Nursery: Blog items

I can fly

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 8:43pm

Little Penguin thinks he can fly. He waddles as fast as his legs can carry him, he flips and flaps his wings but still he can't fly. What can he do that's just like flying?

 Here are some of our penguins. Click on the link to listen to the story we have been learning about

More and fewer

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 8:30pm

Last week we were practising our subitising skills, instantly recognising if we could see 1 or 2 (and sometimes even 3!)

This week we have been thinking about the words we use to describe groups of objects. We discovered the words 'more' and 'fewer' help us compare quantity in groups of objects.



Winter Walk

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 8:17pm

After going on a Winter Walk last week we created poetry based on what we saw. We're sure you'll agree that we have some budding poets in Nursery. 
After reading the poem can you find a photo to match?

In Winter

In Winter you have to wear a warm coat with a hood.

All the leaves fell off the trees.

We saw a bush that we think has died.

Oh! There are still leaves on one of the trees.

They will stay on the tree - it is evergreen.

We think the seeds are gonna grow into something. 

by Nursery 



Free the Penguins!

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 7:57pm

Today we carried out science experiments to free some penguins that had become trapped in ice. We though about different ways to free them. Each key worker group though of one idea each:

  1. Tap the ice with a hammer.
  2. Use a hairdryer to heat up the ice and melt it.
  3. Melt the ice with warm water.
  4. Leave the ice block out in the sun to melt the ice.

"I had to pour some hot water on top of the ice and, you know, the ice began to melt. You know it wouldn't work with cold, only hot." Beau

"We had to tap,tap, tap to get the penguin out of the ice. It took a long time." Lucy

All of our experiments worked, except number 4. It was too cloudy today.


What we are learning about!

Date: 9th Jan 2023 @ 4:24pm

Hello all!

This term our theme is: Over land and over sea, where will you find my friends and me?

Have a look at our half-termly overview to see what we are learning about at school and how you can support at home.



Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 2:44pm

Today Nursery has been to see Father Christmas. 


We told him what we wanted for Christmas and he read us a Christmas Story then gave us a present.


We sang some songs to Santa, have a practise at home!

Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 16th Nov 2022 @ 3:03pm

Our rhyme of the day today is '5 Little Speckled Frogs' 



We have been acting out the song in our Nursery garden, can you practise singing it at home?

Nursery Rhyme Week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

Date: 15th Nov 2022 @ 1:34pm

Today we have been learning to sing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive. 


We have been practisiting the tricky words. Have a look at the file attached to join in with us!


World Nursery Rhyme Week: Song One

Date: 14th Nov 2022 @ 1:41pm

This week Nursery are celebrating World Nursery Rhyme week!


We will learn a brand new song each day. Today we have been learning B.I.N.G.O!

We have been singing the song and made our own Bingo the dog masks. 

Have a look at the lyrics and see if you can practice at home!

Rebaz the Freestyle Footballer is Awesome!

Date: 3rd Nov 2022 @ 6:52pm

Today in class we had a visitor. We like meeting new people and we loved meeting Rebaz! He showed us some awesome tricks. We even got the chance to try the rocket launcher trick (That's a good trick to practice in the week we are learning about bonfire night isn't it?) 

Here are two videos of the performances he did for us. We think Mrs Ganner's class were in awe of Rebaz because they say there open mouthed! Miss Wilkinson's class showed their appreciation with whoops and cheers! We've attached three videos. Two are Rebaz' performances (Can you guess which class is which?) and the third is a video showing you what rocket launcher looks like. 
Rebaz told us we had to practice at home to be able to complete this trick. Who can be the first child in Nursery to launch their rocket? 

You can see more tricks on Rebaz' YouTube Channel


Parent Meeting

Date: 1st Nov 2022 @ 4:57pm

Please remember to attend your child's class workshop this week. We will share with you how we teach your child to write their name. 

The meeting will last no more than 15 minutes. 

NVG Wednesday 8.55am

NCW Thursday 8.55am

Creating New Stories

Date: 18th Oct 2022 @ 2:47pm

We have been learning about a fabulous story called ‘Monkey and ME’. In this story a little girl and her monkey visit lots of different animals. As part of our learning we drew a story map to help us retell it. Then we decided to change the story. We changed the monkey and all of the other animals then retold the beginning and middle today. Tomorrow we are going to change the end so the characters don’t go home after their busy day. Where could they go?

Click here to listen to 'Monkey and ME'

Look out for the ending and our whole story retell tomorrow!

Edit: Here it is! One of our alternative versions

Our Learning Powers: Care

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 4:38pm

This half-term the EYFS have been looking at our Learning Power 'Care'. 

