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Nursery

September 2018

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

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Welcome to our morning Nursery children

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Welcome to our afternoon Nursery children

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Our topic for the 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 will also be 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. Photos to follow shortly. 

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Making Biscuits

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The children enjoyed helping to make oat biscuits. We put porridge oats in as we remembered the bears in our story like eating porridge!

The children all helped to stir the mixture then rolled it out with a rolling pin. 
They used the round cutter to cut out a biscuit. They are all starting to recognise that this is a circle.

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On Friday 5th October and Friday 12th October, baby Orlaith came to see us in Nursery with Mummy and Nana.The children enjoyed seeing her and learning how to look after a baby. We helped the children to understand that they were once small like baby Orlaith and couldn't do a lot of the things that they can do now. Orlaith’s Mummy talked about what Orlaith needs to help her grow and thrive. She showed us all of Orlaith’s special things in her bag and we talked about what they are for and why Orlaith needs them.

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This week, our topic story is ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We took the children to our forest schools area and read the story. Then, they worked in pairs to go on the hunt for pictures from the story. They had to collect seven pictures, putting each one in their bag and making a mark against the same picture on their worksheet so we could see which ones they had found and which they were still looking for. 

The children loved our forest hunt and were very excited to find all of the pictures.

Thank you for coming to our Autumn and Harvest ‘Stay and Play’ session.

The children loved going for a walk in the woods with Mammy to collect Autumn treasures to put in their bag.

It was lovely to see the children sharing a book with Mammy and listening carefully as she read a story in one of our areas. 

At the end, we enjoyed some yummy bread that the children had made, and a cup of hot chocolate while watching ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’ on the big screen.

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 pomegranate.
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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Sponsored Toddle 

 

On Wednesday, 31st October, the children in Nursery took part in a Sponsored Toddle. We were hoping to raise money to buy some lovely new resources for the children. 

The children had great fun and did brilliantly well, all managing to complete two laps around the Key Stage one and Key Stage two fields and all around the school building.

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.

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We took the children to Tesco's to buy the ingredients to make cakes. The children enjoyed hearing about Little Red Riding Hood taking cakes to Grandma's so we decided to make some too!

The children helped to put our items in the trolley and to scan them at the checkout.

When we got back to Nursery, we made our cakes and put them in the oven to cook. They were delicious!


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