Category Archives: Nursery

Nursery

Trips and plays!

It’s never a dull week in Nursery and this week has been no exception.

The children have been working incredibly hard throughout the week to perfect their performance of the first Christmas. They are all incredibly happy with their costumes which I’m sure we will have to keep available well in to the new year! The FTW are kindly taking pictures during our dress rehearsal on Monday which will be available for you to purchase at the performance next Wednesday.

Thursday saw us have our first ever trip as a class and wow what a day it was! Everyone was so excited to be on a coach that the journey flew by. We saw lots of buses like ours on the way which made for a really fun game. When we arrived at the venue the children behaved impeccably and did the school proud. They were so enthused by the play which involved lots of audience participation (make sure you ask your child to show you some tiger aerobics) Due to all the excitement at the production there were definitely a few sleepy heads on the way home. We all want to say a massive thankyou to the children and the Parent volunteers it was a really great day!

As we near the end of term the excitement keeps on coming, we are having a practice run down to St Mary’s church next Friday in preperation for our whole school visit the following Monday. if you’re free and would like to help the children walk down to the church on Friday it would be greatly appreciated, thankyou to those who have already offered their support.

Have a wonderful weekend

The Nursery team

What a wonderful half term!

Wow! We can’t believe that the children have already completed their first term at Nursery!

We are all so impressed at how well they have settled and the lovely friendships that they have already formed.

The children performed and sat beautifully throughout our Harvest festival on Thursday, ‘Big, red combine harvester’ has never sounded better and all the teachers throughout the school were so impressed. Thank you for all your kind donations also.

As we progress in to the next half term our topic will be changing to ‘Festivals’ where we will be looking in greater depth at Diwali, Bonfire night and Christmas. If over half term you are celebrating anything special please bring some things in to share with the rest of the class it would be lovely to share everyone’s experiences.

We are still waiting on lots of family pictures to fill our home corner to make it more familiar to the children so please do send them in as soon as possible.

Have a wonderful half term!

The Nursery team

A great start in Nursery!

What a wonderful 3 weeks it has been in Nursery!

All the children are in now and settling well, they are all having a fantastic time getting to know the classroom and each other.

Our topic this half term is ‘Getting to know me’ – the planning for which can be found on the school website.

The wonderful weather has meant that we have spent most of our time outside this week and had some exciting and adventurous walks down to the woods. Last time we even took down a selection of instruments to to play with the glockenspiels in the outdoor classroom.

They are all proving to be extremely adventurous and outdoorsy which means they are often getting quite wet and mucky…woops! It shows just what fantastic learners and risk takers they are becoming.

We are all so excited for next week where we hope to make apple crumble with the apples we will pick from the school grounds.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Nursery Team

Life Cycles- Ducklings

The Nursery have thoroughly enjoyed watching the ducklings hatch and grow over the last 2 weeks.

Over the next few weeks, the children will be practising and organising a performance of The Ugly Duckling which will be held in the last week of term. Letters will be given out next week.

The children all looked amazing on World Book Day. Thank you to all the Dad’s that came in to read!

Next Thursday is Eco Day. The children will be taking part in activities to help them understand how to look after our planet.

Please take a look at the website for more photos of world book day and the ducklings.

Have a great weekend,

The Nursery Team

 

Number Day

The children looked fantastic today, covered in numbers!

All week the children have enjoyed a range of activities based on shape and number.

Take a look at the website for more photos.

The Nursery Team

Secret Storyteller

This week’s Secret Storyteller was Mr Gately! Nursery loved Mr Gately’s enthusiastic and interactive reading of ‘The smartest giant in town’.

We still have many sessions free! If you would like to sign up for secret storyteller the list is up in the cloakroom.

Next Friday is Number Day, the children will be able to dress up in something ‘maths related’ like a top with a number on, a pattern…..or be a bit more creative and be something like a ladybird, number fairy/superhero. Your child is asked to bring in a donation of £1, to be given to the NSPCC.

Have a great weekend

 

The Nursery team

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

We can’t believe another week has flown by!

The children have drawn their own story maps and have been using them to re-tell the story We’re going on a Bear Hunt.

This week the children have started to change elements of the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ to create their own version. The children decided that they would like to go on a Pirate Hunt! We looked at a variety of settings and discussed how we would describe them. So far, the children have come up with ideas such as ‘uh oh! strong, stormy waves! crash! splash! crash! splash!’

The children will be drawing their own story maps for their adapted versions next week.

In PE we have been using our bodies to create different shapes. We have been going over, under and through things. Take a look at the website for lots of photos of our dance sessions.

Have a lovely weekend

The Nursery Team x

 

We want to go on a Bear Hunt again!

Nursery had such a wonderful time at the Theatre yesterday. Despite the inconvenient starting point of the journey, the rest of the day ran extremely smoothly. All members of staff were so proud of the children’s behaviour on the coach and in the theatre. The children, (and adults!) thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was a truly wonderful experience, and we are excited to bring lots of ideas back into the classroom to further the children’s learning. There are a few more photos of the day on the website.

It’s a Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Tuesday Nursery took part in a Road safety workshop. This build on their previous knowledge of road safety and they are now experts!

Again, there are more photos on the website.

A huge thank you to Amelia’s Daddy for being our Secret Story teller this week.

Nursery and Reception are working hard during our Nativity rehearsals. Our dress rehearsal to the school is this Monday, and the show to parents will be on Wednesday 14th December at 9.30. Your child’s role will be displayed at the Nursery entrance. This may have an impact on where you would like to sit in the hall, as the stage is in the centre of the hall, and the children placed at certain corners of it.

Deco Day!

We had such a wonderful day today, making Christmas cards, calendars, decorating our Gingerbread Men and our Christmas tree decorations!

A huge thank you to all the parents that were able to help out today, it is very much appreciated.

There are more photos on the website.

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The children’s Gingerbread will be sold on Saturday’s Christmas fair. Any that are not sold, will be able to be bought from Nursery next week.

Have a great weekend