• Uncategorised Comments Off on Ideas to help develop writing skills over half term

    Here are a few fun ways that you can help your child develop their early writing skills over the half term holiday.

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    Using paint is always a fun way to mark make. You can do this on a small or big scale. Put some paint on a tray/plate and get a ball. Ask your child to roll the ball in different movements.

     

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    Use different sized brushes and ask the children to ‘paint’ the fence using horizontal and vertical movements. You could just fill a bucket with water rather than use paint if you don’t really want your fences painted. The movement is the important bit.

     

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    You could use sand or rice and ask your child to mark make using a range of household objects.

     

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Valentines Day – Thinking about the people we love

    We have been busy counting with hearts this week. We had to recognise the numeral on the heart and count out the correct amount of hearts.

    These heart crumpets were a very tasty snack!

    We explored different media and materials.

    We decorated a delicious pink wafer biscuit and got to take it home.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on We have been estimating

    This week we have been estimating during number time. Miss Simpson had a big circle that was filled with hearts. We had to estimate how many children we could fit in the hoop. Our estimations were fantastic. We decided to try it different ways sat down, stood in the hoop and lay down. It was lots of fun and really helped us to think about amounts in different ways.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on We are getting ready to write!

    In Nursery this week we have been developing our fine and gross  motor skills for writing by making big movements with the paint brush. We really enjoyed painting the fences.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on 100% Attendance – Fantastic

    Congratulations to these children who received a special certificate for 100% attendance in their first term at Nursery.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Nursery Rhyme Week

    This week in Nursery we have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme week. We completed the Rhyme A Day Challenge.

    Monday – 5 Currant Buns

    The children enjoyed counting with real currant buns.  At snack time we tried a currant bun to see what it tasted like.

    Tuesday – Humpty Dumpty

    The children used positional language to place Humpty Dumpty  On the wall, behind the wall, in front of the wall and under the wall.

    Wednesday – A Sailor Went to Sea

    The children used musical instruments. We sang A Sailor Went to Sea, every time we said the word sea or see we had to play our musical instrument to the beat. The children also enjoyed making a boat. We raced the boats and talked about if they would float or sink.

    Thursday – I’m a Little Teapot

    Nursery smelt amazing today! We had tea leaves and scented tea bags to explore with. We used lots of different language today. We also got to have a cup of tea and a piece of toast yummy!

    Friday – Round and Round the Garden.

    We have been developing our language skills today. Teddy brought his special garden to nursery for us to play in.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on We are Superheroes! #Diabetes Awareness

    Do you like our costumes?

    Today in nursery we were all superheroes to raise money for the JDRF.

    Do you know a type 1 superhero?  We raised a fantastic £35 thank you to everyone.

    We had lots of fun taking part in the Superhero obstacle course!

    The children have had a wonderful day.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Judaism Week

    In nursery this week we have been talking all about Hanukkah the Jewish festival of lights. We listened to the story ‘The oil lamp in the Temple’. The children have been very busy making a Menorah using a variety of media and materials. They enjoyed tasting Potato Latkes with apple sauce for snack. Some of the children made the Temple using the blocks.

     

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day

    E “We are remembering the soldiers”                                                         We enjoyed making Poppys.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Nursery Campfire

    In Nursery we had a pretend campfire. We made sure we kept very safe behind the rope. Miss Wilkinson poured water over the fire when it blew away! The marshmallows were delicious. We also had a lovely warm hot chocolate inside to keep us nice and cosy.

     

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