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Nursery 2023-2024

Nursery Class Teacher

Miss Betsy Broad

 

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Bev Charge

A warm welcome to Nursery. This page is full of information to help you. Please find below our termly overview to help you support your child at home, and our class timetable to see what we get up to each day.

 

Important information

- The majority of your child’s learning will be posted on tapestry, where you will see individual observations of your child. There will also be weekly posts here, on our class page, sharing with you what we have been up to each week.

- We recommend your child brings a bag of spare clothes into Nursery each day. This will live on their pegs in the cloakroom.

- PE is once a week and the children will not need a PE kit for this session.

- Please ensure your child has a named puddle suit and welly boots in school. These are kept on the racks just outside our classrooms. 
 

 

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask to arrange a meeting with Miss Broad or post your questions on Tapestry.

Summer Termly Overview

Spring Termly Overview

Autumn Termly Overview

Week Beginning 13.05.24
This week the children began to learn BSL. Thank you to ‘The Ivy Learning Tust’ for providing this opportunity for the children to have a BSL lesson each week. This week we learnt, ‘good morning’, ‘good evening’ and ‘good night’. We are excited to learn some new signs next week. 

Week Beginning 06.05.24
During CIL, the children have loved our new small world based on the city of London. This is linked to our current core text, ‘The London Noisy Bus’. The children have used lots the buses, trains, people and other resources in many creative ways. 

Week Beginning 22.04.24
During CIL, the children have thoroughly enjoyed our phonics hunt around the classroom. They were looking around the classroom to try to find all of their learnt sounds in a variety of places. 

Week Beginning 15.04.24
This week the children have loved our new role play area - a doctors surgery. They have played lots of different roles such as doctor, patient and receptionist. 

Week Beginning 25.03.24
Thank you to all who came to our Easter stay and play. It was lovely to see the children showing you around their classroom and enjoying learning alongside their grownups. 

Week Beginning 18.03.24
This week in Nursery, the children have started a new theme of 'Easter'. The children have completed lots of learning linking to this theme. On the creative table the children have been using paints to paint a range of Easter pictures. Some children chose to paint chicks, they thought carefully about the different parts of the chick and about what colours they would need.
   

Week Beginning 11.03.24
During CIL, the children have been carefully observing our daffodils growing. They have used their observational skills to paint the daffodils using the correct colours and focussing on the different parts of the flower. 

Week Beginning 04.03.24
During CIL, the children loved the opportunity to make Mother’s Day cards. The children took their cards home to give to their Mummy’s on Sunday. We discussed different things we might do to say a big thank you to our grown ups for all the fantastic things they do for us.

Week Beginning 26.02.24
Our current theme is ‘space’ linking to our current core text, ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. We have been using different 2D shapes to make rockets. The children thought carefully about which shapes could be the different parts of the rocket.

Week Beginning 12.02.24
Continuing our learning on Chinese New Year, the children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to try and taste some Chinese food linked to our learning on Chinese New Year. The children tried some egg fried rice, basmati rice and prawn crackers. Their was mixed reviews on the soy sauce but most children were happy to try something new.

Week Beginning 05.02.24
Our current theme is ‘Chinese New Year’ and the children have been exploring this celebration in a variety of ways. In our indoor tuff tray, the children have been spooning, pouring and feeling rice. Some children even practised using chop sticks!

Week Beginning 29.01.24
This week we have been doing lots of learning about jungle animals to link to our current non-fiction core text, ‘hang on, monkey’. During CIL, lots of the children have been choosing to learn on our creative table where they were creating binoculars to use in the jungle. We were discussing different animal we might see through our binoculars. 

Week Beginning 22.01.24
This week the children have been enjoying our new role play area, the hot chocolate cafe. They have been making tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as serving customers pastries and cake. We also have cleaning facilities to keep the tables and floors clean between customers. 

Week Beginning 15.01.24
This week the children been learning all about feelings, linked to our current core text, Meesha Makes Friends. We have discussed times when we have felt happy, sad, angry and excited and what these feelings look like on our faces.

Week Beginning 08.01.24
This week the children explored a range of resources on the creative table. They used rollers, fingers, cotton buds, lego and cotton reels to see how effective they were at mixing the paint. 

