Welcome to Nursery
Class Teachers: Miss Jowitt and Mrs Hawcroft
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Week Beginning 9th May
This week we have had some special visitors arrive in nursery.....our caterpillars! The children were very excited to look at them and many predicted that they would turn into butterflies. We are really looking forward to watching them grow and change over the next few weeks! To continue our learning on caterpillars we have been reading the story of the very hungry caterpillar, the children helped to count the food in the book and joined in with the repeated parts of the text. We have also been printing caterpillars in our creative area.
Week Beginning 2nd May
This week we have continued our learning on the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" The children enjoyed making their own beanstalks in the making area so look out for pictures on Tapestry.
We have also been ladybird hunting outside and the children enjoyed making habitats for them with leaves and sticks. We even found some baby ladybirds and looked at them through the magnifying glass!
In maths we have been learning about squares and completed a sorting activity with different shaped objects from around the classroom.
Week Beginning 25th April
This week we have started to look at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children were really good at joining in with "Fi Fi Fo Fum!" and they knew the names of the characters too. We planted our own beans and are looking forward to watching them grow. I wonder if any of them will grow as big as Jack's?
In maths we have been learning about circles and went on a circle hunt outside. The children were fantastic at finding circles and some even drew their own circles of different sizes. Well done everyone!
Week Beginning 18th April
We have had a super first week back and have welcomed lots of new children to Nursery. I am so proud of how well they have adjusted and settled and it has been lovely to see how much the older children have helped and supported them with our routines.
Thankfully we have had some lovely sunny weather which meant lots of children chose to play outside, Miley and her friends were worm hunting and Nandini and Darcey-Leigh enjoyed painting with the water.
We also had a visit from year 2s class stick insect this week and some children were excited to hold him either on their hand or jumper.
Week Beginning 7th March
We are so pleased to have had some better weather this week and the children have spent lots of time outside without all the mud!
Some children enjoyed planting "trees" in the soil and others worked together to build ramps and obstacle courses to slide down and follow.
We have also had some lovely maths activities throughout this week. I'm really impressed with how the children are willing to take part in activities and share their ideas.
Our well done certificate went to Jessica
Our always person is Sarina
Week Beginning 28th March
This week we have been reading the story of "Chicken Licken" The children tried really hard to think of their own rhyming words and joined in with repeated parts of the story.
The children also enjoyed making and eating pancakes on pancake day, their favourite topping was Nutella.
It was lovely seeing all of the children's, "World book day" potatoes this week too. Thank you for all your efforts in supporting this.
Week Beginning 14th February
This week we have been looking at the story of "Were going on a Bear Hunt" The children did a brilliant job of creating their story maps and were able to talk about the weather on each page.
We also talked about what makes us special this week and the children said lots of lovely things about themselves and each other. We decorated paper dolls in our craft area to show how we are all unique and have different ideas.
Week Beginning 31st January
This week we had a fun PE lesson in the hall. The children enjoyed using the parachute and were able to follow instructions, such as deflate and inflate. We have also seen lots of independent play and children working together to problem solve and come up with role play ideas.
Week beginning 17th January
This week we have finished off our learning all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have talked about the story in great detail and shared lots of ideas about the characters. We have enjoyed lots of different areas in Nursery too. Both indoors and outdoors.
Week Beginning 10th January
We have had a brilliant week in Nursery learning all about Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. The children have made and tasted porridge with banana, strawberries, chocolate and syrup. The most popular flavour was chocolate porridge!
We have also had some wonderful art work in our loose parts area. The children were very creative with their ideas and produced some fantastic framed collages.
Fortunately the sun has been shining this week and the children have enjoyed spending lots of time outside digging in our wooded area.
Week Beginning 4th January
A very happy new year to you all and a warm welcome back to Nursery. We have welcomed some new children this week who are settling in well. It is always hard separating from adults but I have been very impressed with how grown up and mature the children have been.
I have seen some super maths work this week and Star, Miley, Phoebe and Luke have all been fantastic at recognising numbers to 5 and counting out objects to match the number.
Our well done certificate went to Luke for having a fantastic first week!
Our silver always badge went to Star!
Week Beginning 6th December
This week we have been practicing our Christmas songs. They will be uploaded onto Tapestry very soon so keep a look out!
We have been playing musical chairs outside and it was lovely to see how well the children played together and followed the rules.
On Friday we arrived at school to find Elsa on our tough tray, she had frozen some of our polar animals and even frozen our Elf!! The children did a great job of rescuing the animals and we talked about how ice turns to water when it melts. We also wore our festive jumpers and danced to some Christmas songs.
