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Welcome to Nursery

 

Nursery is your child’s first exciting step as they begin their school journey. 

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

Miss Goulding (teacher) and Miss Sims (teaching assistant)

NURSERY 2017-18

Nursery Morning - VAN GOGH SUNFLOWERS

Nursery Afternoon - VAN GOGH STARRY NIGHT

Our First Week in Nursery 2017-18

Getting to know a new setting and each other.

Picture 1 Making new relationships with adults and children.
Picture 2 Making new friends.
Picture 3 Taking part in activities.
Picture 4 Having fruit during 'snack' time.
Picture 5 Exploring the outdoor area.
Picture 6 Concentrating on a task.
Picture 7 Enjoying ourselves!
Picture 8 Having some quiet time!

The EYFS staff 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.  We provide many hands on experiences and with the right balance of challenge and support. We encourage the children to be actively involved in a range of memorable learning experiences which promote creativity, independence and enjoyment.

 

In Nursery we delight in encouraging each child to flourish and grow, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Who am I?

Autumn first half term

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Picture 2 The talcum powder helped to dry the baby.
Picture 3 Putting a baby's nappy on is tricky!
Picture 4 A baby came to visit.
Picture 5 Mark making in talcum powder was exciting.
Picture 6 Making faces from natural materials.
Picture 7 We had fun guiding the pushchairs around the cones
Picture 8 We sorted the people into groups.
Picture 9 The babies were really clean after their bath.
Picture 10 We built a house from building blocks.
Picture 11 Some houses were very tall.
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A visit from somebody special!

During the week beginning 25th September we had a very special visitor come into Nursery.  A baby came to see us so that we could find out and learn more about the 'life of a baby'.  All the nursery children were excited and enjoyed interacting with the baby. 

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Let's Celebrate!

Autumn second half term

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Picture 1 A wonderful birthday cake.
Picture 2 How many candles are on this cake?
Picture 3 How many cakes are there?
Picture 4 Using tweezers to pick up pom poms was tricky!
Picture 5 Counting out candles for the numbered cakes.
Picture 1 Making music with the pots and pans.
Picture 2 All dressed up for a party!
Picture 3 Practising our mark making skills.
Picture 4 Setting the table for a party.
Picture 5 Making cupcakes out of play dough.
Picture 6 Ordering the numbered birthday cards.
Picture 7 Making a birthday cake collage.
Picture 8 Making a cake in the sand.

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Christmas Jumper Charity Day - Fundraising for Save the Children charity

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Wheels, wings and water

Spring first half term

Picture 1 We made tools from Duplo for our car garage.
Picture 2 We have been practising our scissor skills.
Picture 3 We have been practising our pencil control.
Picture 4 Making a car for Mr Gumpy was our challenge.
Picture 5 Sorting the transport by colour.
Picture 6 A great car mechanic!
Picture 7 Controlling the remote control cars was fun!
Picture 8 Fixing the car in the garage was exciting!
Picture 9 A fabulous racing car for Mr Gumpy.
Picture 10 Looking underneath the car to find the problem.
Picture 11 Steering around the cones was tricky to start with
Picture 12 We made Mr Gumpy's car from large apparatus.
Picture 13 Great steering and control!
Picture 14 Following the path to help our pencil control.
Picture 15 We learnt how to programme the Beebots.
Picture 16 We made the Beebots go in different directions.
Picture 17 The Beebots went forwards and backwards!
Picture 18 We learnt to turn the Beebots.
Picture 19 Making patterns with the car tyres.
Picture 20 We played a dice game called 'Bus Stop'.

Vehicle workshop for parents and their children - 16.2.18

A big thank you goes out to all those who took part in the workshop to create a vehicle.  Both adults and children had fun making wonderful vehicles such as lorries, racing cars, fire engines, dust carts and diggers.  It was lovely to see so many of the children with big, proud smiles on their faces.

Picture 1 A fantastic dust cart!
Picture 2 A great lorry!
Picture 3 A lovely tractor!
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Picture 5 A super lorry!
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Picture 5 A fabulous digger!
Picture 6 A wonderful fire engine!
Picture 7 A super car!
Picture 8 A colourful racing car!
Picture 9 A London bus!

