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                                                           Nursery

                                             Welcome to Nursery, our adults in our classroom are.

 

                         Teaching Assistant – Mrs Abraham         Teaching Assistant – Miss Hitchins
     
                                                        
 

                                                          Level 3 Apprentice - Miss Joles 

     
                                                             
 

 

 

Here you will see all of our fun learning for this 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. 

Term 3 focus plan.


Welcome back to term 3. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year.

To start the term off we have enjoyed the story Owl babies. The children have made nests for owls, created their own owls using various materials and independently looked at the book repeating words from the story. We have been discussing feelings and how the owls felt throughout the story and why?

    

 

    

Term 2 focus plan

 


 

We had a surprise visitor!! Father Christmas came and gave us some lovely gifts. 🎄❤️
    
The last week of term was filled with so much festive love.🎄❤️
We enjoyed making Christingles, created transient snowmen art and finished the week off with a Christmas party which was packed with games and delicious food.😋

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New year.😊⭐️❤️ 

    

 

    
Our Christmas stay and play was absolutely amazing. It was lovely to do something face to face with all our families. We enjoyed lots of Christmas craft activities and then finished off with our Christmas songs.

We all had a lovely time and photos have been sent home on Tapestry for you to look at.🎄❤️
    


The Gingerbread man has been an amazing theme for our children. They have loved all the activities, challenges and role-play. They have been extremely creative with their own storytelling in Helicopter stories where The Gingerbread made several appearances. 
To celebrate at the end of the two weeks the children decorated their own gingerbread house…and enjoyed eating it at snack time too.😋
    

 

    
 

The children hung their baubles on the school Christmas tree this week.🎄

They persevered when it was tricky pushing it onto the branch. It looks beautiful.👍

    

We are continuing with our theme of the farm and have been focusing on learning about baby animals. The children have enjoyed finding out the names of some of the babies. We have been practicing a new song about animal babies. We sent the link home on Tapestry for the children to share with you all. 

We have been exploring colour mixing and the children’s faces when the colours changed were priceless. 
 

    

 

    

 

    

 

Children in need was lots of fun! We had a surprise visitor !

    
 


 



 

Old Macdonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o! This is the theme of this week. We are learning lots of facts about farm animals and keeping a steady beat as we sing along to the song. Ask the children to sing it to you. 

The children washed animals using sponges and tooth brushes and we discussed how we keep ourselves clean and the importance of good hygiene. 
We set a challenge this week that every child attempted. The challenge was to cover an animal completely in play dough. The children practiced their pincer grip and squeezing motion to complete the challenge. The prize was as sherbert scented sticker. 
 

    

 

    

 

The children have been learning about poppies for Remembrance Day. They did a great job at creating their own .

    


We have been exploring Autumn and the treasure Autumn brings. The children have collected their own treasure on an Autumn walk and discussed the colours, sizes and shapes of the collected leaves and sticks. We used them in lots of our activities. 
we have sorted conkers, acorns, pine cones and leaves and have been learning lots of new language. 
the children used their imaginations when exploring “apple soup” and commented on the smell. 
the children have been curious about hedgehogs and have created their own models after looking at pictures and watching videos. 
 

    

 

    

 

  

 

Happy Diwali!!!!!
 

Today we celebrated Diwali by learning to Bhangra dance, creating Mehndi patterns and decorating a beautiful Rangoli design. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and explored light with our torches. 
 

    

 

    

 

Focus plan for term 1


 

 

Happy Halloween!!! Halloween arrived early this week as we had lots of spooky fun. We painted pumpkins, searched for bugs in gloopy gloop and made spells and potions from the witches cauldron. Our favourite stories this week were about a witch called Winnie. It all ended with a fantastic Halloween party with party games, dancing and lots of yummy party food

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

We are continuing the theme of Goldilocks and the three bears and the children are now very familiar with the story. They are able to repeat refrains and act it incredibly well. We have read the story from a book, watched the story in animation, told the story with puppets and acted the story as a whole group. 

    

 

    

 

    

 

  

 

 

 

This week we have made bear head bands and created bears using a variety of resources. The children particularly enjoyed decorating and eating bear biscuits. Some of the children have mastered drawing circles and have extended this to draw the three bears. 

We are loving our new outdoor area and have been outside a great deal with this lovely weather.

    

 

    

 

    

 

We have been reading the story Goldilocks and the three bears and the children have enjoyed constructing the bears cottage, making porridge and sorting things by size. The children have enjoyed listening to the story in a variety of ways; from a book, a story tray, with puppets and an animated version. They are now repeating key parts of the story and beginning to act it out within their role play.

 

     
 

    

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

Our theme of Twinkle twinkle little star and Baa baa black sheep was fantastic this week. The children are now amazing at singing the rhymes with words/actions.

We will continue to practise singing all our nursery rhymes throughout this school year as they are an important part of the child’s development. 
Singing nursery rhymes helps children develop their communication and language skills, social skills, how to keep a steady beat, early maths skills, and develops their creative skills. 
We absolutely love singing in nursery. Have a go at singing nursery rhymes at home with your child. Below is a few to choose from. 😊❤️

 

This week our play dough gym activity led onto a cutlery practising session. The children tried really hard and persevered with this task.

Giving your child opportunities to use a knife and fork from a young age will help them develop these important skills early on in life.😊👍


This week Humpty Dumpty and Incy Wincy activities were explored by all the children. They used tools to free spiders from blocks of ice, built Humpty Dumpty’s wall using Duplo, developed their fine motor skills getting spiders with tweezers and created their own spider using a variety of resources.🕷

We have sent links home on Tapestry for these nursery rhymes for you to sing along and learn them together.❤️🎵
    

 

  
Our second week of doing ‘From head to toe’ was great. The children started repeating words from this familiar story whilst they were completing tasks and challenges.

The children were developing their independence all week by accessing their own resources and then putting them back where they belonged.

    

Our water activity changed half way through the week as we followed the children’s fascination with floating and sinking. We noticed some of the children were dropping small objects into tubes of water so we explored this alongside them modelling language and figuring out together if an object would float or sink. They were completely engaged with this we carried it on for the rest of the week.😊

    

Welcome back to all our families for the first term of a new school year. We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday.

All the children have settled in well and welcomed all our new children in a lovely friendly way.😊❤️ They have been busy exploring the environment both inside and out with a lot of interest and energy.

This week is all about celebrating what the children can do independently so we have tied in the story ‘From head to toe’ by Eric Carle. Below is the link to the story/song on You tube to enjoy together at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xxyZSdYEmM

 

    
 

    

 

 

 

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