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Nursery

2018-2019

October 2018

Almost all of the children have now settled and are staying for the whole sessions. We have had tears, tantrums and refusal to come in the door (and that was just the adults). However, even those that are still unsettled are quickly finding their feet, making friends and enjoying the experiences available. Expect to receive many paintings and collages over the next year as all of the children seem to really enjoy being creative.

  

   

 

September 2018

Welcome to another new and exciting year in the nursery. Firstly Mrs, Gilbert, Mr Roake, Mrs Cozens, Mrs Hallam and Mrs Holden would like to thank everyone for allowing us to come and do the home visits. These are an essential part of the start of school life with it giving the children an opportunity to meet us in a familiar environment where they are able to feel more comfortable. Shortly the children will be starting and then we will have the next 11 months in which to get to know them and to help them develop as learners ready for reception.

 

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2017 - 2018

 

Nursery class photographs are being taken on Thursday 14th of June.

May 2018

We have been visited by Earthsong Music Workshop. We got to meet Storm and Angela who showed us different musical instruments, how to play them and then let us have a turn at making music together.

  

We are now looking forward to our visit from Zoolab in June. 

 

We  have also been looking at weddings in anticipation of the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We have looked at photos and objects from Mrs Gilberts, Mrs Cozens, Mrs Hallams, Mrs Bennetts and Mr Roakes weddings. A huge thankyou to all parents who have also sent in photos of their wedding or of wedding that the children have attended. These links to the childrens own experiences are essential with helping them to develop an understanding of things they may have never experienced.

 

March 2018

March has started off with World Book Day. Everyone was very excited. We all came in to nursery wearing a variety of different costumes and with either the book linked to our costumes or with our favourite book. We then got to share these with each other during busy learning time and even sort some at story time.

     

     

 

January 2018

The christmas holidays are over and we hope all of the children have had a good rest and are ready to come back to nursery to carry on with their learning. This term we have a shoe shop role play area, keys and locks to explore and an area where we can pretend to be bakers with real flour. We are sure there will be lots of learning, lots of fun and lots of mess.

    

 

December 2017

Christmas is coming quickly and the nursery has started to turn into a winter wonderland. An advent calendar has appeared on the wall that the children will open together, a christmas tree with presents under is now in one corner and there is a real christmas tree on Mrs Gilberts desk.

 

As the month progresses the children will be practising songs for their christmas concert which they will then get to show this to their family and friends. We may also get a suprise visit from someone special.

    

 

November 2017

The year seems to be going by so fast and all of the children are growing as individuals. Many children who at the start of the year were very quiet are now chatting away to anyone that will listen, children who needed support with going to the toilet are quickly learning how to do this independantly and others have learnt variety of social skills as well as physical skills such as how to use scissors, sellotape and glue.

   

 

October 2017

The rest of the children have now started and nursery and we all have lots of new friends. Over the coming weeks relationships will be formed and some of the children will make friends that they will keep for the rest of their lives.

  

Some of the activities that the children have been working on have now changed and others enhanced in order to meet the learning needs of the children. The adults are encouraging the children to start leaving their comfort zone and to try a wide variety of activites with a wide variety of peers and adults alike.

 

September 2017

The year has started for some but not yet all of the children in Nursery. Mrs Gilbert, Mr Roake, Mrs Cozens, Mrs Hallum, Mrs Bennet and lots of other adults have been helping the children to settle in. There has been laughter and tears and thats only the first few days. Imagine what the rest of the year has in store.

We are really pleased with how the nursery children are settling in. Most children are now happy for their parents to leave them at the beginning of the session. Please don’t worry if your child isn’t yet fully settled – it is still early days.

 

Thank you for welcoming us into your homes. It really helps us to get to know your child as well as having plenty of time to talk to you.

We hope the children are telling you about the play based learning activities they enjoy both in and outside during ‘Busy Learning Time’. The playdoh, trains and home corner are always very popular! Please look out for the photos around the nursery as well as the fabulous paintings, collages and pictures.

 

The children are quickly grasping the rules and the routines for the days and are starting to use the terminology that we encourage in order to promote postivie behaviour. This being "good choice" and "bad choice". We are sure that over the coming days, weeks and months that you will also become familiar with these at home as the children like to use them when talking about their choices and the choices of their peers.

 

Please can all parents/ carers make sure that everything your child brings to school has their name in or on it somewhere that can be easily found. With 54 children in the nursery at any given time it can sometimes be difficult to find what belongs to whom otherwise. Please also remember that jewelery should not be worn to school.

   

 

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2016 - 2017

 

July 2017

How this year has flown by. It is almost time for the summer holidays and then for the nursery children to move up into reception or off to new schools. Whatever the case may be Mrs Gilbert, Mr Roake, Mrs Cozens, Mrs Hallam, Mrs McCormack & Mrs Bennett wish them all the best.

