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Nursery News ~ 25th March 2018

Happy Sunny Sunday!

 

We are almost ready to show off our singing, dancing and artwork that we have been working on so hard this week.  Our Easter Coffee morning is on Thursday from 8.30am – 9.00am.  If you say goodbye to grownups at the door as usual and let them enjoy an Easter drink and cake on the balcony.  We will get our singing voices ready to show off a Dough Disco Dance about the sun, a Write Dance Dance about a rainbow and a fun Easter song about a Spring chicken.  If you do not normally attend on a Thursday and would like to come, then you are welcome to join us for this half an hour celebration. 

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 18th March 2018

This week, it was great to chat with you all at the Parent Consultations - it is always lovely to get a chance to catch up properly and of course for you to meet the guinea pigs!  The children had their very own visit from Mabel and Peggy on Friday morning when Miss Kuriger brought them over for a cuddle - I have never known you all so quiet, they can come again!

A huge warm welcome back this week to Mrs. Thompson, who will be working with us in Nursery every morning.  It is lovely to have another friendly face on board!

Indoors, we have been singing, role-playing and creating with the nursery rhyme "Mary had a Little Lamb".  In Phonics we enjoyed an initial sound sort of objects beginning with /S/ and had fun allowing those with this sound to go to the school that Mary goes to.  In Maths, we have been singing about more/less and played a fun Numicon game of Top Trumps where you had to compare pieces and the winner gets to keep both.  In dough disco, we became the "Music Man" -  a firm favourite for footballing Freddie H.  We have been drawing rainbows with our Write Dance song and we all agreed, our arms would be aching by the weekend after so much use!

Outside, Mrs. Allen has continued with the potion theme and brought in her own mint plant.  You enjoyed making minty potions with the leaves, water, mud and chalk.  It was great to see children exploring colour mixing with the chalks - George, in particular, was very excited to discover that blue and yellow make his hands green like the Hulk!   Jack and the Beanstalk was our big book story shared in our Quiet Area, Mrs. Allen even brought in some magic beans!!  A favourite game though was "1, 2, 3 where are you?" - it was lovely to see this being played independently following Forest School sessions.  The rain on Thursday night, created lots of water fun on Friday - some super splashing in the HUGE puddle meant lots of wet trousers!  I hope all of your bags have been filled back up with dry clothes ready for some more fun next week as we have run out of spares!

Next week, get those singing voices and those creative hands ready as we start preparing for some Easter fun!

Happy Snowy Sunday!!  We hope you are enjoying some snow fun today!

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

 

Nursery News ~ 10th March 2018

Happy Saturday!!

This week, it has finally been feeling like Spring is in the air. Indoors, we have been talking lots about our mummies as we get ready for a special day on Sunday: we have read lots of stories, made a special something and you have shared some very interesting information about them all!    In Phonics we have enjoyed playing Eye Spy where you have taken on the role of being the person “on” – that was quite tricky for some of you to hear the initial sound in your friend’s name.  In Maths we have being counting sounds and have started to draw numbers using tally.  We have turned our dough into a “Hot Potato” – now a firm favourite disco song and we have enjoyed digging those Sandy Hills with our Write Dance song.

Outside, Mrs Allen has been enjoying the last of the snow with you by mixing colours and chalk to make some wonderful potions.  She has also been showing you how you can play noughts and crosses with some large sticks, pebbles and discs.  Rolling the wheeled sand toys down the balcony was fun to see, even setting your own challenge by trying to get it through the Year 4 children’s legs – thank you to our Play Partners who come every day to enjoy some nursery fun.  Well done to those children who made that wonderful cake for Mrs Franklin’s birthday yesterday – I know we couldn’t find 100 candles as requested, but we tried!

We all hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday, remember to spoil them as they love you all very much.

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin and Mrs Lewis

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Happy Half Term!

Happy Half Term!!

What a fun week to finish on with all our Diwali activities! Indoors we have learnt, and then retold, the Diwali story, building up to our very first role play on Friday.  Well done to all those who took on the roles of Rama, Sita, Ravana and Hanaman so confidently.  Outdoors, we enjoyed making rangoli patterns, diva lamps and character puppets in our new Quiet Zone on the balcony.

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March. Have a hunt through your books at home and choose/share your favourite one with someone in your family.  Please can you then bring in for our Show and Tell sessions to share with us!  We are looking forward to seeing your choices and exploring why you enjoy them. 

