Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery Class Page! 

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Week commencing 01.11.21

We look forward to welcoming the children back in to school on Tuesday 02.11.21. When we return, our topic for learning will be fireworks! We have lots of exciting activities planned.

Please note that we will introduce the children to P.E and Music and Movement sessions this half term, therefore your child will need a P.E kit. We kindly ask that all items in your child’s P.E kit are clearly labelled with their name to avoid any confusion amongst belongings.

Week commencing 18.10.21

Last week’s learning has led us nicely to our final topic for this half term, as this week we will be learning all about Autumn – a season where we are surrounded by opportunities to explore and discuss colours! To support our learning, we will go for a walk to the school nature area so that we can experience first hand the changes seen in the natural world during Autumn. We will collect leaves and other natural objects that we can use for our indoor activities.

Our song of the week will be ‘Autumn leaves are falling down’. Can you use the video below to practise the words at home too?

Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down | Fall Song | Preschool Songs | The Kiboomers – YouTube

We will also be looking at the story ‘Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn’.

A kind reminder that all children need to bring in a school water bottle, filled with water every day. You can purchase a school water bottle through your SCO Pay account.

Look at how much fun we have had exploring the different Autumn themed activities! You can further support your child’s learning at home by pointing out and discussing signs of Autumn, as you are out and about together.

Another big well done to the children for a fantastic first half term in Nursery.

Week commencing 11.10.21

This week we will be learning all about colours. Our song of the week will be ‘I can sing a rainbow’. Can you use the video below to practise the words at home too?

I can sing a rainbow – BBC Teach

Lots of our activities will be focused around the story ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?’. This has lots of repetitive language for the children to join in with and will help with their learning of colours and animals.

The children have enjoyed exploring lots of colours this week. They had so much fun watching ‘The Ridiculous Rhyme Show’ who came to visit school!

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We have been working very hard in Phonics to listen carefully so that we can hear and identify different sounds in the environment. The children each made their own Listening Ear Headband ready to go on a Listening Walk together. The children listened very carefully and heard lots of different sounds. We heard cars driving past, horns beeping, trees blowing in the wind, birds singing, the leaves crunching under our feet and even an aeroplane! This is a simple activity that you can try as you are out walking. We would love to know some of the sounds that you hear together.

 

Week commencing 04.10.21

A reminder that it is our ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening on Monday 4th October. 

This week we will be learning the song ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. We will learn the names of animals that live on the farm and the noises that they make. Can you use the video below to practise the words at home too?

Old MacDonald had a farm – BBC Teach

This is another fantastic song we will be learning this week to practise the names of animals that live on the farm and the noises that they make:

I went to visit a farm one day – BBC Teach

There are also some exciting events happening in school this week.

On Thursday 7th October, we will be taking part in the #HelloYellow campaign to support Young Minds Mental Health Charity. Please can the children come to school wearing something yellow and bring a 50p donation for this charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is also National Space Week! So the children will be completing some Space themed art work later in the week.

   

The children have been practising their sorting skills on the Maths table. They have been sorting the animals into separate piles as Miss Bridges kept muddling them up!

  

The children’s fantastic self portraits are now displayed above their pegs. They have enjoyed pointing out their own paintings to their friends and teachers!

Week commencing 27.09.21

This week we will be learning the song ‘If your happy and you know it’. We will continue to look closely at faces, exploring and combining different media and collage materials and we will begin to explore different emotions. We will continue to learn all about our new friends and teachers, by sharing our special ‘All About Me’ boxes.

Can you use the video below to practise the words and actions at home too?

If you’re happy and you know it – BBC Teach

The children did some fantastic talking about their special boxes! Here are some that we have shared this week:

   

Week commencing 20.09.21

Here are some photographs of the children’s first few weeks in Nursery! We have had so much fun.

This week we will be learning the song ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’. We will be looking closely at our faces and painting our self portraits. Can you use the video below to practise the words and actions at home too?

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes – BBC Teach

A reminder that it is our Douglas Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 24th September. Parents and carers are invited to attend the coffee morning between the times of 9.30-10.30am. To attend, we would appreciate a £2 donation that will include your drink and a cake.

Miss Bridges also has some yummy cakes for the children to enjoy! Please bring in a £1 donation for your child.

The children have painted their self-portraits so carefully and have done some fantastic talking about their faces with Mrs Ibrahim this week. Well done children, we can’t wait to display them all!

You can read a copy of our Autumn 1 Newsletter below:

Nursery Autumn 1 Newsletter 2021

Week commencing 13.09.21

Our first topic in Nursery, is Nursery Rhymes!

This week we will be learning the songs ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Incy Wincy Spider’.

Can you use the video’s below to practise the words and actions at home too?

Twinkle, twinkle little star – BBC Teach

Incy wincy spider – BBC Teach

Look at the fabulous work that the children have created this week!

 

Week commencing 06.09.21

Here are some pictures of our indoor classroom environment. It has been wonderful seeing the children explore the different areas and activities and they are already beginning to fill up our walls with their wonderful creations! We will soon be adding some photographs taken from the children’s first few weeks with us. We are already so proud of each and every one of them. If you haven’t already, please remember to bring in your child’s ‘All About Me’ box next week and to email or bring in a family photograph.