Nursery: Blog items
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!
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.
Date: 18th May 2022 @ 4:33pm
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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".
Date: 22nd Feb 2022 @ 9:43pm
Wow! 100 days in school this term! Nursery joined in with the rest of the school to celebrate our 100th day. We looked at the number 100 and made pictures using all the numerals in 100, made crowns to celebrate the day and also thought about what a set of 100 objects looks like by counting out 100 match sticks!
Date: 8th Feb 2022 @ 5:14pm
We love a good Tuff Tray activity in nursery! Tuff trays are great for setting up a range of activities and the great thing is that they cover so many areas of learning. This week we have made potions in one of our outdoor trays. This provided some great opportunites for the children including exploring colour mixing, capacity, counting, developing communication and langauge skills and fine motor skills. It was also great for social skills as the children had to negotiate and take turns with the equipment. As the activity was open eneded, the children explored things further by pouring their potions down some pipes. They loved to see what happened when the coloured water hit the tray at the bottom!
Date: 3rd Feb 2022 @ 8:50pm
The children loved this weeks story "The Naughty Bus". They used the story telling basket to retell the story, created their own buses and used their painting skills to paint pictures of buses. We also looked at the "s" sound and created "Stop" signs for the bus because we throught it was becoming out of control!
Date: 3rd Feb 2022 @ 8:39pm
Nursery provides a mixture of experiences and some of these come straight from the children! This week they have been coming up with lots of super ideas. When they were playing outside, the children asked for some blankets so they could turn the crates in to beds! Then they used the bricks in some really inventive ways. One little girl said "It's my phone. I'm on my phone!" The chidlren also asked if they could have some dressing up clothes which led to super interaction and speech and language opportunities.
Date: 27th Jan 2022 @ 10:04pm
We have been busy practising our mark making and phonics skills this week! The children enjoy mark making on a variety of different materials and our perspex easle is great for writing on with pens and can also be used to paint on. The children enjoyed using it to practise writing their names and did a super job. We also looked at things beginning with "p" this week and made some perfect "p" penguins!