Welcome to Little Mixers Nursery
The Nursery staff are:
Mrs Abraham Miss Hitchins Miss Smyth
Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprentice
Level 2 Apprentice
Here you will find all of our fun learning for the year.
Log onto your child's Tapestry account to view their learning and add some of the fantastic things they do with you at home.
Look out for the Wellbeing Wednesday activities. These are simple fun activities to do at home with your child.
Here at Little Mixers Nursery, we follow The Curiosity Approach to learning and embrace the ideology behind it. Below is a PDF with more information.
We are learning about dinosaurs. We have learnt lots of new language as we name the dinosaurs and explore facts about each one. Did you know a stegosaurus has a brain the size of a lime?
the children have been practicing their scissor skills as they cut out dinosaur eggs and stick them on a muddy nest.
wrapping dinosaurs in elastic bands has been strengthening little fingers and hands ready for writing.
Ask your children what they know about dinosaurs.
Welcome back to term 3
Happy Chinese New Year 🧧
The children have been learning about Chinese New Year. We have talked about the traditions and celebrations and the food that is eaten. The children built the great wall of China and were super proud of it.
Our colour of the week was Red as red is a symbol of good luck.
The children have been listening to the story Owl babies and learning all about owls and emotions.
We have talked about how the owls in the story are feeling and what makes us feel happy, sad, scared and excited.
The children at the end of the topic could recall that Owls have feathers, Owls come out at night time, Owls eat worms and mice, Owls can turn their heads all the way around and that they live in a nest.
The children have been creative, using natural materials to make their own representations of owls, and simple circles to draw an owl.
We have focused on shape and number this week. Counting and sequencing up to 10, learning number songs and exploring the properties of shapes.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. It has been a great term and we look forward to Term 3.❤️🎄
Focus Plan Term 2
We are really getting into the Christmas spirit as the children have a wide range of Christmas themed activities. They are exploring the sight, sounds, smells and textures that create that Christmas feeling.
The children are really enjoying The Gingerbread Man story. We are all singing the song throughout the day. We have been giving the gingerbread men the correct amount of buttons as we recognise numerals and count buttons up to 5. We have been creative making gingerbread men out of playdough and loose parts. Our continuous sticking board has been made the colour of a gingerbread man, the children absolutely love this activity.
The home corner has been turned into a festive Gingerbread house.
The children have enjoyed watching the story be told by the BBC Philharmonic orchestra.
Below is the link for you to enjoy this at home with your child.
For Children in need the children created Pudsey bear by drawing, colouring and using loose parts. 🧸
OldMacDonald had a farm and the children have enjoyed learning all about it and the animals that live on the farm. They have built homes for the animals, learnt Makaton signs and covered the animals in playdough. Their imagination went wild with the small world scene in the sand and their social interactions was lovely to watch.❤️🐷🐄🐑🐔
An Autumnal walk was just what we needed. Look at how many leaves we collected for us to explore.🍁🍂
The children have created their own poppies using loose parts and then finished off with a mindful colouring in session.
Our Autumn stay and play was a huge success. Thank you to all our families that came and enjoyed our Autumn themed activities with us.❤️🍁🍂
The children have enjoyed celebrating Halloween this week. We have learnt the song “5 little pumpkins” and enjoyed “Danny’s” Halloween action songs.
We explored pumpkins and have compared the look, feel and size of our them. We opened up a pumpkin and the children enjoyed scooping out the insides whilst helping to strengthen their core muscles. We practised using knives and forks to cut up the pumpkin. Encourage your children to use a knife and fork at meal times it’s a tricky skill to master 😊
Focus Plan Term 1
Goldilocks and the three bears was a great theme to end the term with. The children have enjoyed the story in many different ways, made porridge, used small world characters to retell the story, made the bears home with magnetic shapes and drew the characters from the story. They used loose parts in a creative way and made different sized bears.
Links to the story and song that the children have been enjoying.
Nursery rhymes have been our theme this week and the children have loved singing many.
We sent home a nursery rhyme sheet for the children to sing at home with their families.
We have played eye spy and used small world characters in free play to enhance their knowledge and singing skills.
Below are are links for some of the children's favourite songs we sing at nursery.
Twinkle twinkle little star.
Hickory dickory dock.
5 little ducks.
Our topic is based on the book by Eric Carle “From Head to Toe”
The children have been learning parts of the body and demonstrating things they can do. They have used the repeated refrain “I can do it”
The children can run, jump, stretch, hop, spin, balance, dig, build and much more.
From head to toe song.
The Children have all settled back to nursery and we are looking forward to welcoming lots of new friends this week.
The children are learning to be more independent, selecting resources and asking for help when they need it.
They are learning how to share and take turns with their friends. Our new friends have settled into nursery well and are beginning to follow the daily routine.
We have been making the most of the lovely sunshine in our outdoor area.