Week Beginning 11.12.23
This week the children enjoyed their stay and play, where they learned alongside their grown-ups . They explored a range of winter themed learning activities as well as performed some Christmas songs to their grown-ups. Have a lovely Christmas everybody!

Week Beginning 04.12.23
In PE learning, the children explored different movements around the hall. They used a range of animals to inspire them. They used lots of different muscles to move in so many different ways. Well done everyone🌟

Week Beginning 27.11.23

This week the children have enjoyed using a range of resources to mark make in the snow. They have learnt all about winter and snowy weather. They have made marks using paintbrushes, sticks and their finger.

Week Beginning 20.11.23

On Thursday we took part in some house activities. We began by learning all about the house system in our school and finding out which colour house we are part of. Our house captains decided that our house activity would be themed around the importance of recycling. We got into our house teams and planted seeds using toilet roll tubes. The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn a little differently. 

Week Beginning 13.11.23

This week our theme has been woodland animals. The children have been using the paint to create a range of woodland animals on the page. They have used a lots of colours and thought about the features of the animal they are painting. 

Week Beginning 6.11.23

This week our theme has been rememberance Sunday. We have discussed why we may wear poppies and the importance of remembering the soldiers that have fought in wars. We discussed the colours we can see in the poppy. We began by using a range of resources to paint the poppies and then painted poppies independently using paintbrushes.

 

Week Beginning 30.11.23

This week our theme is fireworks. We have thought about all of the colours and sounds we experience when watching fireworks. In one of our outside tuff trays the children were using the fingers to make marks in the sand. They had cards to copy and provide inspiration for how they’d make fireworks in the sand.

 

Week Beginning 16.10.23

Over the last two weeks Nursery have been learning all about autumn. We have thought about autumnal colours and what happens to the weather during autumn.We went on an autumn walk around our school grounds and collected lots of natural resources. We then used these to make some artwork. Lots of children chose to make faces but some made spirals and wiggly lines. Have a look below to see what we created.


 

Week Beginning 09.10.23

Each week the children go into the big hall for their PE lesson. Over the last few weeks they have practiced moving around the room in a variety of ways to warm up our bodies. We then discuss how quickly our heart is beating and feel it in our chest. This week we have learnt some more fundamental skills, including balancing a beanbag or a quoit on our heads and rolling a ball around the hall. There was a particular focus on ensuring the ball wasn’t bouncing.

Week Beginning 02.10.23

This week we have completed lots of learning based on our core text, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have explored so,e new mathematical vocabulary, big, medium and small. The children sorted lots of objects based on their size. 

Week Beginning 25.09.23

This week we had two fantastic cross curricular days themed all around the circus. We had an exciting visit from some real circus performers. The children took part in a fantastic workshop where they were able to try some circus skills. The children behaved fantastically for our visitor and showed lots of perseverance when learning new skills. We had lots of fun!

Week Beginning 18.09.23

This week we have continued to explore our ‘All about me’ topic using the ‘Super duper you’ book. We have decorated hands in our creative area, thought about who lives in our home, discussed how old we are and made friendship bracelets in our our outdoor tuff spot. 

Week Beginning 11.09.23

This week on our creative table we have been using paint, glitter and glue to decorate stars. Lots of the children enjoyed being creative and focussed hard to stay in the lines. These stars are now displayed in our reading area to create a beautiful starry night.  

 

Nursery 2022-2023 

Nursery Teacher

Miss Anna Owen

 

Early Years Practitioners

Mrs Bev Charge

Mrs Stacey Mason

Transition Booklet September 2022

Welcome to Nursery!

 

Welcome video and PowerPoint below smiley

 

 

Welcome to early years PowerPoint 

Welcome to Early Years video

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Nursery 2022 - 2023

 

A warm welcome to Nursery. We are so excited for the year ahead and look forward to getting to know your children.

 

Important information

PE is twice a week and the children will not need a PE kit for this session.

 

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask to arrange a meeting with Miss Owen or post your questions on Tapestry.

