Colour / Number / Letter of The Week
On the run up to Christmas we will be revisiting the number/colour/letters of the week that have been introduced. We will continue with new letters/numbers/colours in January. Thank you
Christmas Party Day Morning Children
Christmas Party Day Afternoon Children
The Firefighters visited Nursery this week. They told us all about their important job and how they help people and animals. The firefighters talked about their special uniform. Then we all went outside and sat in the huge fire engine then we all had a turn at holding the hose.
The firefighters asked the children what they thought firefighters do........
" Save people from fires and save cats stuck up trees." (Oran)
"Drive the fire engine." (Lexi)
"Put out fires." (Jamie)
"What do we need to wear?"
"Special clothes or you will get burnt." (Grace)
"Wellies and a hat to keep your head safe." (Neve)
Parents As Partners
Christmas Craft Day
We have been reading The Nativity in Nursery. We then made Bethlehem from shaped card for our stable role play. We like to dress up and act out the Nativity.
A Letter To Father Christmas
We have been writing our letters to Father Christmas this week. We chose one surprise we would like for Christmas and we drew a picture of our surprise. We then wrote our names at the bottom of the letter so Father Christmas knew who the letters were from. We walked to our local post box and posted our letters and sang Christmas songs as we walked along. When we returned we enjoyed hot chocolate with squirty cream on top and a biscuit! It was very tasty and warmed us up.
Our Visit From The RNLI
Graeme is a member of Newbiggin By The Sea Lifeboat crew. He came to talk to us about his role as a member of the lifeboat crew. Graeme told us all about helping people who get into difficulty in the water. He put on his lifeboat crew uniform which had a fleecy all in one suit underneath and a waterproof all in one suit on the top. He had a special helmet to keep his head safe when he is the water and it has a microphone attached so he can talk to the other members of the crew. He has a pager to tell him when he is needed at the lifeboat station. It stops in his house and buzzes when he is needed. We all tried on a life jacket and some children tried on the helmet. Thank you Graeme.
People Who Help Us
Freya's Daddy, Mr Debono came to talk to us today. He is a special doctor who can help boys and girls if they feel really sad or worried or upset all the time. Some people can't stop feeling like this by themselves so Dr Debono helps them learn how to change their feelings. Lots of other nurses and doctors work with Mr Debono, to help people. He brought a plastic brain in to show everyone and chatted about the job that different parts of the brain do. We use the front part for learning. The brain is very soft and that's why we have a skull to protect it.
Our Visit From The Dental Nurse
Ben's Mummy is a dental nurse. She came to visit Nursery and tell us how she helps us look after our teeth. Ben's Mummy demonstrated how to brush our teeth and told us how often we should brush them. She also told us what the different shaped teeth do when we are eating food. Remember to brush your teeth regularly!
We have been talking about friendship in Nursery. We read Share A Shell By Julia Donaldson and then talked about having lots of friends who are different being great! It does not matter if we are different to our friends, we are all valued and equal. We made a very long friendship chain together. Can you spot it in Nursery?
Week 4 Monday
Today with the wet weather the Morning Children took part in a Yoga session all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In the afternoon the sun came out and the Afternoon Children used the bikes and scooters. The boys made up their own superhero stories and acted them out.
This week we have talked about the shape - TRIANGLE. We have investigated how many sides and corners it has. We made our own triangular sandwiches, printed with shapes, made our own triangles with lollipop sticks ...
People Who Help Us
This week we have been visited by police officers. The officers chatted to us about their job and discussed how they can help us. We really enjoyed sitting in the back of the police van, sitting on the police quad and stroking the police dogs.
Interfaith Week In Nursery
In Nursery we talked about the Hindu festival of Sankranti. 'San' means plenty and 'kranti' means change. During the festival of Sankranti people enjoy visiting the houses of friends, eating lots of sweet food and also go to bonfire displays. Children like to make kites to fly. In Nursery we listened to a story about a red kite which flew away and would not come back. We then made our own kites and tested them outside. It was great fun!
Following the interests of the children we have been learning all about bats this week and getting up to lots of batty things! This has been linked to our theme of shapes. We have used circles, triangles and rectangles for our challenges.Ask your child this weekend one fact that they have found out about bats this week. We really enjoyed the bat challenge!
We have also been thinking of Remembrance Day this week. We made a Poppy wreath together and laminate poppies for the window. We sat for one minute in silence to remember all the soldiers who were hurt in the war. Click onto CBeebies and watch the Poppy clip together with your child at home.
This week at nursery we made our own butter. We poured some cream into a bottle and then shook the bottle for about half an hour. The cream split into butter and buttermilk. We spread this on our crackers at snack time. It tasted GREAT!!!
We have been talking about Bonfire Night. Welephant helped us remember how to keep ourselves safe on Bonfire Night. We also made Catherine Wheels and Rockets with 2D and 3D shapes. It was great fun using a salad spinner to mix the colours. Have a chat this weekend about the shapes of fireworks with your child.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page