Our topic for the last half term is Transport.
During this topic we shall be incorporating people who help us and having a visit from real fire-fighters!
We shall also be imagining we are going on a plane journey to India and shall be finding out about Sikhism as part of school faith week. We will be trying some Indian food and learning how to bhangra dance.
We will enjoy the story 'The train ride' and create story maps linked to the story. We will also share the book 'The Naughty Bus' and create our own stories around a naughty vehicle.
Throughout this half-term we shall also be doing lots of transition activities with Reception to make that move in September an exciting one. Stay and Play sessions will still continue on a Friday so we hope you can attend and join in some of our fun!
Zoolab Visit - P.M children
Zoolab Visit - A.M children
We managed to find a spot of shade to enjoy our snack outside today! With the warmer weather please can we remind you to apply suncream to your child before they start Nursery and also please send your child in with a sunhat. Many thanks.
Summer 1, Week 4: Plants. This week we have been learning about what a plant needs to grow. We read a story called Fran's Flower - she tried feeding her flower with pizza and chocolate...obviously it didn't grow! We have been decorating pots ready to plant some cress to take home and also we have been doing some brilliant counting with beans and Numicon shapes!
Summer 1, Weeks 2 and 3: 'Babies' and 'Me, Now and Then'. Thank you for sending in the baby photographs we had a great time trying to work out who was who (including the teachers as babies!!). We looked at how we are similar and different to when we were a baby. We also had a very special visit from Amelia and Ava-Leigh's baby sisters and we found out what a baby needs by asking lots of questions.
Summer 1, Week 1: 'Circusology'. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Circusology. Alex was extremely entertaining and had us in hysterics! He taught us lots of circus skills such as spinning plates and juggling. He showed us how good he is at riding a unicycle
Our topic for this half-term is growing.
'Me, Now and Then'
Please visit our website recently as we will post photographs of all the fun things we have been up to!
Circusology - P.M children
Circusology - A.M children
Our topic for this half-term is Nursery Rhymes.
Throughout the topic we shall be singing many traditional rhymes.
We shall be focusing particularly on the following:
Incy Wincy Spider
Hickory Dickory Dock
The Grand Old Duke of York
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Christian Version 1978)
We will also be learning a few more special songs ready for our Mother's Day Assembly on
Friday 24 March!
Towards the end of the half-term we will be having some eggs arrive in Nursery and we will hopefully be able to observe chicks hatching before we break up for Easter...It really will be an EGGciting time. Please visit the website often as we will post lots of photographs!
To view some brilliant music videos from Nursery please click on the link below which will take you to the Music page!
Our 'cracking' Living Eggs experience!
Spring 2 - Week 6: With the excitement of Easter we decided to write a letter to the Easter Bunny to ask if he would be able to bring some eggs into Nursery for us to carry out an Easter egg hunt. The next day we found an Easter basket in school and inside was some bunny ears, a golden egg, a carrot and a letter...we guessed it must be from the Easter Bunny! Sure enough it was...he said he had hidden some eggs around the forest area and in order to win a prize, in our groups of twenty, we needed to find three eggs each. Amongst those eggs each time was one golden egg and whoever found that would win a special prize!! The golden egg winners were Keira, Le'Nay, Jake and Noah. A special thank you to Denise from Asda (who is friends with the Easter Bunny) who helped provide the eggs and treats! A big well done also to everyone for their Easter Bonnet creations they were amazing! Ms Elliott had a tough job of judging them and finding a winner as they were all brilliant, she awarded the prize to Finley (A.M) and Courtney (P.M)
Spring 2 - Week 5: Another very busy week in Nursery! Our rhyme for the week has been Humpty Dumpty. We discussed why we thought Humpty Dumpty broke and if there was a way he could be fixed. We talked about how we feel when things get broken. We made collections of different materials and sorted them into one group which would break and one group which would not break. With Humpty Dumpty being an egg we thought about animals which may hatch from an egg and used non-fiction books and the internet to check if we were right. Oh and we had our real eggs delivered which was VERY eggciting!! At the end of the week we said goodbye to Miss Hopkins who has been with us for the Spring term. We made a card for her and presented her with a frog hand puppet to remind her of the lovely times she shared with us. We wish her lots of luck for her future teaching career and hope that she will come back and visit us soon!
Spring 2 - Week 4: This week we have been very busy making you something special for Mother's Day. We really hope you enjoyed your gifts and shed some happy tears at our Mother's Day performance...The children performed extremely well and we are all very proud of them!
Spring 2 - Week 3: This week we have looked at the well loved nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. We thought about the mouse in the nursery rhyme and made up our own group stories about the mouse; what his name was, where he lived, where he went after he ran down the clock. We also created other verses for the rhyme (for example 'the clock struck two, the mouse shouts boo'). We also compared mice by height and the length of their tails.
