We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

This week in Nursery, our story has been ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will be looking at this story over the next two weeks and we will be working with the children to see if they can recall, act out and order events of the story.

During circle time, we have been looking at our colour of the week and talking about what objects are green. Emily said “peas” and Jack said “grass.” The children have also been learning facts about polar bears, such as; their habitat, the colour of their fur, and their diet.

The children used cotton wool, pva glue and white paint fingerprints to create their own polar bear art work.

In messy play, we explored with shaving foam with wooden shape blocks, using the shaving foam to stick the blocks together like bricks. We also had pasta out in the tough spot with diggers and cars, and rainbow rice with puzzle pieces hidden inside.

What We Are Working on Next Week

Sounds Number Shape Colour
S 7 Diamond Orange

Hello Goodbye?

This week in Nursery, our story has been ‘Hello Goodbye?’ The children have all joined in with key phrases by saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in squeaky and deep voices which they found very funny.

During circle time, we have been looking at our shape of the week - which was a rectangle. The children described the shape by discussing how many sides and corners it had. “It has 2 long sides and 2 short sides” said Neveah.

We have created trees using pva glue and green tissue paper, using our story ‘Hello Goodbye?’ as inspiration. The children have had the oats out in the tough spot and have been pretending to make porridge. Harry has been outside helping the children practise their balancing skills, throwing and catching skills and colour recognition.

We have enjoyed singing our Harvest Festival song ‘Thank You God’ and learning the actions. The children look forward to singing and dancing to our “Open the Book” songs at the end of each day: a particular favourite of the children’s is ‘God Loves Me’.

What We Are Working on Next Week

Sounds Number Shape Colour
N 6 Oval Green

Where’s My Teddy?

This week in Nursery, we have been reading our story ‘Where’s My Teddy?’. The children enjoyed sitting with a teddy while listening to the story. We also had props and resources out from the story for the children to play with and for us to see what they could recall from the story in their own words.

Inside Nursery we practised giving meaning to the marks we make when using whiteboards such as the letter sounds in our names. We are also focusing on supporting our children to begin to form the correct grip when using pens, pencils and crayons in Nursery.

We explored messy play through play dough by using different sized bear cutters and rolling pins to see what could be made. We have also been busy making hand print bears using brown paint for big brown bears and white paint for polar bears.

We experimented with large construction outside and have acted out the story of ‘Goldilocks And the Three Bears’ using laminated masks, chairs and play food. The children really have enjoyed this story this term.

Postman Bear

This week in Nursery our story was ‘Postman Bear’. The children enjoyed taking turns to open the flaps in the story and have sat and listened well.

We have also been exploring our shapes. The children practised drawing around shapes to make bear pictures and then colour them in. We have also been looking at shapes in our environment.

We had messy play with oats, pots and pans like in ‘Goldilocks And The Three Bears’, pretending to make porridge whilst also looking at the difference in size of things. “This bowl is the biggest - this is Daddy Bear’s as he is the biggest,” some of the children said.

Outside we worked together to build towers using the large construction blocks and have all taken turns on the bikes, cars and scooters.

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone we hope you all had a fantastic sum-mer. It is so lovely to see you all and have you back in Nursery. We have all really enjoyed listening to the children and what have they been up to over the summer holidays. All of the children have completed a child’s voice about their summer which will be stuck into their learning journeys.

This week in Nursery our story has been ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. The children are all confident with this story and are all able to join in with the phrases throughout the story such as “who’s been eating my porridge?”

Inside Nursery, we have been supporting the children to settle back in and have wel-comed some new arrivals (Leo and Noah).

Outside we have been working in small groups to participate in PE with Harry and have been playing in the sand exploring shapes and beginning to make believe by pretending through role play.

Final Week

This week in Nursery, the children have spent time watering the plants before we all leave for the Summer. The children enjoyed participating and taking turns with the watering cans. The children have also been practising good health and self-care, with washing the babies, playing with the play food and discussing healthy and unhealthy foods. Our book this week was ‘Tiddler’. The children really enjoyed this story and were all able to join in with the repeated phrase “Tiddler, Tiddler, Tiddler’s late.”

Thank you to everyone that came along to support and watch Nursery perform in the school production “Magpie Manor”. We would also like to say a big thank you to Theo and Joseph who returned for the evening performance and did an amazing job.

A huge thank you to all parents and carers that came along to our ‘Under the Sea’ themed Leavers’ Celebration on Tuesday, we hope you all enjoyed the celebrations and activities. The Rising 5 children will be missed next year in Nursery.

Ten Little Pirates

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a lovely half term and it is great to see the children so excited to be back at Nursery. We have a busy term ahead with lots of exciting things to learn about for our new topic ‘Under The Sea’.

Our story of the week was ‘Ten Little Pirates’, which the children linked to their artwork and outside play. 

In the outside area, the children enjoyed playing on our pirate ship (on the stage) by re-enacting walking the plank and building with our crates and large building blocks.

Our artwork this week was a real life printed picture of a tropical island. The children have used many resources and materials, like tissue paper and paint, from our art caddy to recreate their own islands.

Aaaarrgghh Spider!

This week in Nursery, our story of the week was ‘Aaaaargghh Spider!”, which inspired the children to create their own spiderwebs by using pva glue and glitter. The children have also used different materials from the art caddy to create pictures of cornfields.

The children have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine this week. They have ridden the bikes, cars and scooters and they had a lot of fun using imaginative play and baking mud pies in the mud kitchen.

The children were excited to see how much the furry caterpillars have been growing. It will not be long before they start to cocoon and turn into beautiful butterflies.

Next term, our topic will be ‘Under the Sea’. We will have some very exciting books that link closely to our topic, such as ‘Ten Little Pirates’. We cannot wait to share the lovely activities we have planned with children.

The Very Lazy Ladybird

This week in Nursery, our story of the week was ‘The Very Lazy Ladybird’ which inspired beautiful artwork. The children chose materials they liked from the art caddy, including tissue paper and paint to create their own ladybird pictures.

The children enjoyed practising measuring with metre sticks and weighing with scales to see which objects were the shortest, longest, lightest and heaviest. This was a great way to introduce the children to measure and they enjoyed measuring whatever they could find!

During PE with Mr Lawrence, the children have enjoyed practising their races for sports day. Our races this year will consist of a running race, hurdles, dressing up and crawling through tunnels.

Sports Day will be on Thursday 23rd May, with Nursery’s races starting at 11:30am. If your child does not attend nursery on this day, you are more than welcome to bring them along and meet us on the field to participate but you will need to stay will them. From 12pm, the children will join the rest of the school and their families for a picnic lunch. You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic, however, if you would like the school to provide your child with a cold lunch, please inform Nursery staff by Friday 17th May.

The children are really excited for Sports Day and we hope to see you there!

The Growing Story

This week in Nursery our story of the week has been ‘The Growing Story’.

The children have enjoyed ordering and sequencing picture cards from last week’s story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. We have also been looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ in free play, drawing pictures from the story, learning our days of the week and playing with puppets from the story

In the outside area, the children have enjoyed drawing around each other using chalks and creating their own obstacle courses using the wooden planks and grates to balance and walk across.

For our art work this week, we have a still life printed picture of some flowers. The children have been free to use the resources and materials they wish from our art caddy to recreate their own flower pictures.

As there were birthdays in Nursery over last week and this week, the children had a tea party with cake!

Home Learning

Next week in Nursery we will be looking at measuring objects by height or length. Can you    practise by finding some items around the home to measure?