Have a fun packed half term and remember Friendly Friday next week!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 9th February 2018

Hello Nursery,

In the cabin this week in “Maths” we have gone pattern crazy ~ patterns on socks, clothing, toys and animals.  Our “Communication and Language” sessions have focused on the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”.  We had fun visiting Red class’ interactive whiteboard to watch the story and spot the colours.  We then enjoyed creating our own puppet characters from the story and sang along to the song.  Our favourite listening sessions this week have definitely been the ones that involved the recording paperclip ~ how funny it was to hear our voices being played back!  These daily sessions have really improved your listening skills; even Mrs Moss was impressed with how well you can stay focused now.

Our play in Forest School has taken a turn this week as everything was frozen ~ mud, sand, water in the gully.  It hasn’t stopped us having fun though with more circle time fun, chalking patterns and creating our stick man characters using our wrapping skills.  You all worked well together to create our very own nursery theatre ~ we had performers, a curtain and seats for the audience.  It was great to see you then taking our indoor puppet show of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” outside this afternoon.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and remember to show your grownups, brothers and sisters how great you are with those helping hands!  See you next week for some Diwali themed fun!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 4th February 2018

Hello Nursery,

Happy Sunday!

Well done for all the new tastes you have tried this week!  We have had some new meals from Mrs Barker at lunchtime and we made our own fruit smoothies for our Teddy Bears’ picnic.  It is so important to keep trying new things before deciding whether you like it or not.

In the cabin we have continued with our “Phonics” of looking at objects with the same initial sound ~ can you remember the items that came out of the sound bag? Fox, fairy... Thank you Freddie for letting us use your coat!   We have been looking at an information book on Toys and even compared some actual old toys to new toys ~ you did well to sort the horses, car and train into two hoops.  Can you remember how the old train moved?  In “Maths” we have been counting backwards with some familiar number songs. It was lovely to see those naughty monkeys taking their Maths learning outside and jumping on the crates in Forest School.  We also looked at where Mrs Lewis has travelled to on our globe and then enjoyed being little people in flying saucers, flying around the world.

The cold weather returned again in Forest School but we managed to get out and have some fun.  We have been playing lots of circle time games to keep us warm and moving.  You all did so well with learning new skills of tying slipknots and using our new mini hammers.  I think the highlight of the week was on Wednesday afternoon when we found some sun on the field and took our teddies for a picnic to enjoy our smoothies and teddy biscuits.  We were very proud of how you helped your teddies to eat that second biscuit! 

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and remember to show your grownups at home how independent you can be with those coats!  See you next week for play dough fun with our Days of the Week!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

 

Nursery News ~ 27th January 2018

Hello Nursery,

Happy weekend! 

First of all, well done to you all for remembering our four rules for good listening when we went over to BIG school and watched Year 1’s Bear Hunt assembly. It was lovely to see you all enjoying it and joining in with the words to the story.

Forest School has been a little wet this week but it didn’t stop us.  The huge puddle created by all that rain just gave us a super river to float our boats in!  You also really enjoyed singing some of our favourite songs with an outdoor song cube and we have added a seesaw to our Forest School playground. J 

Indoors, we have started work on initial sounds and can now listen and hear our own sound at the beginning of our name.  We have looked at the end of our story “Brown Paper Teddy Bear” and our very own teddy has brought in some of his old toy friends ~ soldiers, horses and dinky cars.  In our Write Dance sessions we have enjoyed our new song “Dinky Car” and taken them for a drive through chalk and shaving foam.  In our “Maths” session, we have been hokey cokeying; to learn all about “in” and “out” and using Bear Hunt to teach us about “over”, “under” and “through”.

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and remember what we talked about yesterday; happy faces make others feel happy too!  See you next week for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic – we have biscuits and smoothies to make for it so get those hands ready for some work!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

 

Hello Nursery,

Happy weekend! 
First of all, well done to you all for remembering our four rules for good listening when we went over to BIG school and watched Year 1’s Bear Hunt assembly.  It was lovely to see you all enjoying it and joining in with the words to the story.

Forest School has been a little wet this week but it didn’t stop us.  The huge puddle created by all that rain just gave us a super river to float our boats in!  You also really enjoyed singing some of our favourite songs with an outdoor song cube and we have added a seesaw to our Forest School playground. J 

Indoors, we have started work on initial sounds and can now listen and hear our own sound at the beginning of our name.  We have looked at the end of our story “Brown Paper Teddy Bear” and our very own teddy has brought in some of his old toy friends ~ soldiers, horses and dinky cars.  In our Write Dance sessions we have enjoyed our new song “Dinky Car” and taken them for a drive through chalk and shaving foam.  In our “Maths” session, we have been hokey cokeying; to learn all about “in” and “out” and using Bear Hunt to teach us about “over”, “under” and “through”.

