckets and spades, to make our sandcastles, we collaged our seagulls and even a little...

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Lyndhurst Blog 30 June 2017

Pre-School The children have been continuing with their Phonics this week ad added the sounds: ck h and eh.  The colour for he week was pink and the shape was heart.  The children have been trying think of different objects that are pink!!! As...

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Lyndhurst Blog 23rd June 2017

2-3’s Room, Baby Unit & Pre-School The children have been exploring our new sensory room. The benefits for our children are fantastic, the children will be able to engage and explore the environment then it can have positive effects on their ability to react...

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Lyndhurst Blog 16th June 2017

Baby Unit This week that Babies craft activities were making their Fathers Day cards, helping the babies make new sensory bottles by using pom poms, pasta and shells etc… As the weather has been glorious the babies have spent lots of time outside with the...

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Lyndhurst Blog 9th June 2017

Baby Room The children have been involved in lots of sensory play this week.  They have been playing in the water, sand, using coloured pasta and playdough.  The children have been exploring the different textures and materials. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage...

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Lyndhurst Blog 2nd June 2017

2-3’s Room The children have been enjoying the beautiful weather with lots and lots of outside play and water. The children have been planting their sunflowers so they can watch them grow.  We have been discussing the life cycle of a sunflower. The theme for...

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Lyndhurst Blog 26th May 2017

The sun has been shining over Lyndhurst and the whole nursery has been making the most of the sunshine. There’s been hats and sun cream all week and playing under our gazebo.  Out of School: The children have been making the most of the sunny...

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Lyndhurst Blog 19th May 2017

2-3’s Room This week the focus for the children has been big & small.  The children have been creating family pictures using big and small people.  During this activity the children were talking about their families and who was in them. During Physical Development the...

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Lyndhurst Blog 12th May 2017

Pre-School Room The children are learning the set 2 phonics: s a t l p n and then new ck h. The numbers are: 1-30 Shape: Diamond Story time: Ten in the bed Topic: Shops – Greengrocers The children are enjoying all these new...

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Lyndhurst Blog 5th May 2017

2-3’s Room This month the Theme is: Under the Sea.  The children have made a fantastic paper Mache octopus, the children had a fantastic time getting all messing with the glue and coloured paper.  For the legs the children made paper chains.  The octopus is...

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Lyndhurst Blog 17th April 2017

Baby room: We’ve had a lovely time playing in the nursery garden with lots of different toys. We have chalkboards outside and can use chalks to draw on them! Whilst we are outside we catch bubbles and look for butterflies, birds and planes. We...

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Lyndhurst Blog 10th April 2017

Baby room: This week we have been making our Easter craft including bunnies, chicks and lambs. Our theme this month is ‘Storybooks’.  You’ll see Peppa Pig and The Gruffalo on our craft boards! 2-3 room: All the children have been excited and busy making...

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Lyndhurst Blog 20th March 2017

Baby room: We’ve had a busy week in the baby room making special cards for Mother’s Day.   We have also enjoyed playing with water and exploring the garden.  When we played in the garden we looked for birds and aeroplanes in the sky. Pre-school:...

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Lyndhurst Blog 13th March 2017

2-3 room: All the children have been busy making crafts for the boards. Our hungry caterpillar looks very colourful and has promoted lots of speech about bugs in the garden. We have also enjoyed the story and trying the different fruits from the story...

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Lyndhurst Blog 6th March 2017

Baby room: This week we have been doing lots of craft for our fruit and vegetable theme.  We also had the photographer visit us to take photographs of us playing at nursery.  We ended our week with lots of sensory play including sand and...

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Lyndhurst Blog 20th February 2017

Baby room: Our babies have been busy gluing and sticking pictures ready for our new displays! We have also enjoyed playing with our dolls and pushchairs. We did some experiments with sand and gloop which was great fun.   Our musical instruments have been played...

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Lyndhurst Blog 20th January 2017

The children have had a very eventful week. We had our annual fire Evacuation Drill which went brilliantly. We were able to get 59 children and 13 staff safely out of the building in 3 minutes 46 seconds. Pre-School: We also had Dancestars that came...

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Lyndhurst Blog 13th January 2017

Everyone is back after the festive period and we are looking ahead to new adventures and implementing our homework for the pre-schoolers. Pre-School: The children have been practicing their Phonics, colour, shape and numbers. Lots of activities are focused towards these areas. The children...

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Lyndhurst Blog 23rd December 2016

Lyndhurst Blog 23rd December 2016 Out of School This week, we had loads of fun in the OOS doing heaps of Christmas crafts. We made angles, cards and tree decorations and we did some glass painting to brighten up the Christmas spirit. We also...

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Lyndhurst Blog 16th December 2016

Party Week Baby Unit This week the children have had a very busy week, they have been continuing to use a variety of sensory play during their creative art work. The children have also been doing lots of movement & dance to Christmas music....

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Lyndhurst Blog 9th December 2016

Baby Unit This week the children have had a very busy week, they have been using oodles of glitter to make their Christmas tree cards. The children have also been doing lots of movement & dance to Christmas music. All the children have been...

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Lyndhurst Blog 6th December 2016

Baby Unit   This week the children have had a fun filled week, they have been busy joining in with our Christmas Nativity play preparations – singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. The children especially like the song “Santa got stuck up the Chimney”....

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Lyndhurst Blog 1st December 2016

Operation  Christmas Child, Samaritans Purse. Thank you so much for all you donation for our Christmas Shoe Box appeal. We were able to pack 31 shoe boxes. The Amazing Journey, of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You In the hands of local churches, every...

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Lyndhurst Blog 11th November 2016

3-4 Room The children have been practicing singing for our Nativity. There has been a dress rehearsal and all the children look so adorable. We have been introducing Jolly Phonics to the children and we are looking at introducing homework (optional) so the children...

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17th October 2016 – Blog

Lyndhurst Day Nursery “Blog” 17th October 2016 As the leaves are turning orange and the weather turns colder. The 3-4s have been fascinated exploring the change of season. Outdoor play has involved collecting leaves to feel the texture and crunch of the dry leaves...

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September Blog

Back to School Welcome back to all our funded children this week, it’s been great to see some familiar faces again – especially our pre-schoolers on the way to their first few days at school! We hope you’re all settling back into your routines....

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Active Panel & Mud Kitchen

ActivPanel   The children in the 3-4’s love the NEW ActivPanel and it is available all day so the children can choose what they want to do and are able to explore all the applications. The children’s favourite is the Active Inspire, they use...

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July 2016

The 3-4’s children have been exploring zoo animals for their topic this month. We’ve heard all about the different kinds of animals and places the children have visited and some fantastic stories. Our outside areas have been enjoyed by all in this warm weather...

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Activities Improves Mind

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