Rhyme Time

Spring second half term

Picture 1 Dressing up as kings and queens in the castle.
Picture 2 Looking at pattern and size.
Picture 3 Making a repeating patterned tower.
Picture 4 Making different length towers.
Picture 5 A tower taller than us!
Picture 6 A very long tower!
Picture 7 Making clocks.
Picture 8 A repeating pattern using two colours.
Picture 9 A repeating pattern using three colours.
Picture 10 Making different length mice tails.
Picture 11 Three towers of differing heights.
Picture 12 Acting out as a queen.
Picture 13 Pencil control spiders.
Picture 14 Cutting skills.
Picture 15 Exploring different lengths in the sand.
Picture 16 Exploring how to get an object down the pipe.
Picture 17 Which went the fastest?
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Picture 19 Collage spiders.
Picture 20 Scrunching tissue paper into tiny balls.
Picture 21 Flushing the spiders down the drainpipe.
Picture 22 Fine motor control to help our pencil pinch.
Picture 23 Fine motor skills are important for our fingers.
Picture 24 Mark making on the castle wall.
Picture 25 Comparing lengths.
Picture 26 Incy Wincy Spider collage.
Picture 27 Incy Wincy Spider.
Picture 28 Scooping helps us with our scissor skills.
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Picture 30 Exploring the sheep's wool.
Picture 31 Exploring weight with bags of sand.
Picture 32 Feeling the sheep's wool.
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Picture 34 Being curious about the sheep's wool.
Picture 35 Which mouse has the longest tail?
Picture 36 Comparing three lengths.
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Book Week: 26.2.18 - 2.3.18
Nursery children dressed up as characters from Nursery Rhymes.  Can you guess who we were?
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Picture 4 The old woman who swallowed a fly.
Picture 5 Humpty Dumpty.
Picture 6 Jack from Jack and Jill.
Picture 7 Twinkle twinkle little star.
Picture 8 Two little monkeys.
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Picture 10 Little Red Riding Hood.
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Picture 12 Little red Riding Hood.
Picture 13 Little Bo Peep.
Picture 14 Twinkle twinkle little star

Who's hiding in the garden?  

Summer first half term

Picture 1 Looking for signs of Spring.
Picture 2 We found daffodils.
Picture 3 We looked in the pond for frogspawn.
Picture 4 We ticked off what we could see.
Picture 5 Did we see any frogs?
Picture 6 We had our very own clipboard!
Picture 7 We needed to be sensible to stay safe.
Picture 8 We saw some pond snails.
Picture 9 A worm!
Picture 10 Looking for spiders.
Picture 11 A slug!
Picture 12 We used sticks to help us find spiders.
Picture 13 A snail!
Picture 14 Were there any spiders on the wall?
Picture 15 Looking closely in the soil for spiders.
Picture 16 Making a total of 8 cubes in different ways.
Picture 17 Adding two groups of cubes together.
Picture 18 Counting out the cubes accurately.
Picture 19 Making different length spider legs.
Picture 20 Making 8 legs for the spider.
Picture 21 Making 8 different length legs.
Picture 22 Finding ways to make 8.
Picture 23 Finding ways to make 8.
Picture 24 Counting cubes accurately.
Picture 25 Making 8 different length legs.
Picture 26 Painting a large spider web.
Picture 27 Chalking the webs was tricky.
Picture 28 Chalking spider webs on the ground.
Picture 29 Working together!
Picture 30 We had fun chalking on the floor.
Picture 31 Chalking spider webs onto black paper.
Picture 32 Pencil control.
Picture 33 Pencil control.
Picture 34 practising pencil control.
Picture 35 Practising our cutting skills.
Picture 36 We cut out spiders to stick on a web.
Picture 37 Our cutting gets better the more we practise!
Picture 38 Practise makes perfect!
Picture 39 A colouring butterfly, can you name the shapes?
Picture 40 Making words with magnetic letters.
Picture 41 Making words with magnetic letters.
Picture 42 Using 2D shapes to make patterns on the butterfly.
Picture 43 Square shapes!
Picture 44 Wow! A symmetrical butterfly.
Picture 45 Counting practise and pegging the number.

A Big Thank you!

During the past few weeks parents have been invited in to Nursery as the session starts to help their own child write their name.  Nursery staff would like to thank those parents who have being willing to accept the offer as this is making a big difference to the child's pencil control and letter formation.

If you have not yet ventured into Nursery please feel free to drop in for 5 minutes.  The children will benefit/have benefited from this wonderful experience.

Nursery 2016-17

A new beginning!

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Autumn first half term 2016 - Marvellous me!
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Autumn second half term 2016 - Let's Celebrate!

Diwali celebrations!

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Our Bonfire Celebration
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Winnie the Pooh's 4th Birthday!
Picture 1 We enjoyed making different shaped sandwiches.
Picture 2 The jam was sticky!
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Picture 4 It was tricky to spread the jam!
Picture 5 Honey is Pooh's favourite filling!
Picture 6 We decorated biscuits.
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Picture 8 Pooh Bear is 4 years old today!
Picture 9 We gave Pooh our card we had made.
Picture 10 We gave him presents we had wrapped.
Picture 11 We sang Happy Birthday and blew out 4 candles!
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Picture 13 We wore hats we had decorated with paint sticks.
Picture 14 We enjoyed our party food.
Picture 15 We gave Pooh Bear the card we had made.
Picture 16 We sequenced the bears by colour and size.
Picture 17 Picking up pompoms with tweezers.
Picture 18 We decorated the tree house.
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Spring first half term 2017 - Wheels, Wings and Water!
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Literacy workshop Friday 3rd March 2017

Nursery's Literacy workshop was a big success.  This was due to the fantastic children we have in Nursery and the support of our enthusiastic parents.

