Welcome to Nursery!
Miss Kelly is our class teacher. Mrs Ellis and Miss Lee (am) also help us with our learning.
The morning session runs 8.30-11.30.
The afternoon session runs 12.30-3.30.
We also provide 30 hours for any families that qualify and meet the criteria.
In Early Years we provide a child led curriculum that follows the children's interests and encourages children in child initiated learning. Children are encouraged to bring items of interest in, which we will incorporate into our planning. By responding to children's interests, we hope to foster enthusiasm as well as a real love and passion for learning.
Home learning books are are given out Friday and expected back in school for Tuesday.
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What have we been doing?
we played a listening game today where Miss Kelly read out a description of a minibeast and we had to match it up to the correct minibeast. We have been challenged to try and play this independently with our friends throughout the week.
Today we had lots of fun activities out within continuous provision. These children enjoyed ordering it the Hungry Caterpillar ate from biggest to smallest.
we had a fantastic celebration for Chinese New Year in nursery. We shared lots of new experiences such as trying different Chinese foods and sharing our opinion of them, counting our lucky Chinese coins, ordering numbers on a Chinese dragon and role playing our very own Chinese restaurant. A big thanks to a parent who brought a Chinese lion head into school, the children were so grateful for the opportunity to try this on!
Home learning task support 1/2/19
We learned a new nursery rhyme ‘A sailor went to sea’. We looked around us to see what we could see, see, see from our ship. Some children thought they could see an octopus, fish and even a shark!
For #NurseryRhymeWeek we learnt lots of new nursery rhymes and practiced some we already knew. We sang 5 currant buns and had a shop in our class with money and playdough to make our own currant buns and practice our counting skills buying them. We also practiced round and round the garden, I’m a little teapot and decorated our own teapot. We practiced Humpty Dumpty and built a safe wall for him. When we came into nursery to a crime scene today. Humpty Dumpty had fallen off the wall. Some children thought he was pushed by the big bad wolf and some thought Incy Wincy. Others thought the wall was just unsafe and he fell. We then conducted an experiment using different materials, paper, bubble wrap and a blanket. We wrapped Humpty Dumpty in each material and talked about which one we think would help save Humpty Dumpty. We then tested our theory out and allowed Humpty Dumpty to fall off the wall. We opened each material to see which was the best. We were right the paper was the worst and the blanket was the best as it was the thickest.
For #AntiBullyingWeek we spoke about friendships today in nursery. We looked at how we can be a good friend, what things our friends like and these children gave their friends a big hug to celebrate!
Thank you so much once again for all your kind donations of money and cakes for Children in Need. The children had a fantastic day and even got to make their own pudsey mask!
We went on a hunt for Elmer as he had escaped from Chester zoo! 🐘 he left some clues around for us, he ate our snack, had a poo on our playground and even rubbed his colourful coat on our shed! We even forgot to take photographs of our hunt for you all as we were all so engaged! Then the postman arrived with a card and a present. We opened it and we couldn’t believe what it was. Elmer and the zoo sent us a thank you card and some cakes to replace our snack.
We had lots of fun splashing in puddles and discussing why it rains and where the water goes afterwards 🌧 ☔️
We have been focusing on the festival of Halloween this week. The children have been decorating pumpkins, counting out pumpkin seeds, creating playdough pumpkins and we even had a special Halloween disco to celebrate. We then spoke about bonfire night and keeping safe on bonfire night. We had special visitors come in to tell us all about all the dangers of fire and fireworks. We were so lucky we even got to try on a firefighters uniform and sit in the engine.
We have been looking at giants after the giant spectacular was in Liverpool. The children have been decorating a shape giant, making giants faces using playdough and even finding books with giants in the stories!