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Nursery had a lovely time at Ash End Farm, we held some chicks and even had some sit on our heads, we also fed the goats, sheep and ducks. We met lots of animals and at the end of the day had an ice cream to cool us down. 

Farm Visit 27/06/18

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Chicks time lapse

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Our chicks

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Meet our chicks!

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What a wonderful half term we have had! The children really enjoyed the forest school session and I hope that you did too. Next term we will be beginning our learning around the farm and looking after animals, to support this we have some very eggciting new addition  joining us next term..... 

Please be aware that no pushchairs or siblings will be permitted at the forest school day next Thursday; this is due to health and safety. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

PM Forest School Letter 24th May 1.45PM

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Important notice! 

As per the letter sent home today, please be aware that the trip date is Wednesday 27th June for all children who said they wanted to attend, due to low numbers AM and PM nursery will be going together. This means that nursery will be closed to all children NOT attending the trip on this 1 day only. Payment instructions have also been sent out today either via email or letter. All payments will need to be made via parent pay. 

Thankyou 

 

This week in Nursey we have learned the sound ‘o’ as in the sound it makes at the start of orange, optician, otter. Please practise this with your child, what can you find beginning with o? What words can you hear o in the middle of? Next week we will be looking at c and ck. ck usually comes at the end of words, such as lock, sock, rock. We will be learning the hard c you can hear in cat, can, car. Have a look at the alpha blocks series links above for some practise. 

Our topic this half term is woodlands. In this topic we will explore our woodland in the school and find out about animals who might live in the woods, we will start by reading Percy the Parkeeper and our children have their very own parkeeper role play area in the classroom! 

The children have been to the woodlands this week in a story hunt for the animals in the story, and we also collected some sticks to create some wonderful natural art. Please see the link to the story on you tube, so you can watch it with your children. 

 

 

Please remember to return any WOW slips after the Easter holidays, we love to read about how you are learning at home. 

 

A reminder that Thursday 15th March is our phonics/reading workshop. Parents will be meeting in the lower hall at 10.15 for morning children and 2pm for afternoon children. There will be a short presentation with some key information about how we teach phonics and how you can help at home, we then invite you to return to the nursery for a literacy based play and stay session with your child. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Our Christmas Grotto

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We have had a lovely week learning about light and dark, making lanterns and looking at owls. We have also been busy setting up our Christmas tree and grotto and the children enjoyed decorating the tree! Our Santa’s workshop will be open next week where children can wrap presents, write cards and play Santa!  If anyone can donate any cardboard for junk modelling and wrapping it would be really appreciated 

The children really enjoyed the story The Gruffalo’s Child and hunting for the big bad mouse and all the animals, on Friday we watched the adaptation and had some yummy biscuits for a treat for all our hard work. Why not go up to your local library and see if you can borrow it to read to your child? 

 

The Big Bad Mouse visited our classroom this week!

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For homework this week can you all paint your own rainbow, remember to choose the right colours! Remember you can also mix your colours to make a new one, can you remember how to make orange, green and purple?

 

Next week we are learning about rainbows, please can you all practise the rainbow song from the attached video so that your child is familiar with it as we will be learning it with actions next week. 

 

Many thanks. 

Look at our fabulous firework art, and our new phonics area, we are thinking about the sound s and lots of things that start with that sound.

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This week in Nursery we have been learning all about fireworks, we have been making firework art, powder paint fireworks then sweeping it to make patterns, and looking at shape in rockets. Everyone also started to practise to write their name, which we will continue to focus on over the coming months. 

Please remember to send your child in old clothes and coats, as they are likely to get

dirty

 

 

Please note that the date in the school newsletter is incorrect Nursery workshop (not nativity) is on Tuesday  5th December and the party is on the 14th. 

 

 

 

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We have had a fabulous half term in Nursery and our children have settled in lovely. 

Next term we will be exploring colour and light and will be beginning with fireworks! 

Please find attached a pumpkin soup recipe which our children really enjoyed making on Thursday, we would love to see your pictures of making it at home.

Please remember homework and library booka need to be returned every Thursday to be changed for the following week. 

