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Welcome to Nursery

 

Nursery is your child’s first exciting step as they begin their school journey. During the Summer Term before they begin their adventures with us, we welcome you to one of a visit sessions where the children are introduced to their new Nursery environment and teachers. This helps with the smooth transition from home to Nursery and this transition continues as the Nursery teachers visit each child's home which builds on home school links and encourages familiarity with staff ready for each child to bring a parent with them in September to settle them into their new classroom.

 

Our main aim during the initial weeks is to ensure that each child feels safe, settled and secure where they develop positive relationships and bonds with those around them. By the end of the first term you’ll be amazed by their confidence and ability.

 

At Hall Green, we know and understand that children learn rapidly through rich opportunities, where they explore, investigate and discover. Our topic based curriculum provides activities that are engaging, meaningful and fun. In order to achieve this, we carefully plan a progressive curriculum, guided by the children’s interests’ and questions to ensure all pupils succeed. We provide many hands on experiences and with the right balance of challenge and support. Children are actively involved in a range of memorable learning experiences which promote creativity, independence and enjoyment.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Miss Goulding and Miss Sims

(Nursery staff)

 

 

Pronouncing the alphabet sounds correctly

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics.wmv

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read with Synthetic Phonics. http://www.phonicbooks.co.uk

A New Beginning

 

The children have settled into the nursery setting and are building up relationships with staff and each other.  They have begun to explore the resources nursery has to offer.

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Who am I? - Autumn first half term

 

This half term we have enjoyed finding out about ourselves and our family.

Picture 1 Look at our fantastic balancing!
Picture 2 The magnifying glasses made things look bigger.
Picture 3 We made marks with the chalk.
Picture 4 Making a funny face with the 'Fuzzy Felts'.
Picture 5 We used natural materials to make a face with.
Picture 6 We looked carefully when sorting the people.
Picture 7 We used the construction to make people.
Picture 8 A fantastic face!
Picture 9 We made marks in the talcum powder.
Picture 10 We enjoyed giving the babies a bath.
Picture 11 We fed the babies.
Picture 12 Pouring the milk from jugs into bottles was tricky
Picture 13 Some lovely marks made in the talcum powder.
Picture 14 We carefully poured milk into the babies bottles.
Picture 15 Careful pouring!
Picture 16 We pushed the push chair around the obstacles.
Picture 17 Going up and down a step.
Picture 18 We used our bodies in different ways.
Picture 19 Good control!
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Picture 21 Stacking the foam blocks was tricky.
Picture 22 Wow! Did they blow down in the wind?
Picture 23 We used our fingers to pinch the tweezers.
Picture 24 We added water to the talcum powder.
Picture 25 Mark making on a Gingerbread Man.
Picture 26 making Gingerbread Men was fun!
Picture 27 We used the cutter to cut out the Gingerbread Man.
Picture 28 We rolled the dough.
Picture 29 We stirred the ingredients together.
Picture 30 More stirring! What happened?
Picture 31 More rolling! What happened?
Picture 32 Making a model with the large construction.
Picture 33 We looked carefully at the shapes to match.

Let's Celebrate! - Autumn second half term

 

This half term we learnt about different festivals and celebrations and how people celebrate them.

Picture 1 We made Divas for Diwali.
Picture 2 Our chalk firework pictures looked amazing.
Picture 3 We used the 2D shapes to make rockets.
Picture 4 Splatter painting on a large scale was fun!
Picture 5 Flicking painting onto a large scale.
Picture 6 Our Diwali celebration.
Picture 7 Splatter painting made good fireworks.
Picture 8 Large 2D shape building outdoors.
Picture 9 Making circles with gross motor movements.
Picture 10 Chalking fireworks onto the ground.
Picture 11 Making different sounds using found objects.
Picture 12 Using the torch to look at books in the dark den.
Picture 13 Shining the torch onto the book.
Picture 14 Making patterns and big shapes in the sand.
Picture 15 Making 2D shape large scale rockets on the carpet.
Picture 16 Travelling about on the scooter.
Picture 17 Making a birthday cake with scrunched tissue paper
Picture 18 A stickle brick birthday cake.
Picture 19 Having a birthday party in the role-play area.
Picture 20 Dressing up in party clothes.
Picture 21 Using tweezers to pick up the pom poms.
Picture 22 Balancing the pom poms on the golf tees.
Picture 23 Writing birthday cards to Pooh Bear.
Picture 24 Making play dough cup cakes.
Picture 25 Counting out the candles on the cake.
Picture 26 Matching the numeral to the number of candles.
Picture 27 Painting birthday cakes.
Picture 28 Making marks in the shaving foam.
Picture 29 Pushing pipe cleaners into a colander was tricky.
Picture 30 Using the tweezers.
Picture 31 Decorating Pooh Bear with a cotton bud.
Picture 32 Balancing the foam blocks to make birthday cakes.
Picture 33 Decorating our party hats.
Picture 34 Exploring the foam.
Picture 35 Mark making with the large marker pens.
Picture 36 Mixing the ingredients for a birthday cake.
Picture 37 Making a cake for Pooh Bear's birthday.
Picture 38 Stirring the mixture in the bowl.
Picture 39 Decorating the cake for Pooh Bear.
Picture 40 The cake is nearly finished!

Pooh Bear's 4th Birthday Party

The Nursery children had a great time celebrating Pooh Bear;s 4th Birthday party.  All the preparation, activities and tasks which were carried out in the weeks leading up to it definitely paid off!

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Christmas Workshop 2018

The Nursery staff would like to thank all the adults for attending the Christmas workshop.  The children had a fabulous time spending quality time with their adult helper in creating Christmas cards.  This was a successful event and we hope you will join us for the next one!

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Wheels, Wings and Water - Spring first half term
Picture 1 Look at our wonderful tools we made for the garage
Picture 2 The small world play quarry.
Picture 3 Who's car will travel the furthest?
Picture 4 Digging for numbered stones in the sand.
Picture 5 Writing down telephone messages.
Picture 6 The diggers are transporting the rocks and stones.
Picture 7 The car park is looking very full!
Picture 8 Matching and pegging the numbers to the fence.
Picture 9 Practising our scissor skills.
Picture 10 Practising our pencil control.
Picture 11 Painting car number plates.
Picture 12 Filling the car up with petrol.
Picture 13 Who's under the engine?
Picture 14 It took team work to build a large car.
Picture 15 Physical work!
Picture 16 Our Mr Gumpy's motorcar!
Picture 17 Exploring the hose pipes in the water.
Picture 18 Keeping out work neat and tidy.
Picture 19 Showing a given number in different ways.
Picture 20 Paint tracks using the vehicles.
Picture 21 Who's car will get to the hoop first?
Picture 22 Controlling the cars to go up the ramp.

Vehicle Workshop 2019

A successful workshop was held for parents and children.  The challenge for the session was to make a transport model.  The children (and parents) were very creative and lots of imagination was needed to make some fantastic models.  The children made cars, emergency vehicles, trains and even rockets.  A big thank you goes out to all those who attended and the nursery staff hope that everyone had a lovely time!

Picture 1 Working together!
Picture 2 A proud mum!
Picture 3 Quality time with mum and dad!
Picture 4 A terrific train!
Picture 5 A super car!
Picture 6 A proud moment!
Picture 7 A wonderful police car!
Picture 8 Creative thinking!
Picture 9 A remarkable rocket!
Picture 10 Lots of cutting!
Picture 11 Plenty of glue!
Picture 12 A fantastic fire engine!
Picture 13 A brilliant emergency vehicle!
Picture 14 A fabulous replica of daddy's car!
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