Welcome to Nursery
The Nursery Team are:
Nursery Teacher: Miss C Forster
Teaching Assistants: Mrs P Park, Miss N Reed, Mrs T Scott
Let's Meet Our Nursery Children
Summer Term 2021
Our topic for the first half term is: New Life: Growth and Change
During this topic, the children will learn about the life cycles of: frogs, butterflies and chickens.
We are really excited that we will once again be getting an incubator and ten Living Eggs, these will be arriving on Monday, 10th May. This is always an amazing opportunity for the children to learn about life cycles and to be able to look after the baby chicks for a few days.
They will also learn about the life cycles of plants; they will plant seeds and find out what seeds need to grow. We will use the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' to introduce our week on plants.
Our topic for the second half term is: Myths and Magic
We will go on a magical adventure and let our imaginations run wild with stories about dragons, fairies, unicorns and aliens. The children will be able to create their own amazing stories using the Small World creatures.
Each week, we will be spending at least two sessions in our new Wonderful Woodland area : playing, learning and exploring in our amazing new outdoor area.
We will also visit our Forest Schools area several times during the term.
MATHS DAY 30/04/21
We set up lots of different maths activities outside
The Children Played Hopscotch
They Loved Taking Part In Hook-A-Duck And Placing Their Duck On The Matching Number
The Children Travelled Around Large Shapes
We Played Corners
The Children Made Pictures And Models Using Shapes
We Split Into 2 Teams And Had A Race To 20
The Children Are Very Excited About Our Caterpillars
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
The children listened carefully to our story, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' then collected pictures of items from the story in the woodland. The children each had to collect pictures of four different items, and record on their sheet how many of each item they found.
The Children Are Very Egg-cited About Our Eggs. They Can't Wait For The Chicks To Hatch.
The Children Loved Seeing The Newly-Hatched Chicks. We Thought They Were Very Cute.
We Made Scrambled Eggs On Toast. It Was Yummy!
The Children Love Watching The Tadpoles In The Tank. They Try To See If Any Have Started To Grow Legs.
The Children Loved Having A Closer Look At The Chicks
The Children Loved Helping To Make Apple Crumble
Nursery had lots of fun at their dojo treat on the last day of the half term.
We made the most of the lovely weather and took part in some great activities outside.
We had an obstacle course, hook-a-duck, wheelies, body boards and skittles.
We Made A Beautiful Rainbow With Our Hands
MAKING A FAIRY POTION IN THE FOREST
During our week on fairies, the children enjoyed collecting things from the forest to make a fairy potion. They picked a variety of leaves, flowers, sticks and grass to use.
Then, the children went looking for bugs. We were excited to find slugs, snails, worms, beetles and centipedes.
Our session ended with a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit.
Welcome back everyone. The Nursery team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Let's hope it is a lot brighter than 2020.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas - we look forward to hearing about the children's experiences of Christmas and finding out what Santa brought!
We would like to say a big welcome to our new children starting in January and their parents.
Please remember that we are always happy to speak to you about your child and their time at Nursery. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about, please tell us and we will arrange a suitable time to do this.
We are really looking forward to the term ahead. We have got lots of exciting activities planned and we know this is going to be another fantastic term with lots of new experiences.
Spring Term Topics:
'Winter Wonderland' and 'Our Favourite Stories'
Our first topic is, 'Winter Wonderland'. The children will be helping to look after a little polar bear cub that has been found in the school grounds. The children will learn about the polar bear's natural habitat and we will help them to understand why some animals are suited to warm climates and why some animals prefer cold climates. We will also be helping the children to learn about freezing and melting and how to keep warm in Winter.
After half term, we will be sharing some of our favourite stories and doing lots of follow-up activities based on these stories. These will include: 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', 'The Gingerbread Man', 'Owl Babies' 'Peace At Last' and 'Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?'.
A Special Find
On Monday, 18th January, something very exciting happened at Nursery.
Whilst we were going for a walk in the sensory garden looking for signs of winter, the children found a box.
We wondered what was inside the box! When we opened it, we were astonished to see a little polar bear cub!
The children were all really excited about the little polar bear cub that we found and were keen to give it a stroke.
We took it inside and the children passed it round the circle so they could all have a closer look.
Inside the box, we were surprised to find a toothbrush, and a note asking us to look after the polar bear cub for a little while. We talked about how we could take care of the cub, and how to keep it safe and warm. The children suggested giving it a toy to play with, a blanket and some food. Then, we thought of a safe place to keep him.
We are thinking of a name for our little polar bear and looking forward to taking care of it until it's Mummy comes back.
Here are some photos of the children finding the polar bear cub :
The children had a great time exploring the forest, climbing the trees and looking for interesting sticks and logs to show their friends.
Then, they enjoyed a yummy jacket potato that they had carefully put on the camp fire earlier. We sprinkled some grated cheese on top and then ate it with a fork (or our fingers!!).
To finish, we had a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit.
FUN IN THE SNOW
We Celebrated Chinese New Year
WE MADE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
WE ENJOYED DANCING TO CHINESE MUSIC AND PERFORMED OUR OWN DRAGON DANCE
WE GAVE OUR FRIENDS A LUCKY MONEY ENVELOPE AND MADE CHINESE LANTERNS
WE HAD A YUMMY CHINESE FEAST
They sat around the fire circle and listened to the story, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Then we explored the forest, looking for the things they came across in the story. We found grass, twigs and branches and mud!
We went on our own bear hunt, retelling the story as we made our way through the forest. The children enjoyed joining in with the actions and repeated phrases.
Suddenly, we found a cave. We tiptoed up to it and there in the middle we found a bear! He looked very friendly so we weren't scared. We took him back to nursery to play with. He seemed happy to have some friends to play with. 🐻
WORLD BOOK DAY
MONDAY 8TH MARCH ~ WELCOME BACK
It was lovely to see our friends again.
We enjoyed playing, chatting, exploring, making things and joining in with all the activities.
MARCH 2021 ~ WE HAD LOTS OF FUN IN OUR NEW OUTDOOR AREA
COMIC RELIEF DAY
OUR FANTASTIC EASTER EGG HUNT
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.
Although some things are a little different this year, we have still planned lots of new and exciting experiences for the children to enjoy, we will be helping them to learn many new things and having lots of fun! So, we are really looking forward to the year ahead, with hopefully as little disruption as possible. But, most importantly, we hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.
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.
Autumn Term Newsletters
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 and we will be visiting our Forest Schools area regularly and carrying out a range of activities related to the forest and our topics.
We will also be learning about Autumn and Harvest.
The children in Nursery love to take part in ring games. Our favourites are: The Farmer's in his Den, Here we go Looby Loo and There was a Princess Long Ago.