 

Curriculum Coverage

This term we are in our last half term of nursery before our big move to reception! We will be focusing on 3 texts which are Click, Clack, Moo the Cows That Type, Oliver's Fruit Salad and Dinosaur Roar! We will focus on writing our names with correct letter formation, starting to orally blend words in phonics whilst consolidating SATPIN sounds that we have learnt. We will also be ensuring our counting to 10 is accurate and we are able to subitise simple amounts as well as talk confidently about sizes of objects. We will be encouraging the children to be independent in all areas of self care and within their friendships too. 

 

 

W.B 10.07.2023

 

This week the children got to meet their new teachers in reception. Some of the children went to their new schools and enjoyed telling us about the fun they had and their new teachers names. Some of the children who are staying at Round Diamond went into Morris or Renoir class for an hour. Following their move up hour, they drew portraits of their new teachers and chatted about their favourite parts such as 'going outside with other children' and 'exploring the new room.' 

 

Next week we will be enjoying our final week together before the children finish for Summer holidays at 2pm. 

W.B 03.07.2023

 

This week the children have started their new learning about dinosaurs with their book of the week Dinosaur Roar! The children looked at photos of old landscapes and new landscapes and talked about what they noticed. They looked at the man made features and decided that these must be new and the other landscapes which included no man made features were older. 

 

Next week the children will continue their learning about dinosaurs.

W.B 26.06.2023

 

This week the children have loved trying some fruits. They tried kiwi fruits, pineapple, mango and lemon. They all had a go and it was wonderful seeing some of the children who sometimes find new things challenging trying the fruits. They used words such as sour, juicy, hard, soft and sweet to describe the fruits. 

W.B 19.06.2023

 

This week we have started a new book called 'Oliver's Fruits'. We linked this story to another text called 'Handa's Surprise' which is based in Ghana. As part of our learning we learnt some West African dance moves and practised these moves also using instruments along to the music that we could hear. 

Next week we are going to be trying some fruits as part of our learning about healthy eating. 

 

 

West African Dancing

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W.b 12.06.2023

 

This week we have been using positional language. We had a farm animal and had to move it around the farm in different ways including in the mud, on top of the barn, under the hay and inside the stable. The children then had a go at using the language to describe where they were going to put their animal next.

 

Next week we will start our new book of the week called Oliver’s fruits. The children will explore tally charts and also West African dance as they make the link to the story of Handa’s surprise. 

W.B 05.06.2023

 

This week we have had a focus on phonics learning and exploring letters from our name. Some of our activities this week included writing letters on the playground, creating play dough letters from our name and exploring s,a,t,p,i,n on our ‘type writers’. 
 

Next week we will explore learning linked to our book of the week click, clack, moo and use positional language. 

W.B 22.05.2023

 

This week we have continued our learning on toys. In our maths learning we have been exploring repeating patterns. Some of the children created repeating patterns with children such as tights, socks, tights, socks and others created their own patterns using different coloured pens and pencils.

 

We have enjoyed another fantastic half term and look forward to welcoming the children back for Summer 2 term on Tuesday 6th June. 

W.B 15.05.2023

 

This week we explored buying toys from our toy shop! The children had cubes and had a look at the price tags on the toys. They had to tell the adults what they could buy with the cubes they had and also showed the amount of cubes they would need for the toys they liked the look of. 
Next week we will be finishing the half term with our toy topic and creating our beautiful class display! 

W.B 08.05.2023 

This week the children have been continued their learning with 'The London Noisy Bus'. The week started with a celebration of the King's Coronation where the children painted special stones to create an Early Year's sculpture outside.

They also sorted pictures of Stevenage and London using their knowledge of important places! 

Next week we will start a new story called 'Brave Enough for Two' which is all about friendship, bravery and toys.

 

Reminder - class photos are next week on Tuesday 16th May.

 

 

W.B 01.05.2023

 

This week we have started our book of the week The Noisy London Bus. The children have been learning about different types of buses and some of the main features of London.

As part of our maths learning we pretended we were on a bus, some children got on then some got off! We kept checking how many seats we had on our bus and could show it on our fingers too.

next week we are exploring jobs in London! 

W.B 24.04.2023

 

This week we have continued our learning on Superworm.

The children asked their friends what their favourite minibeast was, once their friend replied they marked it down onto their sheet using their super pincer grip.

