Welcome to Nursery!
Hello everyone! Welcome to our Nursery. My name is Miss Little and I am delighted to be your nursery teacher for this year. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all and working with you so far, even despite a tricky few months I can see huge progress and you are all doing so well!
Helping us in Nursery this term will be Abby and we are here to help and support you and we can't wait for a year full of fun activities and lots of exciting learning
This week in Nursery we have been learning all about healthy foods! We have sorted foods into healthy and un-healthy categories and learned the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Miss Little decided to give us a treat this week and let us do some food tasting! We tried watermelon, pineapple, mushrooms and peppers. For some of us this was the first time we have had some of these fruits and vegetables! As you can see by some of these pictures some of us thought they were yummy and delicious and we had big smiles! However, some of us were not so keen and didn't find a new favourite food and thought they were "sour and just disgusting!!". Miss Little was so impressed that we all tried each item of food and this can be really tricky to do so we were super brave! Well done Nursery, you made me proud yet again!
On Friday we celebrated our Cleaning Fairies birthday! In Nursery we work a lot on cleaning and tidying up our mess to keep our classroom clean. We have a Cleaning Fairy who visits our Nursery on a night when we are all asleep and we want to leave as little mess for her as possible as we know she has lots of schools to clean. On Friday it was her birthday so to say thank you we collected things from our Fairy Paths to make her delicious mud cakes, we made magic potions and made our very own Fairy wands. Have a look at some of our amazing spells that we created with rhyming words. What a great day we had with lots of magic! 🧚🏻♀️🪄🧚🏻
To celebrate Capitan Tom's 101st Birthday we headed out to our school grounds and picked lots of daisies and dandelions. We split this busy job between morning and afternoon Nursery and we made the number 100 large scale on the ground out of the flowers we picked. We remembered all of the work that Capitan Tom did for the NHS during lockdown and most importantly the 100 laps of his home which helped raise so much valuable money! This is why we chose the number 100! We were so proud and we think that it looks amazing! 🌼❤️
In Nursery we thought carefully as we celebrated Earth Day. We decided to have a big clean of our outdoor area as it is so important to keep our environment clean and tidy. We talked about always putting our litter in the bin, pointing out litter to our parents to put in the bin if we see any when we are out and about and being caring and considerate to the World that we live in. It was hard work for sure, but we found that working as a team always makes things much more fun and the job was complete in no time!! 🌎🌿♻️🧹
During the Easter holidays, we had some exciting new arrivals in our Nursery! On the last day of school, we had a few little caterpillars left and a couple of them had turned into cocoons, so Abby took them home to take care of them for us, and five beautiful butterflies came out of their cocoons! We were so amazed to see what our tiny little caterpillars had turned into over the Easter holidays and we had lots of fun watching them in their tent, flying and moving around, having something to eat and moving their gorgeous wings! Once the weather had gotten a little bit warmer and the sun was shining on the afternoon, we thought that it was time to let our beautiful butterflies out into the big wide world and set them free! We read, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" one last time in our little Fairy Forest, then one by one we got our butterlfies out of the tent. Some of us were super brave and wanted to have a hold of a butterfly! They were very tickly with their long legs, but they sat lovely on our hands and gave us a lovely little goodbye before we set them down on some pretty flowers with a little bit of fruit and sugary water to keep them going!
Pm Nursery had a fantastic Forest School session last week, we found some dragon eggs that had clues left inside! We then had to use our eyes to find our matching pictures hidden in the trees with partners. Teamwork, communication and patience were so important to succeed. For some of our children this was their first ever Forest School session, Miss Little, Mrs Carlyon and Mr Shaw were so proud of how well the children all participated and at the end we planted some lovely flowers for the start of Spring!
We have loved using the parachute for our outdoor learning in Nursery! At the start we found it super tricky and all of us, (including our teachers!) had super tired arms! However, it was too much fun to give up! We played a range of games including, 'where are the children', where the children all hid underneath the parachute, if you were walking past our school, you would have heard so much laughing and fun! We are going to use the parachute more often to improve our gross motor skills and strengthen our arms ready to be super writers! 🙂
The whole school theme for this half term is 'beds'. In Nursery we have decided to focus our study on different animal beds! We have started our learning journey by researching the lifecycle of a butterfly using our story, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We have been looking at what a cocoon is and how the caterpillar uses it as a bed to turn into a beautiful butterfly! We were very lucky that we had some Fairtrade chocolate cups delivered to Nursery as it is Fairtrade Fortnight at the moment. We used the cups, some shredded wheat and golden syrup and chocolate eggs to make a caterpillar inside of the cocoon. It was great fun, super delicious and very messy, but all worth it! We can't wait to keep learning about animal beds and habitats!
A Bucket Full of Love! In Spring 1 we have been learning all about Valentines Day! We have learned the importance of love, kindness, friendship and that love is universal and comes in lots of different shapes and sizes. So on our theme day we all dressed up in our fancy clothes and had a day full of love! We exchanged cards and gifts, made heart biscuits, made and decorated love bugs and made pretty bunches of flowers for our display! Head over to our school Facebook page to see a video movie as we spread some love to you all!
Yummy!! In Nursery we are having the best time learning all about Chinese New Year. We found out that on New Years Eve in China they have a celebration meal with delicious Chinese food. So,we decided to have our own taste test! We loved it, we couldn't believe how delicious the spring rolls were and the crunchy prawn crackers! Daniel said with glee, "Miss Little can we have Chinese every day?!". Miss Little and Abby are so proud of the children in Nursery for trying new foods and being so brave, some of us even found that we loved things we weren't sure about trying! Some boys and girls working at home also tried some delicious Chinese food and the uploaded pictures were a delight to see! We had lots of full tummies and big smiles in Nursery last week! Good work everyone!
I challenge you not to look at these pictures and not smile! Look at how much fun we had on our snowy day at Nursery. The children who are attending our Nursery loved going outside and learning all about winter. We talked about the snow, what the temperature is like, which countries get snow the most and all of the activities we can do in the snow. Our favourite thing to do was lying down and making snow angels, thank goodness Miss Little and Abby remembered to put on our waterproofs and wellies!!
We had a fantastic day celebrating Remembrance Day. We made poppy biscuits, poppy wands and took part in many more activities. We had a 2 minute silence to remember our brave soldiers and we now know all about the importance of Remembrance Day
On Friday 13th November we celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. Take a look at some of the lovely activities that we took part in. We had such an exciting day finished with some chocolate milk around candles! Happy Diwali everyone
In Nursery we love learning, playing and exploring outdoors! In the first few weeks at school we have spent so much time in our outdoor area and you can see how much fun we have had in the lovely sun!
Look below to see how much fun we had during the rainy weather! We got all of our waterproofs on and headed outside. We squeezed lemons in the water tray for super strong fingers, we made HUGE bubbles and we splashed and jumps in the puddles. Our huge smiles say it all
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