Nursery: Blog items

Remembrance Day 2019

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 10:11pm

We watched a short animation in class explaining why we wear poppies and then sat together as a class listening to the last post and looking at a field of poppies. All of the children were very respectful as they sat quietly thinking about the people they love. 

Who is visiting our class today?

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 10:05pm

There have been lots of different characters appearing in our class over the last week. Here's one of them. Which book do you think we are learning about?

Clue: It's NOT Goldilocks and the Three Bears 



Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 10:01pm

Have you met the COLOUMONSTER? His feelings get very mixed up and we have been learning how to help him name the feelings and recognise them. How are you feeling? Are you yellow or red or blue? 

Listen to the story here

Sparkle and Shine!

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:56pm

Twinkle twinkle shining bright, see our fireworks light up the night. 

Look at the joy on our faces and our friends faces as we created a background for our firework pre-writing pictures. 

Firework Dance

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:42pm

What words do you think of when you think of fireworks? We imitated the sounds and movements of fireworks along with a firework display we watched on the whiteboard. We thought of words like 


Watch this display and create your own dance


Bonfire Night Shape Rockets

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:38pm

We have been learning abut shapes and ways to use them to create pictures as part of our Bonfire week celebrations. We used shapes from the maths area, we printed shape rockets and build a huge one  in our outdoor construction area. Look at our amazing work. Everyone ready for blast off!

1, 2, a few or more?

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:32pm

After collecting lots of Autumn objects we sorted them into groups and talked about how many were in the groups. There were only a few sticks but lots of leaves. 

Yummy Harvest Soup

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:24pm

When you've had another busy week in Nursery, what better way to relax than by cooking soup with fresh harvest vegetables. We touched and smelt and tasted some of the raw vegetables before snapping and slicing and cooking them. Some of us loved it! Some of us weren't so sure indecision We can also rehearse our cooking in the home corner. "Do you want some sweetcorn soup?"


5 Little Pumpkins

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:20pm

Here is a link to the Harvest Festival song we sang in Nursery. Be careful though! Once you start singing it you just can't stop. 

Click here to listen

Autumn Leaf Play

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 9:01pm

We like to explore outdoors and find ways to use the leaves that fall in the outside area. Wouldn't you like to make leaf angels, make piles and then throw them leaves up and catch them as they fall? Learning is such fun!

Welcome to Our Nursery - September 2019

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 8:46pm

We thought you might like to see us playing in our beautiful Nursery. It's a little bit nervy starting at Nursery but we're all settled in and ready and raring to begin our learning journey together...

Nursery Challenges

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 9:01pm

Nursery challenges happen each week and children have to complete 3 challenges in different areas oer the week. This week children had a painting, writing and ICT challenge. At the end of the week the children with 3 buttons had a fantastic treat after finishing the challenges. They got to play with some superhero figures borrowed from Mrs Iqbal's house and some chose the unicorn and fairy colouring sheets. I wonder what the challenges will be next week...? 

Spinderella's and Tiddler's Dinosaur Eggs have hatched!!!

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 8:54pm

Last week we discovered some Dinosaur Eggs in our classroom. We put the eggs in water and waited until they hatched. At first there was a small crack but slowly the crack got bigger until we could see the dinosaurs. Tiddler's dinosaur was green and Spinderella's was orange and yellow. From next week each dinosaur will sit with someone at group time for the day and be responsible for it. How exciting!! 

Healthy Lifestyles Day

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 8:46pm

On Friday 14th June we joined in with 'Healthy Lifestyles Day' in Nursery. In the morning we had a Nutritionist called Jack who came from Manchester Fayre and talked about healthy foods and the Eatwell Plate. He then asked Mrs Iqbal to help him make some 'Homous.' We tried it with rice cakes, sugar snap peas and carrots. In the afternoon we had a visit from a dental hygienist who talked about why it is important to clean our teeth every morning and evening. She showed us some photos that had good and bad teeth and shared some great advice; brush your teeth twice a day, go to the dentist for a regular check up and no sugary foods before your tea! 

Goodbye Butterflies!

Date: 31st May 2019 @ 10:31am

During this half term we were delivered some tiny caterpillars. We looked after the caterpillars and watched them turn in to cocoons and then in to beautiful butterflies. We said goodbye to them and let them free in the garden. 

Nursery Challenges

Date: 31st Mar 2019 @ 3:56pm

Did you know about Nursery challenges?

Each week children are given three challenges in various areas around the classroom that they must complete independently. When each challenge is completed the children place a coloured button on their photo. When three buttons are placed the children get a treat on Friday afternoons. This week the treat children chose was to make some chocolate krispy nests. Have a look at the 'My Learning at home' sheet which gives you details of what will be provided in each area in the nursery. 

Easter Bonnet Preparation

Date: 31st Mar 2019 @ 3:51pm

In Nursery we have been preparing our Easter Bonnets to wear at our Easter celebration next Tuesday. We used a paper plate bunny ear design and used our 'Talking Fingers' to scrunch tissue paper and decorate our hats. Don't forget to come and see our Easter celebrations on Tuesday 2nd April at 9.15am in the hall.



Nursery Phonics - Listening Walk

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 8:33pm

This half term we have been listening out for Environmental Sounds around school. We went for a listening walk using our 'Listening Ears.' We heard lots of sounds around school. Ravensbury is a very busy and buzzing place to learn!!!

The Three Little Pigs

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 8:01pm

This half term we have been reading The Three Little Pigs. We have created the three houses using printing, gluing shapes and sticks. We have created some 'Huff and Puff' paintings using straws to imagine that we were the Big Bad Wolf. 

World Book Day 2019

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 7:54pm

On World Book Day, children in Nursery came to school dressed in a variety of costumes. We had Matilda, Stickman, Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood to name a few. On the day we read lots of stories, made some props for some traditional tales and even had a visit from Year 6 who read us some stories!!

Tasting Porridge

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 3:03pm

Today the children wanted to pretend to be Goldilocks and taste some porridge! The children helped to make the porridge and enjoyed mixing the oats and milk together. The children talked about the texture of the oats changing when the milk was added and after it had been warmed in the microwave. Then they all enjoyed eating it!  

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:40pm

Today the children had a teddy bear's picnic to launch our new story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children enjoyed helping to make sandwiches and having a picnic for their snack!


Welcome back!

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:38pm

It has been lovely to see all the children in Nursery coming back to school with beautiful smiles and ready to enjoy lots of learning and fun activities! 


Bonfire Night

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 3:58pm

Nursery have been learning about bonfire night. We created fantastic bonfire paintings by mixing colours on our hands,  and painted super firework pictures. The children also enjoyed making tasty chocolate apples! 

We will remember them

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 9:17pm

On Friday we remembered all of the soilders that have faught for us and helped to keep us safe. We created lots of beautiful poppies using different skills; painting, collage, printing and colouring. At 11 o clock we took part in a two minute scilence in our outdoor area and the children were fantastic!


Have a look at the beautiful display that the EYFS children created. 

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