What a summer term we have had!
We made our own magic porridge pots out of clay and painted them
We travelled on the trim trail pretending to be Rosie from Rosie's Walk
We had a visit from Tom the Tiger. We made playdough tigers and tiger paintings.
Gingerbread Man Activity afternoon. We had a super celebration at the end of our brilliant year.
We decorated eggs for Easter
We toasted our own hot cross buns and buttered them ourselves.
We looked at the tadpoles in our Nursery garden and some children decided to jump like frogs!
We enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday by tasting pancakes, pancake racing and pancake flipping. We had lots of fun!
We have been very busy exploring the cold weather we have been having this January.
One day we took a walk to the copse to investigate the frost and the fog on an extremely cold morning. Another day we watched the snow coming down but unfortunately it didn't stick. We made our own snow inside instead!
We also explored ice in the water tray.
We have been very busy getting ready for Christmas.
We worked as a team to decorate the tree
We got very creative making decorations and Christmas cards for our families
Father Christmas came to visit us after we sang some lovely Christmas songs to our families.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
We have had a wonderful time learning about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have played matching games, bingo games, acted out the story and even made our own porridge for snack! The children have also enjoyed problem solving and made new beds for each member of the family to cheer them up after Goldilocks made them feel sad. The beds had to be long enough and wide enough for each bear to be comfy. We have also learned to crawl like a bear too!
We enjoyed exploring a pumpkin which had been grown in our pumpkin patch by the eco club. We used a book to find out all about pumpkins and looked at photographs of large pumpkin patches using Espresso on the computer. After that Mrs Barnes helped us to scoop all the flesh and seeds from inside the pumpkin. At lunch time Mrs Barnes roasted the pumpkin seeds in the oven with a pinch of salt. During our outdoor learning session in the copse Mr Anderson and the children designed a face for our pumpkin and he carefully carved it. We named him Percy the Pumpkin. At pick up time we invited our grown ups to have a taste of the yummy pumpkin seeds. Some of us had a taste too. Mrs Jones thought they were delicious!
Welcome to our new Nursery families. All the children are settling in, making new friends and having a lovely time.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt!
We invited our parents and carers to join us for an activity afternoon so they could see the sort of things we learn about and take part in at Nursery. We had lots of fun together!
Our focus story was "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" so the first thing we did was helped our teachers to retell the story using lots of sounds and actions. Then we had lots of different activities to try.
Here are some photographs showing the things we got up to!
Building homes for our teddies in the construction area.
Decorating teddy bear biscuits.
Reading bear story books.
Spring is arriving and we have been looking at our new spring flowers in our grounds. We also had some tadpoles come to visit us in nursery.
We have been enjoying reading the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We had lots of fun playing the story ourselves, making our own bridges and rivers and acting it out on our hill. Then we made our own clay trolls during our Outdoor Learning sessions.
Last week we were so excited to finally have some snowy weather! We had lots and lots of fun exploring the snow. In the morning we went for a walk around our school grounds in the snow.
Our snowy walk around our school.
In the afternoon we worked as part of a team to build snowmen. First we collected snow from the playground and the field using spades and crates. Then we created our fabulous snowmen in our Nursery garden.
Although it has been very cold, we were disappointed that we didn't have any snow, so we made our own!
We were very busy in nursery at Christmas. We did a show for our families and sang lots of Christmas songs. Then we had a Christmas party. We danced and played pass the parcel and ate lots of yummy food. The best bit was when Father Christmas came and gave everyone a present.
We have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We watched a ballet about it. We loved it so much, we wrote letters to a ballet dancer to come to visit us. She danced for us and then we did some dancing with her.
We enjoyed making our own porridge. It was yummy!
We enjoyed bonfire night. We made breadstick sparklers for snack, made firework patterns in the glitter and made our own firework pictures on the ipad.
The Nursery children have settled beautifully into our lovely new room and are having lots of fun.
Look at all the exciting things they have been exploring.