When I care I...

work hard

make good choices

am responsible

am positive

include everyone

am kind

understand others


We have made our own 'care for me bee' and shared the ways that we are kind in Nursery and Reception. We then put all of our hard work together on our new display!

'Celebrate Me!' Day

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 4:27pm

This week we have celebrated everything that makes us unique in Nursery! We came to school in clothes that were important to us and represented who we are. We shared the story 'The Same but Different Too' by Karl Newson, you can find it read online if you follow the link here:

We looked at our wonderful outfits and thought carefully about what was the same, and what was not the same. Have a look through the pictures below and see if you can say whether we are dressed the same, or not the same!

Monkey likes patterns and so do we

Date: 6th Oct 2022 @ 1:39pm

This afternoon we received a message from Monkey. It was written on a speech bubble. She set us a challenge. She wanted us to put patterns on monkey sized vests for her. What a funny thing to ask!

We chose our favourite pattern and drew them on the vests she sent. Can you spot the patterns that we drew? (curly, spotty, zig-zag,checked, stripy).

We've given the vests back to Monkey so she can choose one to wear tomorrow.

We Love Wiggling!

Date: 2nd Oct 2022 @ 3:37pm

We have been learning all about the things our bodies can do. We really are magical and we have enjoyed finding out about what our eyes, hands, ears, eyes and noses can do by reading ‘Happy To Be Me’. If you don’t that story click here.

We discovered that we were great at wiggling. First we wiggled our toes to a simple song. We wiggled fast and slow. Then we danced along to The Wiggle Dance with Danny Go. Why not have a wiggle too?



Celebrating some fabulous mark making

Date: 22nd Sep 2022 @ 7:00pm

We love to draw and paint in Nursery. We've been talking about our families this week and lots of children have been independently choosing to draw pictures of the people they love.
Our 'celebrate' curtain is nearly full! 

Guess Who?

Date: 20th Sep 2022 @ 4:17pm

We have been drawing our faces. We watched and listened to our teachers and then drew our faces. We think you'll agree, there are some budding artists in Nursery this year! 

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We've loved meeting you

Date: 9th Sep 2022 @ 4:13pm

We'd just like to start the year off by saying a huge big thank you to all of the children and parents in our new Nursery classes. We have really enjoyed playing with you, finding out about what you like to do and we are so excited to be walking alongside you on your learning journey this year.

Each week we will put up videos and photos of the exciting things that happen in Nursery so watch this space! have a relaxing weekend and we'll see you on Monday.

From Mrs Ganner, Miss Wilkinson, Mrs Blakeley and Miss Conway

The Flying Bath!

Date: 14th Jun 2022 @ 12:50pm

In Nursery this week we are reading the story 'The Flying Bath' by Julia Donaldson. In the story, three superheroes (Frog, Duck and Turtle) help to save the other animals using their bath water! 

We have been working hard to make our own puppets of the characters from the story. We have been thinking carefully about which colours to use and how we can add extra detail to our drawings. 


Out popped a beautiful butterfly!

Date: 5th Apr 2022 @ 1:57pm

On Saturday morning, the butterflies started to come out of their cocoons!

All 5 tiny caterpillars have made it to become lovely painted lady butterflies. Miss Wilkinson and Miss Walker have released them into our school playground this morning. 

Keep a close eye out at home, perhaps they will come and visit you!i8

Nursery Ducks

Date: 25th Mar 2022 @ 4:58pm

In Nursery this week we have been very lucky to hatch our own fluffy ducklings!


The children have been amazed watching the ducklings hatch one by one from their shells.  We have been sharing lots of stories about ducks and thinking about how we can take care of the ducks in our classroom. 



World Book Day

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 6:47pm


We had so much fun celebrating world book day today and loved seeing all of your fantastic costumes! Everybody did so well in our World Book Day parade and at guessing which teacher was reading the story in the 'masked reader'. 

In Nursery our focus author was 'Tom Percival' who has written lots of amaizng stories! We read stories such as 'Tilda Tries Again' and 'Ravi's Roar'. I wonder if your child can tell you their favourite story we read today! 

Don't forget to use your book tokens that were sent home today!



Happy Valentine's Day!

Date: 14th Feb 2022 @ 3:07pm

Today Nursery have had a lovely day! We have been thinking carefully about all the special people in our lives who we LOVE SO MUCH!

We have been singing a song called 'Skidamarinky dink a dink', why not try to sing along at home?

We have made a card and a special biscuit.


Happy Valentines Day Everyone!


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