Nursery: Blog items

Woodland animals

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 6:20am

Today the children have been looking after Miss Fowler’s woodland animals. They have been building houses for them and keeping them safe and warm. 

Autumn walks

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 5:57pm

This week the Nursery children have been around the school grounds on an Autumn walk. They have enjoyed looking for the different signs of Autumn and talking about it with their friends. 

Visiting the library

Date: 16th Oct 2018 @ 10:13pm

We have been visiting the library in our key worker groups. We have walked sensibly through the school, followed the library rules and looked at different books. We have been making sure we are holding the book the correct way around, turning the pages carefully and looking at the pictures to help us to tell the story. 

Our first weeks in Nursery!

Date: 19th Sep 2018 @ 8:56pm

We have had a fantastic first few weeks at Nursery! We have been exploring our indoor and outdoor classrooms, having our lunch in the hall and best of all, we have been getting messy!! Take a look at the fun we have had! 


Science Week: from Egg to Chick

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:33pm

For Science Week Nursery have had the joy of watching Egg’s hatch and grow in to Chicks. We have all been fascinated by the process and have loved holding and looking after the chicks as they grew.

Trip to the Farm

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:30pm

Well that was a very exciting trip to the farm. We fed the lams and petted lots of animals including a lama, some owls, rabbits and chicks. We then had some lunch and went to find out how the cow’s are milked. Did you know ice-cream is made from milk? We then went for a donkey ride and even had time for a tractor ride before getting the coach back to school. A lot of us were so tired on the coach that we fell asleep!

Easter Parade

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:25pm

Thanks to everyone for your efforts making bonnets for the Easter parade. The children all enjoyed singing, making baskets and especially making Easter buns.

World Book Day

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:28pm

Thank you to all the children and families for your amazing efforts for ‘World Book Day 2018. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and they loved spending time with you sharing stories. They said they would love to do this with you at home in costume!

Valentines day

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:27pm

Thank you to all the parents for coming in for our ‘Valentines Stay and Play’. The Children loved all the beautiful messages you wrote to let them know what you love about them.


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:25pm

Thank you to all the parents and family’s for making binoculars with your children at home. They looked amazing and the children loved using them to go on a bear hunt. We really immersed our self’s in the story through role play and using the small world props.


Welcome to Foundation Stage

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:25pm

This week we have had a great time making leaves for our new ‘Welcome to Foundation Stage’ display. We used lots of interesting objects from around the classroom to create lines and circle patterns.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:23pm

As part of our topic on ‘Bears’ we have been reading the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We have enjoyed tasting porridge and making three giant bowls, chairs and beds for our display.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:22pm

Thank you to all the children for bringing in your teddy bears for the launch of our new topic, ‘Bears’. We had a great time meeting them and having a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’.

Christmas Party

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:22pm

We had so much fun at the end of term Christmas Party! We dances, played party games, ate lots of goodies and those that wanted them had glitter tattoos.

Christmas Play

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:21pm

This year we were very proud of the children singing 3 songs in the Christmas play. Well done each and every one of you!

Santa Visit

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:21pm

Guess who came to visit yesterday? Santa on his festive Christmas bus. We sang songs, and learned all about Christmas. We also got a photo with Santa and he gave us a present.

Reading Workshop

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:19pm

Thank you to all the families that were able to attend the reading workshop. We hoped you enjoyed all the different reading activities we had around the classrooms and hope you have lots of fun using your packs at home. Please click here for a link to the environmental sounds video.

Team Great Britain Visit

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:19pm

We really enjoyed our visit for a member of ‘Team GB’. We all practiced doing a hop, skip and a jump and then had a look at a real life goal medal!   



Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:18pm

This week we are focusing on ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and have been singing them in the different areas of provision. If you would like to sing with your child at home hear is a list of rhymes that we are singing this week:Five Fat Sausages, Five Little Ducks, Five Flying Men in a Flying Saucer, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Incy Wincy Spider.

All about shape

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:17pm

In maths this week we will be learning all about shape space and measure. Our challenges this week is to build a tall tower, a big sand castle and make a pictures out of shapes we find.

Settling into nursery

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:16pm

We are really settling in to the Autumn term and what a busy couple of weeks we have had! We have been learning about all the different things we can make and do in the different areas in the classroom such as the reading, writing, small world, construction, computer, sand, water, maths, roleplay and home corner.

We have also been learning how to plan where we would like to play and how to talk about what we have enjoyed doing. So please ask us when we get home.

We have also been learning about how to look after our classroom so that it is safe and ready for us to play in everyday. Look at what a great job we are doing.

We have also been exploring the school grounds and finding lots of lovely autumnal leaves and things to bring inside for our investigation area. Lots of children thought that the conker was a dragon egg!

A hen came to call

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:15pm

On Friday we had a very special visit form the hen that laid the golden egg. She was very friendly but has not been named yet which seemed like a perfect opportunity for a name competition.  Can you think of a name that might suet her?

Look at some of the pictures we have drawn of her.

Can you guess what new story we are reading?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:14pm

When we arrived at school this week we found someone had left lots of strange things in the playground including a golden egg, some giant footprints, gold coins, giant keys, multicolored beans and even some cow poo. Well we investigated the playground and decided that footprints must have been left by a monster, the coins and keys (obviously for a car) must have been left by the children parents, the poo from a cow, the egg from a hen and the beans we did not know who left them but we felt that they would grow into some lovely flowers.

Deconstructed role play area

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:13pm

We have a new role play area. It may look like a space full of old cardboard boxes but we have created a space that is full of things that can be anything. It is like that old saying about children getting expensive toys for Christmas and then playing with the box! There is good reason for that. A toy is a toy, but a box has a million possibilities (at least)!

The children have made the boxes into a bus lining up all the boxes and siting in them. They stopped at each others houses to pick up children and drop them off.  They have also made the space into a hair salon and barbershop using plastic forks from the classroom as comes and scissors.  Drawing from the children’s own experiences we can not weight to see what they come up with next.


Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:12pm

Well the weather has been lovely and to help develop our ‘Understanding the World’ we went out on the allotment to see what we could find. We loved rolling down the hill, climbing on the rocks and picking wild flowers. We loved the dandelions especially seeing the difference from the yellow flowers to the seeds. We really loved blowing the seeds.

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