Nursery 2023/24 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Nursery.
Mrs Brady, Mrs Young and Mrs Slattery
Hello everyone, please keep checking the website to see what the children have been up to. There is lots of useful information on here too. Scroll down to have a look.
This week we have had a fabulous time working on our mark making, check out the gallery to see a few pictures of some of the ways we mark make in Nursery. We have been looking at the number four in depth, we look at the numeral, word, what four looks like as a picture or on a five frame etc. We look at the way we can divide it into parts and how we can put parts together to make four. We do this with all the numbers to five. See if your child recognises the numerals and can show you four fingers, we have done four hunts in the classroom finding four of each object, you can help to consolidate your child's learning by trying this at home. Have a lovely weekend.
We have had a lovely week celebrating Lunar New Year, we used chopsticks to handle noodles for fine motor control, we tried on a dragon's head, we tasted vegetarian spring rolls and vegan prawn crackers and we made chinese lanterns. The children listened to the story of the animals of the zodiac and we watched a family celebrating new year. There are lots of photos in the gallery.
This week we have had lots of fun, we squeezed tennis ball with mouths and fed them lentils, we gave toilet rolls a load of haircuts and we performed our talk for writing story 'The Naughty Bus'. The video is at the bottom of the page.
Hello everyone, we had a wonderful morning this morning tasting 'morning afternoon tea'. We looked at England on a map, talked about what is involved in a traditional afternoon tea and watched a video all about teapots! The children tried cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge cake and decaffinated tea, we were amazed by how many children tried everything, even if they werent sure. The photos are on the gallery. Next week we will be visiting Greece on the map and we will be trying pitta and tzatziki!
It's snowing!!!! Do you wanna build a snowman???? Oh the fun we had, playing in the snow followed by hot chocolate and toast. Wish us luck reuniting all the children with their gloves, please come and ask us if something is missing. Check out the gallery.
Hi everyone, the newsletter is on the website, scroll down the page and look at the files section. You will see the newsletter, named Nursery newsletter Spring, which is full of useful information on the upcoming term. Happy reading.
We had a wonderful, Christmassy week last week with lots of fun activities. We made our own gingerbread and then we tasted it together. We used all of our other senses before we tasted, we thought it smelled delicious and tasted even better. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner and the children astounded us with how well they ate. We finished with our Christmas sing-along. We were so proud of the children and they enjoyed performing in front of you all, so thank you for coming. As you know we break up on Wednesday 20th. Have a really lovely holidays and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 8th January.
Merry Christmas Everybody
We have had lots of fun this week and we completed many differnet activities. We practised cutting skills, squiggled while we wiggled with our flipper flappers to 'Proud Mary' and we tasted mince pies which were delish! Yesterday, we made our own butter by pouring double cream into a tub and shake, shake, shaking it until we had butter! Today, we used it for our toast! It was all very exciting. See the gallery for the pictures.
We have had a fabulous morning, we were very lucky to be visited by the wonderful Mrs T. She came to help us decorate some Christmas buns. I was so very impressed with the children, they listened very carefully and followed instructions well. They have used their fine motor skills to manipulate the sugar paste and their maths skills to count out the various balls needed to make the designs. We had a lovely time. Have a look at the gallery to see.
We have been having a lovely time over the last few weeks. We have tasted cheese and pickled onion, we had toast Thursday and we have been doing lots of squiggle while you wiggle. This is an excellent way to practise the gross motor skills that help us to develop our fine motor skills for writing. check out the gallery for some pictures.
We have being having lots of fun over the past few weeks, so far this half term we tasted witches fingers (sweet potato wedges) for Halloween and samosas for Divali, we made a robot in junk modelling, we had fun with gloop, made breadstick sparklers and practised writing the first initial of our names using the correct formation. We also went to the library for the first time. Check out the gallery to see a few pictures.
Toast time Thursdays- We are planning to introduce toast to the nursery morning routine, we will start with one day a week and see how that goes. There will be lots of learning opportunities including writing down their orders, spreading their own toppings and using nursery pennies to buy their slice!
We have been tasting! Last week the children tried roasted butternut squash and this week we have had pumpkin bread. We used all of our senses to explore the foods, neither of them made much of a sound but we generally liked the smell, touch, look and taste! I am so proud of the children for tasting something new. Check out the gallery to see the photographs.
We have a new class bear. His job is to remind all of the children of our class rules. He keeps a close eye on the classroom and he looks out for children who tidy up when they have finished, who use kind hands with others and who look after our toys. He also looks for children who are being ready, being respectful, being responsible and believing in themselves but he understands that these are big concepts and he will continue to remind the children what they mean!
Our bear has a name! Please say hello to Bruno! Thanks for all of your suggestions, the children had a vote and apparently it was unanimous.
We had another great week being at one with nature! We made playdough hedgehogs, found signs of autumn frozen in ice and we made birdfeeders which we then hung outside. We have had so much fun, look at the gallery to see some snaps.
Thursday is library day. Mrs Jones will take the children to the library in groups to chose a book that interests them. We really want to instil a love of all things books and reading as early as possible. Please return your child's book every Thursday so that they can choose a new one. Lost books will cost £5 so please keep them somewhere safe.
Thanks to everyone who has brought in a puddle suit and wellies, I am sure that we will be getting our use out of them over the coming months.
Toilet training- The children are at varying stages of their toilet training and we would really appreciate your help to teach them some independence- especially when it comes to wiping. I have added a link to a helpful website that teaches you to teach your child how to wipe their own bottoms.
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