Welcome to the Nursery blog where each week we will show you our creative learning.

15/06/18

This week we have been thinking about how we can be empathetic as our new whole school topic is ‘Empathy’. We have noticed lots of moments of kindness happening around our nursery for example comforting friends when they are upset, inviting someone to play and making sure everyone is included in a game.

We also created a tree made of hearts with pledges of how we are going to be empathetic to one another. Each child has made a pledge and added it to the tree.

24/05/18

The children have been enjoying watching our bean plants grow.

“The beans are getting taller!”

“Look, the bean grown.”

“It’s got leaves.”

We have also been looking at Moroccan patterns this week to inspire our own art. Look at our colourful paint designs. We showed good fine motor control to use the end of a paintbrush to make patterns with dots.

11/05/18

This week we were lucky enough to meet some baby chicks. We thought they were very cute and tiny and felt soft and fluffy. We have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken and even had a go at working together to make our own nests that would keep eggs warm so that they would grow and hatch. We learnt that just like us, chicks need food and water to grow.

03/05/18

Thank you for joining us for our Caterpillar café!

02/05/18

We have been learning about the life cycle of a bean. We have planted our own beans so that we can see the life cycle ourselves! So far, we have observed the beans sprouting. We have enjoyed reading ‘Jasper’s beanstalk’ and learning about what plants need to grow.

23/04/18

This week we have started to think about our whole school topic ‘Our Amazing Planet’. We have discussed what living things exist on our planet and begun to consider how we can grow things such as plants. After reading ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ lots of the children were keen to get gardening outside!

28/03/18

Thank you for coming to our Easter Café this week, the children really loved having you at Nursery. We hope you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful and safe Easter break.

19/03/18

We have been having lots of fun in Nursery creating things in our new deconstructed role play area!

Deconstructed roleplay encourages leadership, teamwork, negotiation skills, communication and language and problem solving as well as allowing for imagination to flow and develop.

The joy of this type of role play is that anything can be anything. There are no rules, no limits and no expectations.

7/03/18

We all had fun dressing up as a book character to celebrate World Book Day!

09/02/18

This week, as well as enjoying our ‘Space School’ Café with parents, we have been busy investigating the ice and snow outside. We touched it, described it, watched how it changed and spoke about where it comes from. Throughout the week we have also been learning about the Planets. Lots of us were fascinated by the fact we live on Planet Earth and found it interesting hearing about the sun and moon and how the Earth moves!
We hope you all have a happy and safe half term break and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

25/01/18

We started our week with a music session with Minty who comes in each Monday to teach us music. We enjoyed having a go at playing the claves! Lots of us showed how well we can concentrate, listen and have a go.

On Tuesday when we arrived at Nursery we discovered lots of dinosaurs hiding all around the classroom! Each dinosaur had a number on its tummy so we went on a number hunt. We have also been showing different amounts using objects by carefully counting objects one by one.

To link in to our ‘Eureka’ topic, we are learning about Space. This week we were looking at the moon and what it might be like to go there. We watched a short film clip called ‘Baboon on the Moon’. As we watched it we thought of different questions we could ask him. Lots of us wanted to know why he was on the moon, why he felt sad and what he does on the moon. Hopefully he will answer our questions soon!

Baboon eats cornflakes for breakfast and some of us made him breakfast to cheer him up because he seemed sad.

19/01/18

This week in Nursery we have been learning about describing 2D shapes by how many sides and corners they have. We made Space rockets out of 2D shapes!

We have also been learning about what it would be like to travel to Space. We thought about what we would take with us if we were to go to Space. Lots of us spoke about our favourite foods, toys and drinks.

After reading lots of Space stories and watching some videos of rocket launches, we all had a go at writing some words to describe a rocket taking off into Space. We thought of some fantastic words such as ‘whoosh’, ‘bang’, ‘pop’, ‘bump’, and ‘zoom’ and had fun pretending to be a rocket.

Next week we will be learning more about what it would be like once we arrived in Space!

18/12/17

Nursery has been a very busy place over the last week! We have been busy practising and performing our Nativity and learning a little bit about The Christmas Story. The children have also enjoyed helping Father Christmas by making some patterned wrapping paper. They chose colours and stamps to make a repeating pattern – some of us even tried using three colours! We have also been busy developing our fine motor skills by wrapping presents in Santa’s Workshop and moulding salt dough to make Christmas decorations.

