Nursery: Blog items

Shapes!

Date: 19th May 2021 @ 5:05pm

It's been all about shapes in Nursery this week! The chidlren have done so well learning the names of some 2D shapes and they have started to use the shapes to make pictures. We have also talked about shapes in the environment and went on a little shape hunt around nursery - it's amazing the amount of shapes we found! 

Dinosaur Poop!

Date: 13th May 2021 @ 7:46pm

We had a bit of a stink in nursery today when we made some dinosaur poop! The children helped to measure and mix all of the ingredients and then they selected what sort of food the dinosaurs might eat. We decided they would probably have eaten some grass, leaves, nuts and seeds - can you see those things in our dinosaur poop? 

Dinosaurs!

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 5:08pm

Dinosaurs have taken over in the nursery this week! - they are eveywhere! Inside, outside, in the playdough, in the paint and even on the maths table! The children have become paleontologists and have found some dinosaur bones and skeletons and they even made their own dinosaur fossils!

Here's a dinosaur joke for you. "What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes?" "A do-you-think-he -saurs!" 

Lovely Fresh Air

Date: 6th May 2021 @ 4:47pm

The Nursery children love enjoying the outdoors. It is a great place for them to learn and they can use so many skills when they access the outdoor area. This week they have been painting on cling film which has been great for their physical development, looking for worms to go in our homemade wormery and exploring number and cause and effect in the water. 

Grow Your Own

Date: 5th May 2021 @ 1:48pm

We have been having a great time with our growing topic this half term. We have planted cress, sunflower seeds and beans and we are now waiting for our caterpillars to make their cocoons! We have also been making the most of our outdoor area and planted some vegetable seeds. We are hoping that we get a crop of yummy carrots and delicious radishes! 

Fruit Jelly

Date: 29th Apr 2021 @ 2:38pm

As part of the whole school DT week, Nursery made fruit jellies. The children tasted different types of fruit including strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and decided which fruits they would like to put in their jelly. Then, they very carefully cut up some fruits ready to put in the jelly pots. Have a look at the photos and follow the instructions to make your own delicious fruit jelly! 

Green Fingers

Date: 27th Apr 2021 @ 4:21pm

We are continuing our growing theme this week - this time with plants! So far we have planted some cress seeds and sunflower seeds and talked about all the things they need to grow. Fingers crossed we all have green fingers and our seeds will start to grow! 

Beautiful Butterfly Wings

Date: 22nd Apr 2021 @ 3:07pm

We have carried on looking at the life cycle of a butterfly this week and have enjoyed watching our caterpillars getting bigger! We have also been looking closely at the wings of butterflies and noticed that both wings are exactly the same! They are symmetrical! 

Tiny Caterpillars

Date: 20th Apr 2021 @ 2:59pm

We were all very excited when some caterpillars arrived in nursery! We have been watching them closely and have noticed that they are eating lots of food and have started to grow bigger. We have been having lots of discussions about the life cycle of a butterfly and we have been learning new words like cocoon, chrysalis and metamorphosis! We will keep you updated about our caterpillars metamorphosis in to butterflies! 

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.

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