Everyone had a good time and accessed all the activities to aid the children's and parent's learning about the teaching of early Literacy skills.

A big thank you goes out to all who attended and for all the positive feedback.  We hope to do more of these sessions, so watch this space!

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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

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Name writing

A big thank you goes out to those who are supporting the children with writing their name.  Please feel free to pop in at the start of the nursery session to sit with your child and practise.  It is really helping! 

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Spring second half term 2017 - Rhyme Time!
Picture 1 Tossing pancakes
Picture 2 We made different length arms and legs.
Picture 3 We have been practising writing our names.
Picture 4 Making dens.
Picture 5 Who can catch their pancake?
Picture 6 We dressed up as book characters on Book Day.
Picture 7 We enjoy being outside practising our writing.
Picture 8 We enjoyed making a den.
Picture 9 We have been practising adding two groups together
Picture 10 A lovely spider with eight legs.
Picture 11 A great patterned tower using two colours.
Picture 12 Making patterned towers outdoor.
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Picture 14 Making patterns using quoits and beanbags.
Picture 15 A large tower with two colours.
Picture 16 Another great pattern using quoits and beanbags.
Picture 17 Which tower is the tallest?
Picture 18 Who has made the shortest tower?
Picture 19 Recognising numbers.
Picture 20 Fantastic mark making!
Picture 21 Counting the number of bricks in the tower?
Picture 22 A wall for Humpty.
Picture 23 Humptu Dumpty sat on the wall.
Picture 24 Humpty's castle and all the kings horses and men.
Picture 25 Making a Humpty to sit on the wall display.
Picture 26 Team work!
Picture 27 A tall tower for Humpty to sit on.
Picture 28 Finding a safe and quiet place to write in!
Picture 29 Working together as a team.
Picture 30 A tower for gorilla to perch on!
Summer first half term 2017 - Who's in the Garden?
Picture 1 We printed leaves for our indoor garden.
Picture 2 We had fun celebrating Vaisakhi.
Picture 3 We celebrated Vaisakhi with our friends.
Picture 4 First we needed to take out the weeds!
Picture 5 We mixed the soil to take out the lumps.
Picture 6 We all enjoyed digging the soil.
Picture 7 We planted our flowers.
Picture 8 We watered the plants.
Picture 9 We dug out the weeds.
Picture 10 We used a watering can to water the plants.
Picture 11 We stacked the tyres to make cocoons.
Picture 12 We wore scarves and moved like butterflies.
Picture 13 We look closely at minibeasts in our indoor garden
Picture 14 Visiting the pond area was an exciting adventure.
Picture 15 What did we find in the pond?
Picture 16 We completed a survey to show the signs of Spring.
Picture 17 We saw daffodils.
Picture 18 We completed a Spring survey.
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Picture 1 We found a slug!
Picture 2 We put our explorer hats on and looked carefully.
Picture 3 We are using a sound mat to aid our writing.
Picture 4 We collected tadpoles from the pond.
Picture 5 We used magnifying glasses to look at the tadpoles
Picture 6 Vaisakhi celebrations.
Picture 7 Making meals for the minibeasts.
Picture 8 Looking at information books.
Picture 9 Finding out about minibeasts.
Picture 10 Following a construction mat.
Picture 11 Painting ladybirds.
Picture 12 A spider made from play dough.
Picture 13 A snail made from play dough.
Picture 14 A butterfly made from construction.
Picture 15 A very detailed slug!
Christmas Play 2015 - We are 'super' stars!
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Aspirations day 2016
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Spring first half term 2016 'Wheels, wings and water'
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Spring second half term 2016  'Rhyme Time'
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Book week 2016 Library visit

Parents had the opportunity to accompany their children on a visit to the library.  Everyone had a great time sharing and reading stories to their children.  We hope everyone had an enjoyable time and will continue to access the library.

A big Thank you to all that attended, we really appreciate your support.

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Book week 2016 Literacy Inspire workshops

Parents were invited to come along to a session and participate in their own child's learning.  The workshop focused on promoting early reading and writing skills.  We hope this was an enjoyable and valuable experience for both parents and children.  We had a fantastic day and the children were fabulous 'teachers', demonstrating their Literacy skills.  

A big Thank you to all those who attended.

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Summer first half term 2016 Who's hiding in the garden?
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