 

Have a fun and safe half term break and we look forward to seeing you in a week. 

Thanks 

Nursery. 

 

This week in Nursery we have been learning all about ourselves and how we keep clean. We have been busy learning how to brush our teeth, was the babies, washing glitter 'germs' off our hands and sorting smelly odd socks for washing! We have had lots of fun and learnt lots. 

 

Next week we are learning about our families and homes, please bring in a family photo so that we can share it with the group. 

 

 

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We have been working really hard this week in Nursery, we have been learning all about our 5 senses. We have been experimenting with feely boxes, smelling perfumes, 

listening to different sounds, tasting fruits and choosing our favourites (Morning Nursery like apples best and afternoon prefer bananas) and we went on a Autumn walk to the woodlands to see what colour leaves we could find!

 

We we have sent home library books this week to share with your child, please take time to read this to them and talk about the story. These need to be back every Thursday

 

Next week we will be looking at how we look after ourselves and hygiene, please take some time to talk to your children about this topic. 

 

 

This week we are learning about ourselves and doing self-portraits. 

Please find attached a game to play with your child. 

 

 

Can any parents who have any old saucepans/cooking equipment/spoons etc for our mud kitchen and who are willing to donate please bring them in to Nursery. 

 

 

Thankyou to all our children and parents for a fabulous first week at Nursery. 

We have really begun to get to know you all and look forward to finding out more. 

We will be beginning to collect material to our junk modelling so can we ask that if any of you have any cardboard tubes (kitchen roll or foil, not toilet roll) please bring them in for us to use in our creations. 

Many thanks, 

 

Nursery 

Welcome to Nursery! 

 

Your exciting adventure starts here! 

 Your class teachers are Mrs Hewston and Mrs Gloster.  Nursery support staff are Mrs Mole and Mrs Iqbal. Please do

come and talk to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

AM session is 8.30-11.30

PM session is 12.15-3.15  

we will be sending home WOW postcards to see you children's fantastic achievements at home, please do bring these back

in as we will be creating a WOW board outside to show your child's super learning. 

Please ensure everything is labelled. Check back 

on here for information and look out letters coming home with your child for important communication.

 

our first topic is  "All About me" where  we will be finding out all about your child

and your family. Some things you could talk about with your child:

Whois in my family? 

What does my house look like ?

What are my favourite things?

What do you look like?

What makes you special?

What makes you the same/different to

others?

 

we look forward to meeting you all. 

Nursery Team

 

 

 

 

 

Just a final note to say thank you for your support this year, have a lovely summer and we look forward to welcoming you in the new term. 

Also goodbye and good luck to Mrs Hinkinson who leaves us at the end of term, she has made a huge impact on the children in Nursery and will be sadly missed.

Nursery Team xxx 

 

 

 

For homework this week please could you learn a new Nursery Rhyme with your child and include the actions or dancing, your child will then perform this next Friday for the rest of the children in the Nursery. 

Trip Information

 

 

Please note it is our trip Wednesday and Thursday. A letter has gone out today with key information on. It is also available on here in case you missed it. Remember Nursery will be closed both days for any children not attending the trip. 

 

 

Please note Monday is no uniform for a 50p donation. 

 

We hope you have a lovely half term break, lets hope the sun shines. 

 

There is no homework over holiday so have a well deserved rest. Maybe you could enjoy some of these ideas instead

 

Go for a bike ride

Have a picnic

Bake a cake

See your friends

Read a book

Have a water fight 

Blow some bubbles

 

We cant wait to hear about your half term. 

 

See you on Monday 5th June

Nursery Team 

 

 

This week we have all been doctors and nurses. We have been looking after patients, making our own x rays and even looking at what is inside our bodies including the heart, lungsm stomach and brain! We had lots of fun drawing around our bodies and we even met Bertie Bones the school skeleton!

 

Next week we will be looking at Firefighters and have a very exciting week planned!

 

Some of you have received reading books this week, please ensure they are returned on specified day to be changed

 

Thanks,

Nursery

Mike and Muttnik on The Moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 37 | Mike and Muttnik on the moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! Fun kids yoga and mindfulness with Jaime. Join Mike the Cosmic Space Monkey as we search for his best friend Muttnik, Astro Dog. A story about looking out for our friends - and what you should do if you get lost...

