Welcome to Nursery! We are so excited for the upcoming year. We have got lots of exciting things planned and cannot wait to share these experiences with you! All of the Nursery children have settled in very well and they are really enjoying their time in Nursery.
-All children must bring a water bottle into school each day. This bottle should contain only water and should be clearly labelled with the child's name on.
-PE will take place every Thursday morning. All children who attend Nursery in the morning will need black PE pumps which must be labelled and put into a draw string bag.
-Every Monday, there will be a new rhyme of the week posted onto 'SeeSaw' for you to sing at home. Please post a response via the response box during the week.
-Our weekly parent/guardian drop in session takes places on a Thursday after school. Please feel free to drop in with an queries and questions or to see your child's learning journey.
We look forward to the upcoming year!
Miss Scott & Mrs Ellor
We had a fantastic half term full of fun and learning last half term. We are now ready to move forward in our learning journey as we begin to 'dive' deep down under the sea! Click below to see a snapshot of the learning that will be taking place in Nursery this half term.
We are all extremely excited for our learning journey this half term; we will be learning all about heroes!
Please take a look at our curriculum map to find out what we will be getting up to!
The Enormous Turnip!
This week we have been exploring the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We have been making turnips out of play dough, exploring vegetables and how they grow, writing key words and initial sounds and we even made our own turnip soup.
The Gingerbread Man
The Three Little Pigs 🐖
We have had so much fun exploring our new outdoor area!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 🐻🐻🐻
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🐛🦋
We had lots of fun learning about the very hungry caterpillar this week. We designed our own butterflies, made our own caterpillars and explored the life cycle of the butterfly.
This week we have been learning about minibeasts. We enjoyed observing real minibeasts and using the new words and vocabulary that we have learnt to name and describe them. We also each painted our own minibeast, we observed them as we painted each part. Some of the children enjoyed baking spider biscuits, along with drawing minibeasts. We also completed lots of activities and challenges within our classroom environment such as putting the correct amount of spots onto each ladybird, clipping the correct amount of legs onto each spider, making minibeasts out of play dough, exploring the small world minibeasts environment and colouring minibeasts.
World book day!📚
Oliver’s Vegetables 🥕🥒🌽
We have enjoyed exploring the story Oliver’s Vegetables this week. We enjoyed learning about how chips are made and making our own chips just like Oliver did in the story. Take a look at the pictures below to see what other vegetable themed activities and challenges we got up to.
Our Lenten Journey!
Shrove Tuesday 🥞
On Tuesday 1st March, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. We learnt about Shrove Tuesday and why we take part in this day. We learnt about the 3 main ingredients that are used to make pancakes. Together we made some pancake batter. We practised our pouring, mixing and measuring skills. We then watched Mrs Ellor make our pancakes, she tossed the pancake very high. We enjoyed choosing our own toppings and eating our pancakes. We also completed lots of different pancake activities throughout the day.
This week we started our new topic all about ‘growing’. We explored the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. In our provision we used tweezers to move seeds into the plant pots, we collages leaves and beanstalks, made beanstalks out of play-dough and planted our own seeds using the soil, water, plant pots and other equipment and tools. We had lots of fun planting our own bean seeds in a bag and we are really looking forward to watching them grow.
Chinese New Year 🐯🎊
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have been taking part in lots of different activities which we have really enjoyed. We have been using play dough and extruders to make Chinese noodles, we enjoyed playing cooperatively in the Chinese restaurant where we wrote customer orders, we had lots of fun making Chinese dragons and painting Chinese symbols and using magnets to move the animals to re-create the Chinese zodiac race. On Wednesday we had a Chinese banquet where we each tasted some traditional Chinese foods, they were delicious!
Teddy bears picnic 🐻🍰🍴
We ended our ‘bears and beast’ topic with a teddy bears picnic. The children made their own teddy bear sandwiches, where they practised spreading, pressing the cutter into the bread and choosing a choice of filling. The children ate their teddy bear sandwiches at the picnic along with teddy bear crisp and a teddy bear cake. We had lots of fun!
