Welcome to our blog! Here you will find all the exciting learning we have been up to recently. We hope you enjoy looking through our learning and seeing us take on new challenges as we develop through Nursery.
This week in Nursery we have baked tasty buns. We took turns weighing the ingredients after reading the recipe and used our muscles to mix the mixture carefully before spooning the mixture into bun cases. Mr Martin had to put the buns in the oven as only adults can touch the oven as it is hot.
Opening the sand pit
Today we have opened our sand pit ready for the sun! Everyone helped open the bags of sand and empty them into the sand pit ready to use. We carefully used the spades and rakes to move the sand before investigating the sand with our toes!
Our new water channels
Reading is the Key to learning
At school we love sharing books and reading with the children. Reading helps develop every learning skill and is incredibly important. We try to read with the children every day in school. Here the children were reading about recipes that we can make next week in class.
Today in Nursery the children have been looking at castles and forts and wanted to build their own. The children used their gross motor skills and the large blocks to build a castle. Once the castle was built the children wrote labels for the castle and attached them to it. Thexploratory research topics discrimination and racism essaye children also created a secret password to enter.
The (pretend) Fire!
We have been following children’s interests and we have been looking into what fire fighters do. Today in our outdoor area we worked together to put on the fire on the climbing frame. We used our team work skills to support each other and save the day.
The (pretend) Car Crash!
Today in Nursery there was an ‘accident’ and a lorry spilled all of its bricks onto our road. We had to work together to clear the road, fix the road and repair the bikes.
We have had a very busy start to the term and the children in Nursery have been learning and exploring in all the areas of the classroom. We have also been outside developing our skills come sun, wind or rain!
Please see some of our exciting learning that has happened so far below!
Working on our fine motor skills.
Learning how to be healthy and developing our muscles!
Painting and getting messy!
A big welcome to all our children, old and new! We hope you’ve had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the autumn term with us.
Academic year 2017-2018
We’ve been working hard on our numeracy skills in circle-time and in provision.
29.03.2018 – Happy Easter 🐣🍫
We made chocolate rice crispy buns and hunted for Kinder Eggs that the Easter bunny left for us!
Well done for ordering the birthday cards independently from 1-10.
After spending time on the obstacle course in the morning, we built our own using all the large construction equipment this afternoon. We worked together to lift and carry the equipment and carefully arrange it.
Nursery have enjoyed moving on the big obstacle course this morning! They had to climb, stretch, balance and swing over the apparatus!
16.03.2018 – Outdoor learning
We love learning outdoors whatever the weather! 🌧🌤❄️☔️🌈
Week beginning 12.03.2018 – Science week
We’ve been experimenting with cornflour, moon dough, bubbles, ice and jelly! We have discussed how these materials change and learnt new words to describe them.
07.03.2018 – Belated World Book Day
02.03.2018 – Do you want to build a snowman? ☃️
We hope you had lots of fun during our snow days! We would love to see any snow pictures from home. We brought the snow inside as it was too icy to learn outside. It was cold on our hands! Miss Woodhouse challenged the children to build a snowman in true ‘Anna’ style! We also investigated melting.
26.02.2018 – Careful building with a clear purpose in mind
21.02.2018 – Handa’s Surprise
We’ve been reading the story Handa’s Suprise. We made fruit kebabs, recorded the story with our drawings and emergent writing and drew pictures of fruit. Have you got a favourite fruit?
19.02.2018 – Mark-making on a large scale! We made good use of the large cardboard boxes some new equipment was delivered in.
09.02.2018 – Bubble mixture
We’ve been making bubble mixture, trying to get the consistency ‘just right’. Look at this big bubble!
02.02.2018 – Experimenting with paint on a large scale
A book is a dream you hold in your hands!
22.01.2018 – Counting and writing numbers
18.01.2018 – Settling into Nursery life
Our new boys and girls are working hard making new friends, establishing routines and exploring their new environment.
Even though it’s been cold, wet and dreary we’ve enjoyed learning outside this week!
Just a reminder that we will be in the hall from 9.45am with the children in the morning. Enjoy coffee, mince pies and photographs from this term beforehand.
01.12.2017 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄
30.11.2017 – The Smelly Sprout
We’ve been getting ready for our Christmas fair. We’ve been decorating plants with lots of glitter and writing numbers for our chocolate raffle. Please support our stall on Friday!
We’ve been ordering numicon from 1 to 5 and 1 to 10.
We watched a BBC children’s remembrance film called ‘Poppies’. A beautiful animation that sees war as experienced by animals in a WW1 battlefield. We made our own class poppy with our handprints.
30.10.2017 – Rights Respecting Campaign
In nursery we have been joining in with our whole school rights respecting campaign. All children were given a white piece of paper, a black dot and a black pen. They were asked to turn the black dot into a picture of their choice, absolutely anything! A great way to show how individual every child is.
Continuing our interest in pumpkins we have read the story pumpkin soup by Helen Cooper. With Miss Woodhouse we have made our own pumpkin soup. Can you tell by our faces if we liked it or not?
We’ve been on autumn walks to collect leaves to compare. We’ve looked at size, colour and shape.
Looking closely at collected items in our autumn tray. Lots of great observational drawings by the children this week.
We’ve been growing our own, investigating and listening to stories. A massive thank you to the parents who donated this whopper for us to explore in nursery. Look out for pumpkin soup next week!
We are working hard on our pencil grips, organisation on the paper, direction of marks and letter formation.
29.09.2017 – Supporting a great cause x
We took part in the Macmillan coffee morning and had lots of fun decorating buns. We raised £23.50! Thank you for your donations.
25.09.2017 – Settling-in