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Nursery

September 2017

Welcome back to a brand new year in Nursery, and a very special welcome to all of our new Nursery starters and their parents and carers. 

We are looking forward to a great year in Nursery; the children will be taking part in lots of new and exciting experiences, learning many new things and having lots of fun!.

If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of Nursery, please come and speak to a member of the team. We really want to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and can always make time for a quick chat or we can make an appointment to discuss things in more depth.

We look forward to working with you all.

The Nursery Team are:

 

Nursery Teacher: Miss C Forster

Teaching Assistants: Mrs T Scott, Mrs P Park, Miss N Reed

Our topic for Autumn Term is:

God Bless Me and My Family

During this topic, we will talk to the children about their family and help them to understand how important they are. Every two weeks, we will focus on a different traditional tale; we will talk about particular family members and carry out various activities related to the story.

The children will also learn what makes them unique. For example, we will look at our thumb and finger prints through a magnifying glass and the children will make pictures using fingerprints and handprints.  After half term, we will focus on our body parts and our senses.

Throughout the term, the children will be making and tasting some delicious food.

 

We are also learning about Autumn.

Settling In

The children in Nursery love to take part in ring games. Our favourites are: The Farmer's in his Den, Here we go round the Mulberry Bush and There was a Princess Long Ago. Here are some photos of us.

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A Special Visitor

On the 2nd and 4th of October, baby Kelsey came to see us in Nursery with her Mummy. The children were very excited by their visit and asked questions. We talked about how to look after a baby and helped the children to understand that they were once small like baby Kelsey and couldn't do a lot of the things that they can do now. Kelsey's Mummy talked about what Kelsey needs to help her grow and thrive, she showed the children some of Kelsey's special things, like her dummy, bottle, blanket and clothes.
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Autumn Walk

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Making Fruit Salad

In R.E. this term, we are teaching the children about Harvest. We are helping the children to understand where in the world different foods come from, giving them the opportunity to try some different foods and thanking God for his Creation and for the Harvest. 

The children helped to chop the fruit to put into our yummy fruit salad, which contained: orange, apple, pineapple, banana and grapes. 
The children learnt where in the world the different fruits come from and placed them on a large map of the world.
They then learnt how to chop the fruit safely before we put it all in a large bowl and shared it out. It was delicious!

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Physical Play

On Wednesdays, the children take part in a variety of physical activities. They enjoy playing the 'Corners' game in which they have to move in different ways to a number card displayed in one of the corners on the Key Stage 1 yard.

We have also been developing the children's ball skills when kicking a large ball and keeping the ball under control when manoeuvring it around obstacles. 

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Sponsored Obstacle Course

On Wednesday, 1st November, the children in Nursery and Reception took part in a Sponsored Obstacle Course in the school hall. We were hoping to raise enough money to buy some new resources for our outdoor area. 

The children had great fun and did brilliantly well, all managing to complete at least 7 laps. 

A big WELL DONE to all of the children and a huge THANK YOU to parents, family and friends for all of your kind donations. 

Our two year olds (Morning Group) take part in the Sponsored Obstacle Course

Children In Need

We came to Nursery in pyjamas on Children In Need day and helped to raise lots of money for this important charity.

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Jumping in Puddles

The 2-year olds had great fun outside in the rain, jumping in the puddles!

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Anti-Bullying Week

In our PSED lesson, the children in Nursery passed a box around and sang our ‘What have we got in our special box today’ song. When the song ended, the person holding the box took out a statement which I read. Each statement gave an example of a something that one of the children might do in Nursery, some things were kind but others were unkind. We talked about how these situations might make us feel. The children used their facial expressions to reflect the different feelings.

Then, we talked about how we can be kind at Nursery. The children came up with some super ideas which they acted out :

- Asking someone to play with you if they are sitting on their own

- Sharing toys

- Helping someone up if they have fallen over

 

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Fun in the Snow

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CHRISTMAS FUN DAY

The children loved taking part in our activities with the parachute on Fun Day. They enjoyed making the parachute go up and down, trying to knock the toys onto the floor and sitting underneath to sing Nursery Rhymes.

We had lots of fun playing games in the hall, including ‘Corners’,  ‘Musical Bumps’ and ‘Musical Statues’. The children enjoyed dancing to the music.

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Puppet Show

The children in Nursery and Reception enjoyed a very special puppet show performed by St Nic's church in Durham.
They told the story of Christmas.  The children listened carefully and joined in singing some Christmas songs. Then they all helped to blow out the candle on the cake to celebrate Jesus' birthday. 

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Christmas Production 2017

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Well done everyone. You were all fantastic at our Christmas productions and sang our Christmas songs beautifully.

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