Welcome to our Nursery page
Please ensure your child brings a bottle of plain water to nursery every day. This will be kept in their individual locker and to be used throughout the day whilst they are in nursery (WATER ONLY). Full-time children may bring a drink of juice to have in their packed lunch box.
PE is on a Friday. Please ensure your children come to nursery in their PE wear, and ensure all items are clearly labelled with their name.
Reminder- no jewellery to be worn at any time by the nursery children. If children come with jewellery they will have to remove the item, if the item cannot be removed, the child will have to go home.
This half term in Nursery we will be looking at and exploring differing festivals and celebrations happening during this time.
This week we have been listening to the Gruffalo story, taking part in Odd socks day to celebrate that we are all different and unique and creating autumnal pictures.
This week in Nursery we have been talking about Remembrance and made our Poppies in differing ways. We also watched the Cbeebies Poppy Day film whilst we stayed silent for two minutes.
As we have been talking about fire safety and how to keep ourselves safe during events at this time, we had a visit from the local Fire station. Steve the Fireman taught us to STOP, DROP and ROLL if we happen to get a spark on ourselves. We then went outside to look at the fire engine and had a go at shooting water from the fire hose.
This week we have been talking about Diwali and Bonfire Night, learning about what these festivals are and how they are celebrated. We have also spoken a lot about fire safety, and how to keep ourselves safe during these events.
The Nursery children have learnt this poem called All about me.
As part of our colour day, the children dressed up in colours, either their favourite or a colour relating to our colour monster story and how they feel. We took part in a science experiment, where we discovered that if we add water to coloured sweets the colour dissolves. We also explored mixing colours on our fingers!
We then had a colour disco with Reception children!
We have also been exploring colour throughout or provision this half term.
In Nursery we have been using our focus story of Goldilocks to explore our own families and who lives at our house. Our home project this half term was to create our own family tree. These have been displayed in the Nursery, and we have had lots of discussions about our creations.
The children have shown a keen interest in the changes happening outside, so we continued to explore the Autumn season in nursery. We looked at Autumnal objects, explored a pumpkin and the pulp and also encouraged the children to bring Autumnal objects they have found in to our interest table.
This week in nursery we have been focusing our learning around the story, 'The Colour Monster'. The children have really enjoyed listening to the book and talking about the different feelings. This has shown through their individual learning and enthusiasm when creating their own colour monsters and talking about colour in their play. We used various ways to create the monsters, and the children really enjoyed this.
The children have also shown keen interest in our construction area outside, where they use their imagination and differing objects to become immersed in their play. The children used the wooden sticks as counting sticks, counting how many pots and pebbles they had lined up.
In Nursery we have been using our 'flappers' to create gross motor movements and shapes to the music in our 'Squiggle While you Wiggle Session'. We then continued practicing these skills during our PE session, and also played lots of games which involved listening and responding to instructions!