Class Blog for Big Nursery

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Welcome to Little Bridges Nursery!

We are delighted that you are interested in our Nursery for children aged 2 to 4 years. Please do have a look through the blog to find out about the exciting learning taking place in Big and Little Nursery.

We have two rooms in our Nursery provision here at Wadebridge Primary Academy.

Our ‘Little Nursery’ provides a specialist learning environment for our 2-3 year olds and is run by our expert practitioners: Ms Walby (Room Leader), Mrs Lang, Miss Brown, Mrs Woodman and Mrs Kenward.

Our 3-4 year olds learn and explore in our ‘Big Nursery’ environment and is run by our expert practitioners: Mrs Divall (Nursery Manager), Mrs O'Dwyer and Mrs Smith.

Our Opening Hours We are open term time between 8:30-15:00. We offer 15 hour funded spaces for all children who are 3 and 4 years old. We can also offer 30 hour funded spaces for families who are eligible. For some families with 2 year olds we can also offer 15 hours free funding. The 15 hours of funding is flexible and can be used from 8:30-15:00 throughout the week. There is an additional charge should you require Nursery beyond taking your eligible funded hours, e.g. 14:30-15:00 incurs a cost of £2.80.

The following link explains how you can apply for help with your childcare costs.

Mrs Divall
Nursery Manager & Big Nursery Room Leader

Mrs O'Dwyer 
Big Nursery

Mrs Smith
Big Nursery

Ms Walby 
Little Nursery Room Leader

Mrs Lang 
Little Nursery

Miss Brown
Little Nursery 

Mrs Woodman 
Little Nursery

Mrs Kenward
Little Nursery



Wow, what a wonderful morning. The children were super excited to do their sponsored walk and made the nursery team proud. Morwenna and Andy the Air Ambulance mascot came to cheer us on our way.

Thank you for all of your support.



The children have been learning about the  'Life cycle of a butterfly’.
We have had some real caterpillars for the children to observe and to watch grow.

Over the past few weeks, the children have been lucky enough to see the caterpillars develop into chrysalis' and then turn into butterflies. 
This week, the children went to
 woody corner to release the caterpillars that had come out of their chrysalis.’



The children had lots of fun on the bikes this week. They are confidently riding the bikes around the bike track, knowing how to move around other children into a space and stopping using their feet. 



At last, the sun has appeared! The children went out for their outdoor learning and used the Trim Trail. The children are growing in confidence and are independently using the equipment.



This week, we celebrated St Pirans Day. The children listened to sea shanties sang by the fisherman in their boats out at sea. They made their own Cornish flag, looking carefully at the pattern and colours on it.

The children also made their own pasties, they chose their filling and Miss Brown showed them how to crimp the pastry to keep it sealed.

Gool Peran Lowen



Big Nursery have been learning about The Chinese New Year. At circle time Mrs Divall introduced the topic of the Chinese New Year and we talked about who had eaten Chinese food before either at a restaurant or from a takeaway.

The class also tried different Chinese food including noodles, egg fried rice, sweet and sour sauce and prawn crackers. The children tried really hard to use chopsticks although they found them very tricky. The food smelled amazing!! Afterwards we talked about the foods they enjoyed eating. 

The children have played in The Chinese Restaurant in our role play area and carefully looked at the menu and some children took their orders. They have used real chopsticks to help pick up their pretend noodles. The children have also decorated a 2024, Year of the dragon picture, they have also cut and decorated their own Chinese lantern and dragon. We finished off our celebrations dancing with our dragons and lanterns.



Last week, the children were so excited to see snow as they arrived at Nursery. For some, this was their first experience of snow. 
Here are some photo's of the children having fun catching the snow. When we went inside, the children joined in with some wake and shake songs to warm us up. 



The children are learning about things that change and for the next few weeks, we are going to be focusing on how the weather changes. The children watched a PowerPoint about the weather and we discussed which weather is their favourite and why. We have a class weather chart on the wall and over the past few days the children have been changing the pictures regularly!! The children have been busy making their own weather spinner to use at home. The class have listened to weather sounds , drawn pictures of what they can hear and tried to name them. Some of them were tricky but the children listened well. The children used their fingers to paint a rainbow. They matched colour squares to a rainbow sheet. The children talked about different weather and how it made them feel.



Putting out the Fire!

In Little Nursery, we have been concentrating on our topic “people who help us.”
The children enjoyed putting out the fire using spray bottles.
We spoke about the dangers of fires and how firefighters help us in many ways.


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