Nursery: Blog items

Nursery PE

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 12:12pm

Nursery are throughly enjoying PE sessions with Mr Humble. They have been developing their ball skills by bouncing and catching balls, exploring differemt ways to move their bodies and have even taken part in some team games. PE is also a great way to develop the children's listening and attention skills as well as their PSED skills.

Nursery Story Time

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 11:25am

Nursery had a special visit from Blackpool Library when a librarian came to read us a story. We all went up to The Attic and waiting with anticiaption to hear some super stories! The children loved all the stories but I think our particuar favourtie was "Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell" By Sue Hendra. 

Nursery Meet Alan and his Big Scary Teeth

Date: 31st Jan 2024 @ 1:01pm

Nursery read a brilliant story called "Alan's Big Scary Teeth" about an Alligator who scares all the jungle animals with his very large teeth! Alan takes really good care of his teeth, so we have been learning about how to take care of our own teeth and have practised brushing some giant teeth! We have also talked about "A" for alligator and thought of other items that begin with "A". To practise out counting, we have have been giving Alan the right number of teeth. To support the children with their social interactions, we played the Crocodile Tooth game. The children had to take it in turns to press down a tooth and hope that they don't get bitten by the crocodile! 

Nursery Try to Catch The Gingerbread Man!

Date: 31st Jan 2024 @ 11:21am

Nursery had their work cut out when they read the story "The Gingerbread Man". We ran as fast as we could but we just couldn't catch him! So, instead we explored the ingredients we needed to make gingerbread and then made our own Gingerbread Men. We practised ordering numbers 1 - 5, followed instructions to draw a gingerbread man and used tweezers to add buttons on gingerbread men. We never did catch the Gingerbread man!

Nursery Enjoy a Music Session

Date: 30th Jan 2024 @ 12:21pm

Nursery really enjoy our music session. The children get to explore different instruments, learn to keep a steady beat and learn to take turns they pass the instruments round. The children also love to get up and dance to the music. 

Nursey - Exploring Puffy Paint

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 7:03am

With all the snow this week and discovering how it starts to melt when the temperture warms up, the children have been making some melted snowman pictures! We used shaving foam and PVA glue to create our snowman pictures. We talked about what had made the snowmen melt. Here are some of the things the children said "It melted becasue of the rain"."He got too hot". "The sun did it". 

Nursery explore the snow and ice

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 6:50am

Brrrrrrr! It's been a cold one this week - but that didn't stop us exploring! The children have had a great time playing in the snow and ice and made some amazing dicoveries! The water in our sink in the mud kitchen was frozen with very thick ice - so thick that matter what the children tired, they couldn't crack it! We also found a pair of gloves that had been left outside and were frozen to the table! There was no moving them no matter what we did! Best of all, we managed to have a quick snowball fight before or all the snow melted. 

Nursery Find a Seagull in the Garden

Date: 15th Jan 2024 @ 10:27pm

Sometimes leanring opportunites just fly in to the garden! The children were so excited to see a baby seagull on the nursery roof. We talked about why is might be sat there and some ideas were becasue it was waiting for its mummy and daddy and because it was looking for food. Some of the children made links to their own experiences by talking about seeing seagulls in their garden and it aslo prompted the children to notice lots of seagulls flying in the sky, Eventually the seagull flew off and the chidlren thought that he must of been picked up by his mummy and daddy. 

Nursery Explore What Winter Feels Like

Date: 15th Jan 2024 @ 10:19pm

This week we read the story "A Little Bit of Winter" about a hedghog who asks his friend rabbit to save him a little bit of winter so he knows what it feels like. The children have held ice to and talked about what it feels like and compared it to holding something warm. We have also explored cold colours through painting and collage and made some winter cocktails, There were some lovely conversations about snow at our winter sensory tray and discussions about fun things we can do in the winter as the children played with the mini ice skating rink. 

Nursery Sing Christmas Sing Along

Date: 20th Dec 2023 @ 1:23pm

Nursery put on a very festive sing along in our garden this week. We invited our families and we had a lovely time singing the Christmas songs we have been busy learning. The children sang brillinatly and gave everyone some Christmas cheer! 

Nursery Christmas Stay and Play

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 2:02pm

We had a super time at our Christmas Stay and Play this week. It was lovely to see so many of our parents and they really enjoyed making Christmas crafts and snowman biscuits with their child. 

Our Stay and Play sessions are a great opportunity for our parents o see what thier children have been doing at nursery and gain an insight in to the nursery day. 

Nursery Christmas Jumpers

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 1:55pm

Nursery looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers. We had everything from reindeers to santa and even a unicorn reindeer! The chidren loved designing their own jumpers and we had some super speaking and listening as they talked about their christmas jumpers.  

