Nursery: Blog items

Nursery Have a Clean Up

Date: 23rd Jun 2022 @ 5:29pm

The chilren have been working really hard to keep our outside area clean and tidy. They went on a litter picking mission, collected a lot of rubbish and made the garden look beautiful! Using the litter pickers was a great for their fine motor skills too as they have to squeeze it hard to pinch the litter - a great work out for tiny fingers!

Nursery play some tunes

Date: 23rd Jun 2022 @ 5:23pm

Nursery have loved exploring music outside this week and the music wall has been well used! The children have been tapping beats, playing the bells and noticed the different sounds you get when you use wooden and metal beaters on the instruments. Did you know if you tap the bottom of a drain pipe with a flip flop you get a wonderful deep sound and an upside down bucket makes a brilliant drum! 

Nursery Billy's Bucket

Date: 16th Jun 2022 @ 5:04pm

This week we have been reading the story "Billy's Bucket" By Kes Gray all about a little boy who wants a bucket for his birthday. It's no ordinary bucket though, Billy's bucket is special as he can see lots of sea creatures when he looks inside! The chidlren were brilliant at recalling parts of the story and by the end of the week they were telling the story without the book. The activities in continous provison were all based around the story and included matching numerals to the correct bucket, theading tentacles on to jelly fish, designing a bucket and creating some transient art to show what they would see in their bucket. 

Nursery Fly Alway Butterflies

Date: 16th Jun 2022 @ 1:06pm

We were very lucky to have some caterpillars in nursery to support our learning of growth and change. The children loved watching them grow from tiny caterpillars to big fat carterpillars! It was amazing to then see them make a cocoon and emerge as beautful butterflies! We then released them in to our garden - we had they are happy! 

Nursery Celebrate 70 years of The Queen

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:06pm

Nursery enjoyed celebrating the Queen being on the throne for 70 years with some very royal activities. They made crowns, had a Royal tea party and made some finger print Union Jack flags. Everybody wore red, white and blue clothes and had a very royal time indeed! 

Nursery meet The Bumblebear!

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 11:24am

We have been reading the story "The Bumblebear" By Nadia Shireen about a little bear who loves honey so much he decides to go to Bee School! We have looked at the repeated stripy pattern of a bumble bee, made playdough bees, counted bees and found out how bees make honey. We even made our own delicious honey and yoghurt dip. We've been very busy bees!

Nursery enjoy learning about Farms

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 6:05pm

We've had a brilliant week finding out about animals that live on a farm. We've learnt that milk comes from cows and made our own milkshake - it was delicious! We also set up a farm shop and the chidlren made the labels themselves! We had alots of farm based activites in continuous provision and even worked together to paint and collage some farm animals. 

Nursery, Reception and Year 1: The Farm came to Boundary

Date: 18th May 2022 @ 4:33pm

The Children from Nursery, Reception and Year 1 had a great time today with a visit from Fishers Mobile Farm. We really enjoyed meeting Bert, Nugget, Tikka and all the farm animals - it was very exciting as we met them all in the Key Stage 2 PLAYGROUND!
The children got up close to a calf, a mother sheep and her lambs, two very cute baby goats, chickens, ducklings, rabbits and one very sleepy pig! We found out what the animals like to eat and what the baby animals were called - we found out that a baby rabbit is called a kitten! "I had the best day at the farm" said one of the nursery children!

Nursery meet Superworm!

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 8:32pm

This week we have read the fabulous story "Superworm" By Julia Donaldson. This story is great for developing an understanding of rhyme and the children were super at joining in with the rhymes. All our learning was based on the story and included comparing the size of worms, make worms of different lengths out of playdough and counting bugs and matching them to the correct numerals. The children got creative by making their own magic wands just like Wizard Lizards and made superworms living in a garden. They also practised writing their names by writing them inside a worm and explored capacity and what happens when they mixed different liquids to make magic potions. 

Nursery Mini Me's

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 4:55pm

Our pre-school children are busy preparing for their transistion in to Reception in September. We have started to put pictures of the children at different activites in continuous provision and they must complete their Mini Me challenge by the end of the session! This will be something the children will do when they are in Reception, so it is good practise! They have done really well so far and have all had a really good try at completing their challenge! 

Nursery Planting Sunflower Seeds

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 5:49pm

Today Nursery planted sunflower seeds. We recycled our used milk cartons and filled them with soil. Then we carefully pushed a sunflower seed in to the soil and gave it a little drink of water - not too much though! We didn't want to drown it! Then the children wrote their names on a lolly pop stick so they knew which sunflower was theirs. We talked about how we need to care for our seeds and make sure they have enough water and light to help them grow. 

Nursery: Cor! What a Whopper!

