Welcome to Nursery - Indigo Class!
Your Class Teachers are: Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Roberts
Please click on the link at the bottom of 'Class Pages' labelled 'Class Pages Archive 2017-2018' to find the information about Nursery (Indigo Class) starting from September 2018. Thank you
NURSERY TERMLY TARGETS SUMMER 2019
Summer Term 2 / 2019
Week 3 - This week we have been using 'Instruction Cards' to build models. We had to select the bricks we needed first and then use the photograph to know where to attach the bricks. We did a fantastic job. Well done.
Week 2 - Look at how our plants have grown! We planted sunflowers, nasturtiums, coriander and basil. Today we transplanted them into the Early Years yard. We also weeded and added some flowers. Whilst working outside today we went to look at the new 'Swift' bird boxes in the school garden. The children found out all about swifts and why we have had the boxes fitted.
Week 1: This week we have been using socks to help us with our counting. We sorted them into the correct pairs, made long lines to help with 1-1 correspondence and even counted in twos!
Getting ready for the Big Banardos Toddle. We moved in different ways around the zoned area on our school field.
Our new role play area. Come and visit Morpeth Market. We have a Fruit and Vegetable stall, a Cake stall and a Bread stall.
Summer Term 1 (2019)
Week 5 - This week at nursery we have been playing counting games. The children had to pretend to be spiders. They had to move up and down the drainpipe depending on the number of dots on the dice and if it was raining or sunny.
Wiggle while you Squiggle - using our fine motor skills to make lines that go up and down. Can you do this at home?
Week 4 - This week we have been focusing on 'Scissor Skills'. First of all we snipped the edge of the paper. Then we cut in straight lines. If this was done with control we then moved on to cutting a curved and zigzag line. Can you do this at home? We would love to see it on TAPESTRY. Make sure that you use child friendly scissors.
Week 3 This week we have been reading The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle. The children enjoyed joining in with the repeated lines in the story. We went out looking for our own ladybirds. The morning children didn't find any but the afternoon children found LOTS!.
Week 2 - This week in nursery we have been talking about keeping our bodies healthy. We made our bodies work hard in our hall session and tasted all the different foods we get at snack time in nursery.
Welcome back to a new term at nursery. Hello to both our new starters and our current cohort of children. This week at nursery we have started preparing some plants to grow in our vegetable bed, in the main school garden. We have planted sunflowers, nasturtiums, coriander and basil.
Spring Term 2019
- We will be changing activities on a Friday after Easter. Therefore Talk Time will stop at Easter.
- At the moment we have lots of junk modelling so we do not need any donated. However we will let you know when this runs out.
We have been exploring all things linked to Easter. We read the Easter story and discussed why Christians celebrate Easter. We have been on an Easter egg hunt and also decorated Easter baskets. We hope you all have a fantastic Easter break. Thank you for your support.
Following the interests of the children, we have been investigating shadows this week. What is a shadow? When can we see shadows? Can we always see a shadow?
At home try and find some shadows and investigate them. Add your shadow observations onto Tapestry.
Week 5 OUTSIDE LEARNING - Hunting for different mini beasts. Can you do this activity at home? Let us know if you do - on Tapestry.
Week 5 - Getting outside and enjoying the sunshine. Look at all the different activities we can access in the EYFS yard.
Week 4 - This week we have continued to discuss recycling. We linked this with our ICT learning. We used a recycling program on 2Simple, on the computer to sort objects at the recycling centre. We needed to remember to hold down the left hand side of the mouse as we moved it to guide objects across the screen. We also set up a recycling sorting centre up in the classroom. We enjoyed sorting the objects and discussing what each item was made from. Do you know where the local recycling centre is? You could visit to see if it is similar to the recycling centre we watched together.
Week 4 This week we are using the colour and size tools on 2Simple to make pictures on the iwb. Morning children
Week 3 - British Science Week. Exploring materials and properties of materials.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Nursery this week to investigate. We had a super time. Which experiment was your favourite?
Morning Children - Making giant bubbles!
