Welcome to our Nursery class page.
It’s Summer term, and we welcome three new families. We look forward to getting to know them better. this terms topic is Up in the Air and Down on the Ground. Please find the topic map below.
It’s Mothers Day!
We have made cards to say we love our Mums. We thought carefully about the things our Mummy likes so all our cards are individual and unique and we worked hard to do the writing too.
Are you aware of a free trail currently in Hemel Hempstead called #THEBIGHOOTHEMEL.
Twelve giant Owl sculptures have been placed throughout Hemel Hempstead, with a fun trail that links all of them together. You can either pick up a paper map from various locations or can follow the trail on the LoyalFree app (for free) – scanning all the QR codes at the various locations. Anybody that collects all of the QR codes on the app will be in for a chance to win a £100 shopping voucher.
The trail is running until the 19th April and is proving really popular with families.
There are also a number of other fun trails on the app – children may be particularly interested in the Yarn Bomb trail which is also available on LoyalFree. This is a post box topper trail that celebrates the characters we all know and love by memorialising them in wool. Hemel rocks have kindly painted a number of small pebbles which will be left around many of the post boxes for children to find and Hiddenbooks Hemel have placed books around the area too. When you reach a post box topper, check in on the app to enter the competition to win a £50 voucher. Each check in counts as 1 entry so the more locations you visit, the more entries in to the competition you get!
We dug up potatoes, we found so many growing in the soil. We counted over 20! It’s perfect timing as we are celebrating World Book Day by transforming potatoes into our favourite book characters.
We love building models. Here are some of our vehicles we have created.
We hope you have had a restful Christmas and start to 2022! We have been pleased to hear lots of positive feedback about the filmed Nativity and hope this was enjoyed over Christmas for those families who were in attendance on the day it was filmed.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th January. We welcome 1 new member of staff and 5 new families to our class, I’m sure we will make them all feel welcome to our school, and they will soon get settled in to exploring and learning.
We have lots of exciting learning taking place this term. Our topic is Animals, Beasts and Dragons which will explore the celebration of Lunar New Year, amongst other things; there is a topic map below detailing possible avenues of learning.
If you have any questions or queries please message us on Tapestry or ask any member of the Nursery team and we will be able to help.
We visited the woods to make log dogs. We chose a special log, and made a lead for it. We named them and gave them a bite to eat. Some log dogs were yappy and jumped up. Some dressed up in leaves and went to the park to climb trees and swing on the branch. We then took them for a walk and they even splashed in a river, before going back to nursery for a rest.
It’s Anti-Bullying week at Leverstock Green school. The whole school pulled on their odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and to help remember to be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality.
’50 Things to do before you’re five’
There is a brand new app for families in Hertfordshire! It’s called ’50 Things to do before you’re five‘, it’s intention is to improve outcomes for our younger children. It’s full of ideas for activities and experiences that can be accessible for everyone that encourage communication and language, being active and trying new things. Many experiences are outdoors and open ended so the whole family can take part!
How many experiences and memories can you tick off?
We are all God’s Children Day
Today we had a fantastic day, we learned the parable of the lost sheep. There was a shepherd that loved each and everyone of his sheep.
Children had their own special sheep they had help to draw and looked after it for the day. All children managed to keep their sheep safe, just like the shepherd did in the story.
We also made ‘hugs’ to show how the shepherd loved all his sheep and how Christians believe that God loves us all. Children chose to either represent a sheep or themselves as we all matter.
We sang a song too about how we are all special, important and loved.
What a wonderful start to the term. The children are settling really well and have been fantastic. They are learning our routines well and following adult guidance to join in with all activities.
We have started now to draw and display our self-portraits and we have been creating face pictures with bits and bobs to represent the features. Here are a few photos.
Classroom and outdoor area photographs
We are busy getting our classroom and outdoor area ready for learning and playing, see the photos below. We can’t wait to get started with new friends and new adventures and look forward to getting to know you all. If you scroll down you can meet the team, and see the PowerPoint from our welcome meeting back in July.
Miss Wilson, Mrs Cutler, Mrs Roberts and Miss Hancock
A message for any nursery families that are coming to us or staying with us in September.
We look forward to welcoming children and families in September. Some children may be excited, and some may feel daunted, I’m sure many of you parents feel a little apprehensive and we all have a mixture of feelings.
I have attached a pdf story of a child starting school for you to share with your child. This will enable you to introduce the idea of going to nursery or school and possibly staying all day. This will help all children especially those that will be full time in September. Read the story and talk about it with your child. Doing this several times every now and again will help your child understand some of the experiences that will be ahead for them and help them cope emotionally for what could possibly be a challenge. It will be ‘welcome back’ to those families we know and for those that are new, we are looking forward to meeting you and beginning the process of getting to know you.
Georgina Wilson, Early Years Lead