Welcome to the Nursery class page. Our class teacher is Mrs Dalton. Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Haxby.
Hello everyone and welcome to a new school year.
It has been a pleasure to welcome our littlest children back into nursery this week and to say hello to some new faces. The children have settled very well after the long Summer break and we hope for a smooth and uninterrupted Autumn term. We are continuing to support learning and development through the interests and curiosities of the children and will be tracking and scrapbooking our adventures as we journey through the Autumn term and beyond. Please share your child’s interests with us as well as any wow moments you observe at home using your Seesaw account.
Summer Term 2022
We began this half term with a favourite story 'We're going on a bear hunt'. We used this as inspiration and made our own binoculars. We used a teddy bear to play a hide and seek game, guessing whether the bear was hiding in, on or under.
We then went on a bear hunt around school to find ten hidden teddy bears.
We came together with our FS2 children to enjoy a range of activities at our annual Sports Day.
We also celebrated the Queen's platinum jubilee. We came to school wearing red, white and blue. We learnt a song, baked and shared cakes and learnt to Waltz.
Spring Term 2 - 2022
We returned to school on Shrove Tuesday and got very busy exploring 'Pancake Day' traditions. We measured and mixed the ingredients to make pancakes.
We tasted them, we raced with them and we tried to flip and catch them!
We began our Lenten preparations. We found out that Jesus went away for 40 days and 40 nights. While Jesus was away we tried to be like Jesus and do his work. The children had a series of little chick challenges to complete. They collected pieces to build a little chick with each challenge that they completed.
We came together with FS2 to find out what happened to Jesus on Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
We ended the half term with Easter celebrations. The children made Easter bonnets at home and we then paraded them through school visiting everyone to wish them a happy Easter.
We enjoyed egg and spoon races and an Easter egg hunt.
Spring Term 1 - 2022
It was very dark and gloomy when we returned to school in January. We decided to find out more about night and day.
We explored the night sky and learnt the number rhyme '5 little stars'.
We explored our bedtime and morning routines. We used our class teddy bear, Berty, and helped to get him ready for bed. Thinking about what we needed to do first, next and then.
We found out about morning and how we all get ready for school. We like to share breakfast in nursery and we tried a variety of breakfasts.
We have really enjoyed our key text 'Whatever Next'. We were inspired to go on an adventure. We prepared a picnic, put on our boots and took off into school on an imaginary journey.
As part of our RE focus we have been exploring how we gather together to share God's love. We thought about how we can share our love with one another. We worked together to fill a jar of hearts, by collecting little paper hearts each time we were kind, gentle, caring and helpful.
We made Valentine's cards for our families.
We read 'Love from the crayons'. We made posters saying 'love from Nursery' and delivered them around school to share our love with others.
We ended the half term with a little surprise gift for our families.
Autumn Term 2 - 2021
We returned to nursery this half term, just in time to explore Bonfire Night celebrations. The children really enjoyed exploring the sights and sounds of Bonfire Night. We were even lucky enough to have a visit from a real fire fighter!
We took the brave move to step out of nursery and venture into school. We said “Let’s explore what’s through the door”. We found lots of doors and discovered that they opened in different ways, using keypads, buttons, knobs and handles. We learnt to push, pull, twist, turn and went on to explore locks and handles through our fine motor play.
We have really enjoyed finding out about Mary and Joseph this half term as we explored the Nativity story. The children learnt to retell the story through songs and rhymes and they enjoyed dressing up and putting themselves in role to tell this story. We have been practicing our observational drawing this term and we looked carefully to represent Mary and Joseph.
Throughout Advent our nursery children have ‘dusted’ their hearts. They have worked hard to get their hearts ready to welcome baby Jesus by being kind, gentle and helpful.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Autumn Term 1 - 2021
See it, touch it, smell it, taste it
This half term we have used our senses to explore our nursery environment indoors and outdoors. We used our key text ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?’ to focus on good looking and to develop simple descriptive language. We went for listening walks and looking walks outdoors.
We explored the season of autumn and the changes to our local environment. We went on an autumn treasure hunt and enjoyed learning the poem ‘Leaves are falling’ from our class poetry basket.
We have enjoyed our key text ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and have used this to inspire hide and seek games as we explored positional language. Rosie hid around our classroom and we tried to find her by looking in, on and under.
We ended our half term with a pumpkin party. We were delighted with the amazing pumpkin carvings the children created at home, with help from their families. Well done everyone.