Nursery: Blog items

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.

Matching numbers to amounts

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:12pm

Some children have been working really hard this week trying to match numbers to amounts. It was a bit tricky at times but we worked together to get the job done.

The Picnic and The Gingerbread Man

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:11pm

We have had a tasty time this week during our guided reading sessions. We have read ‘The Picnic’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and both were delicious. 

Frog on a log!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:11pm

This week in literacy we have been enjoying acting out the different rhyming words from the book ‘Oi Frog’. We have been frogs on logs, goats on coats, parrots on carrots and gofas on sofas.

Oi Frog link to video

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:08pm

This new story we have been reading in class this week is ‘Oi Frog’. If you would like to share the story at home please click the following link.

Saying goodbye to Miss Powell

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:07pm

We all had a wonderful time in Nursery today saying goodbye to Miss Powell. We will all miss her terribly but know she is going to have such a great 9 months getting to know her new bundle of joy. We can not weight to see him when he arrives! Thank you to all the children and families that contributed to the party food it was all delicious!

Tasting foods from ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:06pm

In literacy this week we have been tasting the different healthy foods from the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ before we ate them we had a smell, look and a feel and tried to think of as many words to describe the fruits. we then had a go at sounding out the initial sounds for each fruit and looking to match the fruit to labels.

Ordering and sequencing

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:05pm

This week in maths we have been looking at ordering. We have talked about our morning routine and in what order we get ready for school. We found that some children got ready in a different order to others. Some got dressed before they had their breakfast and others had their breakfast before they got dressed. We also ordered out class time line and pictures from our core story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

Living eggs – from egg to chick

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:04pm

Over the last two weeks we have had the pleasure of watching 9 eggs hatch and grow. We fed them and made sure they were warm and safe. We even held them very...

Children in Need

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

Thank you to all the children that dressed up  and made a donation  for Children in Need. Thank you also to all the families that donated cakes and biscuits especially to one special mum who baked such an amazing Pudsey  Bear cake! Look at how much the children loved it! We also enjoyed  buying cakes and sweets from the year 6 children who raised lots of money for an important cause.

Who’s afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:01pm

Today we were looking at pictures of The Big Bad Wolf from ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘. We were thinking about words to describe what he looked like and how he acts. Look at all the fantastic words that we came up with!! 

Our ‘Red Day’ story launch!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:59pm

Today we had our launch for our new story…did you guess what it was going to be??… Little Red Riding Hood! The children looked fantastic dressed in red and really enjoyed all the red activities in Nursery. 

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