We also looked at non-fiction books and labelled the different parts of the book. We labelled a photo, the front cover and the pages inside.

Next week we will start our two week topic on the London Noisy Book and learn all about London. 

W.B 17.04.2023

 

This week we have completed PE on the all weather pitch. This is a new area for us to learn in and we were very sensible as we explored the different resources. We practised listening to instructions and moving in different ways through the obstacles.

In our circle time learning we discussed making kind choices and thinking about how others feel. We shared different scenarios that the children acted out and had to decide how the people in the scenario would feel. 

 

Next week we will continue our learning on friendships but also be thinking about minibeasts in our book of the week, Superworm. 

W.B 27.03.2023

 

As we approach the end of Spring term we have continued to learn about Easter and have started to delve deeper into phase 2 phonics as we get ready for Summer term.

We made Easter cards by collaging onto card using little pieces of Easter paper. We had to carefully make sure the colourful side was facing upwards to show a pattern.

We have also been starting to explore segmenting and blending within our phonics groups. We have been listening to the sounds and blending them. Next term we will start looking at what the sounds look like as letters.

 

Next term we will also be starting a new book called 'Superworm' where we will be thinking about friendship, exploring sizes and learning about mini beasts. 

 

Thank you for all of your ongoing support this term,

The Nursery Team 

W.B 27.03.2023

 

This week the children have been exploring all things Easter! 
We particularly enjoyed having our parents in for an Easter stay and play on Friday. 
Thank you to all of you who came. 

next week we will be learning the Easter story and practising writing our names. 

 

W.B 20.03.2023

 

This week the children have been practising writing their names for their Easter cards. They used their name tags to help them form the letters and some children even tried to be independent in their learning!

 

Next week we are excited to be having our families in for the Easter stay and play and exploring lots of Easter activities. 

W.B 13.03.2023

 

This week we have continued our learning on Jack and the Beanstalk.

The children loved having their parents in for parent's open day and had fun learning how to grow seeds with their adults.

We thought about how a seed grows and learnt words such as roots, stem and leaves.

 

Next week we move into our Easter learning.

Reminder!

Our Easter stay and play is on Friday 24th March

9.15 for Morning nursery

2.15 for Afternoon nursery 

W.B 06.03.2023

 

This week the children have been starting their new book of the week which is Jack and the Beanstalk. 
They explored size language as they ordered and measured beanstalks with their friends. They learnt the language shorter and taller, shortest and tallest. Within other group learning they have been ordering images from the story to help with their retelling and comprehension skills. 
Next week they will be planting their own seeds and learning about days of the week. 

W.B 27.02.2023

 

This week we have been learning about shape. We have been creating our own planets using circles and also feeding some shape aliens by feeding them the shapes they love to eat! We were thinking about the properties that the different shapes have to help us. 
 

next week we will be reading our new book of Jack and the Beanstalk where we will be exploring length and learning about the life cycle of a bean! 

W.B 20.02.2023

 

This week we have started our new topic of space! We started by reading our book Look Up!

We also enjoyed some pancake day yumminess by trying pancakes. We thoughts about the different textures and tastes we were experiencing and enjoyed eating alongside our friends.

 

Next week we will continue our learning on space and we also have our PJ day on Friday! Please remember to send your child into school wearing pyjamas.

 

 

W.B 06.02.2023

 

This week we have been exploring our final week of monkeys and our exciting cross curricular day learning too! As part of our literacy learning we practised writing our names by going over each letter in our names. 

 

Have a wonderful half term and we will see you back in school on Monday 20th February.

 

 

W.B 30.01.2023

 

Within our adult led learning this week we have been thinking about the words ‘more and less’. The children had a card which they shared with a friend. They looked at the card and decided if their side had more or less. They used language such as more, less, most, least, bigger and smaller. 
 

next week we will be taking part in cross curricular days and exploring maths!
 

Remember on Friday the 10th February we are dressing in the colour of a number block!
 

 

W.B 23.01.23
 

This week the children have been learning all about Chinese New Year. They have eaten some Chinese food, played in the role play Chinese restaurant, learnt about the story of lunar new year and explored colours and patterns. 
 

Next week will start our two week focus on the non-fiction book ‘hang on, monkey!’ 

