Nursery

 

 Welcome to the Nursery class page!!!!

This page will keep you up to date  on what your child will be learning in class over the year. Below you will find curriculum information and photographs of what the children have been doing. Keep scrolling!!!

 

We are really proud to say the children have settled really well into Nursery life take at look at what they have got up to in their first few days:

 

 

Look what we are getting up to in Summer 2 

Phonics in the Nursery:

Please look at the Phonic board for the sounds of the week and the tricky words which the children are learning to spell and read.

We will also be adding some words for a reading and writing challenge which you can work on at home.

This weeks sounds are:

 

 

Tricky word of the week:

                                                                  we

                          Can your children read this word? Can they have a go at writing this word?

Useful websites:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2.html

 

 

   This week we are focusing our learning on bees. We are using the story of “Bumblebear” as our starting point. We are learning what bees do and why they are helpful. Today we have been printing using bubble wrap to create our own bee hives. We have also been learning how to count, match and add groups of bees together on flowers in our maths. We have been developing our cutting skills and shapes by creating our own bees. Look at our photos:

These are some of the stories we will be looking at closely this half term to help us with our learning:

 In numeracy this half term we have started with a focus on naming shapes and using them to make arrangements:

 

 We have had a brilliant day at Westport lake. We have learnt all about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have been exploring in the woodland and found lots of interesting bugs. We have also been running in the meadow with our nets and found spiders, grasshoppers and moths. We learnt how to make camouflage our caterpillars so the birds couldn’t find them. Look at what we got up to:

                    Look what we got up to in Summer 1

 

 

This half term we are starting to look at the season of Spring in more detail. We are beginning our half term with planting. We are learning what a seed needs to grow healthy. We are using the stories of Jack and the beanstalk and Jasper’s Beanstalk to support our learning:

The children have started to plant their beans….

The children have been learning how look after their plants and they are very excited as they have started to grow…..

 

 

The children have also enjoyed their visit to Pets at home. Nina nine bows from Ten town owns a pet shop and this visit has helped us to understand what we need to do to take of animals.

 

 

Look what we got up to in Spring 2. 

 

 

Traditional Tales

Each week we are exploring a different story, This week we are focussing on the :

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This week we are exploring “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” small world and puppets to help us with our understanding of the story:

 

The children have also been practising their cutting skills, cutting and sticking pictures from the story:

The children have been using lovely story language to talk about their pictures:

The children are also enjoying drawing pictures from the story and attempting to write the initial sounds in the words. We are also practising writing our names:

In Math’s this week we are learning to count our from a large group and represent different numbers of goats. We are also learning how to find 1 more than a number up to 10:

The children are also enjoying dressing up from the stories we have learnt and this week it’s Goldilocks and the Three bears:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This week we are having lots of fun with this story. We have been making and eating porridge with fruit and honey. We have creating paintings, pictures of the characters from the story. We have been using our cutting skills to cut out bears and sticking them in the woods for their walk.

The children have been using lovely story language and great imaginative play in the new small world puppet area. We have also been looking at ordering numbers towards 10 this week. We are also focusing on size language and ordering bowls of porridge by size.

What a busy week we are having!!

The Gruffalo

 

 

We are beginning our week exploring the gruffalo puppets and small world. The children are enjoying using story language when acting out the story. We also have some gruffalo puzzles to work through.

The children have also be learning about Pancake day and have enjoyed learning how to make them. We have enjoyed using the story of “Mr Wolf’s Pancakes” in story time.

Gingerbread Man

The children have enjoyed tracing gingerbread patterns, making gingerbread men collages and pictures and also using puppets to tell the story:

 

We also have a new role play area. The children have really enjoyed pretending to be doctors and nurses and looking after their sick patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look what we got up to in Spring 1.

 

The children have enjoyed learning about winter and creating winter scenes for our winter board:

 

The children really enjoyed their visit from Jenny a nutritionist from City Catering today. She helped us to learn about fruit and vegetables. She also helped us to learn about some unhealthy foods that we need to eat less of. We had great fun creating superhero vegetables and fruits.

 

The children are learning about how they can keep healthy. We are looking at different fruits and learning their names. We really enjoyed our trip to “Freshways” to buy fresh fruit to make a fruit salad and smoothies with back at school. Take a look at our pictures:

The children have enjoyed using the fruit they brought to make a yummy healthy fruit salad:

 

 

 

Look what we got up to in Autumn 2…

Stickman

   This week we are looking closely at the story of the “Stickman”

The children have been using plasticine and developing their fine motor skills and making their own “Stickmen”

  

The children have also been using their counting skills and counting out the correct number of sticks for Stickman.