Nursery Prepare for the Reindeers

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 1:08pm

We have been reading the story "The Christmasaurus" by Tom Fletcher. It's all about a dinosaur who lives at the North Pole with Santa. The Christmasaurus really wants to fly so he can pull Santa's sleigh. Santa say's he will try to help him learn to fly and suggets the Christmasaurus eats some magical reindeer food. We made our own reindeer food for Santa's reindeer and the Christmasarus. The chidren had to count 3 spoonfuls of porridge oats and 2 pinches of magical glitter and then give it a gentle shake! They had to concentrate really hard to make sure each spoonful of porridge and each pinch of glitter went in to the bag!

Nursery Bucket Time

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 12:17pm

In Nursery we have started to have Bucket Time to support the development of the childrens communication and language skills. The chidlren watch and listen as an adult explores what is in the bucket and models language and explores ideas. The children really enjoy Bucket Time and are fully engaged to find out what's in the bucket! 

Nursery Go to Space

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 11:26am

Nursery visited outerspace this week! We read the story "The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers about a boy who finds an areoplane and flies all the way to the moon! He runs out of petrol and meets an alien whose spaceship has broken down! We learnt all about the different planets and used balloons to print some planets. Outside we built a rocket using the bricks and went on lots of adventures to space! One day we discovered some aliens in our garden and we talked about how they might of got there. We also used magnetic shapes and building blocks to build our own rockets. We had to think carefully about the shapes we needed to make a rocket. Its been a very busy week! 

Nursery Become Pirates

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 12:05pm

Nursery have taken to the seas this week and become Pirates! We've made treasure maps, counted golden coins, worked together to a build pirate ship and made special pirate brews! The children have loved playing together to make up their own pirate stories and have even been fishing for their tea!

Nursery Together Time

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 11:29am

Nursery had a lovely time at Together Time this week. Lots of our Mummy's and Daddy's came to play and we really enjoyed sharing what we do at Nursery. 

Nursery Odd Socks

Date: 16th Nov 2023 @ 12:23pm

Nursery celebrated everyone being different for Anti-Bullying Day. We all wore odd socks and talked about how its good to be different and we should always be kind to everyone. We designed our own odd socks and developed our fine motor skills by filling odd socks with rice. 

Nursery - Remembrance Day

Date: 10th Nov 2023 @ 4:04pm

Nursery enjoyed making poppies for all the soliders who have helped us. We collaged, painting and coloured poppies and also made poppy biscuits. Tbe children also planted poppies in our Remembrance Garden and took part in the school Remembrance Service. 

Nursery - Pop, Whizz, Bang

Date: 9th Nov 2023 @ 8:05pm

Nursery celebrated Firework Night with a big bang! The children explored the different sounds fireworks make and used their bodies to become fireworks! They used their imaginations to create firework patterns on special scratch paper and explored a firework sensory tray. Outside, the children all sat round a bonfire and drank pretend hot chocolate. The children also explored changes by melting chocolate to create some breadstick sparklers - they were delicious! 

Nursery Parachute Games

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 12:44pm

We have been exploring the parachute in nursery. This is a great way to support physical development and build realtionships with each other. We are starting with simple games to learn how to use the parachute and we will slowly intorduce more games. 

Nursery Gets a Bit Spooky!

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 11:28am

Nursery have a had a very spooky time this week. We have had lots of halloween activities to support our social and emotional development, our communication and language and physical development. The children have been mixing their own potions, exploring how to get halloween objects out of ice and counting legs on spiders. There have also been some very messy activities that have encouraged the chidlren to talk about what they can see, smell and feel. 

Nursery Unicorns, Sharing and other Bits and Bobs

Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 11:29am

We always have a wide variety of activities in nursery to meet the needs of all our children. This week to suppport physical developemnt we have been threading beads on to unicorns and exploring their creative side by painting and creating unicorns, We've also been developing relationships through lots iof turn taking opportunites and working collabratively. 

Nursery Outdoor Experiences

Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 11:22am

Nursery have had a throughly good time outside this week with lots of exciting and stimulting experiences. All our outdoor experiences are great for supporting social and emotional developemnt as the children learn to share, take turns and interact with their friends. Whilst they are doing this they also develop their communication and langauge skills. This week the children have been making ramps to roill conkers down. They investigated lots of differnent heights for the ramp and where thrilled when they discoverd if the conkers land on the trampoline they will bounce! The children also counted the conkers and explored capacity by putting them in different containers. The conker fun didn't stop there - we had to clean them all up! This was great for developing physical development as the children sweprt them in to a pile. Have a look at the photos to see what else we have been doing. 

Nursery make Friends

Date: 11th Oct 2023 @ 11:26am

Nursery have been working on their social and emotional development. It can be quiet over whelming when chidlren start nursery with lots of new faces and having to share and take turns with new friends. Sometimes chidlren can experiences some big emotions and it is important to help the chidren to understand that these feelings are ok and help them to manage these feelings. We have been doing lots of sharing and turn taking with adults there to mdoel and support the children.We've had actvities that encourage the childern to work together and we made a friendship chain. The children have done so well and have been trying extra hard to be a good friend.