W.B 16.01.2023

 

This week we have been making the most of the icy weather to support our learning. We have been getting out into the ice and exploring the changes that happen when we expose the ice to sunlight, warm water and different tools. We have been using magnifying glasses to look at the intricate patterns the ice can make and have even been mark making in the ice!

 

Next week we will be learning all about Chinese New Year!

W.B 09.01.2023

 

This week we have been reading the story of Meesha Makes Friends. It’s a book all about friendship. One of the activities we completed in small groups was sorting the good and not good choices to be a good friend. The children had two pictures each to sort in their groups.

 

next week we will be completing lots of creative learning such as making a friendship potion! 

W.c 12.12.2022

 

This week we enjoyed a snowy day at home on Monday. Throughout the rest of the week we practised singing our song for the Christmas production and have learnt some dance moves too! We also had fun making reindeer food. We had to put two scoops into our bags and make a special Christmas wish! Next week we will be enjoying the last few days of autumn term with some Christmas learning and fun. 

Learning update for school closure due to snow 
As you all know school is closed today due to the weather.


Our learning this week is all about the Christmas story. You can share this with your children if you like 

https://youtu.be/FrTFAZPQxpE

 

You could also explore counting games on this website as we have been exploring counting to 10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

Other activity ideas include:
- exploring the snow! 
- making snow angels 
- making snow balls 
- practise writing your name in the snow 
- sharing a favourite book

I have also attached 4 documents below this post which link to some of our learning this week.

This is all optional and as a support if you needed some ideas for today. 
Have a safe and fun day ❄️ 

Thank you,
The nursery team 
 

W.B 05.12.22

 

This week we have immersed ourselves in practising our Christmas production and taking part in exciting activities such as making Christmas calendars and meeting Santa. We have learnt new songs for our production and have learnt about how to sing as part of a group whilst using actions and staying in time to the music.

 

 

W.C 28.11.2022

 

This week we have been reading our book of the week 'Stick Man.' The children used their fine motor and creative skills to make a scarf for Stick Man. They thought about the materials they were using and about how they would wind the material around the stick, like a scarf.

Next week we will be learning about Christmas including the Christmas story.

 

 

W.C 21.11.2022

 

This week we have continued our learning about the woods. We have made our own music whilst thinking about a journey through the woods. We also enjoyed sorting images of seasonal objects into the correct season. We listened to the seasons song and then worked as a team to sort all of the pictures.

 

next week we will be starting our new book of ‘Stick Man’ and learning about the winter.

 

W.C 14.11.2022

 

This week we have started a new book all about the woods. We have thought about the different things we see and hear in the woods as well as what we might feel!

In our child initiated learning time we have been looking at different woodland animals and had a go at drawing them too.

We have thought about how important is it to look after the environment so went on a litter pick of the school grounds.

 

Next week we will be thinking about the seasons as Autumn starts to turn to Winter.

 

 

w.c 07.11.2022
 

This week we have explored our special letters from our name. We looked at our initial letter and matched it to the initial letter we could see on our name card.

For some maths learning we counted 5 poppies and some children had a go at counting 10!

 

next week we will be learning about woodland creatures and looking after the environment. 
 

 

W.C 31.10.2022

 

This week we have learning about bonfire night.

We completed a senses lesson where we learnt about the 5 senses. We listened to a special senses song that you can find below to play to your children; the children should be able to join in!

We thought that we would be able to see bright colours, hear the bangs and pops, smell the tasty food and feel the soft gloves we might wear!

We even had a taste of some popcorn to see how our tongues can taste different flavours!

 

Next week we will be learning about remembrance day.

 

 

The senses song

W.B 17.10.2022

 

This week we have enjoyed learning about space in our cross curricular days. 
The children loved going inside the planetarium and had a look at the stars and moon! They even learnt how the moon gets its craters. 
When we return back to school we will be learning all about bonfire night. 
 

thank you for your continued support this half term.

 

the nursery team 

W.B 10.10.2022

 

This week we have started the story of 'We're going on a Pumpkin Hunt.' We have been exploring all things Autumnal including pumpkins, leaves and spiders!

The children enjoyed looking for different coloured leaves and found 2 leaves each and then some were challenged to find 3.