We’re going on a bear hunt 🐻
This week we loved exploring the story ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’. We went on our very own bear hunt and we were so excited because we found a bear! We also made our own bear paw print biscuits and bear masks. We enjoyed re-creating the story using small world characters and in the role play bear hunt forest area and we had lots of completing bear hunt yoga and making bear characters.
We have enjoyed learning all about winter this week. We completed a very exciting science experiment to see what would happen if we put the water into the freezer. We found that the water had frozen and the arctic animals were trapped inside. We then spoke about how we could save them, together we agreed that if we poured hot water onto the ice, it would melt and the animals would be free. We also enjoyed making snowflake cookies, matching mittens and learning about arctic animals.
Christmas Craft Day 🎄☃️🎅🏾
We had a fantastic day taking part in lots of different Christmas craft activities with our families!
The Rainbow Fish 🐠
We have had lots of fun exploring the story ‘the rainbow fish’. We took part in lots of different activities which enabled us to explore the story and the characters very well. We made rainbow fish pizzas, we observed some real life fish and completed observational drawings of them, we also used fishing nets to catch fish identifying who caught more and less each time. We also enjoyed using our fine motor skills to weave different colours through the fish to make a rainbow fish, sorting items between different coloured fish. Take a look at the pictures below to see what else we got up to!
Bonfire night and Diwali celebrations! 🎆
We have been extremely busy this week in Nursery. We have been learning all about bonfire night and Diwali. We enjoyed making our own bonfire night firework potions by experimenting with mixing the primary colours together to make secondary colours. We also had lots of fun making chocolate apples and sparklers, exploring the rainbow water beads, creating water wash firework pictures, using shapes to make rocket fireworks, making firework sounds with instruments, making Diwali Diva lamps and lots more to celebrate bonfire night and Diwali! Take a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to.
Superhero day was fantastic! We made superhero masks, moved like superheroes, ate superhero cake and lots more!
This week in Nursery we have been learning all about autumn. We have been exploring autumn in many different ways including sorting autumn leaves into colour and size, creating autumn pictures with natural autumn items, using the tweezers to collect the autumn items from the trap, finger painting autumn leaf trees, making hedgehog cupcakes and exploring the small world autumn forest. We also went on a leaf hunt to find lots of different coloured, shaped and sized leaves.
Superheroes to the rescue!
This week has been a very fun and exciting week in Nursery; we have been learning all about superheroes. We have been exploring our favourite superheroes such as Spider-man, Bat-man, Superman, Wonder Woman and we have been looking at what kinds of super powers they have. We also thought about what super ‘powers’ we have and worked hard to use these super ‘powers’ throughout the week. We have really enjoyed using new language and vocabulary about superheroes within our play experiences such as, making superhero capes in the creative and play dough areas, creating stories in the small world superhero head quarters, making numicon superhero towers, creating masks, sharing objects between the superheroes, creating our own superheroes through matching, making superhero cupcakes and lots more!
People who help us👩🏾⚕️👮🏼♂️👩🏽🏫
This week we have been learning about the different people who help us and the different jobs that they do. We have been completing lots of different challenges throughout the week including making emergency vehicles, making fire engines out of play dough, matching the people who help us together, exploring the St Marie’s dentist and doctors surgery and painting emergency vehicles. We also had the opportunity to look at and try on some real life paramedic clothing and equipment.
This week we have been exploring the story ‘Supertato’. Within our provision we have been engaged in many different activities about Supertato and all of his friends. We have been re-telling the story using the story characters and props, making evil pea by moulding the dough into different shapes and sizes, shopping in the Supertato supermarket, putting the correct amount of evil pea into the bowls and designing a new cape for Supertato. We have also been exploring all of the healthy foods within the story, which we were able to taste. It has been a great week in Nursery.
Our family are our heroes!
This week we have been learning all about family. We have been taking part in lots of different learning opportunities throughout the week such as sharing our family photographs with the rest of the class, painting our family, making a gingerbread family, playing in the home area and with the small world house and family. We have had lots of fun!