Welcome to Nursery
Ms Waters - Head of Nursery
Class Teacher: Dolphins & Turtles
Class Teacher: Seahorses & Starfish
Miss King - Teaching Assistant
Miss Short - Teaching Assistant
Please visit our page regularly as we will keep you updated with all the fun things we are doing in Nursery!!
Our topic for Summer 1 Term is Growing with the following subtopics...
* Life cycle of a hen
* Me now and then
Below is the PowerPoint from our Curriculum Evening. Please take a look to find out in more detail what the children will be working towards in Nursery and how you can support at home.
We shall upload photos onto the website throughout the topic.
Curriculum Evening Powerpoint Summer Term
Plants - We really enjoyed using the 'Now Press Play' headsets outside where we listened carefully to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and followed the directions to act out the story. We have been thinking very carefully about seeds and what they need to grow. We read a story called 'Fran's Flower' where Fran wondered why her seed would not grow when she fed it food from the fridge. We have also read Eric Carle's 'The Tiny Seed', 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and a bible story called 'The Mustard Seed'. We have particularly enjoyed planting our own Sunflower Seeds and we are going to take very good care of them in hope that they will start to grow.
Babies/Me Now and Then - We were very lucky to have two real babies brought into Nursery. Delphine was very proud to show off her baby brother Byron and Penny was very proud to show off her baby sister Margot. We thought very carefully beforehand about what we wanted to find out about babies and thought of a list of questions to ask their Mummy's. We have since been enjoying babies in our home corner and role play baby clinic. Thank you for sending in photographs of your child when they were a baby we had great fun trying to work out who was who and had good discussions about how the children have changed.
Chicks Week 2 Days 4 and 5: Seahorses and Starfish handling the chicks AM+PM
Chicks Week 2 Days 4 and 5: We have been handling the chicks! Turtles and Dolphins AM and PM
Chicks Week 2 Day 3: We arrived at Nursery to find SEVEN new arrivals. Some of the teachers were lucky enough to see one hatch!
Chicks Week 2 Day 1: Today we arrived at Nursery to find Alan from the Living Eggs Experience team had brought us 10 new eggs in the incubator alongside our 4 chicks from last week. Our new arrivals are due to 6 of the previous eggs not hatching. We are hopeful that we will have some more chicks hatching very soon!!
Chicks Day 4 and 5: We have been closely observing our chicks as they sleep and eat. We have also helped to change their food and water! Our mummies and daddies also liked looking at them during Stay and Play on Friday.
Chicks Day Three: This morning in Nursery we were soooooo eggcited!! Three chicks had hatched overnight...one girl and two boys (we know which is which by their colour...the girls are brown and the boys are yellow) and by the end of the day we had four chilcks; one girl and three boys. One more egg has cracked so hopefully there will be at least one more chick tomrrow.
Chicks Day Two: Today one of the eggs has started to crack. It was amazing to watch and if we listened very carefully we could hear it cheeping inside the egg.
Chicks - Day One: We had ten eggs arrive in Nursery today. We are all very excited to see what may be inside the eggs. Some ideas were...chicks, dragons, dinosaurs! We are going to wait patiently over the next few days and examine them carefully to see what happens.
Our topic for the second Spring Term is NURSERY RHYMES! We are going to have lots of fun singing nursery rhymes and thinking about different nursery rhyme characters.
There are lots of other things going on this half-term too such as World Book Day (1st March 2018), a special Mother's Day Stay and Play Session (9th March 2018) and an Easter Coffee Morning/Open Morning (27th March 2018).
Parents' Evening is also taking place on 5th and 6th March 2018.
Egg Decorating Competition: Well done everyone who took part in this competition your entries were all EGGcellent!! Miss Smyth and Mr Moore had a tough job deciding on a winner as they were all fantastic! Well done to Albert and Louie who were awarded wth a prize.
Easter Egg Hunt: The children helped to write a letter to the Easter Bunny to ask if we could have some chocolate eggs in Nursery. We were delighted the next day when a basket arrived with a golden egg, some bunny ears and a letter. The letter was from the Easter Bunny and it told us some eggs had been left in the forest area. We had to go on the hunt and use our eyes, find three eggs to win a prize! Everybody won a prize and Emilia, Delphine and Frankie won a special prize as they found the golden eggs!
