Nursery 2018 - 2019

Mrs Grills

 

Nursery checklist:

  • Named wellies – to be kept in school
  • Pump bag with a full set of named spare clothes (including underwear and socks)
  • Toast money – 20p per day (payable daily or weekly in a named purse)
  • Warm waterproof coat – we will go outside in the wind, rain and cold weather!!
  • New guidance requires school to obtain copies of birth certificates for each child in Nursery.  Can we ask you to please take your child’s birth certificate to the school office where staff will make a copy of it to keep in your child’s file
  • Please ensure all forms are completed and returned to school

 

Well, it’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of our first year in Little Saints Nursery.  We have had a super year with all our children and we are very proud of all their achievements.  Many of our children will be leaving us to go into our Reception class in September.  They are all fully prepared for the next stage of their learning journey and, although we will miss them very much, we are confident they will continue to make progress and build on their many achievements so far.  We are thrilled that a number of children will be staying with us in Nursery next year and we look forward to continuing on their journey with them.  It will be lovely to see them grow in confidence as they become the older children within our class and support our new children. 

 

 

We look forward to welcoming our new children into Nursery from September.  They have been for a visit and all had a lovely time playing and exploring their new environment.  We will be meeting them again during our home visits in September before we welcome them into school from 5th September.

 

 

Well done Little Saints children, you have all been superstars! We wish you all a wonderful, happy and safe summer holiday and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures when you return to school in September.

 


 

 

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We based our DT week around the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The children love reading this book so we set out to create an outdoor storyboard together. We started with our caterpillars, the children had a choice of different materials to use as stamps. These were potatoes, plastic tubs of different sizes, apples and wooden rings. The children were to pick ones they’d like to use, a shade of colour and create their prints to make a caterpillar. The best thing about this was that no caterpillar looked the same! We followed this by painting and creating symmetrical butterflies. We showed the children how to paint one side and then print it over to the other side. The children then had to choose their colours and patterns and again they all look so different and unique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few of our children, with support of an adult, painted all the different fruit and food from our story and we laminated everything ready for our storyboard.

So together with all our artwork, days of the weeks and numbers our story board is up and running in the Nursery playground. Please do go and have a look as we are all very proud of it!

 

Well it’s certainly been a hot week in Nursery!! We have had stories and snacks under our lovely willow tree to keep us cool. 

We started our week off with joining Reception for sports day.  The children took part in an egg and spoon race, an obstacle course and a ‘weaving’ running race.  Some of the children also wanted to take part in the sack race.  We had great fun and all the children and parents cheered each other on.  Once back in the classroom, the children were then presented with certificates and stood on a podium for a photograph!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Phonics the children have been using robot talk to orally blend and segment words and have enjoyed playing games and teaching our puppet, Sam, to speak in robot talk.  He often makes mistakes, but the children are becoming experts in spotting his mistakes and correcting him.

 

The children are really enjoying using Numicon to support their counting skills.  They can count out objects to match the Numicon piece/number, are beginning to order the pieces according to size and, through trial and error, are finding different ways to make each number using the Numicon pieces.  This is giving them a good understanding of number as it helps them to visualise the numbers using a multi-sensory approach. 

 

We had a fantastic day out at Farmer Ted’s Farm Park with Reception.  We enjoyed meeting all the animals in the barn – the cow, horse, ponies, goats, lama, chicks, donkeys, pigs and her piglets.  We then enjoyed playing, climbing, swinging and sliding together outside in the play area before meeting and stroking the guinea pigs.  After lunch we played in the sand pit, went on a very bumpy tractor ride and cheered on our favourite ferret as they raced down the track.  We climbed back onto the coach to drive back to school and many of us had a little snooze!!  What a great day!! All the children were incredibly well behaved and we were very proud of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘Right Royal Do’

Nursery joined the rest of school in celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan through sharing in a street party at lunch time and parading our amazing wedding hats.  We enjoyed desgining and making wedding cakes, building castles using shapes, decorating crowns, making tiaras, making peg board flags, dressing up and sharing in a wedding reception.  We wish them a happy married life together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-50 months:

  • Understandng the World – shows interest in the lives of people and ways of life
  • Physical Development – using one-handed tools and equipment.  Developing fine motor skills.
  • Communication and Language – speaking and listening
  • Being Imaginative – engaging in role play

 

This week in nursery we have been looking at alliteration with Pix's Peculiar Pizzas. We have been exploring the phoneme 'u' (umbrella). We have had great fun using the book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' as inspiration for our butterfly symmetry pictures, using a variety of colours. All in all, a busy fun week!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the children have enjoyed learning about the story of Noah’s Ark.  The children created the ark outdoors using our construction resources and made rainbows using a variety of media.  This helped us remember God’s promise to never leave us and that He loves us very much. 

 

Following on from the children’s interest in animals, the children brought in photographs of their pets at home which we included in our role play Vets.  They talked about how they care for their animals and how they look after their pets at home. 

 

In phonics we have continued learning about alliteration and have looked at the shape and sound of the letter /e/.  The children are developing their counting skills through the use of Numicon.  They have been feeling the Numicon plate in the Feely Box and trying to guess which number it is and have been making their own play dough and fingerprint Numicon shapes. 

We have enjoyed the sunshine this week and spent lots of time building, balancing, digging, emptying, filling, pouring.  We have been on another spring walk to look at the changes that have taken place since our last walk – the daffodils have grown beautiful yellow flowers, the blossom is out on the trees and the leaves are growing.  We enjoyed planting our sunflower seeds and talked about how we can look after them to help them grow.

Understanding the World: The World 30-50 months

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been exploring the Numicon and learning to match the 

pieces with each other, count the holes in each piece and feeling for them in the ‘Feely box’.  We have been listening to the sounds at the beginning of words and hearing the differences between them.

Letters and Sounds Phase 1: Aspect 5 – Alliteration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been reading the Easter story and thinking all the things 

we can thank God for. The children loved thanking God for their family. We then used our unique fingerprints to make a class picture of an empty cross showing that Jesus is alive!

We made Easter cakes and Easter baskets. The children were very excited to take these home to eat!  We joined the rest of school for our annual Egg Rolling competition – the children all decorated hard-boiled eggs and brought them into school ready for the competition – we had some amazing designs.

Finally we have had some Spring weather!! We have been on a spring walk and looked for signs of spring. We will continue with this theme after the Easter holidays as we watch the flowers, blossom and plants grow.

We also took part in a Sports Relief Obstacle course! The children all had so much fun doing this.

What a week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children made fruit kebabs as part of our school’s Design and Technology week.  We looked at a selection of fruit together and asked the children to name each fruit and think about what it might taste like.  Using pictures of different fruit, the children designed their own kebab.  Following on from this, the children then selected the matching fruit and placed it on the kebab stick in the order according to their design.  The children developed skills such as copying patterns and counting.

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