Your Class Teachers are: Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Roberts
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 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 -
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
Christmas jumper day was very exciting! We had to have very good listening skills when we danced around the Christmas tree. When the music stopped we stood still like statues and the person who was a perfect statue chose something to decorate the tree with. We also designed our very own Christmas jumpers.
Whilst we sat on the carpet we could hear jingle bells outside and guess who came to visit Nursery? Santa! We sang Christmas songs to Santa and received a very special Christmas gift. Thank you Santa.
Whitehouse Farm 2018
We had a super time at Whitehouse Farm. The children went on a sleigh ride, handled lots of lovely small animals and even visited Father Christmas. Can you remember which animals you handled? What did the animals feel like? Look through the photos and see if you can spot your special visit to Father Christmas.