School Closed Thursday 24th January so here’s a home challenge!
Here is a challenge for all the nursery children. Around your home, how many pairs of shoes can you find? Remember, a pair is two of something. Good luck.
Cobbler, Cobbler mend my shoe
Click here for the popular nursery rhyme.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
We have been thinking about helping each other this week much like how the Elves helped the Shoemaker. Why not borrow the story from your local library and have a read.
The Three Little Pigs
We have been looking at The Three Little Pigs and thinking about what material is the strongest to make a house from. We enjoyed watching this cartoon, it really made us laugh.
Our topic this term is “Once Upon a Time”, click here to see our topic web outlining what your child will be learning through this topic.
Click on the link below for handy tips on how to help your child put on their own coat.
We have had many requests for our playdough recipe so here it is. Click below text to open:
We all go travelling by.
We have been thinking about colours this week and found this Barefoot Book great fun.
We have been thinking about shapes this week and have been using this song to help us learn them.
A twinkling star in the making!
We’ve been feeling arty!
Available to view in the Nursery at the moment is an exclusive piece of art. It emanates flourishes of art deco but has a certain modernistic look!
We have been looking at different places we live. Some of us live in a house and some of us live in flats. We made a cardboard city, what do you think?
We have been enjoying watching some Barefoot Books. You can often hear us singing and dancing in the nursery. Click below to see why we love them so much!!!
Me, Myself and I
We have been busy making self portraits using a variety of materials, we had lots of fun. We thought about our facial features and our skin colour. What do you think?
This terms topic is Me, Myself and I
We will be learning about Me, Myself and I this term, please click on the link below to for our topic web and see all the fun things we will be doing.
Welcome back Nursery!
Over the summer holidays the nursery playground has been transformed, click on the picture below to have a look around.
The Nursery had some very special visitors!
During our Jubilee celebrations we had some distinguished guests to the Nursery. They even helped to serve us some food and drink.
During the London 2012 Olympics we are supporting Brazil, we will be learning about the country, culture and some of their athletes.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Nursery!
Have no fear, there are Superheroes in the Nursery….but don’t tell anyone!
We have been thinking about “people who help us” and the Nursery children have been turning themselves into different Superheroes. The children even thought it would be fun to make Superhero Teachers. Can you guess which one is which?
Don’t worry Nursery didn’t set the school on fire. The fire engine came to visit Nursery this week. We had a brilliant time. Everyone had a turn sitting in the engine. The fire fighters were really kind and helpful, they even turned the hoses on and let us have a squirt!!!
I have just been watching you exploring the playground on your bikes and go-karts. You are very good a steering around the road track. Two of you were pushing a friend on a go kart and laughing.
Some of you threw a ball over the bridge. When you got to the top of the bridge, the ball had rolled a long way away to the big silver gates.
Some of you were looking in the grass for mini beasts. You were very quiet and very gentle.
Did you enjoy meeting the fire fighters yesterday and hearing the siren? The red fire engine was so big. Did you take a photo of yourselves with the firefighters next to the engine?
I know you are creating super heros at the moment and the displays in your room are fab! I am looking forward to meeting them all.
Happy learning Nursery!
這個星期，我們一直在尋找有關中國新年 or this week we have been finding out about Chinese New Year.
The children used masks of the 12 different animals in the story to act it out. We did PE and moved like different animals. It was fun slithering on the floor like snakes. We cooked some stir fry too. It was very tasty and healthy, we used noodles, onions, mange tout, corn and broccoli. YUM YUM!!!
Our story focus this week was about some other animals who were trying to get to the other side of a river, but they used a bridge. Can you guess who it was?
You’re right it was the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children acted out the story on the bridge in the playground. They also did some amazing collage work with Daisy. They designed the troll themselves and decided it was a girl troll called Tracey!!
Nursery have had so much to celebrate and we have transformed the home corner into an awesome party palace.!!!! Mrs Carpenter helped us to make a big collage of Cinderella in her beautiful party clothes.
We also looked at different types of patterns and designed some spotty and stripey party clothes.
Nursery now has its own email address please send photographs to email@example.com
Nursery has been having a busy time since half term. Our topic this half term is “Festivals and Celebrations” We used lots of glitter and paint to paint firework pictures and Andrea helped us to play a great firework game on the IWB.
