Welcome to Nursery Page. Our Teacher is Mrs S Hands and Mrs Llewellyn and Miss Leeming work with us too! We love learning and have a great time exploring during our time in the school.
Summer 2 Newsletter and Curriculum Overview
Our ducklings have had their first swimming lesson!
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Welcome to our new ducklings!
We have two new ducklings!
Mrs Llewellyn has got some news about our duck eggs! The eggs are on the hatching mat and have started pipping! Pipping means that the ducklings are beginning to use their beaks to crack the shell of the egg! Mrs Llewellyn can hear the ducklings chirping away! In a few days we will hopefully have some new baby ducklings! We are so excited!
Week beginning 16th March 2020
This week we have been thinking about our Mummies in preparation for Mother's Day on Sunday. The children talked about why they love their Mummy, painted a picture of their Mummy and made a special card.
This was a difficult and unsettling week and we were all very sad and shocked to say an early goodbye to each other on Friday.
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Week beginning 9th March 2020
This week we talked about how people grow. We looked at pictures of us when we were babies, and we talked about how we have changed. The children thought about the things that babies need and the things that they need now. They thought about the things that they can do now that they could not do when they were smaller. We used the height chart to measure how tall we are.
We also explored plants. We learnt some new vocabulary such as ‘soil’, ‘seeds’ and ‘bulbs’. The children planted bean and pea plants outside in preparation for our outdoor tepee. Inside we planted cress seeds. The cress started to grow quite quickly and the children need to remember to water their plants.
In our paint area we learnt a new technique of mixing our own powder paint.
We went on a shape hunt looking for 2D shapes in the environment.
World Book Day - Thursday 5th March 2020
We celebrated World Book Day together. We focused on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We used sound makers to retell the story and we enjoyed performing it to our grown-ups during Rhyme Time. The children brought in their teddy and their favourite story. We collaged teddy bear shapes, played ‘hide and seek’ with Star Bear and had a teddy bear’s picnic. Some children took part in our school competition to dress a potato.
Week beginning 2nd March 2020
This week we looked for signs of Spring. We found buds, pink blossom, daffodils, crocuses and we could hear the birds singing.
We are developing our skills in building up stories around toys and this week we used a dinosaur small world.
We are practising hearing the initial sound in words. We made an ‘I Spy’ board and have used this to play with our adults and our friends.
Week beginning 24th February 2020
We have celebrated and learnt about Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. The children flipped pretend pancakes in a frying pan – which they found quite tricky! They helped to make the batter and Mrs Llewellyn made us pancakes to eat. The children could choose from lemon and sugar, chocolate or syrup to have on their pancake. Outside, children explored making their own ‘pancakes’ using flour and pretend milk (water and white paint).
Our number rhyme this week is ‘Five Currant Buns’. The children acted it out and we made our own currant buns with sticky icing and a cherry on the top.
In number we are continuing to develop our understanding of what numbers mean. We have also been comparing quantities, saying whether Star Bear or the Little Red Hen had more or less teddies to play with and noticing when they had the same amount.
On Wednesday our older children visited Yates’ Bakery. The children took some money and chose whether to buy some bread or a cake to share when they returned to Nursery. Back in Nursery, we created our own baker’s shop and explored the roles of the shop keeper and the customer. The children also explored writing shopping lists to take to the shop with them.
Week beginning 10th February 2020
Week beginning 10th February 2020
We visited the Life Education Tent to find out about 'Taking care of myself' - Tuesday 11th February 2020
Week beginning 27th January 2020
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We learnt that it is the Year of the Rat. To celebrate Chinese New Year people clean their houses, put up decorations, eat special food and receive red envelopes with money inside. Sometimes people will watch dragon or lion dances and have fireworks. In Nursery we made Chinese Lanterns and dancing dragons. We made a large dragon head and used it to do a Dragon Dance for our grown-ups. We tasted some prawn crackers, noodles and spring rolls. In Funky Fingers we tried to pick up pom poms using chopsticks. We wrote Chinese numbers in red sand and we danced to Chinese music.
Our number of the week was number 4.
Outside this week we have a new garage role-play area – the children enjoyed being mechanics.
Week beginning 20th January 2020
Last week we went on a walk of our local area. We have made a small world of our local area. Our story was the Three Little Pigs and the children LOVED retelling the story using the props. Our number was 3. Our nursery rhymes were The Grand Old Duke of York and 5 Little Ducks. We've been mark making in shaving foam, making houses in the playdough area and using a game on the IWB to practice hearing the initial sound in a word.
The pupils in the Nursery have been learning about Christianity and in particular the story of Noah and the Ark - Monday 25th- Friday 29th November 2019
18th November 2019
Our nursery rhyme this week has been Humpty Dumpty. We have talked about who helps us when we have fallen or are poorly. The children have used our doctor’s and nurse’s kit to pretend to make each other better. Humpty Dumpty received a ‘Get Well Soon’ card. The children made their own cards for Humpty and for Mrs Hands, who has also been poorly this week.
On Friday we used eggs to make buns – they were delicious.
A skill we have been exploring this week has been using scissors to make snips in paper.
In Maths, we have been selecting a small number of cookies from a large plateful to give to Star Bear. He was very kind and shared his cookies with us at snack time!
Some of our learning this week- Monday 9th December 2019
Some of our learning this week- Monday 2nd December 2019
17th September 2019- We have explored our outside area. We have also had our first music time.
Our rhyme this week is ‘Tommy Thumb’.
24th September 2019-
We have been using our creative area this week. The children have been exploring making marks using paint and also using glue and collage materials. We have been learning how to put on our fleeces and suits for our outdoor learning time.
Our rhymes this week are ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’ and ’10 Little Fingers’.
10th September 2019- This week we welcomed some old and some new faces to Nursery! Our new children have settled really well and are quickly becoming familiar with our routines and beginning to make new friends.
1st October 2019- This week we have been looking at our faces. We have used mirrors and talked about what colour our hair and eyes are. We have also been encouraging the children to consider how they are similar to and different from their friends. With an adult we carefully painted a picture of our face. We have been making marks in sand, and we have introduced our water area. We had our first R.E. time – a special time when we think about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We are learning that God loves us and knows our name. We made listening ears and went on a listening walk.
Our rhymes this week have been ‘Ten Fingers’ and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’.
8th October 2019- We have been talking about our family. The children enjoyed sharing pictures of their family – thank you for sending them in or putting them on Tapestry. We have also begun to think about different feelings – we have identified feelings and children have been encouraged to talk about how they are feeling. We have also been exploring 2D shapes. The children have been sorting and naming 2D shapes. We have explored ‘gloop’ – it has been messy but fun! The children described it as ‘slimy’, ‘squishy’ and ‘soft’.
Our rhymes this week have been’1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive’ and ‘I’ve Got a Body’.
11th November 2019- Our rhyme this week was Incy Wincy Spider!
Our nursery rhyme this week has been Incy Wincy Spider. We started our week talking about what we know about spiders. The children learnt that they have 8 legs and spin webs to catch flies on. We have been drawing spiders on the interactive whiteboard, and making spiders using playdough, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. We have used props and musical instruments to sing the rhyme.