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and remember what we talked about yesterday; happy faces make others feel happy too!  See you next week for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic – we have biscuits and smoothies to make for it so get those hands ready for some work!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 22nd January 2018

Hello Nursery,

Another week has flown by and we cannot believe how quickly you are back into the swing of routines.

Forest School has been a lot of fun, if not a little cold!  We have been on a Bear Hunt, built homes for our bears and made a new tree swing.  Well done Mrs Allen for getting a fire started on a very cold Friday morning.  You did so well at remembering safety rules for our fire circle, I think it is time to start warming up some food on there...

Indoors we have continued listening and learning about Rhyme in our “Phonics” sessions.  We all enjoyed the story “There’s a Bear on my Chair” ~ can you remember the items that were allowed in our own teddy bear’s house?  In our “Number” session, you have done really well at “showing” a number using fingers, numicon, eggs and the fabacus’.  Our hands, wrists and arms are getting stronger with our Dough Disco daily moves – this not only helps warm up our hands on a cold day, but gets us ready to write!

Have a lovely weekend and remember how hard Mrs Allen had to work at getting the fire started – she didn’t give up.  If something is tricky to do; keep on try, try, trying.  See you next week for some more Playground fun in Forest School!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 15th January 2018

Hello Nursery,

What a fun first full week back we have had with our new topic “Bears”.

In our “Number” circle times sessions, we have started work on 2D shapes by naming them and looking at whether the sides are straight or curved.  We took this learning into Forest School by playing “follow my leader” games ~ spotting circles, jumping through circles and by the end of the week, disco dancing with circles.

Our “Dough Disco” Circle Time has been a hit with our new “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” dance.  We also had fun in “Handwriting” by painting straight and curved lines using trains.  This linked in with our Write Dance song of “The Toy Train” where we enjoyed creating our own train around the cabin.

Our “Phonics” sessions have been all about rhyme.  We have enjoyed some favourite nursery rhymes but in particular, Baa Baa Black Sheep was a hit as we made different coloured sheep and pulled off three balls of wool for the Master, the Dame and the little boy who lives down the lane.

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week for some more bear fun when we will be going on a Bear Hunt at Forest School!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery Christmas Coffee Afternoon

Hello Nursery Families,

 

Our Nursery Coffee Afternoon will be on Monday 18th December at 2.30pm.

 

If your child attends on a Monday, please arrive at 2.30pm where there will be hot drinks and mince pies available to buy on the balcony. You are welcome to bring these indoors to enjoy.  

 

If your child does not attend on a Monday, please bring them along a little earlier at 2.20pm and leave them with us as you would on a usual morning so we can settle them in. 

 

We are looking forward to sharing some of our circle time games with you ~ with a Christmas twist! If the children would like to wear a Christmas themed item/outfit – that would be great.

 

We hope that you can come. You are welcome to film the children but only use the footage for your own personal use. Please do not upload onto the internet via social media.

 

Thank you.

Mrs Mander and Mrs Allen

Nursery News ~ 3rd December 2017

Another fun packed week - Forest School has certainly looked a lot different these past few days now the cold weather has arrived.  Frozen sand, frozen animals, frozen water in the gully and an ice rink in the mud kitchen!  It has been lovely to see you “play and explore” - cracking the ice, collecting the ice, melting the ice by lying it in the sun and even drawing with ice.  Who knew it could be so much fun?

Luckily our cabin has been toasty warm and we have had some delicious warm meals to keep us going.  A huge hit was Spaghetti Bolognese on Wednesday – I have never seen so many empty bowls!  You are doing so well with your knives and forks; remember keep practising this at home by having a go at cutting your own food and feeding yourself.  All of these actions are great for exercising and controlling those fingers/hands.

How lovely to see some of you at the Christmas Fayre on Friday with your grownups! J  We hope you had fun.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend – get those singing voices ready for next week as our Christmas theme is finally here!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

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Hello Everyone,

Another week has flown by, much like the windy days we have had!

In our indoor circle time sessions this week you have enjoyed playing our
"Good Listening" games - the Giant's Keys is by far your favourite at the
moment!  Our number focus has been "finding" a number in the cabin.  It is
good to see that 3 can look very different dependant on what you are
counting.  A HUGE well done to those of you who found this "finding" game
tricky at times - this is great, you are learning something new!  My
favourite indoor game has been seeing you warm up those cold fingers after
Forest School with our Dough Disco song and dance.

