Nursery: Blog items

Topic Overview Summer 1 2021

Date: 14th Apr 2021 @ 3:42pm

New Friends

Date: 13th Apr 2021 @ 9:37pm

We have had a lovely start to the new term as we have welcomed some new children to nursery! They are all enjoying exploring the nursery and today they spent the afternoon having lots of fun in the outdoor area. We are really looking forward to getting to know everyone properly and having some super adventures together! 

The Day The Pegs Went For a Swim!

Date: 1st Apr 2021 @ 12:49pm

We had a lovely last day of term. The children enjoyed making some Easter crafts, worked together to make to a giant dotty picture and looked for surprises hidden in some Easter eggs! They also found a box of pegs that went staright in to the water tray! So we set up a washing line for them to put the pegs on! 

Gross Motor Fun

Date: 30th Mar 2021 @ 4:36pm

We enjoyed the beautiful sunshine today and devloped our gross motor skills. We kicked, threw and caught balls, climbed up and slid down the slide and became very inventive with the hoops!

The Dot

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 3:23pm

Nursery took part in a whole school art afternoon. We watched a story called "The Dot" by Peter H Reynolds and then created our own dot pictures! We printed dots with paint, used bingo dabbers to make pictures and also created our own pictures starting with a dot. We had a dotty good time! 

I'll Huff and I'll Puff!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 3:10pm

This week the children have been listening to the story "The Three Little Pigs". They have got really involved in all the activiites and have been retelling the story with puppets, building houses for the pigs and testing how strong the houses are! Which house would you choose? 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiders, Crocodiles, Birds and Sheep!

Date: 18th Mar 2021 @ 5:06pm

This week we have been learning some nursery rhymes and have done some fun activities linked to each rhyme. We have learnt "Incy Wincy Spider", "Down In The Jungle", "Two Little Dickie Birds" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep". 

We have also had lots of child initiatied play including Pirates, and picnics at the beach! 

Snap, snap!

Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 4:38pm

This week we are learning some Nursery Rhymes.We started with 'Incy Wincy Spider' and today we learnt "Down In The Jungle". We made some super snapping crocodiles and we thought you might like to try too! Have a look at the pictures to see how you can make your own snapping crocodile. 

Well That Was Fun!

Date: 11th Mar 2021 @ 4:43pm

What a fun week that was! The children have had such a brilliant time being back together again and have really enjoyed interacting with each other. They have been engaged in so many different types of play including collabrative play, imaginative play and they have even worked together to solve a problem or two! Have a look at the photos to see the wonderful learning we have been doing this week. 

The Whole Gang Is Back Together!

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 4:46pm

What a wonderful first day back we have had in Nursery! All the children came back so well and have picked up exactly where they left off way back in December! They have remembered the rules and routines and were so excited to see each other! We are so happy to have everyone back and it was so great to see all your smiling faces. 

Fantastic Forest School

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 5:24pm

The Nursery children had a wonderful time at Forest School. They listened to the story Goldilocks and The Three Bears and then made porridge for the bears. They splashed in muddy puddles, built towers by balancing wooden logs, did some super mark making by painting water on to wood, tested out their balance on the obstacle course and had a yummy flapjack for snack! We know they enjoyed themselves beacuse they came back covered in mud! 

There Is A Pea On The Loose!

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 5:01pm

Have you ever wondered what happens to food in your freezer late at night? You need to be careful because you might find that an evil pea has escaped and is causing havoc! That's exactly what happened in nursery! After reading the story "Supertato", we came to school the next morning to find that there were evil peas all over nursery and we had to try and find the big boss of the evil peas! We used our super powers and luckily we were able to capture him! Phew!

Our Superhero topic has been so much fun. We have measured superheroes, counted evil peas, made our own supertatos, designed capes and masks and made wanted posters for the evil pea! 

Super Home Learning!

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 11:39am

Well, that wasn't the start to the new term we were all hoping for! We are back to learning from home and the nursery children have adapted brilliantly! They have been doing lots of practical activities to help with their counting, phase 1 phonics, listening and attention and physical development. Well done everyone - you are amazing!

Online Learning - Important Information for Parents and Carers

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 11:28am

The expectation remains that all learning will take place online during this period of Lockdown which was announced by the government would begin from the 5th January 202. Online work will be set each day by your child’s class teacher.
 
For Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 this work will be set on SeeSaw and your child’s login details will be found in the front of their reading diary.
 
 
 
For Years 5 and 6 online learning will be set on Google Classroom and again, your child’s login details will be found in the front of their reading diary.
 
 
 
Both SeeSaw and Google Classroom can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet, iPad or laptop.
Since returning in September, we have worked hard with every child so that they are able to login to their online learning and know how to do this - we are very proud that a lot of children are now using these daily both in class and to submit their homework!
 
 
 
Your child’s class teacher will be in touch soon to ensure you are able to log on and to answer any questions you may have in regards to online learning.
Please bear with us as we try to contact as many parents and carers as we can.
 
 
 
There are a number of other websites that your child may be asked to access to ensure they continuing their normal learning journey and these links can be found here: http://boundary-backup.schoolspider.co.uk/covid-september-opening-2020/
 
 
 
For those unable to access online platforms we ask that you contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Thank you for your ongoing support during this time.

Merry Christmas!

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 4:31pm

Well that's it- another term finished and what a lot of learning we have done! To celebrate all our hard work he have had a really fun week celebrating Christmas. We've made Gingerbread Men, Christmas crackers and reindeer food. The best part has to be our Christmas party when we had a visit from the main man himself - Father Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Magic!