We also had a look at our super new display which is situation by the year 6 classrooms.

 

Next week we will be continuing with our learning on Autumn and also learning about Diwali on Friday.

 

Please remember Nursery is closed for parent consultations on Wednesday the 19th of October.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Miss Owen 

 

W.B 03.10.2022

 

This week the children have been enjoying some PE in the hall. The children have PE twice a week with Ms Hall and get to enjoy a range of games and activities which develop their physical development, team work and listening skills.

We also explored plenty of maths skills by counting scoops and stirs as we made porridge and had a go at using number fans!

 

next week we will be starting our book of the week ‘We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt.’ 
 

Thank you for your continued support

Miss Owen

W.B 26.09.2022 

 

This week we have started our new book of the week Goldilocks. 
The children have explored words linked to size such as small, medium and large. The children helped sort a range of objects and discussed the items using the correct language. 

We have also been answering questions about our homes and practising our listening skills by listening to others too.

Next week we will be thinking about instructions and making our own porridge following them! 
 

thank you for your continued support,

Miss Owen 

W.B 19.09.2022

 

This week we have been continuing to build upon our independence and learning new routines.

We thought about our homes and family members and drew them onto the templates using our best mark making skills.

We completed some maths learning by looking at 5 houses, counting them and seeing if we could find the number to go on the door! The children were super at their counting and have been trying so hard to stay focused during their learning.

Next week we will be reading the story of Goldilocks and learning about different sizes.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Owen 

W.B 12.09.2022

 

This week we have continued to settle the children into their new routines and encouraging that important independence. 

In our learning we have been completing circle time to ensure we are building upon our patience and listening skills. We also had a go at looking in the mirror to see what was super special about us!

 

Next week we will be learning how to change our shoes and counting to 5!

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Miss Owen

W.B 05.09.2022

 

This week the children have been settling into Nursery. They have completed settling in days with adults and alone and have done brilliantly. We have started to learn routines such as lining up at the door, sitting for the register, finding our pegs for our bags and using the toilet independently. 

 

We look forward to next week where we will be reading our book of the week 'Super Duper You!' and completing lots of friendship activities so that the children can start building positive relationships with their new friends.

 

A reminder to bring in a puddle suit and welly boots if you haven't done so already so that the children can enjoy the outside area come rain or shine!

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Owen 

Nursery 2021 - 2022

W.B 18.07.2022

 

What a year it has been! Thank you so much to all of the parents for their continued support throughout the year. Your children have been a pleasure to teach and are certainly ready to take those first steps into reception in September. 
 

Have a safe and fun Summer! 
the nursery team 

W.B 04.07.2022
This week we have been completing activities all about growing up as we think about moving into Reception.

The children had to order the life cycle of a human and used their super team work skills to get the learning done with a friend.

 

next week we will be completing some more transitional activities to prepare us for reception.

 

thank you for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 

27.06.2022

We started the week with our introduction into the cross curricular days with a visit from Wild Science where we met a range of exciting creatures. 

Linked to the creature we met we completed some maths problem solving!

The children had different animals who ate certain amounts of food. We joined different groups of animals together to find the total amount of food the animals needed.

next week we will be thinking about moving into reception and completing some transition activities.

 

thank you for your ongoing support.

the nursery team 

W.B 20.06.22
 

This week we have been thinking lots about geography and history.

We looked at old photos of Stevenage and thought about how it has changed over time.

We also thought about seasons and the weather we have in the UK.

During our maths learning we completed a class tally chart and then during CIL the children could choose to ask their friends independently.

 

next week we have our cross curricular days all about tropical animals.

 

thank you for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 

W.B 13.06.2022

 

This week the children have continued their learning about the world. They have learnt about caring for the environment and learnt about recycling and caring for living things.

 

The children enjoyed the hot weather but put all of their sun safety tips into practise to keep themselves safe and cool.

 

Next week we will be looking at pictures of Stevenage from the past to explore how the world can change over time.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Miss Owen 

W.B 06.06.2022

This week the children have explored all things linked to our wonderful world! We have thought about how to keep safe in the sunshine as the weather turns hotter and also thought about how we can look after the environment.

On Friday we enjoyed the NSPCC charity day and visited the year 6 playground playing games and doing activities. 

