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Autumn Term 1 / 2018

Week 4

This week at nursery we have been learning new songs.  We often use the website BBC Schools Radio - Nursery Songs and Rhymes.  It is a fantastic resource with lots of well known and new songs appropriate for nursery aged children.  We have looked at:


For preparation for HARVEST:


Oats and Beans and Barley Grow  & Busy Farmer Ben


General Songs:


Mary, Mary quite contrary, Incey, Wincey Spider, Down at the Station, Five Little Ducks, The Grand Old Duke of York




                                                SAVE THE DAY                    

                                         NURSERY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AND SONGS

MONDAY 17th December 2018 for Afternoon children – 2.30 till 3.30pm

TUESDAY 18th December 2018 for MORNING children – 10.45 till 11.45am


Week 3

Large, gross motor skills activities outside in the early years yard.  We started the session with a listening game.  The children had to follow instructions and move between the hoops on the floor.  This involved remembering their colours - "Can you stand in a green hoop?"

After the whole class game the children were free to access any of the outside provision.  They used the trikes, scooters and bikes.  We talked about how to stop at the zebra crossing for the Lollipop man / lady.  We used the hoops to twist, turn and balance along the floor.  The chalks provided us with lots of fun drawing large scale tractors, excavators and diggers on the yard.  "How do you draw a rainbow?" was a question asked, so we all drew our own - copying the adults.  Letting balls travel down the different drainpipes - Could we catch them before they came out of the end?  Could we get the large balls in the basket ball hoop?

The Morning Children

The Afternoon Children

Week 2

At the end of week 2 we have being learning about the story What The Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson. Lots of children are interested in farms and really enjoyed acting out the story with small world in the tuff tray. We counted ladybird spots using Top Marks website and even made our own ladybirds on leaves to count. Can you remember the animals in the story? What were the robbers trying to steal? 

Linking with our fireman theme we enjoyed singing '5 Little Fireman' to the tune of 5 Little Monkeys. Can you practise this at home with a grown up? We will continue with the theme of farms next week and learn about scarecrows. 

Week 2

At the beginning of this week in nursery we have been looking at simple patterns that repeat. 

red / blue / red / blue / red / blue


The children have printed their own using wooden blocks.  Could you make repeating patterns at home?  You need to listen very carefully to instructions.  Can you change the pattern?


red / red / blue / red / red / blue / red / red / blue


We are also talking about the Fire Service.  Have you seen the fire engine in our yard?  We will be reading stories, playing with small world equipment ...

Small world and role playing fire fighters

Repeating patterns

Week 1 (Autumn 1)


What a super start to our new school term.  Welcome to our new starters and our 'old timers'.  It is great to see you all back at school after a long, summer holiday.

This week we will be spending time settling the new children and encouraging lots of sharing and 'getting to know you' games and activities.

We will shortly be issuing an Early Years newsletter  and inviting our new starters parents to a short meeting about Tapestry (our online records) and phonics.

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions

The Nursery Staff

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