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Thornhill Lees CE (VC) Infant And Nursery School

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Terrific Twos

Welcome to our Two Year Old blog!

Have a look at all the fantastic things that we have doing! 

Fruit Tasting

As part of our topic on colours, the children enjoyed reading the book, Kitchen Disco.  At grouptime we talked about the different fruit, the different colours that we could see and which fruit was our favourite.  We finished our grouptime by tasting the different fruit that featured in the story.

We liked some fruit better than others.


Diwali WOW Day

 As part of the whole school celebration of Diwali, the children enjoyed making their own roti.  

In small groups, the children helped to mix and then roll out their roti dough, before watching the adults cook it.

At snack time, the children enjoyed eating their roti.

World Nursery Rhyme Challenge.

 The children loved learning 5 new nursery rhymes as part of our World Nursery Rhyme Challenge.  Over a two week period, we learnt different nursery rhymes and practised playing the claves as we sang.

We then invited the parents in to nursery and performed the nursery rhymes for them. 

Well Done to all the children for their hard work!!

A Surprise Visit from Santa

The children had a surprise visit from Santa today.  They loved seeing him and enjoyed singing their favourite Christmas songs for him.  

Before he left, Santa gave each child a Christmas present, which they got to take home.

Thank you, Santa!

Class of January 2017

 Its come to that time of year, when we have to say goodbye to our oldest children, before they move onto 'big nursery'. 

As a celebration of all their great development and progress, we held a graduation for them. 

Well Done Everyone!! 

Hey Diddles

As part of our Christmas celebrations, the children from Two Year Olds, Nursery and Reception, enjoyed the Christmas show by the Hey Diddles.  The children sang and danced their way through the show and enjoyed learning new songs too.

Fun in the Snow

The children had a lot of fun playing in the unexpected snowfall that we have had recently.  

The enjoyed experiencing the snow melt in their hands and then attempted to make snowballs, unfortunately there wasn't enough snow for that.  They children also took this opportunity to develop their mark-making skills by drawing and writing in the snow. 

Chinese WoW Day

As part of the whole school celebration of Chinese New Year, the children in our Two Year Old Provision really enjoyed learning about the Chinese culture.  

We made our own Chinese dragons using coloured card and split pins and listened to some Chinese music.  At snack time, the children enjoyed tasting some Chinese noodles and prawn crackers.

Science WoW Day

 As part of British Science Week, the children throughout school carried out a series of different science experiments.  

For Science WoW day, we invited parents to come in and work alongside their children to complete four different science experiments: Dancing Raisins, Planting a Sunflower, Bubbles and Tasting Foods.

Once the children (and parents) had completed the activities the children received a certificate for all their hard work.

Sports Relief 2018

As part of Sports Relief 2018, the children in Two Year Old's took part in an obstacle course.  They had to use different gross motor skills to get from one side of the obstacle course to the other.  The children had to balance across stepping stones, crawl through a tunnel, jump over hurdles and balance a beanbag on a tennis bat whilst walking to the finish line.  


Well Done to all the children, they all tried so hard. 

World Book Day 2018

As part of World Book Day 2018, the children were invited to come into school dressed up as their favourite story characters.  We had princesses, witches, superheroes and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  Miss Fellowes even dressed up as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

The children enjoyed listening to stories by Nick Sharratt, our favourites being, Shark in the Park and Shark in the Dark.  After listening to the stories, the children then went on to make their own telescopes, just like the one Timothy Pope had in the stories, and then went in search of sharks in the nursery provision.  

Its safe to say, there are no sharks at nursery today.