Upton Meadows Nursery

Autumn leaves

Upton Meadows September Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome! It’s the start of a new academic year at Upton Meadows and the team are looking forward to the year ahead. Welcome back to all the children returning from the summer break and welcome to all new children and families. We would also like to welcome Eve. Eve has joined the team full time and is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). International pirate day Our setting was transformed for International Pirate

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group of hands with engagemnt rings on in celebration of a staff member at upton meadows getting engaged

Upton Meadows July Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… England vs Denmark Earlier this month, we made our own England flags and decorated England biscuits in celebration of the Euros 2020. The children were able to explore different colours and textures when creating their crafts.  Celebrations This month we have had lots to celebrate with two of our team members getting engaged!  This has prompted the children to talk about their family weddings and decorate pictures of hands, shoes and dresses. We have been

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group of children running towards an Upton Meadows staff member

Upton Meadows June Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Sports Day We would like to say well done to all of our school leavers this week. We ran, jumped, walked and moved in different ways. Take a look at all the fun we had on our facebook page. Upton Tadpoles We are pleased to announce we now have frogs. The children have been observing the frogs in the garden, here we have been reflecting on the life cycle of a frog and recalling the

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children looking in to a box with their hoods up in the garden at Upton Meadows

Upton Meadows May Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcoming a visitor to the garden Last week we had a little visit from a frog.  The children enjoyed watching the frog hop around the garden before we released it into the pond outside pre-school.  We have enjoyed discussions about frogs, toads and all kinds of pond life after the visit.  We have also been watching the growth of the tadpoles that we have in pre-school and talking about the life cycle of animals.  Celebrating

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Upton Meadows birthday queen

Upton Meadows Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… On the farm Some of our children visited some farms and other children have been talking about previous trips to the farm and what they saw there. We thought that we would extend upon this by having our very own farmyard small world. The children were supported to use the animals and the natural resources to pretend play and recreate their own experiences. For children who may not have been to the farm before this

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March Upton Meadows Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… We are proud to present… our dolls house to animal kingdom renovation A few months ago we asked for donations for a project that we were working on, and we are delighted to now share the results with you. With the help of some of our parents we have renovated a doll house into an Animal Kingdom for the children to enjoy. Here are the before and after pictures.  The children have been having lots

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Upton Meadows Nursery February News

What we’ve been up to… Curiosity Cylinder This month we created a curiosity cylinder for the children to explore. The area is full of different textures and objects for the children to discover. This in turn will help the children to expand their vocabulary by encouraging them to talk about what they can see and feel. Pancake Day The children made representations of pancakes using playdough and pans. They then made their very own pancakes in the kitchen and even

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Upton Meadows January News

What we’ve been up to… Baby shark under the sea tray Our children have been talking lots about the baby shark song since we have come back after Christmas. To facilitate this further, we decided to make our very own baby shark under the sea tray. We have been singing the song and using the props to build our own stories. As the baby shark song has lots of different family members in it, this has also prompted us to

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£436 raised to buy gifts for Disney ward at Northampton General Hospital

Christmas Update | Northampton

At the beginning of December we sold raffle tickets to parents at our Millway and Upton Meadows nursery to raise money to buy gifts for Disney ward at Northampton General Hospital. We’d like to say an extra special thank you to S&D Paving’s director, Guy Loveland, who doubled the amount that we had raised from the sale of the raffle tickets. As a result of Guy’s generous donation and the sale of the raffle tickets we are delighted to have

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