All creatures great and small! –What will come out of the egg?
This term we will be looking at different minibeasts, learn about how they help our environment and watch some real life stick insects grow!
Children will learn about how bees make honey, try some honey and even make a yummy honey cake.
In nursery the children will have opportunity to role play in our minibeast café and offer customers a selection of cakes made from play dough all with a minibeast theme!
At forest school the children used hammers to do some flower printing. The children collected their own flowers and leaves from the garden! We had time to look for some mini beasts after too.
This week in nursery we have been learning about bees! We enjoyed baking our own honey cake and eating it.
Help, help – Who can help us?
This term we are looking at the topic ‘people who help us.’ We will be looking at our community and the jobs that people do to help us in our day to day life! Children will have the opportunity to meet a fireman/woman, an optician, a dentist and a shop assistant. They will be able to explore the job that they do and talk about what they would like to do when they get older!
Children will be enjoying a dinosaur week for book day, where they will be able to explore about dinosaurs, conduct experiments and investigations about finding fossils, opening an egg and melting ice!
Let’s not forget Shove Tuesday – children will have the opportunity to visit the Nursery pancake shop and use their money to buy toppings to enjoy their own pancake!
In Nursery this term we have a post office role play area and the play dough area has been made into a playdough café for the children to enjoy.
In nursery we have talked about the first day of spring and what we would see change. We talked about how trees change and went to look at the blossom on our tree. We talked about the life cycle of animals and enjoyed holding some baby chicks.
We have had some visitors come into nursery from our community. They spoke to the children about their roles and how they help us. The children enjoyed dressing up too!
Today we enjoyed a visit from Hayley who works at Asda. We enjoyed tasting lots of different fruits and talking about what they taste and feel like.
Today we enjoyed a visit from a dentist and a dental nurse.
They showed us how to brush our teeth and told us which foods are good and bad for our teeth.
Some children enjoyed dressing up as a dentist too!
The children enjoyed coming to the pancake shop. They paid for the toppings that they wanted on their pancake.
The children came to nursery dressed in green like dinosaurs for world book day and enjoyed lots of dinosaur activities in nursery. We made our own dinosaur fossils to take home, we dug dinosaurs out of ice and enjoyed our experiment dissolving the dinosaur egg to find a dinosaur inside!
Old McDonald had a farm and on that farm he had a ………
This term our topic in Nursery is ‘on the farm’. All our activities inside and outside will be linked to our topic and children will have the opportunity to learn and explore. We have a farm shop role play area and a vets for the children to use their imagination and learn all about the animals on the farm and how to look after them.
We have the zoo lab visiting this term, where children will get the opportunity to learn and hold a giant African snail, a giant hissing cockroach, a cornfield snake, a tarantula and a pair of gerbils.
We also have a Chinese dance workshop to help us celebrate Chinese New Year we will be learning a traditional Chinese dance, including a dragon and afterwards trying some traditional Chinese food.
Giuseppe ArcimboldoWe have been learning about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We then designed and made our own pictures using real fruit and vegetables.
We used the African drums to drum along to the music.
A lady came into nursery to show us different animals. We saw an African land snail, a corn snake, a tarantula and some gerbils. We learned about where they live, what they eat and how to look after them.
If you go down to the woods today…
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a BIG surprise!
Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints... animal or rascal? You decide!
This term nursery will have a camping and animal rescue centre role play area set up for the children to play and explore. There is lots of exciting visitors coming into school – including Owls, which we will see fly around the hall! An Indian dance workshop, which we will learn about the celebration of Diwali and the Planetariumwho will help us learn more about night and space. Lastly, we will be preparing for our Christmas performance.
We enjoyed taking part in the Indian dance workshop! We also tasted some Indian food, we had poppadoms, curry sauce and naan bread!
We dressed in spots and decorated biscuits to raise money for Children in Need!
Visit from the owls!
Today we made poppies for our whole school display to celebrate 100 years of World War 1 ending! The children enjoyed being creative for this special day
We enjoyed taking part in the puppet workshop. We chose a puppet and was shown how to use it. We enjoyed helping to tell the stories of the gingerbread man and billy goats gruff with the puppets!
This week at nursery we have been learning about France! The children have enjoyed creating their own Piet Mondrian art inspired piece of work. The children had the choice of painting, collaging and building with Duplo. We invited parents to our art gallery to view and talk about their child's work.
This week at nursery we have been learning about the country Italy. We have enjoyed reading the story 'Little Red Hen makes a pizza' story and then we have made our own pizzas! The children all enjoyed eating their creations.
