Welcome to Nursery
We learn by playing and exploring both indoors and outdoors everyday.
We learn by having fun. Be prepared - we frequently get messy.
With a focus on families, we have learned about Aqiqa - a Muslim welcoming ceremony. Here we are bathing a baby, we then whispered a prayer in baby's left and right ear, gave baby some honey for a sweet life and pretended to cut its hair. The hair is then weighed for a donation of money to be given to those in need. Children re-enacted this ceremony in their play - washy, wet fun!
We have been thinking about our families, and how we are all different. We have created our own family portraits, they are amazing, here are a few examples.
Happy New Year!
It's wonderful coming back to children who are excited to learn. Thank you for the warm welcome back, I have missed you all. I extend a huge thank you to Mrs Roberts and Mrs Waryznuik for holding the fort and supporting Mrs Lindburg in my absence. This term, Nursery welcome Miss Hancock, Learning Support Assistant, to the team.
Our new topic is "Animals, Beasts and Dragons", please scroll down to view a topic map with potential learning outcomes.
It's been Take One Book week at school this week. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classes have been looking at "Alien Tea on the Planet Zum-Zee" written by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees. We have built rockets, played with space dust, created space aliens and written tea party invitations to the aliens. They sent us foods to try with year one. We had alien skin, gloopy gloo, fizzers and swizzlers, wobble juice and crunchy croos. Some were delicious and yummy. Some were revolting and one child said they were poisonous!
We had family learning this week. Parents came and we learned the importance of a strong pincer grip to then be able to hold and control a pen for writing and drawing. We had fun with beads, pegs, spaghetti, pipe cleaners, coloured match sticks and stickers. We threaded, painted, stuck, poked and was creative with playdough.
We have learning about Autumn. All the leaves are swirling down and turning orange and brown. We have danced, painted, made up poems and sung Autumn songs. Look at our display we have begun!
An Autumn walk is planned next week.
Welcome back after the summer holidays. Hope you all had a restful time and are now eager to start nursery and get into new routines and make new friends. We start nursery at 8.50am and pick up time is 11.50am. Please ensure you bring a coat each day as we go out even if it is raining, wellington boots are optional. If it is hot in September please put sun-cream on your child before nursery.
Any questions you have please ask away - we are happy to help.