Morning Children -
Investigating and trying out experiments with adults.
Afternoon Children - Our visit from an engineer
Mrs Dewhirst came to visit Nursery in the afternoon. She is an engineer and her job is to help to design and build special things. She also problem solves when things go wrong. Mrs Dewhirst talked to us about electricity. She told Nursery what electricity is, where electricity comes from and what items need electricity.
Afternoon Children - investigating and exploring experiments with adults.
Week 3 Celebrating BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK 2019 Exploring colours that can be seen or reflect light even in the dark.
How does a bean plant grow?
World Book Day was great fun! We all dressed up as characters from our favourite stories. We used The Gruffalo within our continuous provision and some children made Gruffalo crumble for everyone to taste. Who is your favourite Gruffalo character?
Week 2 This week we have started to prepare for 'PANCAKE DAY' a day early. We made the pancake batter as a whole class and then in smaller groups helped (and taste tested) Mrs Roberts fry them in the nursery kitchen. Lots of children thought they tasted DELICIOUS! We are going to eat the pancakes at snack time tomorrow. Mrs Roberts might even have some 'yummy' toppings to choose from!
We also started looking at what happens when we mix colours. We used vehicles in the tuft tray and mixed their tracks to see if other colours appeared. We will carry this on tomorrow. The children's knowledge of colours is very good. Brown, grey and pink are the colours that some children need help with. Perhaps you can point these colours out at home and as you come to and from nursery?
Week 2 The Afternoon Children in the Performing Arts room. We played games that involved 'good' listening.
This week we have been preparing for Mother's Day Sshhhhh!
We have sorted, counted, painted, planted and snipped sunflowers. We chatted about the life cycle of a sunflower. Can you remember what the super sunflower needed to grow tall?
Week 1 - Looking for signs of SPRING. We went on a walk to hunt for things that are starting to grow.
Week 1 - Using the hall for listening games
Welcome back to the second part of our spring term. Today at school we listened to the story of 'The Magic Paintbrush'. The children were given the opportunity to use large, A1 pieces of paper to paint on. We started by using the three primary colours and added other colours on request. The children selected long or short brushes and decided what they would like to paint. Interestingly some children noticed the colours mixing and changing. We will follow this up next week!
We would love to hear about all the wonderful adventures and journeys you take part in with your family over half term! Please upload your experiences onto Tapestry and the children will share their experiences with their friends when we return to school.
After hearing the story of Daniel and the Lions, some of the children made their own lions using circles and painting with forks to make their manes. We also learned about symmetrical patterns and tried to make them on the painting easel. We talked about Valentines Day and the children made cards for people they loved.
On Friday the children came dressed as animals and we talked about the work the PDSA charity do, and we made medals for our brave pets.
We have been talking about shape this week at nursery - is it straight, curved, long, short, fat, thin ......... MORNING NURSERY
This week we have continued our Chinese New Year theme by making Chinese Dragons. The children improved their fine motor skills with their brilliant scissor work cutting out their dragons then colouring them in carefully. The children used their Dragon puppets to put on a mini puppet show. We also used our gross motor skills when taking part in our Cosmic kids Dragon Yoga, the children had some great moves.
For Re this week we all learned the hymn 'Thank You Lord for this fine day', then used our listening skills to match the rhythm with our instruments.
Taste testing food. Today the children had to decide if they liked or disliked some different Chinese food. They tasted noodles, bamboo shoots and crackers. They had to draw a smiley face if they enjoyed the food or make a cross if they did not like the food. To add to the fun (and to help our fine motor skills) they used chop sticks! Morning & Afternoon Children
The children have been doing Yoga again this week, we also enjoy our wake and shake to Cosmic kids Washing Machine song, the children are great at following all the moves.
Friday was our spotty day in support of the NSPCC, so we had lots of spotty activities. Dot to dot, Mr. Tumbles spotty themed pictures to colour, buttons in the playdoh, spotty ladybirds to count, circles to cut and snip, circular bottle top collage pictures, dotty mosiac patterns and circles to trace with the push pins. All the children worked really hard so we had a special treat at snacktime.....spotty choccy chip cookies and pink milk.....of course we all had our healthy fruit too.