 

We had a fab week meeting Kate and Alan our local PCSOs. The children were excited to see them, but we noticed a few seemed very nervous. Please remember that our children should not be afraid of the police as we need them to understand they are there to help us in case they are ever in danger. Please discuss this with your children.

We learned all about the police officers uniform and job, I'm sure your children will tell you all about it!

We have also enjoyed doing Yoga on Friday, children practised balancing different poses and breathing. please see link above if you would like to try it again at home.

Have a good weekend!

Nursery Staff

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We have been very busy learning about people who help us. so far we have learnt about people who help us at school and postmen/women. Next week we have a very exciting week as we will be learning about the police and will be having some very important visitors!

To prepare could you please talk to your children about how the police help us.

Please continue to read your books at home and complete your homework, remember this should be your child's work.

If your child has any wow moments at home please let us know

thanks

Nursery

 

 

Fun in the woods

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Nursery had a fabulous time in the woods today as part of our Teddy Bears topic, all finished off with a picnic in class with our Teddy Bears!

 

Next week please could you get creative and make a picture of a baby animal and talk about why it is your favourite?

 

Please ensure homework and books are returned on Thursdays in time for them to be sent back over the holidays.

Thanks

Nursery

 

Next week (W/C 27th March) we will be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic!

We will be asking Nursery children to bring in their favourite bear on Friday to join in the picnic. Please could you bring them in clearly labelled, they will be returned on Friday so no missing them at bedtime!

We will also be learning the song "if you go down to the woods today" so please could you practise this with your child. See attached a link to the song.

Many Thanks

Nursery

Nursery Staff dressed up for World Book Day as characters from our favourite stories shelf, can you guess the books?

 

We loved seeing all your World Book Day costumes and had a really fun day!  Nursery chose The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt as our favourite stories and have been busy doing some paintings of them.

Home work this week is to tell us about your favourite stories from home, please try to do this with but not FOR your children, as they enjoy sharing their work every Friday during library.

Please keep your WOW slips coming in too, to tell us about your home learning.

 

See you next week

 

 

 

Thankyou for for all your hard work this half term, enjoy your break and we look forward to seeing you back here refreshed and ready to learn. We look forward to hearing about your half term in your homework book. Please remember this needs to be returned every Thursday.  Spring is on the way so why not go for a lovely spring walk and see what flowers you can spot? We would love to see any pictures you draw or paint over the holidays too. 

 

A few of you have been asking about world book day. It is on Thursday 2nd march and Nursery WILL be dressing up as our favourite book characters. 

 

Have a a good break 

Nursery Team 

Talk for Writing Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar

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Homework this week is to get really creative and make a picture of whatever you want to! It could be somewhere you like to go or people you love, or perhaps a favourite book or TV show? We can't wait to see your creations!

 

Please can we make an appeal for junk again! Any clean cardboard /plastic containers/bottles/tubes, just no toilet rolls please. I am especially looking for the large egg boxes to support children in their maths work.

Please see attached our talk for writing work this week, the rhyme is

twinkle twinkle chocolate bar

my dad's got a rusty car

start the engine pull the choke

off we go in a cloud of smoke!

 

Why not read it with your child at home?

See you next week

Nursery Team

 

 

Next weeks home work is to start to help your child think about rhyming words. Rhyme is very important for your child to be secure in so that they can progress to the next stage in phonics. You can help your child everyday by noticing rhyming words in everyday conversation,  and singing nursery rhymes and songs with your children. I have attached a rhyming game and a copy of "what to expect when" which is a good guide to help your child's development.

 

Homework this week is to have a think about what toys could go in the Toybox and decorate the sheet in your book. We have also sent home some wow slips for you to let us know about any learning at home, if yoi need anymore of these please ask a member of staff. Our letter of the week next week is t if you could talk about this with your child.

See below a recipe for playdough.

See you next week!

