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Infant Department: Mardale Avenue, Flixton M41 5SA
Junior Department: Delamere Road, Flixton M41 5QL
0161 748 2871/ 0161 748 5141
Welcome to Nursery - Mrs Carr and Miss Dale
It's nearly Easter and we're busy making Easter crafts in Nursery, we also made some Easter bonnets at home - look how fantastic they are! There were prizes for the best bonnets - well done Florence and Phoebe!
Sponsored Event - Building a Willow Tunnel
The Infant and Junior site teamed up again last week to create a spectacular Willow Tunnel. Each nursery child was paired with a Year 6 child and they braved the wintery weather together!
Under Mr. Moulton's instruction, the children carefully hammered a hole into the ground with a 'spiker', put the Willow tree in the hole, then bent it into an arch shape and helped tie it together. It will look fabulous when it starts to grow!
Thank you for supporting this activity, the money raised will go towards resources for the school.
World Book Day
We love books in nursery and love listening to stories, today we were lucky enough to have some of the juniors come over and read some stories. Thank you Year 6 we had a lovely time!
** Snow day! **
We were so excited when it snowed that we decided to wrap up, go out and explore! We looked at our welly and shoe footprints, we felt the snow with our hands, did some mark making and talked about the texture, it was so fluffy! We made snow balls and a fantastic snowman and even got some powder paints, brushes and pipettes to paint the snow. What fun!
We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Talk For Writing
Our new Talk for Writing book is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
We quickly learned the story off by heart after watching Michael Rosen doing an animated retelling of the story! The children then took the story off into their play, outside they have been changing the story and hiding and running away from the bear! They have used the small world area to re-enact the story, using the book to check what comes next and also adding themselves into the story using their 'mini me's'.
Chinese New Year
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
We have been talking about and celebrating Chinese New Year! Some children have been to China town and said they saw dragon dances and firecrackers, we made our own firecracker noises by bursting bubble wrap!
The home corner is now a Chinese restaurant and we have been trying hard to use the chopsticks, its very tricky! We even tried some real Chinese food, prawn crackers! Delicious!
We have been making Chinese Fortune Dragons, Chinese New Year cards and Chinese money packets to bring us good luck in the Year of the Dog!
Expressive Arts and Design
When we read Elmer as part of our Talk For Writing text, the children noticed and commented on all the different colours and asked if they could paint their own Elmers. We printed out some Elmers with lots of different squares so the children could choose their colours and practice controlling their paint brush within the lines.
We also explored colours by using a pipette to do splattery paintings. We guessed which new colours we could make by mixing primary colours.
We've had messy fun practising writing our names and numbers in the shaving foam using a paintbrush!
We really enjoyed making our Valentine's day cards this year. We used potatoes with a heart cut into it, dipped them into red and pink paint and pressed them onto some card to make fantastic prints, we added a little glitter, we hope you liked them!
The children decided it was time to change our role play area, they thought about it and some children suggested it could be a Children's Hospital. We added lots of different resources and the children have really enjoyed looking after the babies, talking to the patients, giving injections, putting bandages on and writing prescriptions!
Talk For Writing - Elmer
Nursery have really enjoyed learning the 'Elmer' story this half term. The little elephant made us all laugh with his jokes.We have learned the story of Elmer, enjoyed signing the story, acting out the story with masks, acting it out and changing the story in the small world area with puppets and even painting our own Elmers!
This half term we have been talking about birds in winter. We have been looking for them outside with binoculars, some of us have even made our own binoculars! We found out that birds find it harder to find food in the winter so we wanted to help by making bird feeders. We mixed bird seed and lard together into a cup, let the feeders set in the fridge and then took them home to hang in our gardens!
The children have worked really hard to get our Christmas Sing along ready! We enjoyed dressing up and singing Christmas songs, we hope you enjoyed it too!
Christmas is Coming...
We are super excited about Christmas in Nursery! We have been making Christmas crafts, writing letters to Santa, writing Christmas cards, doing Christmas colouring and decorating the Christmas tree by the fireplace in the 'Cosy Christmas Cottage'. We even had a visit from Santa!
Cupcake decorating with Mrs Tatham
Last week we were lucky enough to have Mrs Tatham come for a visit to Nursery to do cupcake decorating with the children. They all listened so carefully to the step by step instructions on how to decorate their snowman and christmas tree. We were so impressed at how they concentrated on the task. The children were really proud of what they made and we hope you were too! Thank you Mrs Tatham!
Talk for Writing
We have enjoyed learning the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We re-told the story with signs, used the animals in the small world area to tell the story and acted it out! We even did some 'hot seating' and asked the animals why they didn't help the little red hen!
Nursery have been looking at a special book as part of our literacy called, 'How to Catch a Star'. We have listened to the story and learned how to re-tell it using signs. We enjoyed making stars out of different materials and catching and counting magnetic stars that were floating in the water!
Please could you provide a draw string bag for your child's peg with their spare clothes in.
Please could you label all your children's clothes (even their spare ones). Thank you.
Library books are changed every Friday.
Kevin and Betty (class bears) go out / return on Mon, Weds and Friday.