 

We have had sports day this month and were so excited to see so many grown-ups coming to support and cheer on their children but also to take part in the activities where they could. Although it was a very hot and sunny day the children all tried their very best at each of the activities and with quick water breaks between each were able to keep going throughout.

 

June 2017

This month a beach shop has opened up in the nursery with the children able to role-play working in a shop, selling ice-creams and a variety of items that are needed for a trip to the beach and also buying these objects so that they were able to use them, with many children sunbathing inside the nursery.

 

As well as the beach shop our home corner also needed to be decorated so the children very kindly helped to take the wallpaper down, to hang some new wallpaper up, carefully using the stepladder and the pretending to paint the walls.

 

Outside we have had lots of different water activities including washing the bikes, catching different sea creatures with the nets, pouring water through different tubing to see where it went and helping to water all of the plants where it has been so hot.

 

March 2017

It is nearly time for the Easter holidays and lots has been happening in nursery. We have been looking at different ways to use paints and soon some of our work will be up in the nursery and up in the assembly hall for everyone to see. We used toy cars and cotton buds to make some of our pictures.

We have been exploring the forest and learning about how things grows grow in the outside jack and the beanstalk area.

  

We have made porridge for the three bears from the story of Goldilocks in the porridge kitchen.

   

Inside we have been matching patterns on egg pieces to make whole egg. We looked at how they were broken, what type of pattern they had and what colour they were.

   

We also have the Teddy Bear Hospital where we have been checking the bears temperatures, listening to their hearts, testing their reflexes and even bandaging them up when they were not feeling very well.

   

 

January 2017

The christmas holidays are over and we hope all of the children have had a good rest and are ready to come back to nursery to carry on with their learning. This term we have a shoe shop role play area, keys and locks to explore and an area where we can pretend to be bakers with real flour. We are sure there will be lots of learning, lots of fun and lots of mess.

  

 

The nursery children have also looked at chinese new year, having a chance to use chopsticks to pick up noodles and prawn crackers, learning about how chinese new year is celebrated and getting to dress up in a chinese dragon costume.

 

 

December 2016

Christmas is coming quickly and the nursery has started to turn into a winter wonderland. An advent calendar has appeared on the wall that the children will open together, a christmas tree with presents under is now in one corner and there is a real christmas tree on Mrs Gilberts desk.

As the month progresses the children will be practising songs for their christmas concert which they will then get to show this to their family and friends.

 

November 2016

The year seems to be going by so fast and all of the children are growing as individuals. Many children who at the start of the year were very quiet are now chatting away to anyone that will listen, children who needed support with going to the toilet are quickly learning how to do this independantly and others have learnt variety of social skills as well as physical skills such as how to use scissors, sellotape and glue.

 

 

October 2016

The rest of the children have now started and nursery and we all have lots of new friends. Over the coming weeks relationships will be formed and some of the children will make friends that they will keep for the rest of their lives.

 

Some of the activities that the children have been working on have now changed and others enhanced in order to meet the learning needs of the children. The adults are encouraging the children to start leaving their comfort zone and to try a wide variety of activites with a wide variety of peers and adults alike.

  

On the last day of Ocotber some pumpkins appeared for us to use in our busy learning. Some in the classroom, and some in the outside areas. Lots of the children enjoyed using hammers to tap golf tees into one and many children used spoons and knifes to roleplay cooking in the pumpkin kitchen.

 

September 2016

The year has started for some but not yet all of the children in Nursery. Mrs Gilbert, Mr. Roake, Mrs Cozens, Mrs Hallum, Mrs McCormack, Mrs Bennet and lots of other aduls have been helping the children to settle in. There has been laughter and tears and thats only the first few days. Imagine what the rest of the year has in store.

We are really pleased with how the nursery children are settling in. Most children are now happy for their parents to leave them at the beginning of the session. Please don’t worry if your child isn’t yet fully settled – it is still early days.

 

Thank you for welcoming us into your homes. It really helps us to get to know your child as well as having plenty of time to talk to you.

We hope the children are telling you about the play based learning activities they enjoy both in and outside during ‘Busy Learning Time’. The playdoh, trains and home corner are always very popular! Please look out for the photos around the nursery as well as the fabulous paintings, collages and pictures.

 

 

The children are quickly grasping the rules and the routines for the days and are starting to use the terminology that we encourage in order to promote postivie behaviour. This being "good choice" and "bad choice". We are sure that over the coming days, weeks and months that you will also become familiar with these at home as the children like to use them when talking about their choices and the choices of their peers.

 

Please can all parents/ carers make sure that everything your child brings to school has their name in or on it somewhere that can be easily found. With 54 children in the nursery at any given time it can sometimes be difficult to find what belongs to whom otherwise. Please also remember that jewelery should not be worn to school.