NURSERY

Miss Hancock and Mrs Walker

 

NURSERY

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

Dens for sleepy animals

In Nursery the children have been thinking about what certain animals do in the Autumn time to prepare for Winter. We know that some HIBERNATE and so we decided to build dens for our furry friends. We used sticks and leaves and we also collected some fallen apples and...

Topsy Turvy Mark Making in Nursery

At the beginning of last week, one of our nursery children decided to curl up with her colouring sheet underneath the table in the squiggle station...it was cosy and snug under there! We decided to transform our painting and technology tables so that we could do some...

Nursery’s Autumn Walks

This week Nursery children have been exploring the school grounds, looking for signs of Autumn. The playgrounds and the huge playing field were great places to find fallen acorns, conkers, berries and lots of Autumn leaves.

Our New Nursery Snug

Welcome to the Nursery Snug! A calming sensory area where our children can choose to explore the light table activities and rainbow mirrors, relax in our natural cosy wicker sofas or enjoy the interactive Webcams from around the world. We love it!

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...

Early Years Colour Carnival

This year our Reception and Nursery classes decided to host a fundraising event in support of Breast Cancer Research – recent news inspired our choice of charity and the event was called Colour Carnival. We were lucky that the weather brightened up for our afternoon...

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 away.

Outdoor Adventures in Nursery

Nursery have been enjoying 'FreeFlow' from indoors to outdoors in the lovely sunshine. They have been very busy exploring the new water station area outdoors. There has been lots of filling, transporting and emptying...and lots of soggy feet! Nursery has spent long...

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...

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