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.
Stop, Look and Listen is the message we heard at the Road Safety workshop. A big thank you goes to Sue O'Brien who came to out to us to teach us the importance of keeping safe.
Well done also to all the families that have worked hard to design and make vehicles for our display. They are amazing.
"Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?"
We have been exploring size with the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. See our display in the nursery for the story and repeated parts of the story. Outside we also played the game with the balance beam as the bridge.
We have been doing growing activities this week. We have started to grow some flower bulbs in our planters. We have a new role play area to practise our growing skills - maybe you would like to buy a flower from our garden centre.
Cooking was great fun this week with preparations for Easter. We have learned the Easter story and thought about new life. We have played with eggs and chicks and played with toy cats and kittens. Thank you to the PTA for arranging our Egg hunt in the rain. The children had fun! We have broken up for the holidays now. We look forward to seeing you on Monday 16th April with all your news of Easter and holiday adventures.
We have been drawing and writing crazy this week. We have been holding our pens correctly, play writing, and we are beginning to use some known sounds to communicate meaning. Chalks, pens, gel pens, paints, squeezy water bottles have been great for our mark making.
Kung Hei Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year. We are celebrating and finding out about Chinese New Year. We have a Chinese home corner to play in. We have had a Chinese party and a banquet. Here we used chop sticks to eat oodles of noodles, we tried rice crackers and found our fortunes inside a cookie. Some of these were very confusing. Ask your child to teach you the noodle song - its our favourite at the moment.
We have also been busy making items to wear for a big party. Some of us made crowns, neclkaces and wands and some of us made belts, watches and hats. One child made a skirt. She looked fantastic!
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.