For Diwali we watched a video about how children celebrate this festival and we made some divas. Lots of the Nursery children celebrated Eid at the weekend and they enjoyed sharing their experiences with their friends.
Our new and improved Book Corner is becoming very popular with the children. They have really been enjoying sitting on the lovely new bean bags and sharing books together.
It has been a very “spidery” week. We have listened to the story of The Very Busy Spider and have sung Incy Wincy Spider. The art workshop is now covered in giant glittery spider webs and one of our outdoor activities was to explore washing toy spiders down the drain pipe.
Welcome back to Nursery and also a BIG welcome to all the new children who started Nursery on Tuesday.
We’ve had a very busy week settling in the new children. They have enjoyed exploring the resources in the class room and our revamped book corner is proving very popular.
If you have any questions about Nursery please get in touch with your child’s key worker
Red Group -Rose
Purple Group – Jane
Blue Group – Janna
Green Group – Jonathan
Well, it’s certainly been a wet week… and we don’t just mean the weather!!!
The children were set a homework challenge to design and make boats and as you can see the results are amazing.
Tracy also worked with the children to make a collage of the Rainbow Fish.
It’s nearly the end of term now and the children who will be moving onto Reception class in September have really enjoyed spending time in their new classroom
This half term our topic is water. The children have been busy investigating capacity, floating and sinking. The beach shop is now open and the children have had great fun trying out the sunglasses and sun hats!!! The highlight of the week was exploring the gloop. Several of the children described it as being “sticky.”
We have also set up a Superhero writing area which is proving very popular. The children have enjoyed writing their own post-it notes as you can see.
Don’t forget we hold monthly Play and Stay sessions for parents. It would be great if you could come and join us. Keep an eye out for dates.
Before half term we found out alot about Chinese New Year. We used chopsticks and we cooked vegetable stir fry.
Welcome back to Nursery. This half term our topic is Traditional Tales. We will be looking at lots of our favourite stories including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 3 little pigs, 3 billy goats gruff, cinderella and many more.
World Cup Day
Today it was world cup day and the children in the Nursery looked at Italy. We did lots of activities and learned lots of things about Italy.
We made Italian pizzas using passata, cheese, peppers, tomatoes and sweetcorn.
We enjoyed making the pizzas….but we enjoyed eating them at snack time even more!
We has spaghetti and pasta on the tactile table for us to play with…it was very smily!
We looked at pictures of the leaning tower of Pisa and had a go at building our own towers! We couldn’t get them to lean though!
We used the colours of the Italian flag (green white and red) to do a big group painting!
This week in the Nursery we have been looking at minibeasts. Linda brought in some garden snails and we looked at them using the magnifying glasses. They look so funny1 We then looked at Mrs Allens Giant African snails and drew some fantastic pictures.
We also looked at Mrs Llewellyn’s butterflies. They were so pretty!
We have also been practicing our counting by playing some fun minibeast counting games.
Welcome back to Nursery. All of the team here hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and are looking forward to lots of new exciting times to come this term. This term we will be learning all about Spring as it is that time of year again when all of the flowers are growing and the baby animals are being born.
This week we have been looking at real daffodils and making out own using lots of yellow and orange paint.
We also made some cute, fluffy spring lambs and helped Janna to make a beautiful spring display with lots of books on it all about growing.
This week we all planted our own little pot of cress seeds and have been watching them grow. We have been watering them everyday and look at how much they have grown.
This week we helped Tara to plant lots of seeds in our garden. We planted sweet peas, pansies and poppies and we need to give them lots of water to help them grow. We have also planted some strawberry plants and tomoto plants. Yummy! Soon we will have out own fruit!
We have also been helping to Steph to make a new number display. We made some big flowers and counted the number of petals on each flower. Then we made some beautiful butterflies to go on the display using lots of bright colours, shapes and glitter.
This week we have been learning all about the animals that live on a farm and have been reading lots of farm stories and singling lots of farm songs. We have also been practicing for our musical extravaganza which is being held at school on Monday 29th at 2:30pm…..we would love all of you to come and see us!!
Look at our new display which we have got….when we can fasten up and put on our coats all by ourselves then we can move our name from one side to the other…
This week we have also been using the rollers and paint to make our own colourful wallpaper for the nursery…look how beautifully it hangs over the blue group’s carpet area!
