Nursery: Blog items
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!
Date: 25th Jan 2022 @ 5:14pm
Oh no! There's a problem! Some of the toys have been frozen in ice! How can we get them out?
The children were given blocks of ice with toys frozen inside and a choice of ways to set them free! They were given warm water, sponges and hammers! They worked hard to try and free the toys from the ice. They talked about how the ice was melting and knew that if they hit the ice it would slowly get smaller and the toys would be free! You'll be pleased to know that they did manage to free all of the toys - phew!
Date: 20th Jan 2022 @ 5:31pm
Everyday, the children have access to our wonderful outdoor area. Here they can explore a variety of different activites and express themselves through lots of open ended resources. Some of the experiences on offer include role play, sand and water investigation, gross motor activites, activities to develop their thinking through cause and effect and of course there's always space for a little quiet time. The children love to play outdoors and it's a great place for them to build realtionships and learn to work toegther.
Date: 18th Jan 2022 @ 5:24pm
Nursery took part in the whole school no pen day by creating a den for a bear. We have been reading the story "Bear's Winter House" and we decided that the bear might like a bit of help to build his next house. The children made brilliant Architects and used a variety of materials to create a den for the bear. The thought carefully about how to attach the materials to make the house stable and didn't give up when the houses fell down! They were great at working together and listened carefully to each others ideas. I would definitely live in a house built by them!
Date: 13th Jan 2022 @ 9:20pm
We have explored winter a bit futher and have been looking at colours that remind us of the cold weather. We painted on tin foil using blues, purples, white and silver and discussed how these are cold colours. Paintng on tin foil was lots of fun and the children noticed how the paint brush slide across the foil! We also talked about how we can build a snowman when it snows and talked about whether the snowman would last forever! We decided that the snowman wouldn't last forever because it would melt. We then used a mixture of shaving foam and PVA glue to create a melted snowman picture. The children had to answer the question "Why did your snowman melt?" Here are some of the answers
"Because I left him by the fire!"
"Because the summer came!"
"I gave him a hot chocolate!"
Date: 11th Jan 2022 @ 9:33pm
It's been a little bit chilly this week in Nursery as we have been exploring winter. We have been talking about the things we know about winter and lots of the children said that it snows in the winter and we need to wear hats and scraves to keep us warm. We tried to recreate some snow by mixing baking soda and conditioner together - the result was quiet realistic! The chilren have also been exploring ice and have been painting some ice cubes! This initiated a great converstaion about ice melting as a pool of water began to appear in the tray!
Date: 16th Dec 2021 @ 4:50pm
We have had a super time celebrating Christmas! We've done lots of Christmas crafts, worked hard in Santa's workshop and made everyone proud at our fabulous sing along! To top off our magical Christmas celebrations we had a Christmas party and there was even a special visitor!
Date: 14th Dec 2021 @ 4:52pm
Nursery held a very magical Christmas Sing Along in our Garden. The children practised so hard to learn all the songs and sang their hearts out and danced their socks off!
Date: 9th Dec 2021 @ 5:11pm
We love a bit of Christmas craft in nursery and this week we have certainly been getting very crafty! We have made Christmas cards, salt dough pots, designed christmas jumpers and made Santa and reindeer faces! Have a look at our pictures to see how you could make your own paper plate reindeer face. The chidlren had to apply just the right amount of paint so that it covered the whole plate but didn't make it too soggy. Then they had to use their understanding of positional langauge to make sure they put the eyes, nose and antlers in the right place and also use their knowledge of number to make sure they counted out the right amount of each of these. They also talked about reindeer, what they do, how they fly and even tried to remember all of the reindeer names. What a lot of learning from a simple paper plate!
Date: 5th Dec 2021 @ 11:43am
During their time in nursery, the children will become familiar with 2D and 3D shapes and begin to use mathematical language to describe them e.g. sides, corners, straight, flat and round. The best way for children to become familair with different shapes is by exploring them and using them in different contexts. Our children have been matching shapes, building with shapes, creating paintings using shapes as silhouettes, painting large cardboard shapes and sorting shapes. They have also followed the outline of different shapes with buttons and explored 2D shapes outside in shaving foam - there's been a whole lot of shaping going on!
Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 2:35pm
After reading the story "Alien's Love Dinopants" the children designed and made their own alien spaceships out of junk modelling. They were provided with a selection of junk modelling resources including boxes and yoghurt pots. They then decided how to arrange and attach them to create a super duper spaceship!
Date: 28th Nov 2021 @ 12:38pm
The children love sensory experiences in nursery and they provide so many learning opportunites. They are great for physical development as they require the use of both fine and gross motor skills. The are also a great way for children to build relationships with each other as they share and take turns and talk about what they experiencing. As well as all of this, they also support the children's communitcation and language development as the describe, question and explain what they are experiencing. Oh, and of course they have a lot of fun!
Date: 23rd Nov 2021 @ 10:21pm
During their time in Nursery, the children have the opportunity to complete Funky Fingers activities. These activites help to develop their fine motor skills and strengthen the muscles in their fingers. This plays a vital role in developing a good pencil grip and control over mark making tools to form letters correctly. Have a look at some of our Funky Fingers activities from this week.
Date: 18th Nov 2021 @ 8:34pm
We have been talking about the seasons this week and how we can tell it is autumn. The children have learnt about the signs of autumn and know that the leaves change colour and fall off the trees. They have produced some super autumn based art work including an autumn collage and printing some autumn leaves. They have also been counting conkers and making shapes using autumn sticks.
Date: 16th Nov 2021 @ 4:44pm
Nursery took part in the whole school kindness day. We talked about what it means to be kind and the different ways we can show kindness to others. We then made a special kindness hand and said what we would do to be kind. Two special kindenss superheroes also visited us and watched over us all day to look out for acts of kindenss. They spotted sharing, helping others with the buttons on their cardigan and helping people to pick up objects they had dropped - what a kind bunch we are!
Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 2:40pm
On Thursday 11th of November, we celebrated Remembrance Day. We talked about soldiers and how they are very important and keep us safe. Nursery took part in the whole school Remebrance Day and planted poppies in the Remembrance Garden and joined the rest of the school for the Remembrance Service. Then we made some beautiful poppies to help us remember the soldiers.