Nursery: Blog items

Shape Challenge

Date: 26th May 2023 @ 2:35pm

Today one of our challenges was to complete the shape challenge. Look at how speedy these children were. Do you think that if you practice you'll be able to complete the game in less than a minute?

The Plants Dance

Date: 28th Apr 2023 @ 3:01pm

This week in P.E, Nursery have been learning a special dance! We started by being a bean, making roots and popping out of the dirt! Next we stretched up to the sky, waved our leaves in the breeze and smiled at the sun. Could you have a try at home?


Shopping for Seeds

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 11:15am

This weekend we have asked our teachers to go shopping so we can plant some sunflowers 🌻.

We are learning about how plants grow so we want to see what happens when we plant sunflower seeds. 
We've already learned about how beanstalks grow by reading a fab story called Jasper's Beanstalk. Can you work out how to plant a seed by looking at our retell?



Eid Mubarak

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 10:16am

Some of our friends didn't come in to school today because they were celebrating Eid at home with their family and friends. We watched a video to learn about how Muslim people celebrate Eid.
We loved looking at the beautiful clothes the family wore and we watched them worship at their Mosque. Then the family gave each other presents. We realised that this is just like when we celebrate with our families! 
Here are the videos we watched. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Happy Eid everybody. 

Pigeon Nest

Date: 17th Apr 2023 @ 2:51pm

A pigeon has been very busy building her nest under the Nursery Garden canopy over the Easter Holidays. Nursery spotted her this morning as she sat quietly in her nest. We have been thinking carefully about how we can help to keep the pigeon calm and we have decided to be extra quiet when we are playing out in our garden. 


Can you spot the pigeon on her nest?

Celebrating Easter

Date: 29th Mar 2023 @ 1:49pm

This week in class we have been learning about Easter. We have watched videos to see how Toby celebrates Easter. Toby is a Christian and he goes to church to learn about Jesus.


We created Easter crowns to wear at the Easter Parade (some of us made our own Easter bonnets at home too). We drew shapes and patterns in different sizes and colours onto large oval egg shapes. We also made an Easter picture of a bunny in a garden. This afternoon we followed the clues and found some treasure! A huge basket full of chocolate eggs for the children.

Duck, duck, duck, duck, duckling 🐥

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 9:16pm

You wouldn't believe who our surprise visitors to class are (maybe the title of this blog post has given away the surprise).

5 little eggs arrived on Monday and by Wednesday 4 of them had hatched. We looked at the equipment that came with the eggs and we watched closely as they hatched. We have our own little small world farm area set up to make them feel at home and we are going to take care of them so they don't miss their Mummy! 

More photos to follow ...


RND Keepy Uppy Challenge

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 5:21pm

As part of our RND cleebrations we completed Bluey's EYFS Challenge. During our danceathon we had to keep the balloons up in the air. As you can see, we were amazing at this.


TOP TIP: Keep your eye on the balloon and don't pat it up too hard because it will fly too high.



International Day of Mathematics 2023

Date: 10th Mar 2023 @ 11:23am

Yesterday we celebrated International Day of Mathematics, 2023, by creating works of art that uses our Maths knowledge. We love patterns and shape so we looked at an artist, Anita Winterz, for inspiration. Just like Anita we allowed our creative selves to produce intuitive art. We are going to send our work to the artist to see what she thinks. What do you think of our creative maths artwork?


World Book Day!

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 4:31pm

Nursery and Reception have had a fabulous time today on World Book Day.

We have been learning all about Nibble the Nibble Monster. He keeps causing chaos in all of our favourite books! Can you spot him? 

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!

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