Last half term we began our jungle display which we added to gradually as we made the animals. We have now finished the display and it looks amazing. The children worked so hard to make all of the animals and had lots of fun in the process.
Welcome back Nursery!! Last half term all of the children in the Nursery loved learning about animals. We have therefore decided to continue with this topic however we have switched our focus now to looking at animals that live in the deep blue sea. We will be reading lots of stories about sea creatures and pirates and all kinds of things that you might find on the open ocean.
We have made some lovely investigation tables where we ca look at real sea objects such as shells, starfish and seaweed with magnifying glasses and other equipment. We have made our own starfish which we added to the display. We have also had real seaweed in the water tray which made the whole nursery smell like ” fish and chips” and “the beach”
Take a look at some of our displays so far….
Our investigation table!!
This week we have been learning about Chinese New year. We have been reading lots of stories about how people celebrate this time of year and we have been making our very own chinese lanterns. This year is the year of the tiger!
This week we have been working very hard. It was maths week and we have been doing lots of fun things all about measuring. We have looked at books all about big and small animals, we have measured each other using bricks and tape measures to see who is the tallest and we have read lots of stories with sizes in them.
In the art we have made a huge crocodile using pasta, lots of glue and green paint. We made Zebras using torn up newspaper to make stripes and we have made snakes using coloured pasta to make pretty patterns.
In cooking this week we made jam sandwiches and we ate them at snack time. They were delicious!
This week so far we have been helping Steph to turn our role play area into a Vets. We have been learning all about the animals that live in the jungle and have been reading ‘Dear Zoo’ using masks and props. We have also been looking at animal patterns and trying to match them to the animal in our new lotto game. Can you think of any animals that have spots or stripes?
The front entrance of our Vets!
We have been using the vets to make appointments for all of our animals to help them to get better. We have pretended to be vets, nurses and customers and even the grown ups have played in there with us!!
This week we are making lots of wild animals. We have been using cotton reels to print spots and using shredded newspaper to make stripes. We are making a big jungle display in our art area for all the wonderful animals that we are making.
Here are some of our pictures so far…
Ria Age 4
Jesse Age 4
Welcome back Nursery and we all hope you had a fantastic 2 weeks off! Happy new year to everyone and we are all very excited about meeting the new children who are coming to join us in the Nursery. We hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy joining in with all the new and exciting experiences you will have.
Our topic web for this term.
This half term we will be looking at ‘Animals’. I wonder if you can tell us what your favourite animal is? Or maybe even draw us a picture!
Some ideas for parents relating to ‘Animals’
- Read stories with animals in and talk about them
- Look for animals when out and about with the children
- Visit a local zoo, pet shop, farm or visit websites to look at pictures of the different animals
- Watch video clips of various animals on the internet (BBC I-player clips from ‘Life’ and ‘Blue Planet’ series
- Draw pictures of animals with your children
This week the children in the Nursery have been exploring the interactive whiteboard. They have been using the pen to click and explore tools on a paint program and have been using a mouse to click on buttons and icons to design their own Mr Men. Why not have a go yourself?
Look further down the page for more pictures of our work!
Our focus for next week is animals that we find in the zoo and in the Jungle. We will be reading lots of stories about animals, doing some dancing moving like different animals, singing songs about animals and lots of other fun activities.
Can you think of any animals you might find in the zoo or the jungle?
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Pat and Steph are our teachers!
At the moment in Nursery we are learning about Food.
This week we have been reading lots of stories all about food. Our favourite stories include ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’. We have made a beautiful interactive display using numbers and fruit from the Hungry Caterpillar story and we are now painting tiger pictures to go with our big tiger collage for The Tiger who came to Tea.
Today we helped to turn our role play area into a restaurant where we can make, order and serve lots of different foods and on Thursday we are going to be decorating biscuits in cooking. What a busy week!
Black History week focus
This week was ‘Celebrating Technology week’ and we have been using our new digital camera (just like the one below) to take picture of our friends. We have made a special book of all the photographs we have taken and we keep it in Nursery so that we can look at it in our new book corner.
Today It was very windy outside so we made kites using string and carrier bags. We had lots of fun watching the wind blow them around.
We had lots of messy fun in the art area making our handprint pictures for the new handwashing display in the bathroom!