Our well done certificate went to Archie for being more confident and working well with adults.
Our always person is Phoebe, who got a silver badge today!
Week Beginning 29th November
We have been getting into the festive spirit this week and put up our Christmas tree. The children enjoyed putting on the tinsel and decorations. We also had a special visitor on the 1st December...Jingle the Elf returned in our classroom. Each day he hides in a different place and leaves the children a note. So far he has asked us to say please and thank you throughout the day.
We have also seen lots of mark making this week. some children even practiced writing their names.
Despite the cold weather we have played out a lot this week and enjoyed lots of games from hide and seek to, what time is it Mr Wolf?
Our always person this week is Miley who was a given a silver badge!
Our well done certificate went to Elisa for being a lovely kind friend and accessing the areas independently and with confidence.
Week Beginning 22nd November
This week we have been learning all about the Gingerbread Man story. The children have enjoyed joining in with the words with help from our story map. In our maths lesson the children counted out buttons to put on the giant Gingerbread Man.
We have also created a new sensory area this week and lots of children have been exploring the lights, textures and smells from the empty perfume bottles. We hope this area will provide a calm environment for children who wish to relax.
Our Always person this week is Star
Our well done certificate went to Isaac for settling in well at Nursery and trying hard to make new friends
Week Beginning 15th November
This week the children have been learning about the Gingerbread Man. They enjoyed following the story map and joined in with the repeated parts. They also made their own Gingerbread people in our creative area.
Outside, the children made an obstacle course with the large construction. It was lovely to see how well they all worked together!
Our well done certificate went to William for super joining in with the bear hunt story!
Our always person is Zeus
Week Beginning 8th November
This week we have been creating some firework art. The children used cotton buds, paint and glitter to make their pictures and they all look super!
We have also done lots of maths activities and the children tried really hard to count out objects to match the number generated by the dice.
The home corner has been very popular this week and some children have been cooking lots of delicious food for each other.
Outside, Zeus instigated a superhero game and we did lots of running, hiding and balancing! We had to be careful not to step in the lava left by the baddies!
Our Always person this week is Oliwia
Our well done certificate went to Kacper for trying really hard to sit on the carpet and creating some lovely artwork
Week Beginning 1st November
This week we have been learning all about Diwali. We made our own diva lamps using salt dough and the children enjoyed painting and decorating them with glitter. We explored coloured rice on the tough tray and the children tried hard to make patterns. We also had a special visit from Mrs Rehal, who dressed in her traditional Diwali clothes and told us all about what happened on her Diwali day. She kindly brought Indian sweets for the children to try and bindi's for them to wear. We finished off our week by listening to Indian music and playing our instruments to the pulse of the music.
Our always person this week is Phoebe
Our Well done certificate went to Lucca for being an enthusiastic learner
Week Beginning 18th October
This week we have been looking at a story called "Pass it on" In the book, the children find ways of making other people happy. After the story, we talked about the things that make us happy and wrote them down for our display. It was great to hear such lovely things like dancing in the rain and having cuddles!
We also had fun carving a pumpkin and finished off the week with an Autumn picnic outside in our leaf hats. All of the children enjoyed drinking hot chocolate and eating biscuits. Have a super half term everyone, stay safe and we will see you all in November!
Week Beginning 11th October
This week we have been reading the story of Elmer the Elephant. The children helped to describe how Elmer was feeling in the story and we talked about the similarities and differences between ourselves. We created a collage of Elmer for our display and everybody helped to sort the different colours.
The children have spent a lot of time in our ice cream shop and had great fun sorting the socks into pairs on our washing line. Have a look at the pictures below to see some of the other things we have been doing.
Week Beginning 4th October
This week some of our children took part in an African drumming workshop. We also had a visit from a parent who read us a story in Portuguese.
The children have been busy accessing our areas of provision, we have seen lots of painting, building, stacking, sorting and some lovely role play too. We enjoyed our outdoor phonics lesson, we used paper plates and pretended to be cars, making sounds and responding to stop and go.
On Friday we began enhancing our loose parts lab into an ice cream stall, the children had some really good ideas about how to do this and I cant wait to visit next week!
Week Beginning 20th September
The children have been busy again this week. They have done lots of lovely artwork and have started to make some fantastic models. They particularly enjoyed singing along with the guitar and joined in with their own percussion instruments. To finish our week we made a huge rollercoaster outside with our new green crates.