 

The children all really enjoy playing in the play dough. It is really easy and fun to make at home and can last for up to a week in the fridge. Why not have a go?

 


 

Play dough Recipe

 

1cup of flour

1cup of water

1/2 cup of salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar (available in Aldi)

A few drops of food colouring.

 

1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan.

2. Put on a medium heat and stir until the dough comes together ( it will look really gooey for a while!)

3. Allow to cool, the knead together and add more flour if it is still sticky.

4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

 

We really enjoyed meeting all your favourite toys so thank you for bringing them in, it was lovely to hear all about what you play with at home!

Next week our letter of the week is a so for homework we are asking that you go on a sound hunt and find as many things as you can that begin with the sound a

 

Also next Friday we will be making and eating popcorn, if you do not wish your child to join in please advise a member of staff ASAP.

 

I wonder who will be coming our of our toy box next week? Have you got any ideas?

 

What a lovely first week back the children have been sharing all about their break, seems like you all had a lovely time!

Next week we are beginning our topic of Toys and for your home work we would love to know about your favourite toys, as well as that, a letter has gone out today asking you to bring in your favourite toy on Thursday 12th of January.

 

 

 

We hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas break, we look forward to seeing you back in nursery on Wednesday 4th January 2017!

 

Next term our topic is toys, so we will be learning about lots of different types of toys, favourite toys, old and new toys!

 

Please continue  to check back as we will regularly be updating this page with Nursery Rhymes and activities for you to enjoy together

We have been very busy this week learning all about the story Aliens Love Underpants! so everything that we have been doing has been based around pants! We have been printing pants, drawing pants, matching pants, pegging up pants on our washing line its been a lot of fun!

Your homework this week is to design. yep that's right your own PANTS! happy drawing. Many thanks to the parents  and children who have been making an effort to complete this homework each week. We will be sending a letter out very soon about parents week, which is week commencing 5th December, so please keep your eyes open for that letter so to book your appointment. please find attached a copy of What To Expect When, which is an overview of how you can help your child in the early years.

Please remember pumps if you haven't already brought them in

 

Many thanks Nursery Team

 

 

 

We have have had a very busy few weeks in Nursery. Our new topic is Space Explorers and we have been busy investigating Space. We were all intrigued by some shiny footprints left in Nursery last week and we had to find out who left them, we had some interesting suggestions, from a Tiger, a Ghost, a Cat! But we eventually found out they were from an astronaut! We helped him experiment on some Space rocks and he was able to get back to the moon. The children have been really enthusiastic during this topic and it has sparked their imagination, we have seen some fantastic learning. 

Thanks to all who have been doing their homework the children love sharing this in group on Fridays. This week we would like you to design your very own alien. 

Please continue to practise recognising/writing letters from your name card. Please help your child learn how to put on their coats etc, this will help them become more independent st school. We look forward to seeing you next week, please remember that Monday 15th is a training day, school is back open on Tuesday 16th. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who brought back their homework and read their library books, we have had some very creative front covers! Please remember that we will be keeping book bags on Thursdays, please remind your child so that we can avoid upset! 

 

Last week we we looked at families and homes, we loved looking at your family photos. We also had a fab time making 'junk houses'. Please keep any materials coming, any clean cardboard, boxes, yogurt pots, bottles, plastic, all of this can be transformed with a little imagination ( and sticky tape!). 

 

Next week we will be exploring colour and favourites we will be learning the rainbow song,why not practise with your child too? We will also begin scrimbling next week where we make marks to music. This is a great activity for developing fine motor and hand eye coordination in order to prepare for writing. Please try with with your child, find a piece of music you like and  make lines and circles.

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See you all next week.

 

 

 

 

 

The children have been very busy last week making self portraits for our Nursery display. They have been painting, counting out features and using different materials to make a face! We then had a go at writing names using name cards. Do take some time to have a look when you drop your children off. 

 

We we also had our Spanish day Monday which the children enjoyed, I have attached a traditional flamenco dancing video, why not have a go with your child! 

 

Please remember that that book bags, library books and homework needs to in school by Thursday which we will the return on Friday, don't forget to return any 'wow' moments to us as well. 