Here are some pictures of the AM children doing some baking for the special Mother's Day Stay and Play!
Here are some pictures of the PM children baking for the special Mother's Day Stay and Play!
We hope that all you special Mummy's enjoyed your special pampering today...the children definitely loved baking, doing your hair and nails and making you a special badge. Please take a look through the photographs below and we hope that you have a lovely Mother's Day on Sunday!
Our Special Mother's Day Stay and Play - P.M Children
Our Special Mother's Day Stay and Play - A.M children
World Book Day - The children looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes. Thank you so much for your support!
Our topic for the first spring term is Houses and Homes and will consist of the following sub-topics:
A home that's an igloo
A home that's 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 that's not good
We'll travel around the world in the big red bath
and see which other homes come across our path!
Please visit the website again soon for photographs throughout the topic and please come along to the Stay and Play sessions each Friday if you are free, we would love to see you there!
Nursery Post Office Visit We had a great time this week walking down to the post office and finding the tall red letter box to post the fantastic letters we wrote to our special people....have you received yours yet? We had lots of fun along the way talking about what we could see; dustbin carts, buses, the butchers, the hairdressers, the chip shop, the Chinese, the petrol station, Subway, the dentist and the sweet shop. We were very good at following instructions and keeping safe. Thank you to all the helpers who were able to join us, enjoy looking through the photographs below!
Dolphins and Turtles post their special letters! - A.M
Seahorses and Starfish post their letters! AM
Dolphins and Turtles post their special letters - P.M
Seahorses and Starfish on their walk to post their letters! PM
Curriculum Evening Powerpoint from January 2018
Dolphins and Turtles first Yoga Bugz session...
Seahorses and Starfish's first Yoga Bugz session! AM
Our topic for this half-term is Celebrations!! Our sub-topics are as follows:
Chinese New Year
During this half-term we shall also be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week and the theme, 'All Equal, All Different'. A non-uniform day has been organised for Thursday 16th November 2017 and children and staff are invited to wear blue clothing in exchange for donating £1 towards raising money for the work that Bullying UK carries out.
We shall also be very busy practising songs for the Christmas Nativity taking place on 11th and 12th December (9:15a.m/2:30p.m).
Reminder: The Christmas Fayre is being held after school on Thursday 30th November 2017. Stay and Play sessions are held in Nursery every Friday for the first half-an-hour of each session. We hope to see you there!
'Chinese New Year' photographs
Our first Stay and Play session - A.M Children. It was great to see so many of you here we hope you had just as much fun as we do everyday!
Our first Stay and Play session - P.M Children. It was great to see so many of you here we hope you had just as much fun as we do everyday!
REMINDER: Our first Stay and Play session begins on the first Friday back after half-term (3rd November 2017).
Our topic for this half-term is ALL ABOUT ME!
We have been getting to know one another in Nursery and making lots of new friends!
We have been finding out about our bodies and what we can do (such as catching a ball).
We have been discussing our likes and interests (and which flavour ice-cream we like the most!)
Dolphins and Turtles have been using their senses whilst out and about on an Autumn walk...
Seahorses and Starfish have been using their senses whilst out and about on an Autumn walk...
A big thank you to those parents who were able to make the Curriculum Evening. We have uploaded the Powerpoint below.
First Week in Nursery A.M CHILDREN - The children are beginning to settle really well into Nursery life and have been enjoying many of the activities on offer and getting to know one another and make new friends!
First Week in Nursery P.M CHILDREN - The children are beginning to settle really well into Nursery life and have been enjoying many of the activities on offer and getting to know one another and make new friends!
The Story of Mr Tongue: Mr Tongue is a story which promtoes awareness of sounds and movements involved in spoken language. You could read the story with your child and make tongue movements as you go along. You could encourage your child tro join in they can tell the story if they want to. The idea is to make tongue practise as much fun as possible!