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Eid ul-Fitr- Party Day

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At nursery we will be having our very own Eid party that we will share with our friends. So why not have your very own party in your home? Get lots of upbeat music, play party games together, and eat lots of yummy foods! Don't forget you have to dress to impress, so get your finest outfits on and show us them, by sending your pictures and videos to the Evidence Me app. We look forward to celebrating with you all, even though it may be a little different again this year. Eid Mubarak to all our Lady Castle Nursery families.  Thanks, The Lady Castle Team

Easter Fun Day

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  To celebrate Easter, nursery is hosting a Easter fun day!  We have shared some of the activities from nursery so you can join in at home.  Egg painting  Allow your creative juices to flow and decorate an egg!  Children of all ages love to be creative with paint, pens or crayons so they will love this activity.  What you will need: Boiled egg (or something else round, for example a stone from outside or an egg shape cut from a piece of paper).  Paint, pens, crayons or any other mark making materials.  This activity will not only allow your child/children to be creative, it also develops their fine motor skills. This is the foundations of beginning to write.  Easter Bunnies using Nature Using nature to create an Easter bunny. On your daily walk, look for items in nature, these can be anything found on the floor such as, leaves, twigs, fallen blossom. Using the items you have collected to create Easter Bunny collages, placing the items to create a picture. Egg and spoon race  For this a

Holi Festival Day- At Home Learning

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  To celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, at nursery we will be getting very messy and colourful with lots of paint explosions! So at home why don't you get dressed in your brightest clothes you have, and have a colour party all day! Get some really upbeat music on and dance the day away! You could make some colourful pancakes for breakfast: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rainbow-pancakes Make a rainbow pizza for lunch? and a yummy fruit pudding? https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rainbow-pizzas https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rainbow-fruit-skewers Once your tummies are full, you could create some pictures with different materials you have in the home; pens, pencils, paint, crayons, chalk or maybe if it is dry and warm outside, mark making on the pavement or your garden? Please send your pictures and videos to the Evidence Me app, so that we can see how colouful and creative you got within your home environment. Thanks, The Lady Castle Team

Lets add some colour to our outdoor space

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Rainbow Chimes  Make these homemade rainbow coloured wind chimes with sticks, they'll add a splash of colour to any backyard or patio! Hang them in your own yard, or give them as a gift to someone special! This is a great opportunity for you to go on a nature walk and collect items you can find! what you'll need: Sticks  paint Small screw eyes String   This is also a great opportunity for children to talk about and describe their creation. Please upload a photo of your creation to evidence me, we would love to see them! Thank you, The Lady Castle Team

Red Nose Day 2021

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  At nursery we will be hosting our very own Disney and Superhero Party to raise money for red nose day.  So why not join in and have your very own party at home?  Get some lively music on and dress up as your favourite Superhero or Disney character and ask all your family members to join in.  If you are wanting to give a donation towards comic relief, please place it in a named envelope and in your child's bag on their next session. Don't forget to let a staff member know on the door or via email.  Please upload your photos on to the Evidence Me app, we look forward to seeing them.  We hope you enjoy your party at home!  Thank you  The Lady Castle Team. 

Mother's Day Activities- At Home Learning

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At nursery to celebrate Mother's Day, we will be planting some beautiful flowers for our lovely mummies, grandmas, aunties, cousins and sisters; or anyone who is special to you! What you will need to get started: Compost Plastic plant pots (small) Flower bulbs (any of your choosing) Water At nursery will we using items like these shown in the pictures. This is a great opportunity to get your child interest in the natural environment, and discuss how things grow and what they need to help them bloom. So many learning opportunities happen in such a simple, yet effective activity, including: Communication and language Mathematics Understanding the world Personal, social and emotional development Physical We would love to see your pictures of you and  your child planting something special together,  ready to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 14th March, 2021! Please share your pictures via the Evidence Me app, look forward to seeing  all the fun and learning you have had in the home

Pancake Day!

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  As it is Pancake Day, we thought that it would be fun to make some pancakes!  They are simple, quick to make and yummy to eat. Here's a list of the ingredients that you will need: - 100g plain flour - 2 large eggs - 300ml milk  - 1tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying  What you will need to do:  1.  Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. 2. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away. 3. Set a medium frying pan or crepe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. 4. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden.  5. Serve with your favourite filling such as lemon and caster sugar, strawberries and cream or chocolate spread.  This recipe was taken from BBC food online:  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-pancakes Another pancake activity...  Panca