In the Nursery this week…

The children in the morning class have been exploring the new season of Spring! On Monday the children went on a walk around the school listening and looking for different creatures and leaves, they found lots of insects under rocks and tree stumps. The children have shown an interest in playing noughts and crosses so were happy to see a giant noughts and crosses grid on the carpet when they came in Tuesday morning.

The afternoon class have also enjoyed learning about Spring and the changing seasons, they also went on a spring walk and collected lots of sticks which they all counted and made ‘story sticks’ with. The children were excited to see the sensory tent in the investigation area, looking at different lights and using the different light up objects.

 

               

In the Nursery this week…

The Morning class had a nice surprise on Monday when they came in to see the field full of snow again! we took full advantage of this and the children had a great time pulling each other around on sledges and sliding down the grassy bank. Our literacy focus this week has been the story ‘Superworm’. The children have enjoyed looking at books from the library about mini beasts and engaged in a PE activity copying a yoga video called ‘Stella the Stick Insect’

The Afternoon class have also enjoyed listening about mini beasts and enjoyed digging in mud for ‘worms’ and picking them up with tweezers! they also enjoyed a walk looking for mini beats around the school. The children have been having fun in the ‘Doctors Surgery’ role play area, dressing up as doctors and nurses and helping their friends to get better. In PE they have been playing parachute games and had races to see who can roll down the hill first!

Thank you to everybody who helped their child to make and Easter bonnet, the children enjoyed showing these off in the Easter Assembly this morning 🙂

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery, the Morning Class have been exploring the Literacy Focus ‘ Who Sank the Boat’ and have enjoyed a lot of boat based activities! The children played a game of sharks and boats in PE using hoops as boats to try and avoid the sharks and made boats out of junk modelling material which they put in a tray of water and used small wooden people to see how many people it took to sink the boat!

The Afternoon Class showed a lot of interest in playing schools so we turned the role play area into a classroom for the week where the children enjoyed setting activities for their friends to do. In PE they have had fun tackling obstacle courses, climbing, jumping and balancing. The children have also shown a lot of interest in building towers recently so the afternoon children had a fun task of seeing how high they could build Lego towers and some of them challenged themselves to count the bricks!

All day Friday we have celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day in the Nursery. The children were invited to come in wearing green clothes and we read the story of Saint Patrick. The morning children enjoyed activities such as making soda bread, attempting some Irish dancing and painting some snakes with pipe cleaners. The afternoon children watched a video about how Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated, engaged in a rainbow ribbon dance and had fun making rainbow CD’s.

Happy Saint Patrick’s day 🙂

           

Mums and Chums Celebration in the Nursery

Dear Parents and Carers,

The Nursery Team would like to thank everybody who attended our Mums and Chums event. It was great to see everybody enjoying activities with their children. Well done to all of the Nursery children for their beautiful singing of songs to celebrate Mother’s Day. There were lots of activities enjoyed by everybody in the classroom such as painting some daffodils, construction toys on the carpet and the children’s favourite of icing and decorating biscuits!

We hope you all had a fab Mother’s Day! 🙂

 

               

 

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery the Morning Class have been exploring the topic ‘Show and Share’ and taking it in turns to share their experiences over the Half-Term break. They went on to create a scrap-book using their ‘Snap-shots’, photos and drawings which has been added to the ‘Nursery Library’.

The Afternoon Class have had fun exploring the Literacy Focus ‘The Runaway Pancake’ after so many children were excited to tell their friends about celebrating ‘Shrove Tuesday’ with their families. They drew the characters from the story, made ‘Story-Maps’ and went on to re-enact the narrative using puppets.

They finished the week by holding a ‘Talent Show’ following one child’s enthusiasm for magic tricks and treated their friends to songs, dances and joke telling with a variety of props to add pizazz to their performances.

All children enjoyed the opportunity to make pancakes both in the Morning and Afternoon sessions and they were pretty tasty!

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the children have been exploring the topic of ‘Show and Share’ with lots of opportunity to discuss what they got up to during the school holidays, share photos and create a book to be added to the ‘Nursery Library ‘ of all their adventures.

Below are some other activities that the children have enjoyed:

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the children have all been excitedly talking about their upcoming ‘Halloween plans’ and have enjoyed dressing up as monsters, reading spooky stories and developing their fine motor skills by picking up ‘spiders’ from a masking tape web using tweezers. They also worked as a team to carve a pumpkin and see what was inside!

Other activities included making shaving foam ice creams and ‘selling’ them to their peers and teachers and creating ‘castles’ from junk modelling following much research online as to what a castle needs to have and some builder’s small world play.

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the morning class have been exploring the topic ‘Transport’ with the opportunity to engage in road safety role-play in the outdoor area, categorising transport types by land and engaging in transport themed listening activities.

They also got very messy washing the cars in the outdoor area and car painting.

The afternoon children have demonstrated a real interest in the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and have enjoyed participating in animal themed listening activities and singing songs. The children ‘wrote’ letters to the zoo to ask for a Nursery pet and were delighted when the postman sent them a puppy (just like in the story!) to visit for the day. Albert the dog was a popular member of the Nursery class and a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about what a pet needs to be healthy.

Other activities this week have included a ‘Nature Scavenger Hunt’ following the children observing a squirrel in the Nursery outdoor area and lots of junk modelling in the art area.

 

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the morning children have been exploring the topic of ‘Autumn/Harvest’ with seasonal themed activities such as playing in an ‘Autumn Mud Kitchen’, making hedgehogs from playdoh and craft bits, drawing harvest vegetables and painting Autumnal tress having participated in an Autumn walk and taken photos of the changes in the environment. They also explored ‘Harvest’ vegetables with opportunities to sketch, paint and print with them.

They were also visited by ‘Harry the Hedgehog’ and enjoyed making-up stories of his adventures both as a class and individually and creating story-maps.

Following a child in the class celebrating a birthday there was lots of chatter amongst the Afternoon children inviting each other to make-believe parties. They then participated in ‘Party’ role-play in the ‘Home Corner’ with opportunities to create invitations for peers, make birthday cards and participate in party dances during PE sessions.

Later in the week the children were observed digging for treasure in the outdoor area which triggered a visit from Captain Prangnell a confused pirate in need of some help in finding some lost treasure! The Nursery pirates jumped in to action and helped Captain locate the lost treasure by creating treasure maps, counting out steps around the playground and some even made telescopes. Once found they enjoyed exploring the found treasure in a whole-class communication activity.