This week we have been learning about the country Spain. We have enjoyed reading the story 'Ferdinand'. The story is about a bull that likes to sit and smell the flowers rather than bull fighting like the other bulls in the field. After reading the story we have been busy planting our own flowers to take home.
Our trip to the moon!
In nursery we have been reading the story 'Whatever Next'. The children recreated the story and flew to the moon. We then made our own jam sandwiches and had a moon picnic.
Visit from the library
Today the librarian came to visit our Nursery to share some stories and act them out with the children and their parents.
What journey could we go on?
We will be looking at different methods of transport, as well as, different destinations the children could visit. Our nursery has a travel agents, where they can decide their destination and book their visits. We will read different stories and retell these. The children will have lots of opportunities to improve their gross and fine motor skills with activities such as, yoga, write dance and dough disco!
We will be having a visit from a puppet workshop and we will learn how to put on our own puppet show. We will have a visit from a librarian to read us some stories. We will celebrate National Poetry Day and make our own musical instruments to play as we sing nursery rhymes. We will end the half term by collecting food for a Harvest Festival, which we will donate to the Salvation Army.
Welcome to Foundation One!
We have had a great start back at school, we welcomed back the children from last year, as well as, children starting nursery for the first time. We have settled in well with our routine and have enjoyed exploring our environment and the provision on offer. Our learning takes place inside in our classrooms as well as outside. We have a learning area outside and we regularly visit the garden too.
This half term we are going to be learning about Emergency Services and how they help us. We will be looking at the Fire Service, Police and Ambulance. We will learn about these services through books, art work and many other fun activities. We will also be sharing books by our author of the half term, Catherine and Laurence Anholt.
We develop lots of the muscles and skills ready to write while we are at nursery. Even though we might not look like it. We do balancing activities to develop our core strength. We develop our grip on objects when using scissors, playing in the water and through other fine motor activities. We also start to look carefully at things when we are doing jigsaws and creating patterns.
We have been making reading rockets. They are somewhere cosy for us to go and sit with a book!
Topic: People who help us
Role Play: Bakery
Topic: The Gingerbread Man
Role play- The Gingerbread Man
This half term we are continuing with our ‘Traditional Tales’ topic. The children have enjoyed listening to the Gingerbread Man story and have been enjoying retelling the story in the role play area. We made chocolate dipped apples and had hotdog and mushy peas to celebrate bonfire night. Our ‘Wow’ board is based around our Gingerbread Man theme. We have started adding different Gingerbread Men designs.
We enjoyed the planetarium and learning about the space.
We dressed up for Children in Need Day and decorated cakes to sell. Thank you for all the kind donations.
We had lots of fun with the nocturnal animals in the hall. He held them in our hands and touched them gently. We even had the Python snake around our neck. We were very brave!
We have enjoying listening to the ‘Owl Babies’ and ‘Oliver’s Wood’ story based around owls. We loved watching Archie, Spiky and Gizmo flying around the school hall and we were very brave to hold them on our arm.
We had lots of fun at drumming workshop. We all had a drum each to play and sing songs.
We have had a great start to nursery with lots of fun and exciting activities. We have settled in well to our nursery routines and enjoy coming to nursery to learn and play with our friends. We take parts in lots of fun and messy activities during the session with adults and when we play with our friends. We enjoy playing and learning indoors and in the outdoors as well as exploring in the 8A garden.
Topic: Traditional Tails: The Three Little Pigs
Role play- The Three Little Pigs
We have enjoyed reading different traditional tail stories but our favourite was the Three Little Pigs story. We enjoyed retelling the story in our role-play area and building houses for the pigs. We had lots of fun painting the pigs houses and collaging them, paint mixing and painting the pigs and other characters for our topic display board.
We have been enjoying the Dough Disco using the play-dough to make different things. We celebrated the National Poetry day and sang nursery rhymes. Every Friday we have been celebrating Acts of Kindness with our friends.
We enjoyed our visit from a librarian who read the ‘Shark in the Park’ story to us. Some of our parents came to join us. We had lots of fun looking for the shark in the book using the binoculars. We also enjoyed singing the 5 little ducks song.
We had lots of fun at the puppet workshop, where we got to listen to different traditional tails and joined in retelling stories using the puppets. We really enjoyed telling the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ story using the big puppets.
We celebrated Harvest with the Foundation Two children and made a kind donation to the Salvation Army.
We enjoyed making fairy cakes with Miss Slack. They tasted yummy!