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

 
7th December 2018
This week at Nursery we have been learning how to form the letters in our name. It is really important that children learn the correct formation of capital and lower case letters from this point as habits are tricky to change. The children have been excited to have a go at writing their own name in a card that you will receive next week at home!

We have also been interested in hunting for shapes in our environment.

 
 
 
27th November 2018
Yesterday, Mrs Howes found a ‘wanted’ poster outside our classroom. We looked closely at the picture and some of us recognised who it might be… the Big Bad Wolf! We spent time hunting for him. Some of us thought we saw him outside and some thought he was hiding in the cupboard.

The children showed fantastic imagination through role play. Some children decided to shake instruments to try to wake up the ‘sleeping Big Bad Wolf’ whilst others made playdough ‘fire sticks’ to help on their hunt. The children chatted about the Wolf being on the roof or suggesting that maybe he was in disguise as a human!

We then read the story of The Three Little Pigs and stopped before the ending. The children suggested what might happen at the end of the story. Some thought maybe the wolf would break in through the front door whilst other children thought that the wolf was actually kind and would make friends with the pigs.

 
 
 
12th October 2018
This week our number of the week was the number 5 and our shape of the week was a rectangle. We had fun hunting for any 5s and rectangles we could find whilst we have been at Nursery. Can you spot anything at home that is a rectangle shape?

We also met George the Giraffe who teaches us to show grit and determination by keeping on trying even when something is tricky! We read the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ to help us understand this. You can find George in the entrance to the school below the television screen. Make sure you say hello to him! J

Some of the children really enjoyed exploring the new ‘Magic Reading Shed’ in our outdoor area this week. They used magic wands to cast spells for example “abracadabra swishy swash, turn this cushion into a… rabbit!”

 
5th October 2018
This week our number of the week was the number 4 and our shape of the week was a circle. We had fun hunting for any 4s and rectangles we could find whilst we were at Nursery. I wonder if you can find any at home or on your journey to Nursery?

Our sound/letter of the week was ‘s’. We have been listening to the initial sounds in words e.g. sssspider, sssssnake, ssssstar. Some children challenged themselves to have a go at writing the letter s using our rhyme “slither down the snake”.

The children have been excellent story tellers, retelling and acting out the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Your child might enjoy telling you the story at home and showing you the actions!


28th September 2018
This week our number of the week was the number 2 and our shape of the week was a rectangle. We had fun hunting for any 2s and rectangles we could find whilst we are at Nursery. I wonder if you can find any at home or whilst you are on your way to Nursery?

We have also been reading the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ which we’ll be continuing with next week. The children have really enjoyed joining in with actions to retell the story.

This week we had our first visit to the school library and enjoyed the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ read to us by Miss Perry. We were all very excited to choose a book to take home with us! We hope you enjoy reading them at home and adding it to your Reading Diary. 

 
21st September 2018
This week we have been thinking about how we are different and similar to our friends. We looked closely at ourselves in the mirror and picked out the features that make up our faces. The children have drawn some beautiful self-portraits that you will shortly see displayed in our classroom.