 

Next week we will be thinking about recycling and ways we can reduce and reuse.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 

 


W.B 23.05.2022

This week we have been learning all about the Queen’s jubilee! We have made crowns, made invitations and even had a go at making our own Union flag. 🇬🇧 We have also completed our whole class display which you can see all of our learning from throughout this half term on living things. 

 

We hope that you have a wonderful half term and we will see you back in school on Tuesday the 7th of June.

 

the nursery team 

W.B 16.05.2022

 

The children have been completing learning linked to the story of Monkey Puzzle. The children have been matching animals and their young in groups and also learning their names.

In preparation for reception the children have been practising writing their names independently and have been encouraged to write them on their pieces of learning.

 

Next week we will be celebrating all things Queen Jubilee!

 

Thank you,

The Nursery Team 

W.B 09.05.2022

 

This week we have been continuing our learning about growing and thinking about animals. 
We linked our learning to phonics and labelled some animals with their initial sounds. We thought about the s, a and t sounds that we have learnt to help us.

 

Next week we will be continuing our learning about growing.

 

thank you for your ongoing support

the nursery team 

W.B 02.05.2022

 

This week our focus has been all about shape!

We went on shape hunts, explored new 3D shapes and we even made shape pictures using a range of common shapes.

In music we used the instruments and thought about how we could make the instruments create fast rhythms and slow rhythms.

 

Next week we will be learning about some different animals and learning about non fiction books.

 Thank you for your ongoing support,

 

the nursery team 

 

W.B 25.04.2022

 

This week we have been exploring our topic of growing and learning about length in maths.

We have planted our own cress and will explore how it grows over time.

In maths we were thinking about length and how we would find out how tall the sunflowers were. We measured them using blocks and used super team work to get the job done! 
 

Next week we will be having a shape focus week and exploring lots of shape learning.

 

thank you for your continued support, 

the nursery team 

W.B 18.04.2022

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful Easter holidays. In these first three days back at school we have been focusing on our new topic of 'Growing and Living Things.' 

The children have adored explored the outside area in the sunshine, we have focused particularly in the living things in our outdoor area such as mini beasts and the flowers. 

We have also thought about counting total amounts of objects and how this makes a larger amount.

 

Next week we will be learning about growing and planting seeds.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 

 

 

W.B 28.03.2022

 

This week we have been learning all about Easter. We have made Easter eggs, Easter nests and learnt about the origin of Easter, comparing it to other celebrations we have learnt about throughout the year.

 

There is also a maths teaching clip for you to view below as an insight into how maths is taught in nursery.

 

thank you for your ongoing support, have a wonderful Easter and we will see you back in school on Wednesday 20th of April.

 

the nursery team 

Nursery AM maths

Nursery PM maths

W.B 21.03.2022

 

This week in nursery we have been thinking about feelings. We explored the ‘feelings monsters’ and spoke about why we feel different feelings and how it’s ok to feel these ways.

 

We also took the time to explore nature in the outside area through nature hunts and making natural perfumes with the resources we have outside. 
 

thank you for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 

W.B 14.03.2022

 

Within our CIL learning we have been exploring books including the different parts of the book. We have learnt the words character, front cover and pages. 
We have been encouraging the children to look at books in the reading area and create their own books in the writing area.

 

next week we will explore all things Mother’s Day! 
 

thanks for your ongoing support,

the nursery team 
 

W.B 07.03.2022

 

This week in our learning we have been exploring using colours for a purpose. We painted some beautiful daffodils thinking about the different parts of the flower and what we would need to paint them accurately. The skills we needed to use included selecting the correct tools for a purpose and learning how to carefully apply paint to a brush.

Next week we will be learning about Holi, St Patrick's Day and raising awareness for comic relief!

 

Please remember that Friday the 18th is wear red day and a £2 donation.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Nursery team 

W.B 28.02.2022

 

This week we learnt about pancake day! We tried pancakes with sugar and lemon and gave our opinions on the flavours and textures we experienced. We also played some pancake music playing different instruments for different parts of the process including rainsticks, claves, egg shakers and bells! We had to learn how to play each instrument and had to learn to play as part of a group.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Nursery Team