This Week in the Nursery…

The children in the morning have been engaging in all sorts of Fun Fayre based activities this week including hoopla, hook a duck and a coconut shy! One of the children even created their own Fun Fayre stand called a ‘teddy tombola’ where the children had to throw balls at bottles on crates to knock them over in order to win the prize of a teddy. During PE they tried their hardest to be ‘The Greatest Showman’ by showing off their jumping, balancing and gymnastics skills.

The afternoon class have been focusing on the topic of starting school. They have been dressing themselves in school uniforms, making registers and class lists and even attempting to teach their friends some lessons. Some of the children went on a ‘colour walk’ around the field, identifying all different colours they could see in our setting.

During a very hot lunchtime some of the children helped to make a shelter to sit under using sheets. They pulled over logs and crates to sit on and all looked at some books in the shade together.

          

In the Nursery this week…

The children in the morning have been engaging in a topic based around the World Cup doing activities such as designing their own football kit, hanging football shirts in number order on the washing line and making play dough footballs and seeing how many goals they could score.

The children in the afternoon have been preparing for school in the role play area, trying on school uniforms and playing teachers and attempted to build a school with shaving foam and building blocks!

All the children enjoyed a trip to the post box where they posted their letters they had made for their friends and enjoyed discussing and watching a video on the journey of a letter.

           

This week in the Nursery…

The children in the morning have been continuing to expand their knowledge on the phonic sound of letters. This week they played ‘I spy’ in the classroom and tried to find or think of things beginning with  the letter ‘t’.  After the children have been showing a lot of interest in vehicles and transport, A lot of transport themed activities have taken place this week, such as using cars in a tray of paint to print tyre tracks onto paper and matching the profession to the vehicle i.e. doctor and an ambulance. Thank you to those who sent back the vehicle spotting home learning!

The afternoon class have shown a lot of interest in using play dough so have been extending both their fine motor and literacy skills trying to form letters out of play dough using letter stencils. They have also been showing off their maths skills by putting numbered strips of paper together to make pictures of vehicles. They also enjoyed playing with the small world Aquarium!

         

Dad’s and Lads!

Thank you to everybody who came to celebrate our superhero themed ‘dad’s and lads’ event with us. The children really enjoyed having their family in the Nursery for the morning, making cards, using play dough to make superhero emblems and building train tracks!

Happy Fathers’ Day for Sunday!

                  

This Week in the Nursery…

The children have all been taking part in lots of farm based activities this week to build on their experience at the farm. A post was published earlier in the week containing photos and information about our trip to Godstone Farm.

The morning children went to the school library to see if they could find any farm related books, they then used these books to draw what happened when they went to the farm and the animals they saw. They have also been developing their fine motor skills making animals and animal enclosures out of playdough, moulding different shapes with their fingers and using scissors to cut small pieces of straw to use as fence posts. The children have been showing a huge interest in counting, outside on the field, the children enjoyed throwing beanbags into tyres and identifying the number on the card inside the tyre.

The afternoon class played an exciting tag style game of ‘sheep herding’ during PE, some of the children were sheep and some sheep dogs. Some of the children showed an interest in writing the animal names which led to decorating letters to look like the animal, i.e decorating the letter ‘P’ to look like a pig. The children have shown a huge interest again in emergency services and enjoyed putting out ‘fires’ in the classroom.

 

       

Nursery Fun on the Farm!

The children and staff had a lovely day yesterday on the Nursery trip to Godstone Farm. The children were very excited getting on the coach and were even more excited when the coach driver told them we had arrived at the farm. The day started with a fun ride around the farm on the back of a tractor followed by petting the smaller residents of the farm, a rabbit, a guinea pig, a chick and a tortoise. The children were then given the opportunity to help feed the pigs and the goats. After a very busy morning walking around the farm, the children enjoyed playing in the giant sand pit and having fun in the soft play barn! The children enjoyed themselves thoroughly and behaved brilliantly. After a long day a few snores could even be heard on the coach journey home…

                               

This Week in the Nursery…

The morning class have been using the interactive whiteboard to play different maths games, mainly shape identification games which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. They also had fun making and playing with play dough, cutting different shapes and making treats for a ‘tea party’. The literacy focus on Friday was the story ‘Miss Spiders’ Tea Party’ the children engaged well in lots of tea party and insect related activities such as making play dough cakes and a went to an insect tea party!

The afternoon class have been working very hard, practicing writing their names and identifying their initial letter sounds. The children have also had a whole class discussion about which foods are or are not healthy and grouped them into categories. They also had the chance to go on a bear hunt!

             

A Royal Celebration!

The children had a great time celebrating the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there were many activities available such as making banners and bunting for the classroom, making their own crowns and designing cards and invitations! The sun was shining which made our lunchtime picnic even more enjoyable for the children as they sat on blankets and enjoyed lunch altogether outside on the field.

                  

This Week In the Nursery…

The morning children have really enjoyed playing with construction toys this week so were very excited to see a tray full of diggers, mud and sand where they all engaged and helped each other to build different structures. They have also shown a keen interest in making and using maps so this week some of the children had the opportunity to go on a hunt for some of the Nurserys’ toys which a naughty bear had hidden on the field! Sports Day is fast approaching and the children are continuing to practice and work hard to try and win the races.

The afternoon children have had fun watching volcanos and talking about what happens when a volcano erupts. There has been an increased interest in puppets and puppet shows so the children created their own puppets and made their own stories which they acted out. The children have also been showing off their literacy skills on a letter phonic hunt searching for different items beginning with different phonic sounds.

 

       

This week in the Nursery…

The morning class have taken full advantage of the sunshine and have been playing outside on the field with the parachute and making dens and wigwams! The children loved decorating them with blankets. They have also been showing off their maths skills by playing all sorts of number identification games such as matching number bees to number honey pots!

The afternoon class have also had fun outside chasing bubbles around the field and making treasure maps which they used outside. They have been showing off their creative side using play doh to make different shapes and made some play doh cakes for their teachers to enjoy!