Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day is a UK fundraising event set up by Comic Relief. To celebrate red nose day, everybody is encouraged to do something fun or silly to raise money, celebrities included. Red Nose Day unites the entire country by trying to make a difference to the lives of others both in the UK and Africa, who are living in desperate poverty. This year Red Nose Day is being celebrated nationally on 24th March 2017.
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Natural History Museum

We visited the Natural History Museum. We have been learning and reading about dinosaurs so it made sense to go and see some. We were all very excited as we entered the dinosaur exhibit. Everywhere you looked there were dinosaur bones hanging or towering over us. We were not scared as it was obvious we had more muscles than they did, they had no skin and were all bones. There were big, small, familiar and unusual looking dinosaurs. As we trekked through the maze of skeletal dinosaurs, we roared, chatted and sang, until we came to a gigantic, roaring, menacing Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Our very own fairy story!!!!

Something amazing has happened at Ferndale that the children have been really excited about! The children and the nursery as a whole has been filled with a sense of enthusiasm and excitement because of the new arrival of Russell hill’s very own fairy from Fairy world. To say that the children have been abound with excitement is perhaps an understatement. Pumpkin Rose the magical fairy from fairyland, has decided to make Ferndale nursery her new home. The children have made some very creative pictures for her and in return and she has rewarded them with letters, educational gifts, and has promise to arrange in the very near future, a very special treasure hunt for them. Naturally we will keep parents and friends informed of all the very exciting events that Pumpkin Rose will be participating in with the children. Watch this space!!!!!!

Pirates Ahooooooy!

Friday, September 13, 2013
One of the highlights of our year so far was our Pirate’s treasure hunt. The day before the hunt, the staff told us stories regarding the Ferndale Pirates. Apparently many years ago there were pirates that lived in our nursery, and before they left they buried all of their treasure somewhere in the nursery. We thought it would be a great idea to look for this treasure… finders keepers and all that… All the children helped design the treasure maps, which was going to help us find the treasure.
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Richmond Park

Autumn meant just one thing…. Time to jump on our minibus and explore the sights of Richmond Park. We put on our wellies and our raincoats and braved the cold weather to experience one of London’s most prestigious parks.
On arrival, it was time to refuel with a picnic of sandwiches, fruit and other tasty snacks. We could see the wildlife was eyeing up our food, so we wolfed it down and prepared for our adventure.
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We have spent time over the last few weeks collecting empty boxes and containers so we can turn our home corner into a shop. Some of our mummy’s and daddies have been kindly bringing in items from home as well.
This week we had enough empty containers to make our shop. The shop was set out lovely, and we could buy all sorts of items. They ranged from cereal to fruit, to deserts and washing powder and each item was individually priced.
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Fruit picking at Hewitt’s Farm

Today we set off for Hewitts farm. Yep, you guessed it we were going fruit picking. We knew that some of us were going to consume more than our 5 a day. It was not too far of a journey for us today as the fruit picking site is based in Orpington Kent. When we arrived it started to drizzle, then it started to pour. There was no way that we could go out there and pick fruit whilst it was pouring, so we ate our lunch on the minibus and wished for it to stop raining at least a little bit.
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Bouncy start to the week

Today was an exciting day at Ferndale. We have got a new bouncy castle in our garden. Some of the bigger children helped the staff to pump up the bouncy castle. It was hard work so we took it in turns. We did not have an electric pump though, so we all have extremely big muscles. We eventually blew up the bouncy castle and what a delight it was.

Everyone had so much fun; the big children and the babies included. In fact, the babies absolutely loved the bouncy castle where we were free to jump, bounce, and roll around. Sam even put some little colourful balls in there, which made everyone very excited. So much so, some of the children did not want to get off especially baby Iris who had a great time. This bouncy castle has quickly become the favourite toy in our already fun-filled garden.

Cookie Kids

On Friday we decided to make some cookies. We love making things at nursery and it is even better when we are able to eat the things we make….yummmmmy!

This time around we were making double chocolate chip cookies; they were going to be very chocolately and very scrummy. We all sat around the table and took it in turns to mix in all the ingredients. We noted the change in colour and texture of the mixture, we were so tempted to taste it at this stage, but we were encouraged to wait until it was fully baked.
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