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 8:22pm

This week nursery have continued to find out about growth and change. We have been keeping a close eye on our tiny caterpillars and they're not so tiny anymore! Infact, they're getting rather big! As well as watching the caterpillars grow, the children have also been planting seeds. We started with cress seeds and will be moving on to sunflower seeds later in the week! We have been talking about looking after the seeds and that we have to make sure we keep them watered to help them grow. We have also been using different types of bricks to build the tallest bean stalk and practising matching numeral and quantity using seeds. 

Nursery Active Maths

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 5:04pm

We have been reading the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. One day all of the hungry caterpillar's food went missing! The children had to search for the food outside and count the pieces to make sure they had found them all. We also did a bit of problem solving and had to work out how many pieces were left to find. We had found 2 strawberries but needed 4 so we worked out we had 2 more to find! 

Nursery Anything Goes!

Date: 26th Apr 2022 @ 10:13pm

Some days are a real eclectic mix of learning in nursery! Using open ended resources means the learning can take any direction and results in lots of excitment and engagement! Just today we have explored different ways of painting, the children used tape measures to measure each other and buildings, they made potions and soup using petals and made a car wash for some muddy trucks! Another busy day! 

Nursery The Day We Got Taken Over!

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 1:44pm

We had some brand new teachers today when four of the Year 5 pupils were in charge of nursery! It was all part of the whole school Year 5 Take Over Day when the pupils in Year 5 took on jobs across the school. Our new teachers planned some fun Easter activities for us and we really enjoyed our morning with them. 

Nursery Eggs-ploring Easter

Date: 6th Apr 2022 @ 8:14pm

We have been doing lots of easter activities this week. We've made Easter cards and filled carrot cones with lots of Easter treats. We have been giving our funky fingers a work out by balancing eggs of golf tees, using tweezers to put eggs in to a nest and peeling stickers to make Easter pictures. We've also been on an egg hunt and learnt the Easter Bunny Hokey Cokey! 

Nursery Art Day

Date: 6th Apr 2022 @ 7:58pm

Nursery joined in with the rest of the school to create a piece of art work based on our home town of Blackpool. The focus for nursery was the sea. We created the sea using a variety of paint techniques - have a look at the pictures to see how we did it! 

Nursery Fly Me To The Moon

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 10:48am

We have taken a trip to outer space this week! We've read the story "Whatever Next" about a little bear who turns a cardboard box in to a rocket and has a picnic on the moon! We've made shape rockets, junk modelling rockets and counted astronauts on to rockets! We've been developing our fine motor skills by building space towers and we've made planet patterns by dropping coloured water on to oil! 

Nursery Poo In The Zoo!

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 5:32pm

We read a very funny story this week called "Poo In The Zoo". At Iguana eats some fire flies and then is poo begins to glow! We then talked about what a herbivore is and how they eat plants, leaves and vegetables and then created some herbivore poo at the play dough table! Don't worry - any poo involved in this weeks learning was definitely fake! 

Nursery Mud!

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 5:24pm

We enjoyed a super and very muddy Forest School session this week! We looked for worms, did some worm painting using string, squelched in a very muddy puddle and found alot of frog spawn in the pond! 

Nursery Whose Been Eating My Porridge?

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 2:03pm

We have been exploring the traditional tale "Goldllocks and The Three Bear" this week. We have used puppets to retell the story, painted the three bears by selecting the appropriate tools and retold the story using puppets and small world figures. The children also explored mark making by making wanted posters for Goldilocks and making a story map. 

Nursery Let Me See Those Fingers!

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 1:50pm

Every week we have a variety of activites that help the children to develop their gross and fine motor skills. This is a vital part of a childs development and leads to them being able to hold a pencil effectively. Have a look at the photos to see some of this weeks activities. 

Nursery World Book Day

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 5:44pm

Wow! What a fantstic World Book Day! The children all looked fantastic in their costumes and loved listening to different stories and using the puppets from our story sacks! They also made some book marks and drew some super pictures of their book characters. 

Nursery Flip it!

Date: 2nd Mar 2022 @ 8:39pm

We had a great time celebrating pancake day. We watched Mrs Walker cook some pancakes and she did a great job of flipping them! We then chose whether we wanted chocolate sauce or lemon and sugar on our pancakes. We also had a go and flipping some playdough pancakes, played a maths game where we had to put the right number of blueberries on the pancakes and painted some giant pancakes outside!

Nursery There's A Pea On The Loose!

Date: 24th Feb 2022 @ 5:48pm

There has been an evil pea on the loose in Nursery this week! Thank goodness Supertato was on hand to save the day! The children have loved reading the story "Supertato" By Sue Hendra and have been busy making their own evil peas, making traps to catch him and creating Wanted posters. They have also been thinking about the sound "s" and creating a Super "S".