Nursery News

Posted: 9th July 2020


This week the babies have enjoyed a range of sensory, exploratory activities. We have made good use of our tuff tray, using our senses to explore pasta, rice, salt and oats. The children seemed to enjoy this tactile experience very much, while a lot was taste-tested too! We learnt to identify different colours with our rainbow-coloured playdough and on a very hot Friday we had the enjoyable experience of looking for the animals we had hidden inside some ice blocks. We also hid bugs and insects in shredded paper for the children to find and identify.


In Bluebells this week we have been developing our physical skills, from cutting out a picture to drawing over some tracing patterns. In the garden we have practised balancing on one foot and rolling the big tyres around.


This week in Poppies we spoke about animals, making butterflies using the symmetrical painting technique and working together to create a bug hotel in the garden. Poppies also had lots of fun playing football in the garden and exploring the mud kitchen

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Holmwood House Nursery School

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305

Join our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020

We will be hosting our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020, and welcome families to join us to discover more about how we spark curiosity and ignite wonder in each and every child here at Holmwood House. Tours can be booked for the day between 9.30 to 11.30 am. Visit our Open Morning page for more information and to register.

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