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

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 outfits!

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 King.

Lets go fly a kite!

In Nursery we decided to design our own kites and attach ribbons to them to make tails. We had great fun testing out our kites on the field, during our trekking session. They all looked fabulous and successfully lifted up into the sky!

Nursery Celebrate ‘French Day’

Today all of the nursery children came into school beautifully dressed in blue, red and white for French day. Our classroom was decorated with french flag bunting and a great big french flag as we walked in! Nursery listened and danced to French music, tasted...

Nursery hunt for the muddiest puddle!

It was a very wet morning this morning before our Trekking session so we decided that we would go on the hunt for muddy puddles! We have been trying really hard the last few weeks to become more independent when getting ourselves dressed and today we were superstars...

Independent Superstars in Nursery!

We have all been trying really hard in Nursery to be more independent. We have been attempting to take off and put on our own jumpers and cardigans- some of us even managing to do the tricky buttons!The grown-ups are so proud of us trying to do our coats ourselves...

Fun in the snow!

Nursery children had lots of fun making shapes and patterns with their footprints in the snow, working together to build mini snowmen and pulling each other on sledges. We love the snow!

Early Years Party

Nursery had a great time at the Early Years party. Everyone was dressed so smartly in their wonderful party clothes! The Animups Show was very entertaining and the yummy party food was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Santa even popped by and left presents because everyone...

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