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Welcome to Nursery

April 2024

Welcome back everyone. We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for the new and exciting experiences awaiting you this term. 

Please remember that we are always happy to speak to you about your child and their time at school. 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, including our End-of-Year trip. 

We will be visiting the woodland on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Children should come to school wearing tracksuit bottoms or leggings on those days. 

Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones

Our topic for the Summer Term is:

One Moment In Time

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 Tuesday, 7th 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 learning about plants.

This topic will also be a good opportunity to celebrate the special moments in the lives of the children; we are really looking forward to our End-of-Year trip which will be a wonderful experience. 

 

We will also be taking part in Sports Day and helping the children to understand the changes they will face as they transition to Reception.

 

These activities have helped us develop our Understanding of the world.

We have had fun developing our creative skills.

These activities have helped us develop our phonics and literacy skills.

These activities have helped develop our maths skills further.

These activities show how we are developing our fine and gross motor skills.

Here are some of the fun activities we have experienced this term to develop our PSE skills.

January 2024

Welcome back everyone. The Early Years team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. 

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 families.

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.

We will be visiting the woodland on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Children should come to school wearing tracksuit bottoms or leggings on those days. 

Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones

Our topic for the Spring Term is:

Dig, Dig, Dig

We will begin this topic by focusing on Winter, when hopefully there will be lots of opportunities for digging in the snow. The children will use their investigative skills to find out where ice melts the quickest and will learn which materials are used to keep us warm.

The children will then become archaeologists as they dig for dinosaur bones and we travel back 200 million years to discover what the prehistoric world was like.

After half term, we'll don eyepatches and bandanas as we board our pirate ship and go digging for treasure in the woodland, following treasure maps drawn by the children and singing pirate songs. 

 

We will also be learning about Chinese New Year, Spring and Easter.

We have enjoyed a range of activities to explore our creative skills.

Some of the activities we have done to help us develop our fine motor skills.

We have been exploring different cultures and doing lots of investigating to help us develop or understanding of the world knowledge.

We have had lots of fun exploring our Literacy skills.

Here of some the activities we have done to help develop our mathematical skills.

Some activities we have done to help us develop our Personal, Social and Emotional skills.

Here are some of the fun activities we have done to extend our vocabulary skills.

HAVING LOTS OF FUN AT OUR DOJO PARTY

We listened to the story, ‘The Little Red Hen’, then all worked together to make our own loaf of bread. It was delicious!

We loved going on an Autumn Walk and collecting lots of Autumn treasures with our parents and carers at our Stay and Play session

WE WERE VERY EXCITED WHEN THE FIRE FIGHTERS POPPED IN TO SAY HELLO

ROAD SAFETY WEEK

 It was great to have a visit from our local School Crossing Patrol officer.
He talked to the children in class about his role and the importance of road safety, before taking small groups onto Renny’s Lane and showing them how to cross the road safely.

On Jeans For Genes Day the children wore jeans for school and watched a video about a little boy with a genetic condition

We celebrated the European Day of Languages by making French flags

We had lots of fun on our first visit to the woodland

We hope you enjoy seeing how busy we are in Early Years, exploring in many different ways. We are expanding our vocabulary daily and as you will see lots of our activities help us to develop our skills in more than one area of learning.

Some of the fun activities we have experienced to enhance Personal, Emotional and Social well being.

These activities helped us grow stronger with our physical skills.

These activities helped us to further develop our mathematical skills.

These activities help us to develop our literacy skills, enhancing our interest in the world of books.

We have enjoyed exploring the world around us

We have enjoyed exploring our creative skills through different forms of art and music.

September 2023

Welcome back everyone, we hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer, and a very special welcome to our new children and their parents and carers.   

Nursery Class will also be known as Donaldson Class, after the fabulous author Julia Donaldson. 

This year, Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones will be teaching you, and we are really looking forward to the year ahead; we have lots of new and exciting experiences for you to enjoy, we will be helping you to learn many new things and having lots of fun! 

We know you will all work super hard and shine brightly this year.

 

We will be visiting the woodland on a Monday and Friday morning, and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Children should ideally come to school wearing tracksuit bottoms or leggings on those days. 

 

If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of school life, please speak to one of us. 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.

Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones

Our school topic for the Autumn Term is:

A Tale to Tell....

This topic will give the children lots of opportunities to understand more about themselves and their family, leading to discussions about how we grow and change, where we live, our likes and dislikes and how to look after ourselves and stay healthy. We will read and explore a wide variety of books, both non-fiction and fiction, including traditional tales and Julia Donaldson stories.   

 

We will also be learning about Autumn, Harvest and Christmas. 

September 2022 - July 2023

Activities that enhance our PSE.

Some activities that enhance our physical skills.

Some act that enhance our creative skills.

Some activities that enhance our knowledge of the world.

Some activities that enhance our mathematical skills.

Some activities that enhance our literacy skills.

Here are some of the fun activities we have been doing during the first part of the Summer term.

These activities helped us to build on our PSE skills.

These activities help to build on our language and communication skills.

These activities helped us build on our physical skills.

These activities help us to build on our literacy skills. We looked carefully at the book, From Seed to Sandwich as part of our Bug Club Phonics. Our book by Jill Murphy was On My Way Home.

These activities help us to build on our mathematical skills.

These activities help us to build on our creative skills. The artist we explored this term was Vincent Van Gogh, we looked carefully at his painting , ‘Sunflowers’.

These activities help us to build on our knowledge of the world. We have had lots of fun learning about the King’s coronation.

Early Years abbreviations. 
 

PSE - Personal, Social & Emotional.

PD - Physical Development. (Gross & fine motor skills)

C & L - Communication & Language.

M - Mathematics.

L - Literacy.

U the W - Understanding the World.

EA & D - Expressive Arts & Design.

Spring Term 2.

 

This term we have enjoyed exploring the world of dinosaurs, alongside special events and exploring our interests.

Some of the activities we enjoyed to help us develop our PSE skills.

We develop our fine and gross motor skills through all areas of learning.

Some of our Literacy activities.

Some of our Mathematics activities.

Exploring our knowledge of the world around us, past and present.