This week we opened up the 'BIRD HIDE'. the children have been very excited at wearing camouflage clotthing. They know they have to be PATIENT and wait! MORNING CHILDREN
This week in Nursery we learned about Jonah and the big fish in RE.Some of the children helped sponge paint a huge whale for our display, whilst others used the large Lego blocks to build a boat like Jonah sailed on.
We also decorated special boxes and added special fairy ingredients. The children then found lots of rhyming words to help make a magic spell to give all the fairy boxes magic powers.
The birds have been spotted using our bird feeders and we noticed that some of them were empty. Mrs Roberts has been teaching us the names of different birds and we have been making our own bird feeders. MORNING CHILDREN
This week we continued our fairy interest. Freda the Fairy left her fairy door and fairy dust path in Nursery. The path led to a post box which had a fairy letter inside. Freda the Fairy asked us for our help. Some cheeky pirates had captured her fairy friends. Freda asked Nursery to write some fairy notes on her 'fairy star paper' to ask the pirates to return her friends. We wrote our letters and posted them into the fairy post box. We are hoping Freda returns to our classroom to collect the letters and give them to the pirates. Freda had left us some fairy wand resources to say thank you and we really enjoyed making magical fairy wands. Try making some magical fairy dust at home. What would you add?
Morning Fairy Activities
Afternoon Fairy Activities
Let It Snow!
We enjoyed popping our wellies on and playing in the snow that fell in our EYFS yard. We scooped, made patterns, made tiny snowmen and even small fences out of the snow!
We loved holding our heads up and holding our tongues out to explore what the snow felt like.
We took snow back into Nursery and talked about what might happen. What happened to the snow when it was taken inside? Why?
Tuesday is COOKING day. Today we made 'fairy cakes'. They were delicious. We had to decide which flavour cakes to make with a pictograph. CHOCOLATE won in both the morning and afternoon nursery sessions.
This week we have been really focusing on our listening skills. We learnt the name of some musical instruments and tried to identify them by their sound. We used the wood block, a drum, a tambourine and some cymbals.
This week we have been discussing family traditions at Christmas time. We looked back, through Tapestry at activities and celebrations that some of our children experienced over the Christmas period. The children talked to the whole group about these experiences, using their Tapestry photos. Thank you for uploading your Christmas traditions, we enjoyed sharing them together.
Yoga helps our core strength, which helps when we begin to write.
This week our Cosmic Kids Yoga session has been Diggory And The Dumptruck. Try following Jamie at home with the yoga moves.
SPRING TERM 2019
Welcome back and Happy New Year from all the nursery staff.
A huge thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards we received before Christmas.
This week we have welcomed new children to both the MORNING and AFTERNOON sessions. We will be encouraging our older children to show the new children around and also learn the nursery routines.
We have been on a COLOUR HUNT in Outside Learning. The children helped Mrs Roberts find coloured objects in side the nursery and we then did the same outside. Can you do this at home? Go on a colour hunt? Can you make a rainbow of objects? We would love to see the results - take a photograph and show us on TAPESTRY.
AUTUMN TERM 2
Welcome back to a very busy term in our nursery. Please remember to make sure your children have a coat and appropriate footwear for playing outside.
All children starting school in September 2019 please read the next Newsletter which will detail the process you need to follow to apply for your child's school place.
We had a super Christmas party. We made chocolate crispies and melted snowmen on Wednesday to add to our party food.
We enjoyed playing games, dancing, singing Christmas songs and eating lots of party food!
We wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas and look forward to seeing you in January.
Merry Christmas from the Nursery Team
This week our Cosmic Kids Yoga was all about a Polar bear. Try to follow the adventures of Joybob at home.
Nursery Christmas Performance and Craft - THANK YOU to all parents and relatives who joined us for this fun afternoon. AFTERNOON CHILDREN