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Storytelling 

 

The children love learning new stories and using their imagination to create their own. This week we have been reading the story Whatever Next. It is about a bear that turns a box into a rocket and travels to the moon. The children have been engaged in this story as well as transport. Some children used our Deconstructed Role Play space to take a trip to the moon and others explored different forms of transports including planes. The children developed their fine motor skills through making their own sandwiches and some enjoyed eating them on the moon! This week the children have been introduced to 3D shapes. They have been using them in their play, through scooping sand ice cream into cones and making rockets to space! 

 

Best wishes,

The Nursery Team 

 

Castles and Dragons

 

This week the children have been developing their imaginative ideas through learning about dragons and castles! They were so excited to discover real dragon eggs in the Nursery. The children developed their investigation skills by looking closely at the dragon eggs and describing what might happen next! Nursery are learning to select and use materials for a purpose. They explored joining junk materials to make something new. Some of their creations included:

 

Castles

Noah's Ark

Rockets 

Boats 

 

The children are having so much fun at Nursery and are showing high levels of engagement in a range of activities. 

 

Best wishes, 

The Nursery Team 

 

 

Diwali Learning Day 

After our Diwali session, learning about the festival of light, some children created a Rangoli pattern.

 

The children self selected from a variety of materials to create their pattern. They created some fantastic Rangoli patterns!

Class Reward- Pizza Party!

 

 

The children have had a fantastic week of learning. They were so excited about their Pizza Party and being involved in the process. 

 

Our Process of Learning:

1- We read the story 'Curious George and the Pizza Party.'
2- Nursery practiced making pizza in our malleable station. The children used a range of one handed tools to roll, flatten and shape the dough. 
3-Next the children made the dough and cut up the vegetables. They measured out the ingredients with support and mixed it into their bowls. Some children developed their fine motor skills through cutting up the vegetables. 
4- Some children wrote invitations for our Pizza Party! 
5- The children made their own pizza by rolling out the dough and selecting their own toppings!
6- The children ate their pizza and continued their party in the role play area. 

 

What a fantastic time the Nursery children have had! Thank you so much for all the party decorations and accessories it made the experience very special for the class. 
 

Welcome Back!

 

The Nursery children were so excited to be back at school. They had a fantastic week of learning. We focussed on animals and colour. The children explored colour mixing and made their own firework pictures! They also made their own Elmer patterns after hearing the story. The children’s highlight of the week were their firework Phonics and Music sessions! The children had the opportunity to make their own firework sounds using instruments. They were also able to guess the instrument being played when it was hidden behind a screen. 
 

Nursery are showing a real interest in mark making, therefore we have created our very own message centre in the Nursery where children can explore this further. 
 

Warmest wishes, 

The Nursery Team 

Week 8- Pumpkin Soup

 

The children had yet another fantastic week at Nursery. We read the story Pumpkin Soup. The children enjoyed many activities around this including:

- Exploring the inside of pumpkins. 
- Making potions in pumpkins 

- Hammering golf tees into pumpkins. 
- Retelling the story Pumpkin Soup
The class favourite was making pumpkin soup! 

The children are enjoying our Phonics sessions and continue to improve their understanding of rhyme through stories and songs. 


We hope you have a fantastic half term! 
The Nursery Team 

 

 

Week 7- Developing Imagination and engaging in Stories 

 

The Nursery team are so proud of the children. They are now fully settled in and know the daily routines. We are particularly amazed with how independent the children have become! They are able to self-select their own snack, choose their own activities and are fantastic are putting their toys back in their areas. This week they developed their imagination and storytelling skills. We started the week learning the story Room on the Broom. Some of the children were able to retell parts of the story or explore the different characters. Towards the end of the week, the children were interested in pirates! We read a story about pirates and engaged in many activities around the topic. Some children used their imagination to create a boat out of boxes an open-ended resources and other children wrote messages for the pirates and put them in bottles. 

 

We are so excited to see what next week will bring! 

 

Warmest wishes,

The Nursery Team 

Week 6- Senses 

The children have had a fantastic week learning all about their senses. Some activities included: 

- Fruit tasting. 

- Going on a senses walk. 

- Baking yummy biscuits. 

- Making instruments using junk materials.

- Making sensory jars. 

 

The children's highlight this week was engaging in role play. They have been interested in role playing teachers, therefore we have added a visual timetable for the children to use in their play. They are all brilliant teachers in the making! 

 

Have a fantastic weekend, 

The Nursery Team. 

Week 5 

 

The children have settled well in to Nursery and love coming in to play with their new friends. We had such a busy and exciting week. Some of our highlights include: 

 

- Learning about different types of homes and making our own out of junk materials. 
- Exploring counting, capacity and transportation using conkers and trucks. 
-Meeting our shapes monsters and exploring matching shapes. 
-Decorating our Sukkah. 
 

Nursery have started their Phonics sessions. In these sessions the children learn through songs, rhymes and games. This week the children learnt a listening song and were challenged to guess what sounds they could hear behind a screen. 
 

We can’t wait to see what next week will bring!
 

The Nursery Team

Week 4- Family and Owl Babies 

 

The children had yet another fantastic week at Nursery. We carried on getting to know each other through learning about different families and talking about our own. Thank you for providing your family pictures. They are in the Nursery home corner and encourage lots of conversation. One of the Nursery highlights was reading the story Owl Babies. Some of the children were able to retel parts of the story using owl puppets and others created their own. The Nursery children are learning how to select different materials for their creations. They enjoyed making their own Owls using feathers, sticks and buttons.

 

Have a restful weekend,

The Nursery Team.

Week 3 

 

The children have had a busy week! They have been learning about Rosh Hashanah and have tried lots of new activities. One of their favourite ones was making honey cake. The children measured out the ingredients and using their gross motor skills to mix them together. We also learnt lots about honey bees and read the story Bumble Bear! Some children created their own bees using playdough and others enjoyed making flowers. 

 

Mrs Cohen came to join Nursery on Thursday to make challah with the children. They were so excited to make their own challah and did a fantastic job! 

 

Finally, the Nursery team are so proud of the children for settling in so well. 

Happy new year!, 

 

The Nursery team.

Welcome to the Nursery blog! 
This is where we will be sharing all of your children’s fantastic creativity, exploring, investigating and learning through play.
 

Nursery are settling in well and enjoying exploring the indoor and outdoor environment. The class have been getting used to new routines and are doing a fantastic job at this. We have been speaking about the Nursery rules and have introduced our class reward system. This is where the children receive golden eggs for challenging themselves through play and making positive choices. When the jar is full the class receive an award. We can’t wait to see what next week brings! 
 

The Nursery team

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