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Woodlands Academy

Healing Multi-Academy Trust




We will keep this page updated regularly with lots of information about what we have been learning and other key information.






Meet The Team!

Early Years Practitioner – Mrs Herriman.

Class Teacher – Mrs Stanhope.

EYFS Leader - Mr Elliott.


We would also like to welcome our new parents/families that have joined Nursery this term. We love to learn in a variety of ways… Nursery is truly a fun place to be!


You can contact if you have any questions or need to contact a member of Early Years staff.

Ice cream role play

As you may know, we are passionate about all things playdough in Nursery!  This week we had fun making up some different play dough ice cream flavours for some ice cream role play. The children got stuck straight in and took orders for ice creams from their friends. Scooping into the soft dough was a great fine and gross motor strengthening exercise and took a lot of concentration to form into a neat ball shape.

Mr Whippy soap fluff sensory play

We are HUGE fans of messy, sensory play! Today we made some gloriously goopy soap fluff for sensory play time fun!  Soap fluff is made simply with two ingredients: soap flakes and water. It is then whisked into a lovely pulpy, bubbly, smooth mush! It has a WONDERFUL consistency. You really have to try it to experience it! It made for the perfect recipe to use for our Mr Whippy ice creams. 



Puffy paint ice cream

Celebrating Euro 2020

It has been a very busy week here in Nursery! As part of the curriculum football days, the children enjoyed a morning of football activities to celebrate Euro 2020. It finished with the children taking up the challenge to beat the teacher in a penalty shootout.



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Penalty Shootout - Children vs Teachers!

Lighthouse Keepers Lunch

Ahoy me hearties! 


This week we have learnt all the skills to become a fully fledged Pirates! We scrubbed the decks, walked the plank, sailed the Seven Seas and searched for treasure!

When I was One

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Pirate Counting

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International Dough Disco Day!


Wednesday 9th June 2021 was International Dough Disco Day! We joined hundreds of schools from all over the world in this exciting event. This is an activity the children do every day to develop their fine motor control and gross motor skills through exercising their fingers. Children need to have strong muscles in their hands to enable them to write effectively. Doing these simple, fun exercises will help your child prepare for writing.


In the classroom this week...


Yukky Worms




Exploring Minibeasts

In the Curiosity Cube this week...


Our story of the week this week is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells the story of a tiny caterpillar who is very hungry!


We explored the story by reading along and trying a new piece of food with the caterpillar. The pears were the class favourite and the pickles the least! We explored the taste and texture of the foods and joined in with repeated parts of the story e.g. “…but he was still hungry.” We tried to guess what the caterpillar might eat next and talked about our favourite foods together.



Caterpillar paper chains - whose caterpillar is the longest?

Symmetrical butterfly painting

In the classroom this week...


Ocean Sensory Tray

Great questions on our Wonder Wall this week!

Deconstructed role play - sailing away in cardboard boats!

Using a variety of media to create artwork for our Commotion in the Ocean display!

In the Curiosity Cube this week...





Developing our fine motor skills

Funny Faces Loose Parts Play!

Deconstructed role play - the children got creative after asking if they could make a space rocket!

In the Curiosity Cube this week...



Dinosaur Swamp

Dinosaur Volcano

Learning in the Outdoor Area

In the Curiosity Cube this week...


Outdoor Classroom

We're Going on an Egg Hunt! We're going to find them ALL!! We're REALLY excited, HOORAY for Easter Day!

Easter Crafts

Nature Crowns

Easter Maths

Easter Cards

Making Fruit Salad

Fruit and Veg Shop

Shape Sorting