Date: 10th Dec 2020 @ 2:55pm

The magic of Christmas has definitely arrived at Nursery! We have been making decorations, building Santa's sleigh and counting his presents and making Christmas models out of play dough. We have had to keep a close eye on our cheeky Elf called Buzz because he keeps trying to run away! We are all getting so excited for Christmas and can't wait for our Christmas party next week!

Christmas 2020 at Boundary

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 3:00pm

Although it has looked very different from previous years, we have still celebrated the festive season at Boundary, albeit it in our bubbles and via whole school virtual assemblies.

Our carol service was a beautiful event, witnessed, shared and enjoyed (virtually!) by the whole school – a testament to the resilience, patience and determination of both our children and our staff.

During the week, bubbles have enjoyed their Christmas dinner. The hall was set out beautifully with crackers to pull, hats to wear and the odd poor joke to tell for each year group bubble to enjoy their Christmas dinner on their special day! A huge ‘Thank You’ goes to all the staff for making it run smoothly, especially Debbie and all the catering and welfare staff for all their hard work in making our delicious dinner.

Each bubble also enjoyed their party day this week, with children wearing their Christmas jumpers and their best party clothes! Each class spent the last afternoon of this term watching a special virtual pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and eating popcorn.

Although 2020 has not been the year we would have hoped for, our children, staff and parents and carers have once again united to create a supportive, nurturing environment for the children of Boundary, ensuring that each child continues to receive the best education and start in life despite the events of this year.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your ongoing support during these strange and difficult times and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful, safe and happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you all back in January.

 

Religious Education - a summary of our learning so far....

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 1:00pm

At Boundary, our curious and tolerant children have had a busy few weeks learning lots about different religions and we can’t wait to share what we have done…

Reception have been busy learning about the Christmas story and filming our nativity in their outdoor area. They loved dressing up and re-enacting the nativity play.

This half term in Year 1 for RE, the children have been learning all about Jesus and the Christmas Story.  They have learnt about the roles of a family and why babies are special. They have read the Christmas Story and then ordered the events.  This week, they worked together in groups, to sort out Christmas cards into ones with a religious meaning and ones without.

Year 2 having been exploring the question...

Why do Christians say that Jesus is the 'Light of the World'?

They children have learnt about how lights are used by Christians in celebration and to mark special events, what advent means and how they can be a light to other people!

Year 3 have been learning about Islam and who Muslims follow. They have learnt about the characteristics that the prophet Mohammed showed and how Muslims can be charitable. The children have reflected on this and how they can apply it to the role models in our lives.

In Year 4, they have been learning about Christianity and how Christians show love to everyone. The children have done this by looking at parables such as The Good Samaritan and The Unforgiving Servant. These parables have told them that it is important to 'Love thy neighbour' and treat everyone around them with care and respect.

This term in Year 5 they have been learning about Islam. They looked at Ramadan, The 5 Pillars of Islam, The Holy Qur'an and Hajj.

The Holy book of Islam is the Qur'an, Muslims clean themselves in water that has been blessed, before they hold it. - Lacey-Morgan

The pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) is one of the five pillars of Islam and Muslims must do it at least once in their life if they are physically capable of it. Ihram is the name given to the special spiritual state in which pilgrims wear two white sheets of seamless cloth during their pilgrimage. - Myles

Year 6 children have been learning about the Hindu belief in reincarnation, karma and the 4 Ashramas (stages of life). The children have reflected on the milestones they have achieved in their lives already and possible future ones.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 5:24pm

We have been getting in the Christmas spirit this week! We had a big surprise on Monday morning - Santa had sent Buzz the Elf to watch over us and report to him each night! We decided we better be on our very best behaviour so, we helped Santa to wrap some presents in our elf wrapping station! We also made baubles and hung them on our tree, wrote letters to Santa, made Christmas lists and even made our Christmas cards. And that's not all! We also made playdough snowmen, candy canes, Christmas trees and sparkly stars - there was a lot of glitter involved! We can't wait for more Christmas fun next week!

Our year so far....

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 3:00pm

Nursery have had a jam packed half term so far!

We have been spooked with lots of Halloween activities. We made some pumpkin prints and used different shapes to create a shape witch.

We remembered all the brave soldiers and planted a poppy for them on Remembrance Day. We talked about the different jobs soldiers do and how they look after us.

Then it was time for Odd Socks Day when we celebrated our differences. We read the story “It Okay To Be Different” By Todd Parr and talked about how we are all different.

Next, we had an unexpected visit to space! The children decided to build a space rocket and fly to the moon. We made a space den and even made some intergalactic space slime! 

We have also been doing lots of outdoor learning and we’ve had some great tunes tapped out on our new music wall! The bikes have also been a great hit and it’s been brilliant to watch the children build their confidence and ride down the hill!

And now it’s time for all the Christmas fun to start! Sorry in advance for all the glitter!

We've Been On A Bear Hunt!

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 4:19pm

We have been on a bear hunt this week! We have read "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen and the children have really enjoyed joining in with repeated parts of the story. We have been exploring all the different colours and textures from the book like oozy brown mud and green swishy swishy grass. We've made collages with materials and explored different coloured paint. Some bears even got stuck in some gloop! We've been counting bears in the maths area and developing our finger muscles by pegging words from the story on to a washing line. Its been a beary good week!

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