Nursery: Blog items

Poppy Art!

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 7:16pm

This week in Nursery we have been learning about Remembrance Day and taking part in lots of Poppy themed activities! We created some particularly special Poppy art ready for our Remembrance Day ceremony next week. We use different techniques to create our painting. First we used our fingerprints and red paint for the Poppy leaves. We then had to add the black spot to the middle of our flower, being very careful not to smudge the flowers leaves! Finally we used a paint brush to add the flowers stem and the grass at the bottom of the Poppy field.

Trick or Treat!

Date: 30th Oct 2019 @ 7:15pm

Welcome back everyone! We have enjoyed hearing about all the exciting things you have done during half term. We have had a spectacularly spooky first week back! We arrived into Nursery to find our home corner had been taken over by a witch, who had turned it into a 'Witches Kitchen.' She has been making potions and leaving us secret messages on ghost paper! We had to use special torches to read the message she had left us! We have also been decorating pumpkins, witches and monsters. We have used different shapes for the different body parts on our 'shape monsters,' looking at the properties and how to recognise the shapes we used. 'Whats in the Witches Kitchen', 'Room on the Broom' and 'Five Little Monsters,' have been our stories this week and we have been looking at rhyming Halloween songs and rhymes. Try singing some of these songs together at home! Happy Halloween! 

Autumn 2 BLT 2019/20

Date: 28th Oct 2019 @ 1:50pm

Awesome Autumn!

Date: 17th Oct 2019 @ 9:19am

Autumn is in the air! We have had a very busy last week of term at Nursery, exploring how things change in Autumn and why. Our BLT for the week was to go for an Autumn walk and collect Autumn treasures in a paper bag for us to explore in Nursery. Lots of us found leaves of all different colours, some of us found sticks and conkers, and some of us even found pinecones, acorns and 'helicopter leaves!' We have used the leaves for craft activities, we have counted and rolled the conkers and acorns, and we have been mark making with sticks! We all enjoyed exploring our Autumn treasures! We have also created Autumn transient art pictures, made button trees and created leaf characters! This week we have also been looking at recognising the letters in our name, and some of us have been practising hard to write our names! Keep practising over half term everybody! 

The Owl Experience!

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 7:07pm

This week we had a very exciting visit from Midge the owl! We all listened carefully to the lady who looks after Midge.  She told us lots of exciting facts about owls! Some of us were lucky enough to hold Midge. We had to wear a special glove and be very brave and gentle with the owls. When we got back to Nursery we used the facts we had learnt and pictures of us and the owls to make information books. We have also taken part in lost of activities relating to owls this week. We have built nests for owls, made patterns with owl feathers, and we even made salt dough owls!

Visit to the Book Bus!

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 4:51pm

This week Nursery enjoyed a visit to the book bus! We all had a look at the different books available. Some of us were lucky enough to buy a book! We gave our money to pay for the book ourselves, and counted out the coins in our change. We are looking forward to reading our new stories!

The Tiger Who Came to Nursery!

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 3:51pm

This week we had a visit from a tiger! We read the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea,' talking about all the different foods he eats, and if they are healthy or unhealthy. Later on in the week we came in to Nursery one morning to find all the food had disappeared! But...the tiger had left some pretty obvious clues! We found four big tiger prints on the carpet in Nursery, alongside an empty milk, an eaten banana, and a empty Jaffa Cake box! We became super detectives, investigating around Nursery to see if anything else had been disturbed! We've also spent time this week writing invitations to invite people to tea and making tea for tea parties. We have also made tigers using different materials in Nursery, focussing on the tigers stripes and looking at the patterns they show!

Our Special People

Date: 26th Sep 2019 @ 4:18pm

This week we have been learning more about our families and where we live. We have talked about who lives in our house, and made a family tree, using a different leaf for each persons name. We have made shape houses, and talked about how many family members we in each house. We have also thought about people who are special to us, including our friends! 

This week we have also decorated cookies for MacMillan Coffee morning. We made the icing using icing sugar and water, mixing it together until it formed the paste. We then spread it over the biscuits, before adding sprinkles onto the top!

Witches, wizards and a whole lot of magic!

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 7:32pm

This week we have read the story 'Room on the Broom.' We talked about the different characters that are in the story and the order that they get onto the witches broomstick. We have made wands and broomsticks out of different materials, using sticks and comparing the sizes. We created magic potions and witches bubbling brew, blowing bubbles and exploring what was inside. We even painted with spaghetti broom sticks! The witch has also been very forgetful this week. She wrote us a letter to tell us that she had lost some of her items around Nursery! So we went on a scavenger hunt to find her hat, bow and broomstick! We found everything for her so she could get back on her broom and fly away. 

