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Dormice have been experimenting on how to move a ball with different parts of their feet and trying to get the ball through a tunnel.

Hooray - Our Caterpillars have finally become butterflies!!!

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Hooray - Our Caterpillars have finally become butterflies!!!

Growing Caterpillars and Butterflies - Making caterpillars out of playdough.

Growing Caterpillars and Butterflies - Dormice have been painting butterflies and learning about symmetry.

Dormice have been reading The Hungry Caterpillar, making their own pasta caterpillars and creating their Butterfly books.

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Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee wearing our homemade hats and dressing up in red, white and blue.

Dormice have been learning about Africa, finding out about animals which live there, trying different fruits and painting our own animal masks.

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A sunny afternoon doing a touch of gardening - We planted out sunflowers in our pots. Thank you to Mrs Alison for looking after them over the Easter holidays.

Leap into Life - Dormice have been developing their upper and lower body strength by moving like crabs and crawling on their hands and knees through tunnels.

Dormice spent time outdoors using equipment to build bridges to get the gingerbread man across the river

Dormice have been making vehicles and bridges to help the Gingerbread Man get across the river.

Testing our skills of balance on our scooters.

Dormice - Super Skills Week

Dormice have been enjoying mixing paints to paint their paper flowers and created their own beautiful flower garden. Look at our lovely display we created.

Dormice are beginning to understand about how to plant seeds and care for growing plants with their fantastic cress heads.

Dormice have been looking at plants in their garden and having a great time creating their own blossom.

Leap into Life - Having fun making our bodies move to different tempos and learning how to keep that balance on the bench.

Shrove Tuesday - Pancake races

The Three Little Pigs - Dormice have been investigating materials to make houses for the Three Little Pigs.

Happy Chinese New Year from the Dormice

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Dormice have been exploring light and dark and how it affects the look of different materials.

We lit our fire this afternoon to keep us warm, whilst being thankful we made dreamy dream catchers and forest treasure mobiles to hang on our tree of gratitude.

Dormice and Hedgehogs enjoying getting messy making bird feeders and hanging them on our bird feed station

Carol Singing in the Playground

Our Pond Competition Winners!!

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Dormice and Hedgehogs had a chilly walk to the Co-op this morning. They entertained the shoppers by singing carols outside and enjoyed a well earned mince pie.

Dormice had fun exploring sound using everyday objects and investigating how sound is made on a variety of African instruments. They then had a go at making their own musical instruments.

We explored and experimented with wind-up toys including bath toys, pull back helicopters and a wind up mouse. We discovered that batteries are not always needed.

Children in Need - We had a lot of spotty children today!!

Maths mayhem trying to fit ourselves into boxes and squeeze into tunnels.

We had fun making potions and riding on our broomsticks during Forest School.

Firework Fun

We spent the afternoon planting spring bulbs, just like Percy the Park Keeper did in the story of The Lost Acorns.

We have been learning our colours by making Elmer elephants.

Making Scones with Apples and Blackberries

Sunny Afternoon Blackberry Painting

Fun in our first few weeks as Dormice- Exploring our forest, playing in the mud kitchen, balancing and helping each other.

The Healthy Wolf

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

St James' Move It Week - June 2021

Making Cardboard Shakers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Dormice Forest Fun

Mud Kitchen Fun

Parachute Play

Making Dinosaur Skin Patterns

Potion Making

Merry Christmas Decorations

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We had fun in the rain

Our Shadow Monsters

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