Look at how fantastic we were at handling the animals that Dean brought to show us from 'Meet a Creature'.
It was amazing watching as our caterpillars spun a cocoon around themselves then come out as butterflies. Perhaps you could draw or paint a picture of a butterfly and bring it to Nursery.
Mrs Aslam, Mrs Nazir and some of our children told us all about how they celebrated Eid. We then did some Bollywood dancing, made chapatis and had a mehndi picture painted on our hands with henna.
During Healthy Week, we enjoyed making fruit kebabs. We also thought really carefully about how we can look after our bodies and keep fit.
Our chicken eggs have now arrived in Nursery and we are waiting really patiently for the chicks to hatch out. They are keeping warm in their incubator because we haven't got their mummy hen in Nursery. We have lots of information and story books to read about hens and chicks as we wait for the chicks to hatch out.
Our sunflowers are starting to grow towards the warm sunshine. We can now see long, thin stems and tiny leaves. Our brick hasn't started growing yet, do you know why?
Our caterpillars are growing bigger and fatter!
Look how our beans are growing! Some now have roots, a tiny stem and small leaves. How many different kinds of plants can you see growing outdoors at home? Could you take photographs or draw pictures of some of them and bring them to Nursery to show us?
Our Super Sports Day
Our visit from the mobile farm where we met animals that we wouldn't normally see on our school field!
Our caterpillars have arrived! We used our white information hat to read non- fiction books and watch video clips on the computer to find out lots of information about the life cycle of a butterfly.
We read the story 'Flora's Flowers'. Flora thought that a brick would grow in to a house so we decided to plant a brick to see if it would. What do you think?
This half term, we are planting beans and sunflower seeds. We will make sequencing maps to record their growth, learn about why we need plants, about the different parts of a plant and what they need to grow.
Stay and Play in Nursery- May 2017. Thank you to all our parents that came to share our learning.
Welcome back to Nursery for the Summer term. This term, we will be learning all about our wonderful world, animal life cycles and plants. We have started this term by reading the book Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Michael Foreman and we have already collected some tadpoles from our school pond.
We have been using our new magnifying glasses and binoculars to search for signs of Spring!
Thank you for all the wonderful observations that parents have already emailed to Nursery staff. We would love even more so here is a reminder about how to send us your photographs and observations.
Outdoors, we are developing ball skills. The children are throwing, catching, kicking and bouncing balls as well as using bats. This is a fun activity to do at home in between looking for signs of Spring as you go out for walks.
How many different shapes can you find in your home? Look how many we found just in our outdoor area in Nursery! Do you think a square would make a good wheel?
To link with our learning about where food comes from, we made cheesy snakes. The children also used comparative language to describe the size of their snakes.
Thank you to Ariella's mummy who came to tell us all about being a vet.
We had a terrific time when parents came to share our learning in Literacy and Maths.
World Book Day. The staff in Nursery dressed up as the characters from The Gingerbread Man and acted out the story to the children. The children had a brilliant time joining in with the story and giggling at our amazing acting!
The Gingerbread Man
Once upon a time, there lived a little old woman.
She lived with a little old man.
One day, the old lady made a gingerbread man.
The gingerbread man jumped out of the oven.
The old man and woman chased him.
He met a cat who wanted to eat him.
Then he met a dog.
They all chased the gingerbread man
He then met a fox who said he would keep him safe.
He jumped on the foxes tail to cross the river.
Then he jumped on the foxes back.
After that, he jumped on the foxes head.
Next, the fox told him to jump on his nose.
He gobbled up the gingerbread man.
The fox was very cunning and sly.
We all dressed up as our favourite characters too.
Can you spot a troll with pink hair?
We had lots of princesses at Nursery today too.
To link with Shrove Tuesday, we read the story 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes'. We used the ingredients on Mr Wolf's shopping list to make our own pancakes. We collected the eggs from our school hens and we also saw frogspawn already in our school pond!
We have been reading the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have enjoyed retelling the story using props and pictures and drawn some fantastic story maps. We also used our thinking skills and wore the yellow hat to think about happy things in the story and the black hat to think of any problems.
We have been exploring how we can make different shades of blue using blue and white powder paint. We followed instructions really well and made beautiful patterns with the colours we made.
Developing Communication and Physical Skills in the school hall with Anne and Jermaine. We were all just so fabulous at following instructions and moving in lots of different ways.
Thank you to all our parents and carers who came to share stories with the children in Nursery
Look at our brilliant computing skills in Nursery!
Jolly PhonicsWe have now started Jolly Phonics in Nursery. We have started with 's' and we are learning that it makes a 'sss' sound like at the beginning of snake. When learning the alphabet together, please teach your children the sound that letters make. Please click on the link for the Jolly Phonics songs.
Please click on the link for the Jolly Phonics actions. In Nursery, we will be learning s, a and t before the Christmas holidays.
Celebrating Diwali! We have drawn rangoli patterns, made diva lights with clay, had mehndi pictures drawn on our hands and made chapattis.
Nursery and Reception's Harvest Concert
Our harvest concert
Thank you for all the generous donations sent to school for our Harvest Festival.
In Nursery, we have been visiting Ten Town to support our learning about numbers and their value. We have already learnt all about King One and Tommy Two. We will be sending out flyers over the next week with more information about the website and how to subscribe to it with a special discount code.
We have been learning all about our senses, so we went for a walk around the school grounds. We listened carefully to what we could hear and looked at all the interesting things we could see including our school hens! We felt quite cold because Autumn is here so we were pleased to be wrapped up warm in our snuggly coats.
Just look at how much fun we are having in our music and movement sessions. We love dancing to Sticky Kids, moving in different ways to percussion instruments and pretending to be Autumn trees with colourful leaves flying all around.
The children are really enjoying singing along with the piano with Ms Heap and Mrs Western in the school hall.
We are so pleased to welcome our new children in to Nursery . Just look at how happy we are on our very first day. We are fabulous!