 

See you next week. 

Nursery team 

 

 

 

We we hope you have all enjoyed settling into Nursery and have made lots of new friends, and have lots to tell your parents! 

 

This week we will be beginning to look at ourselves and we will be making self portraits!

If you could take some time to help your child look at their faces in a mirror and talk about what they see, what colour hair do they have? What colour eyes?  

 

We will be starting library and homework this week, which will be going out on Friday. 

We will be beginning to explore Autumn in the coming weeks, so if you would like to get your wellies on and take your child on an Autumn walk we would love to see what you can collect for our investigation area! 

 

Have a great weekend! See you Monday. 

The Nursery Team. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Nursery Page!

 

We will be using it to let you know about what we have been up to in Nursery, and give you some ideas for activities and games you might like to do at home. We can let you know diary dates and Learning Log activities too.

 

 

 

 

This term we are thinking about "All about me"

 

 

Welcome back to all our returning children, and to the new children we have had starting with us this week. 

 

This week we have been settling back in and getting used to the routine of Nursery, as well as doing lots of playing, painting, and making new friends!

 

A reminder that your children's teacher this year are Mrs Hewston and Mrs Gloster. 

The learning support staff are Mrs Mole, Mrs Hinkenson and Mrs Iqbal.

We have an open door so please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any questions! 

Have a fabulous weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

The children enjoy 'reading' our story maps. Each week we learn a new rhyme and then we make a story map. Ask your child if they can 'read' these for you.
Story map of 'Chick, chick chicken'
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Story map of 'Three Jellyfish'
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The children all really enjoy playing in the play dough. It is really easy and fun to make at home and can last for up to a week in the fridge. Why not have a go?

 


 

Play dough Recipe

 

1cup of flour

1cup of water

1/2 cup of salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar (available in Aldi)

A few drops of food colouring.

 

1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan.

2. Put on a medium heat and stir until the dough comes together ( it will look really gooey for a while!)

3. Allow to cool, the knead together and add more flour if it is still sticky.

4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Here are some photos of some of the animals we saw at the farm. Can you talk about them?

Next week we will be talking about animal babies, do you know what a baby goat is called? What about a baby cow? Can you find out what all the animal babies on the farm are?

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This weeks Learning Log activity is to talk about our trip to the farm and to draw a picture of your favourite animal.
We are looking forward to our trip to the farm on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th June. We will be thinking about Farm Animals over the next few weeks. There are some CBeebies programmes about Farms on their web site. It would be helpful if you could watch some of these with your child during the half term holidays. Please look at www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/down on the farm . Thank you!
We read some instructions and made some delicious ladybird biscuits, and enjoyed munching them with our milk. 
 
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This week we have been thinking about mini beasts. Look at our creations!

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Why not go on a bug hunt with your child and take some photos of the creatures you find? 

Our playground is ready for action!

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We have already had fun on the new road, and next week we will begin to explore the rest of the playground.

Our New Playground

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We are very excited about our new playground. It is starting to take shape, and should be ready by the end of next week!

                               This weeks learning log activity

This week we have been thinking about mini beasts. Can you look in your house and garden and draw pictures or take photos of any bugs you find?

 Next week we are thinking about jungle animals. Have you been to the zoo? What animals did you see?

There are some phonics games on phonicsplay.co.uk, where the children listen for sounds and guess the animal in the box. Why not have a look with your child.

We will be thinking about woodland animals next week. Why not find time to visit Warley Woods with your child? If you take any photos please bring them in for your child to talk about. Here are some ideas of activities you might like to try.

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/2016/03/spring-scavenger-hunt/

Mrs Lovelock came to judge our Pet Show, she asked us lots of questions about our pets.

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Mrs Lovelock came to judge our Pet Show, she asked us lots of questions about our pets. 3
Mrs Lovelock came to judge our Pet Show, she asked us lots of questions about our pets. 4
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Mrs Lovelock came to judge our Pet Show, she asked us lots of questions about our pets. 6

We made some fruit kebabs. First we planned which fruit we wanted, then we made our kebabs, then we ate them!

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Easter Cards from our workshop.

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