Owl Babies

 

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We are looking at the Owl babies story this week. The children are learning to sequence the story by thinking of the beginning, middle and end. They are also using words and repeated phrases from the story when discussing the pictures.

The children have enjoyed learning about the animals, what they like to eat, what they look like, where they live and how they move.

The children have enjoyed getting creative and making their own owl babies using brushes, white paint and shapes:

The children have also been using their pencil control skills to join the dots to make an owl:

The children are also exploring the woodland small world and puppets extending their imagination:

 

 

Jam and bread making…

The children had so much with our story “Rufus and the Blackberry monster”. We made our own blackberry and strawberry jam. We have learnt where these fruits grow what they look like, feel and taste like. We enjoyed making the jam and then making our on bread to have jam sandwiches. 

We are learning about Autumn.

The children have begun to look more closely at Autumn this week. We are very excited to go on our Autumn walk on Wednesday 14th November. Here are some photographs from our visit:

Our story of the week:

The children are learning about hedgehogs and squirrels and what they are doing during autumn. The children have also been creating autumn trees using corks and autumn colours.

This week’s number focus is “Tommy 2” look out for sheets that will be sent home this week. The children are also learning how to count and recite numbers. We are using autumn objects such as conkers and pine cones and matching the quantity to the number.

 

 

Diwali.

 The children will be learning how this celebration is similar or different to those they will celebrate with their families.

The children will be learning about the Diwali story and take part in lots of different activities such as making fireworks with paint, diva lamps with clay and rangoli colour pattern in maths.

 

 

 

Look what we got up to in Autumn 1…..

Art Week in Nursery:

This week we have been looking at “Tinga Tinga” art. The children have been learning about the bright, shiny style and how the artists use patterns especially spots when painting the animals.

 

 

 

 

 

We have also been exploring bubble painting and marble roll painting:

 

 

 

Our story and focus this week is “The Loudest Roar”

 

We are looking at African Jungle animals. Through lots of different stories and activities we will be helping the children learn the names of these animal, where they live, what they look like and what noises they make.

The children have enjoyed looking through the book and talking about the story with their puppets:

The children have enjoyed playing with the small world, making a jungle for the animals to live in. We have been learning the names of these animals and whether they live in water or on dry land.

 

The children have been learning how to hold a pencil correctly and join the dots to create lots of different patterns for the jungle animals. The children are making very good progress with their pencil grip.

 

Ten Town

The children have started their number scheme “Ten Town” this is how we will be teaching your children to count, recognise and write numbers. This week we are looking at the character “King One”

Look out for the support sheets that will be sent home when we learn a new number. The children have been pretending to be King One today and counting out items for his breakfast. He only likes things in sets of one. The children have also been learning  how to write his number.

 

 

 

 

Look at the work we did when learning about “Elmer”

Using this story we are helping the children with their colour recognition. We are also helping the children to notice and talk about different patterns that they see in simple pictures ands the world around us.

We have been looking at Elmer’s Patchwork pattern today. We have been looking closely at the square shape and using this shape with bright colours to recreate Elmer. Take a look:

 

We have also been looking closely at different patterns today on elephants. The children  have been trying to match colour, stripey, spotty, zig zag and heart shape patterns. Take a look:

 

Nursery Rhyme of the Week

This week we will continue with learning about animals so the song we are singing is the “Animal boogie”

Search for this on You tube and enjoy with your children.

 

 

Music in the Nursery

Every Tuesday morning the children have music lessons with Mr B. We get up to lots of fun singing and dancing as well as tuning in to different sounds, beats and rhythms through lots of fun music. Take a look at us in action:

 

“Wow Said the Owl”

This story will help to support the children with their colour recognition. We will be using this story as a focus for lots of colour based activities that will help the children to choose colour for a purpose.

Look we have been creating a night time world for the owl:

 

This week in our maths we have been focussing on shapes. We have been learning basic shape names and learning how to make arrangements with different shapes.

Our main shape focus this week has been a circle and we have been learning our circle shape song in class. Look at what the children have been making today:

 

We like to follow the children’s interest in the nursery as a focus point for their learning. We have decided to look for closely at dinosaurs. The children have been very interested in learning the different names and features that each dinosaur has.

 

 

 

The children have also being making hand print dinosaurs to recreate the spikey plates of a stegosaurus.