Outdoors, Mrs Allen and I have really enjoyed seeing you play and explore
in new parts of our Forest School.  The side of the cabin has been a huge
hit this week as we have had leaf weaving, creating a leaf picture, dens,
torches, teddy bears' picnic, balancing and a new space for us to practise
our running skills.

We are looking forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow morning,
get those fingers ready for some bug printing for some special artwork
that we are creating - ssshhhhhh don't tell your grown ups! :-)

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News -Weather

 What a fun week to start introducing the weather into our daily routines. We have seen it all this week ~ sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy, foggy.  You have enjoyed learning our new weather song, adding our weather symbol to the NEW calendar and some of you enjoyed being our nominated weather boy/girl.

In our Number circle times sessions this week, we have been using the vocabulary of “more”.  You're trying very hard to use the egg boxes for counting and you also enjoyed looking at our Maths resource of Numicon.  You may see some of this to use in playdough printing next week!

During our Handwriting circle time sessions, we enjoyed exploring rainbows and singing a rainbow song. You did well to learn all the actions to our dance and had a good go at trying to draw an arc with rainbow crayons and fingerpainting.  The rainbow song introduced you to new words for some familiar colours. Can you remember the other name for pink? Purple?

Down at Forest School, Mrs Allen showed you how to make a slipknot and how this can be used to rescue trapped animals.  You were so sensible around the fire circle when we had a real fire again. Well done Mrs Allen for getting it going!  You have also enjoyed exploring the crates in the shed; creating planes, rockets and trains for travelling to some exotic sounding places! Dinosaur Land was my favourite place.

We hope you have a lovely weekend, keep wrapped up warm if you are out and about. Remember if you are cold, keep on moving!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Weekly Nursery News

Hello Nursery Families,

It’s been another busy week in Nursery. Our ‘cabin’ turned into a grotto with little elves creating Christmas cards. The children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) developed printing skills to make their Christmas cards and the cards could easily put John Lewis out of business. If you would like to purchase packs of Christmas cards, please speak to the Nursery staff.

The ‘Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ inspired our learning this week. We used our hands and the balance scales to compare the weight of objects and used vocabulary associated with weight, for example, light and lighter. We used our skills to choose objects for Mrs Allen’s basket and then moved the basket along a wire in the outdoor area. We loved exploring the story events for real!

We also talked about Remembrance Day. The Nursery staff used the symbol of the poppy to sensitively support the children’s understanding. The children developed their fine motor skills by creating fingerprint poppies.

Thank you to Mrs Allen, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Wilson for working incredibly hard in the Nursery over the last two weeks. We look forward to Mrs Mander’s return tomorrow (Monday, 13th November).  We have lots to tell you!

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery Consultations

Hello Families,

Mrs Mander hopes to carry these out herself and so we have postponed them until her return. We will let you know when that will be as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Mrs Moss

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Hello Families of Outdoor Explorers,

It has been another busy week in Nursery this week. The children have explored in the brand new waterproof mittens and discovered that even on the chilliest of days, being well dressed keeps everyone snug and warm. Having their own gloves underneath their new waterproof ones keeps them extra toasty.

You may have spotted that Mrs Mander has been missing. She has injured her neck and is sadly not able to be in school until it is better. Luckily, Mrs Allen along with other school staff have kept the show on the road and next week Mrs Allen and Mrs Roberts will be in charge. We are grateful to Mrs Webb for supporting everyone.

Out in the Nursery outdoor area, the children have been learning about lighting fires and learning the rules before they actually light a fire and discovering how the weather and foliage changes as the seasons change. The children have continued with their listening games and number work and are beginning to recognise and talk about numbers in their outdoor play.

We wish Mrs Mander a speedy recovery and hope to see her very soon.

Best wishes,

Mrs Moss and team

Nursery News

Hello Everyone,

Well done for such a super start to Nursery. It's been a pleasure to see you growing in confidence and learning new skills every day. I also feel slightly famous when I hear "MRS WEBB" from across the sandpit! It's so wonderful that I can see you every day in the outdoor area and share your learning.

I know you've been very busy in the Nursery, this half term, baking bread, making soup, playing listening games, telling stories, singing nursery rhymes and making new friends. Now it's time to play, rest, stay safe and enjoy your family time. Enjoy the holidays little stars.

Mrs Webb, Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin