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Nursery - Mrs J Hamilton (

Please do not think that we simply 'play'.


Play is the vehicle on which we learn. 

It takes us on an ongoing journey, allowing us to stop off, revisit and move on towards new goals.

Through play we develop physically, socially and academically.

Play enables us to explore, problem solve, predict and test theories.

Play provides us with natural opportunities to explore our world around us, discover our talents, to develop our gross and fine motor skills and to develop our early literacy and numeracy skills.

Through play we learn to negotiate and to work in groups, developing our communication and leadership skills.

We grow in confidence, independence and self esteem, all while developing a thirst for learning!

The police came to visit.

We have been busy making fruit salad and cup cakes!

Yvonne and her Ambulance came to visit the nursery.

The best days are snow days!!

Winter topic fun

Pattern Day

We are learning all about winter. We hope that snow will come to Maghaberry soon!

A selection of photographs from our space and night time topic. (Am and Pm)

Debbie Doolittle and her animal friends visits the PM class

Debbie Doolittle and her animal friends visit the AM class

PM autumn and pumpkins (so far)

AM autumn and pumpkins (so far)

Welcome all our new children and families to Maghaberry Nursery Unit. It’s hard to believe that 4 weeks have already past. We have been spending time learning our routines and getting to know one another. We have played lots of games at circle time to help us learn each other’s names and we have all had opportunities to talk about our families, favourite toys, favourite foods and other things that are important to us. We have even ventured out of our nursery garden to look at the pumpkins in the school poly tunnel. Have a look at our photos and see what fun we have been having. 

Fun in the autumn sun (pm)

A few more photos of us all having lots of fun!!