Welcome to the Nursery page.
Its been Aspirations week. Clancy Plant came with their grabber lorry and pickup truck. We got to honk their horns. They were loud.
Wow we did well at our sponsored run - most of us ran 1 mile and some of us did a half mile. Well done runners.
We also have visited our woods on Paddy's Patch. We sang bear songs and had a Bear story. We got caught in the rain on the way back. We were all very soggy!
We have been focusing on British Values! We have been voting for our favourite story and songs, we have been making choices and decisions. We have tried hard at being understanding with each other and have made friendship bracelets for our friends and family. To celebrate our values we have taken part in a very British tradition of afternoon tea. We used cups and saucers with orange squash in a teapot. We also had scones with jam and butter - yum!
We have been practising recognising and recording numerals. We have played games where we record the number of spots on a dice, the number of skittles we knock down or the number of spots on beans.
Welcome back after the Easter Break. We have a new topic "My Treasured Toys". Scroll down to see the topic map for this half term.
Nursery have been planting and growing this week. We have been learning in our garden centre and have been looking after plants. Here are photos of our spring walk to see buds, new leaves and flowers growing. What can you see when you are out and about?
We have gone book crazy this week. We have had a visit from an author who read us his own books about raindrops. We have had Jo from the Children Centre read 'Hooray for Hat' and we have had Tracey from Leverstock Green playgroup too. World book day dress up day had us all dressing up and being animals from books too!
Our new topic 'Large Small and Something Tall' has got off to a fantastic start by the very animated and spirited retelling of the traditional tale 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children have been repeating 'Whose that trip trapping over my bridge?' and 'I'm going to gobble you up till you are gobbledy, gobbledy, gobbledy, gone!' in their best troll voices.
We have loved sharing our Learning Journeys with our parents this week. Everyone seems so proud! In class we have looked to see what we are clever at and begun to think about what we will learn next.
We have also been learning about a Muslim birth ceremony called Aqiqa. The children washed a baby, whispered a prayer in its ear, put oil on its head, and pretended to cut its hair. We all ate something sweet and told the baby it would have a lovely, sweet life.
We have started learning about Chinese New Year. Children have explored Chinese songs and dances, looked at artefacts and lanterns and made their own Chinese dragons. We have even had fortune cookies. Our home corner play has given the us practise with using chopsticks as next week we will be tasting some Chinese foods.
home learning this week is to measure objects with a string noodle. Can children use the words longer, smaller, larger and bigger.
It's freezing at nursery this week. Playing with ice, smashing ice, chopping ice, melting and making holes in slices of ice have all been very popular. Our fingers are freezing! Children have played with the arctic animals and found out about the seasons. See below to the link for a song we found.
Welcome back. We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Please find below a topic plan detailing possible learning for the next half term. We are always very flexible in our plans to make the most of children's interests and for if it may snow! Keep an eye out on newsletters to get up and coming dates - our next family learning session will be on phonics.
What a great performance. Well done children you are all superstars. This week has been busy with making and creating Christmas cards and calendars. Children are doing well at writing their names.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. See you again on Friday 6th January 2017.
We have been singing ready for our Nativity performance next week (Monday 12th December). Come and join us at 10.45am for some fun. Juice and nibbles after the show - bring some pocket money to buy treats.
We have raised money for Children in Need. Thank you to all children contributing their pennies and pounds. We love your dressed teddies (scroll down to see the nursery winner).
This bear was picked to be a winner in the dress the bear competition. We all loved it's spotty fingerprint
Playing in the Dragon cave has been excellent fun. Sparkly treasure and shiny things can be seen with torches. Glittery bits are our favourite.
As part of our topic on ‘Twinkly Lights and Gloomy Nights’, we want to create a class book on nocturnal animals. For home learning please choose one animal and write one fact or description. You may want to choose a picture provided or you can draw your own.
Firework fun this week. Drawing, painting, dancing, making up firework words - whoooshshsh, fizzzzz, BANG, pop and crackle.
We have also been building impressive structures.
Its been fantastic meeting with all of you this week to share the children's learning journeys and all their achievements so far.
Have a fantastic half-term break. There isn't any home learning this week. Tell us if you go anywhere special or go somewhere new.
Keep safe and have fun. We return to school on Tuesday 2nd November.
There's a worm at the bottom of my garden and his name is Wiggly Woo. We went worm crazy today. We dug for worms, sang about worms, played in mud and painted worms too, making long, short and medium sized ones.
We will put our worm pictures on display in nursery.
The Family Learning session was so enjoyed by our children. The focus this term was fine-motor development to support pen control. Here are some photos.
Another fun packed week - We have had a visit from Goldilocks. What a cheeky girl. She ate porridge, she broke a chair and went to sleep in our nursery. Here children are playing with porridge oats and making sure Baby Bear gets his breakfast.
wonderful speaking to each other......
fantastic sharing too.
Wow what a busy week we have had. The children are settling really well and learning the routines of the nursery well. We have started to draw our self-portraits. Scroll down to see three amazing examples. To see more pop into the classroom and your child can show you theirs if they have had time to do it!
Date for your diary - 'Meet the teacher' meeting at 11.50am
Wednesday 14th September in the nursery.
Mrs Roberts and Miss Head can play with the children in the next door classroom or the children can wiggle about on your laps!
This is the page to keep up to date with the some of the many things we get up to in our very busy Nursery.
We hope your summer break has been fabulous and look forward to meeting the new children and families in September.
See you very soon,
Mrs Roberts and Miss Wilson
A few reminders:
Please ensure your child has a coat
Please make sure all uniform is named.
There is no need to bring in own drinks or snacks from home.