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Christmas Party

The children had an amazing time at the Christmas Party with Mrs Sparkle entertaining them with magic, song and balloon modelling. Santa Claus visited with a sack full of gifts for everyone. There was dancing, games and of course party food. to top it all off

Dental Care

This week we met the dental team and learnt how important it is to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes. We brushed Dino the Dinosaurs teeth for two minutes and it is a very long time. We role played being dentists and patients, and now can't wait to visit our own dentist.

We investigated what drinks can do to our teeth by leaving eggs in lemonade, cola, vinegar and water. We know now that water is the best thing for our teeth and definitely not sugary and acidic drinks.

We all brushed our teeth for 2 minutes and took home our new toothbrush.

Visiting Sinfin Library

To launch our Redwood Learning Passport we visited Sinfin Library with our families. It was a great trip and we were all able to sign up to the library to return again. We walked through the autumn leaves and saw all the changing colours of the trees. A BIG THANK YOU to the team of volunteers at Sinfin Library 

Meeting Sister Sarah from the Royal Derby

The children were eager to learn how to take care of someone who is poorly of hurt. They learnt about the equipment and how to apply bandages. They also learnt who to put someone in the recovery position. What an amazing day!

 A BIG THANK YOU to Sister Sarah for taking the time to teach us here at Redwood Nursery.

Part One

Sister Sarah

Part 2

Come and Share a Book

Every half term our families join us to share books in nursery. This is our first session and was so special. Take a look at our families reading stories together.

Outdoor Fun

The nursery children just love learning outdoors no matter what the weather that is where they want to be.

Making Pizza Muffins

Every week we like to cook and prepare food in nursery you take home.This week we made pizza muffins. They were delicious.

Making Play Dough

We made our own play dough to take home. We followed the recipe and did lots of stirring with our strong arms.


Messy Play!

We love messy play!  As well as being lots of fun, it helps us to learn too!  There are so many benefits to messy play.  Please click on the following link to learn more...

Below are a selection of photos of us getting messy with different materials!  Here are some ideas of things we enjoy exploring that you might like to try at home...


  • Jelly
  • Spaghetti
  • Jelly AND spaghetti mixed together!
  • 'Gloop' (cornflour and water)
  • Cereal
  • Shaving foam
  • Flour
  • Shredded paper and water
  • Strawberry Whip/Chocolate Whip
  • Sloppy Sand (sand mixed with lots of water)
  • Bars of soap, water and sponges
  • Soap flakes and water (whisked)
  • Cloud dough (8 cups of flour, 1 cup of olive oil - you can also add food colouring/powder paint)
  • Compost/soil & water
  • Custard
  • Rice
  • Sand Foam (sand mixed with shaving foam)

Click on this link for some more ideas and recipes...