The Nursery Team would like to thank you all for your ongoing support to make the first term in Nursery for your child so successful. We hope you have a wonderful break and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

16/12/17

Explorers Café.

On Thursday we had a fantastic time in Nursery as our grownups were invited in to spend some time with us and see what sorts of things we do at Nursery. Miss Corbett read us a new story called ‘The Bumblebear’ by Nadia Shireen. After that we enjoyed honey tasting, making bee head bands, playing with Beebots, matching bees to the correct number of objects and pattern making. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and we hope you did too! Thank you for coming.

 

28/11/17

Today we were shocked to find a Crime Scene in our classroom! We got into role as police investigators to try to find out what had happened. We found footprints, bricks, wood and straw all broken up into pieces. Some people thought maybe a monster had blown down some houses, some thought it might have been dogs and some people thought it was a wolf. When we looked at the police station, we saw some ‘Wanted’ posters for a Wolf and a Pig. We have been talking about who we think it might have been.

17/11/17

We have been reading ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ this week. The nursery children have really enjoyed getting into role as pirates by dressing up, searching for treasure, counting coins and building pirate ships! Lots of us designed our own treasure map and had lots of fun
describing them to each other.

10/11/17

We have had another busy week in Nursery learning how we can group and sort different things. We thought about what was the same and different to help us.
We grouped by colour, size, shape and pattern. Can you find anything to sort or group at home? (Shapes, cutlery, books, money, heavy and light objects…)
We also loved discovering a new caterpillar number line on the floor in Nursery this week! We have been jumping along it trying to recognise the numerals and
say the numbers.

 

03/11/17

This week in nursery we have been busy creating lots of pictures, collages and models inspired by fireworks. The children have enjoyed looking at the shapes, colours and textures they see in fireworks and creating their own. We have focused on mark making using circles and different kinds of lines.

The children also enjoyed watching a clip from Fireman Sam about how to stay safe on Bonfire Night.

Enjoy the fireworks if you go to see any and stay safe!

19/10/17

This week in Nursery we have been learning about Autumn. The children have enjoyed painting Autumn pictures and exploring crunchy Autumn leaves, conkers and pine cones. We read the story of ‘Leaf Man’ and the children chose their favourite illustration to draw and thought carefully about what colours to use.
We have also been learning to count using our fingers and how to represent a number using pictures.
The children are really enjoying their weekly trip to the library and we hope they are enjoying the books at home. Remember we have a ‘borrow box’ full of books in Nursery too that you can borrow and return as often as you wish.
Happy half term – we look forward to seeing you after the week break and hearing what you have been doing!

06/10/17

This week we have been learning about the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children enjoyed experimenting with porridge oats, pouring them, stirring them and pretending to make oat cakes. The ‘Three Bears Cottage’ roleplay area inspired lots of children to have tea parties together!

As part of our learning we had a team challenge! In groups, we had to try to work together to make beds for the Three Bears. We thought about the size of each bed and also how to take turns and help one another.

   

29/09/17

This week all of the nursery children collaboratively made a big piece of art for the whole school creative learning focus as part of a whole school scrap book. Each of the children had a section and chose how
they wanted to decorate it. We made it very bright, colourful and textured! We have also been learning about how to describe our feelings using words and faces. Lots of us had a go at putting our photo on the
feelings thermometer!

Week beginning 18/09/17
 
This week the children have continued enjoying settling in to nursery routines and the exploring the farm themed activities in our classroom. We have enjoyed reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and continued to learn our nursery school golden rules.
As the whole eight week focus is creative learning, we have been getting creative through painting, playing music, acting and exploring!
We hope your child has had a fun and exciting first couple of weeks.
 
Week beginning 11/09/17
 
Hello and welcome to our nursery blog!
Thank you for dropping by to see what we have been getting up to. In the last week and a half our new nursery children have been settling in to their new environment and discovering all of the exciting things in nursery and all of the new faces to begin to build friendships with. We have loved having you all and look forward to the year ahead. 
 
Next we will be learning more about our nursery school rules and routines that will help to keep us all safe, happy and healthy! If you would like to chat to your child about the rules at home, they are: we listen, we try hard, we are kind and helpful, we are gentle, we look after things, we are honest.