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

Science Week

Our Science week is well under way and we are all having fun.  So far we have had explosions, lava lamps, popping pop corn, melting foods, flying objects, sound walks and gloop.  We have lots of fun activities planned with a visit from Technology Tom tomorrow.  This...

Fire Brigade Visit Nursery and Reception

Reception and Nursery classes were lucky enough to have the fire service come to visit yesterday. It was a lovely surprise for everyone as the children did not know that they were coming! We all gathered in the school yard and it was filled with excitement as the...

Bye Bye Butterflies!

Today we released our Painted Lady butterflies! We have patiently watched them grow from tiny caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. We were all very excited to see them spread their wings and fly...

Nursery Get Growing!

Nursery have been doing lots of growing the last few weeks- and we aren't just talking about them getting taller and becoming ready for reception! We have been planting and growing cress and even our own beanstalks. Nursery loved observing them each day to see if...

Egg-cellent Eggs in Nursery

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter Egg Decorating competition! We were blown away by all the time and effort that had gone into your entries! It was very hard to choose a winner. In the end we chose the two eggs that were done independently by the...

Nursery look for signs of Spring

Nursery had a fantastic time this morning for our Trekking session. We decided to go for a stroll around our school grounds after lots of people who came on the trip to Gibside last week said the walk was their favourite part! We explored the Forest School grounds and...

Red Nose Day

Thank you for all the donations that came in to Nursery for Red Nose Day. The children looked great in their RED...

Nursery’s visit to Gibside National Trust

Wow! What a fantastic day we had a Gibside National Trust. Hunting for story clues, following trails and building dens. Would you believe we nearly walked 5 miles, stopping along the way for lunch and a play at the Strawberry Castle. We are very proud of all the...

World Book Day in Nursery

Today we all came dressed as story book characters. Some of us also brought in our favourite books to share with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed acting out different stories and listening to new stories read by Mrs Walker and a special visitor from Year 2, Mrs...

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