 

Dinosaurs Attack!

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 4:20pm

We have had a very busy week in Nursery! We have been baking, building, and we have even made some super slippery dinosaur slime! We have also been investigating our dinosaur small world, and we have read the story 'Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs.' We have used different techniques to create dinosaur pictures, including printing, collaging and painting. We even washed the dinosaurs that had been stomping in the slippery slime!

We have also been painting self portraits. First we looked in the mirror and talked to our friends and teachers about what we could see, what colour are our eyes? What shape is our head? What colour is our hair? Some of us then chose to paint other members of our family! 

 

One In A Million

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 2:39pm

Welcome back everyone after the Summer break! It has been lovely to hear all about your Summer trips and activities, and to meet our new children! This week we have been learning all about ourselves and how we are similar and different. We have made ourselves using collage and looking at our hair and eye colour. We have explored all the areas of Nursery and spent some time in the outside area creating and taking part in an obstacle course. We have started to talk about our families and who we live with, including our pets! We will be looking at this more next week.

Heritage Day

Date: 9th Jul 2019 @ 10:19am

We celebrated Heritage Day in Nursery this week. Our topic was 'Happy Birthday Blackpool Tower!' We talked about what we already knew about Blackpool Tower and how old we thought it might be, before we took a virtual tour around the tower and found out it's birthday. We found out Blackpool Tower is 125 years old and 158 metres tall! A lot of the children in Nursery have visited Blackpool Tower and could tell their friends all about the tower and what it's features are. We then took part in different activities such as observational paintings of Blackpool Tower and building towers in the construction areas. We even tried to make towers out of marshmallows and matchsticks! 

Sports Day Stay & Play!

Date: 9th Jul 2019 @ 9:57am

The sun was out for our Sports Day Stay and Play! Lots of our grown ups came into Nursery and together we took part in lots of activities including an obstacle course, beanbag balancing and even welly throwing! All the Nursery children were very excited to complete the activities alongside their grown ups. Everyone had a great day which we rounded off with a cool down in Nursery with a well deserved drink and snack!

Under The Sea!

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 2:34pm

We have been having a wonderful time learning all about 'Under the Sea.' We have all enjoyed learning about the creatures that live under the sea and what they look like! Our children in Nursery brought in some very interesting facts about sea creatures for their BLT, and we all enjoyed sharing these facts with our friends! We have read stories including 'Billy's Bucket,' 'The Rainbow Fish' and 'Commotion in the Ocean.' We have taken part in lots of arts and crafts activities using different materials and techniques such as painting, cutting, folding, printing and drawing. 

We're Back!

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 4:24pm

We have had a super couple of weeks back in nursery. Everyone has coped so well with all the changes and we are very proud of them. We have read the story "Lost and Found" By Oliver Jeffers and we found out the Penguins live in the South Pole. The children were so good ar retelling the story and we made our own little penguins! We have also been reading "The Naughty Bus" 

Anti Bullying Day 2020!

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 10:43am

This week we have been doing lots of activities around Anti-bullying day. We thought about how we can be kind and support each other, how we can make sure everyone has a friend and who and where we can go if we feel upset or need to share something with someone. We also all wore odd socks to celebrate our differences and anti-bullying day. it is our differences that we need to celebrate and these differences which make us special. Take a look at some of odd sock picture below. 

Meet Katie Kindness

Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 2:46pm

This week in Reception the children have been introduced to our first characteristics monster ‘Katie Kindness’.  Katie Kindness has been teaching the children all about the importance of being kind to one another by sharing, taking turns, including everyone in your games, helping someone if they are hurt and using kind words and actions.  Mrs Clark and Mrs Farley have spotted lots children showing kindness to others and we have been very proud of all the children. As a class we talked about how we could show kindness and how it makes us feel.

“Hurting someone is not being like Katie Kindness” Elliott

“I helped Charlotte when she fell over” Riley.

You need to have kind words so you don’t make people sad” Emily

“I’m happy when my friends let me play'” Jasmine

I wonder which characteristic monster we will meet next…?

We've Been On A Bear Hunt!

Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 2:33pm

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!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 2:32pm

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: 15th Dec 2020 @ 2:31pm

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!

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