Miss Hancock and Mrs Walker



Spring Term 2019

Welcome back and a very happy new year to all our Nursery children and their grown-ups. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

This term we continue to follow the children’s interests to help us plan our activities. We will also be planning activities related to upcoming special occasions such as Valentines Day, Friendship week, Easter and Red Nose day. This term we will be using monies raised from the Christmas performances and photographs to do cooking and baking, and growing, as well as buying sensory resources for messy play. Keep an eye out for future website posts about what we have been doing!

Last half term we introduced Plan, Do, Review. We started off using physical props from each of the classroom areas, this was used as a talking point. We have noticed a massive difference in the children’s confidence in speaking and it has encouraged them to think carefully about where they are going to work and what they are going to do. This term we will be introducing visual symbols for the classroom areas. This will help develop children’s recall to talk about what they did and relive past events. If you would like further information about this and its importance, please keep an eye out for our Plan, Do, Review Stay and Play session (letters to go out this term) 

We are also planning our annual Nursery trip. Please keep an eye out for a letter this half term with more information.

Please also check the nursery noticeboard for shared story and special book times for this term. Due to the popularity of the last stay and play session we will be offering 4 more this term. We hope you can join us!

Thank you for your continued support

The Nursery Team

Empty Classroom Day this Friday

Like last year we are going to have another Empty Classroom Day. Assuming the weather is good, each class will try to get outside to have at least one of their lessons outdoors. We will also have a whole school outdoor picnic. So please send in a picnic rug or cushion...

Down at the farm

On Monday 30th June the older Nursery children and their parents/carers enjoyed a great day out at Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester. We saw lots of different animals (pigs, peacocks, llamas, highland cows, sheep, goats - to name just some !!) and were lucky enough to hold...

Toddling for Barnardo’s !

The children in Nursery and Reception and their parents and carers had a great time on Thursday 19thJune, toddling for Barnardo's ! Every year we support this worthwhile charity by taking part in a sponsored toddle. This year the theme was 'space' and all the children...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream !!!

The children in Nursery decided that they would like to sell ice creams and so we set up our very own ice cream parlour ! It has been very popular, with lots of children playing in there who don't usually engage in role play. The children have taken it in turns to...

Green Fingers in Nursery !

We have been busy planting all sorts of things and we are looking forward to eating the edible produce. We have planted beans, peas, radishes, potatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers and look what has been happening .............. not quite ready to eat...

Nursery love Tesco ‘Farm to Fork’ !

The Nursery children loved their visit to the new Tesco in Gateshead this week. Laura, the 'farm to fork' link in Gateshead, organised the visit brilliantly and she really helped to bring the learning to life. The children went behind the scenes to see how our bread...

Easter fun in Nursery

We invited our grown ups into Nursery to join in with our Easter activities. There was a great turn out so thank you to all those parents/carers who supported their children. Everyone was very busy decorating eggs, making cards, colouring in eggs and making delicious...

Reduce, reuse and recycle !

National Waste Week is the ideal opportunity to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle. This year's focus is plastic bottles and we have certainly done our bit in Nursery. Thanks to our parents/carers who keep our recycling boxes full we have had plenty of...

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