Nursery

Thursday 21 October

 

WOW! What an amazing first half term we have had in Nursery. We can’t believe it is the holidays already. What another fun filled, busy week we have had in Nursery. It was MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) week in school so we have been focused on these skills this week. Our theme was nature and we were asked to look at the artist Andy Warhol. He loved using lots of different bright colours and simple patterns in his work. We were asked to look at printing as our technique to learn.

 

We learnt a new song called Autumn Leaves to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down. We listened to different weather sounds and drew what we heard – we all loved doing this and asked to do it again. We have been keeping active with lots of autumn and nature themed movement breaks throughout the day. As a treat, we also did the superhero GoNoodle dance as it is our favourite! We did lots of different printing – with apples, potatoes and even our feet. The feet were the most fun and popular as we wanted to just eat the apples.

 

As part of MADD week, we were asked to make a final piece which would be our best art ever. Everyone has been so impressed with how good ours are as we were all very neat with our painting and printing.

 

Have a wonderful half term! Keep yourselves wrapped up warm and safe please. Feel free to put pictures on Tapestry of all the things you get up to over the half term so that we can see them.

 

Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

 

Thursday 14 October

 

What a busy week we have had in Nursery, especially Wednesday when we had 3 different things happening! We had the school photographer in, it was our Commando Joe's day and we had a special visitor in the afternoon.

 

Our Commando Joe's day was based on the character Sophie Self-Awareness and our mission was based on If You're Happy and You Know It. We worked hard as a team to complete 3 missions and earn our certificate. We loved CJ the Bear and learning how to keep calm, stay resilient and also have fun.

 

The Zoolab visit helped us end our Autumn focus. We listened to a story about Ben and Dream, his dog. They went on an adventure where they met lots of animals like Turbo the large African snail, Juliet the snake, Tilly the tarantula, Matilda and Fred the cockroaches and Pixie and Trixie the rats. We were all very brave and either held or touched the animals. Miss Salter and Miss Doyle did not like meeting Tilly who thankfully stayed in her cage.  

 

Next week we will be learning about Halloween and also doing our first MADD week. This is a week focused on music, art and DT, dance and drama. Read next week's blog to find out more.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

Thursday 7 October

 

Nursery have loved our Autumn focus this week! We have been busy exploring the Forest School on an Autumn treasure hunt for natural objects. We made an autumn tree together from leaves we found, had a sensory tuff tray filled with different objects like acorns and conkers, made an autumn picture, created hand painted hedgehogs and loved listening to Percy the Park Keeper stories. Nursery all helped make some playdough which we shared with the Reception class. We chose autumnal colours to match the colours of the leaves we have seen when outside. In Maths we continued to count to 5 by singing our favourite counting song “5 little men in a flying saucer” so maybe you could sing this at home with your adults. We impressed Miss Salter and Miss Doyle by going to find the right number of objects when given a numeral – they loved seeing what we brought back to represent the numerals. In RE we started our Judaism focus and made menorahs. We talked about special days and how celebrations are similar/different in other religions.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

Thursday 30 September 2021

 

Nursery have had a fun week learning all about our families and how they are the same but also different. We have loved looking at pictures of our families that people have sent in. If you didn’t bring one in you still can this week. Nursery went on our first "Wellie Walk" around the school grounds to practice our good listening and to spend some time outdoors. The children all loved running around and having races with each other. They also started to talk about Autumn which will be our next focus. If you go on a walk and find anything like a conker or an acorn, bring it in or share a picture on Tapestry for us to show in class as we are fascinated with natural objects. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

 Thursday 23 September 

 

We are both so proud of how well Nursery have coped with their first full week and with staying for lunches.They have all been ‘Super Duper’ like in the book we have been reading for our literacy work this week. The children have had lots of fun talking about what makes us unique and creating our self portraits using the natural resources.

Singing 5 speckled frogs was very popular to help us with our counting to 5 using our fingers and puppets.

They have had their first RE lesson where they talked about their names and how God knows each of them. They have also been practising sitting quietly with our hands together in front of our hearts during the prayers.

Next week we will be talking about families so could you please send in a photograph of your child and their family.

Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

 

 

Thursday 16 September

 

What another fantastic transition week we are having in Nursery. We are busy making lots of new friends and learning to talk about our shared interests such as Paw Patrol, animals and cars. The adults are very impressed with the children’s social and communication skills, which are improving every day. Some children have even started to help hand out snacks by asking their friends if they would like some milk or fruit. Our manners are lovely as we are all saying pleases and thank yous. Some of us had our snack in the dinner hall to help us prepare for lunches next week. All the children loved this and have asked to do it again. Don’t forget to talk about what makes you all unique and special as we will be all sharing these in school this week. We can’t wait until everybody is in together for week 3. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Salter and Miss Doyle  

 

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