Nursery

DEC
01
2017

Christmas has arrived in Nursery!

This week the children have been enjoying the start of Christmas. On Monday we came in to school and found a Christmas tree and a letter in our classroom. The letter was from Father Christmas explaining that he has sent one of his elves over with a tree for us to decorate and that there was an even bigger one in the hall. The children then made decorations throughout the week to decorate the classroom and trees around the school. We made cotton wool snowmen, candy canes, stockings, Rudolphs with red noses, bouncy Santas and lollystick Christmas trees. We will be continuing to make different Christmas decorations throughout December.

We have also been very busy practising our nativity and the children have been perfecting the songs and learning dances which we cannot wait to share with you! Please remember to hand in your ticket slip and your child’s costume.

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NOV
17
2017

Nursery Rhyme Week

This week Nursery have been enjoying Nursery Rhyme Week. We have been learning lots of rhymes and even learnt some actions to go with the songs! During our Child Initiated time we have been experiencing different activities linked to certain rhymes. We have been making our own Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars and Incy Wincy Spiders at the craft table, building walls for Humpty Dumpty in the construction area and threading using wool for Baa Baa Black Sheep. We also been matching rhyming pairs and sequencing different Nursery Rhymes. Our Mummies and Daddies were invited in and we were very excited to share our experiences with them!

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OCT
19
2017

Diwali

This week in Nursery we have been learning all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. We made our own Diva lamps from old CDs, created Mehndi patterns using cotton buds and paint and also made Rangoli patterns using powder paints. We looked at non-fiction books and watched a simple clip explaining how children celebrate Diwali. Throughout the week we have been sharing our knowledge. Blake explained, “They decorate the door of the house. They put patterns.” Shifra added, “They give sweets to friends and eat a sort of cracker.” Lily told us, “They make Diva candles and put them in windows.” Ask us what else we know!

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OCT
06
2017

The Little Red Hen

This week Nursery have been listening to the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and taking part in different activities linked with the book. The children have enjoyed exploring wheat grains and flour, mixing them together and also making marks using different tools. The children have also helped sort the different characters in the story according to size and have loved making their own red hen from a paper plate. When listening to the story we have been thinking about our feelings; if the animals were kind or unkind to the hen and how they could work cooperatively to help her. Lucy told us, “In The Little Red Hen her friends don’t want to help her but they want to eat the bread. She said no because you didn’t help me.” Kitty also added, “Because they wouldn’t help the little red hen she done it all on her own. She made the bread all on her own but didn’t share it because no one did help her.”

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SEP
25
2017

Making New Friends

Nursery have settled in very well to the new school year and have loved exploring both the inside and the outside area as well as getting to know their peers and making new friends. With the help of our class teddy Cadbury we have been learning the golden rules and the new school routine.

Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Life Bus where we saw Harold the giraffe. We learnt all about our bodies including our bones, heart, lungs and tummy. After learning about our bodies we helped Harold get ready for Nursery. We helped him to brush his hair, clean his teeth, wash his face and put some cream on. We spoke about how important it is for us to wash our hands and brush our teeth. Lucy told me that on the Life Bus, “We helped Harold get ready and washed his face and brushed his teeth for Nursery.” Elspeth explained, “I liked it in the Life Bus when I had the body. We put the heart in the bones, it goes boom boom boom!” Ask us what else we learnt, it was great fun!

 

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JUL
20
2017

What an incredible year!

We cannot quite believe that this academic year has come to an end and the children will be starting Reception in September! It has been an incredible year and the children have achieved and blossomed so much. It’s been an absolute pleasure and honour to be a part of their journey. Some of the highlights this year have been having the Dads and Granddads in for forest school, our Mummy and Me craft afternoon, our Christmas singing, our superhero and under the sea parties with Reception and visits from the fire service and policemen to name just a few.

To prepare the children for Reception we have been working through the transition and the children have had a taster lunch, met their new teacher numerous times and played in their new classrooms as well as their new outside area. We have been discussing what we like in our new classroom and what we are looking forward to doing.

We wish you a fun, memorable and safe summer holidays and we look forward to seeing the children start Reception! Thank you for all of your support, enthusiasm and commitment this year, not only is it sad to see the children go but also the wonderful families and we could not have achieved so much without the support we have been shown.

 

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JUL
20
2017

A Hop, Skip and a Jump!

Nursery has been so excited practising their different activities and races ready for our sports afternoon on the 7th of July. We have been practicing running, balancing, jumping and throwing through a variety of different activities and we cannot wait for you to see us!

Scarlett told us, “I like the jumping on hurdles and you bend and jump really high.” Archie explained, “The egg race is really good. You get an egg and put it on a spoon and walk and it can’t fall off! If you run it will break!” Joshua explained one of the obstacles, “You have to walk on the bench and climb up and jump off! It’s really fun.” Barney then described the race, “You have a race and they say on your marks, get set, go and you run as fast as you can.”

 

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JUL
20
2017

Sharing a Shell, Nursery

This week in Nursery we have been looking at the book ‘Sharing a Shell’. The children have been discussing how each of the characters felt and what was making them feel happy or sad throughout the story. The children then gave their opinions on what they felt was kind or unkind. Chloe explained that during the story “The blob is being kind. He is a good friend because he saved the crab. They didn’t want the worm to come in but he was sad so they did. They were silly not talking to each other but it has a happy ending because they share.”

We have also been listening out for rhyming words in the story. The children identified, clean and mean, foam and home, away and stay, night and sight, well and shell as well as glad and sad as the rhyming pairs within the text.

The children have also loved looking at the different types of shells and feeling and describing the textures. The children used words such as smooth, prickly, bumpy, rough and scratchy.

 

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MAY
26
2017

Our Class Caterpillars

Nursery has been extremely excited this week with the arrival of our class caterpillars. We have been watching them closely every day and seeing them almost double in size! Milena explains “We have class caterpillars. They are wiggly and eating all the food and getting bigger. They are going to make a cocoon and they will get their wings and turn into a butterfly.” We are hoping that when we return after half term that they will have become chrysalis and we will eagerly await the arrival of our butterflies. We have found studying the life cycle of a caterpillar extremely exciting and have gathered lots of facts and information about the changes that a caterpillar goes through. Why don’t you ask us what we have learnt?

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