Spring 2, Week 2 - This week has had a 'spider' focus in Nursery. We sang the well-known nursery rhyme Incy Wincy Spider and then learned a not-so well known traditional rhyme 'Little Miss Muffet'. We used talking partners to discuss whether Little Miss Muffet needed to run away from the spider and what she could have done instead. We then wrote a letter to Little Miss Muffet telling her not to be scared as it was a friendly spider! We also worked together to create a large spider ready to be displayed in the school entrance hall next week along with a giant Humpty Dumpty and a big grandfather clock. We read spider stories and watched a spider web construction in slow-motion. We also drew a picture of our favourite nursery rhyme and wrote why we like it; you can find this fantastic work displayed in our classroom. As part of our Jigsaw Jenny scheme we had lots of fun completing an obstacle course outside and discussing the effects of exercise on our bodies. Please take a look through the photographs below...
Spring 2, Week 1- We have had a lovely first week back! The children and staff were all excited to see each other and share our holiday news. Thank you to everyone for completing your holiday news sheets. On Thursday, we participated in National World Book Day and we had lots of princesses, superheroes, book characters and even five little ducks! The following day, we all got to dress up again in our Pyjamas. It has been a very exciting week and the children looked wonderful dressed up on both days! A big thank you again to parents for participating. Enjoy looking through the photographs below.
World Book Day- Starfish and Dolphins p.m
World Book Day - Seahorses and Turtles p.m
World Book Day - Seahorses and Turtles a.m
World Book Day- Starfish and Dolphins a.m
Houses and Homes
My home is an igloo
My home is the sea
This is my home it belongs to me!
Hansel and Gretel who lived in the wood
The Three Little Wolves and the Pig who's not good!
We'll travel around the world in the big red bath
And see which other homes come across our path!
We hope you will join us as we learn all about
Houses and Homes you'll have fun no doubt!
This is the topic for our Spring 1 Term. Please look on our class page regularly as we will post lots of photographs below of what we have been up to! Thank you to those who were able to attend our Curriculum Evening. If you were unable to make it please click on the link below for the PowerPoint which was shown during the evening.
Spring 1, Week 6: This week we have listened to and recalled the story of the Three Little Pigs. We then had a different version of the story called 'The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig'. We found this really funny! We focused on numbers and went on a number hunt around school. Thank you for doing a number hunt at home.
Spring 1, Week 5: Another very fun and busy week! We read the story of Hansel and Gretel and designed our own sweet house using the computer. We discussed why it is not good to eat many sweets and talked about the types of food we can eat lots of! We were very lucky to be able to use 'Now Press Play' which enabled us to listen and respond to the story of Little Red Riding Hood through headphones...we all went outside to use it and had lots of fun acting out the story. We set up talking parnters in Jigsaw and we used kind words to tell our partners something nice about them.
Our walk to the local Post Office- Turtles and SeaHorses
Our walk to the letter box to post our special letters - Dolphins and Starfish
Spring 1: Week 4 - 'This is my home it belongs to me!' Our week started off with a lovely visit from Pauline and Joe from St.Leonard's Church. Throughout the week we have been talking even more about our own homes; about who lives in them, what colour our front door is, what material it is made from, which number is on our front door. We have also painted a picture of our home. We went on a walk around our school grounds to feel and describe the different textures within our school environment - we made some rubbings but because of the weather these were too 'soggy' to save. As you know we have been very busy writing a very special letter which you will get to read next week! This week's Stay and Play photo's were taken by Connie and Bella.
YogaBugs first session for Dolphins and Starfish: We all had a wonderful time with Miss Kelly and are looking forward to our future YogaBugs sessions!
Spring 1: Week 3 - 'My home is the sea'. During the week the children have enjoyed the story of The Lighthouse Keeper. We have worked collaboratively to create some artwork for a class display whcih I am sure you will agree will look fabulous (once it is all up!). The children listed their suggestions of what they would like to make for the display. During the week we have also looked at floating and sinking. We predicted from a range of objects which we thought would float and sink and why. We also made a foil boat and estimated how many 1p coins it would hold before it would sink!
Spring 1: Week 2 - My home is an igloo. This week we have been finding out about how inuit people build igloos to travel around...."Some people live in them, some are bigger, some are medium and some are little ones" (Kian). "Lots of people can fit in a big igloo" (Oliver). "They've got bocks of snow and ice" (Connie). "They use a saw to make the blocks" (Fox). "They use seal oil to make them warm" (Hugo). "Inuit people eat fish" (Poppy). We had fun playing in our new igloo, we used positional language, we created an inuit person using different shapes and we carried out an ice experiment...
Stay and Play Spring 1: Week 1 - Winter
Yoga Bugs - First Session for Seahorses and Turtles. We had lots of fun!
Christmas Parties: The children and staff had lots of fun dancing at the Christmas party and we were really excited when a special visitor arrived...
Stay and Play Week 7 - PM Children. This week we have been busy making you Christmas biscuits to enjoy at Stay and Play...We hope you enjoy them!
Stay and Play Week 7 - Am Children. This week we have been busy making you some Christmas biscuits to enjoy at Stay and Play... We hope you enjoy them!