Nursery Class 2023 - 2024
Hello and welcome to the Nursery website page.
This is where you can take a look at all your children's learning and first steps on their educational journey.
Throughout the year this page will be updated with parent information, learning experiences, photos, events, and much, much more.
Nursery Team Red
Mrs Hartley - Class Teacher
Mrs Kerrigan - Teaching Assistant
Miss Matthews - Teaching Assistant
In Nursery we have three key groups, which are the Lions, Bears and Tigers. If you have any questions or queries, then please speak to Mrs Hartley, or your child's key worker. They will be more than happy to help.
Mrs Hartley - Lions Key Worker
Mrs Kerrigan - Tigers Key Worker
Miss Matthews - Bears Key Worker
Nursery Reminders......Please ensure that your child has a full change of clothes in a labelled draw string bag. Thank you!
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Nursery Reading Workshop. For the parents who were unable to attend please click on the link above (Nursery Reading Briefing) to see the power point presentation. If you have any questions, then please speak to Mrs Hartley. Thank you.
Autumn One Term 2023
What happens in Autumn?
The children have been learning about what happens in Autumn, by enjoying lots of Autumn related stories, such as, Shark in the Park on a Windy Day. They have been on an Autumn walk, and exploring Autumn objects too! They loved touching and exploring the spiky conker shells.
Black History Month
As part of black history month we have been learning about how each person is different and that we are all special. Mrs Hartley explained that we can all have different coloured skin, eyes, hair and be different sizes but that we are all unique.
We have shared the story, Owl Babies with the Nursery children. They've adored this story. The children have been busy learning about where owls live and what they eat. The children made their own nests for the owl babies and they created owls with different media and play dough.
Autumn Two Term 2023
Witches and Wizards
During this topic, we shared the stories, Meg and Mog and What's in the Witch's Kitchen? The children joined in with lots of learning activities that included; creating their own spells. drawing witches and making pumpkins with play-dough. What a spooky time we had!
The Nursery children have become shape detectives this half term and have been spotting and naming lots of shapes in our classroom and outside. What super shape spotters you are!
The Nursery children were amazing during the two minute silence, at thinking about the soldiers. We talked to the children about remembering the fallen soldiers and why we buy poppies. The children made a poppy biscuit each, and created poppies within continuous provision.
During our topic 'Marvellous Me', the children learnt about the parts of the body and used mirrors to talk about what they look like. They also learnt about where they live and who is in their family. There's been lots of super learning this half term guys! Well done!
Anti Bullying Week
During Autumn two, we celebrated 'Anti Bullying Week' by wearing our odd socks to school. Mrs Hartley explained that the odd socks were to show that we all look different, but we are all special and that we need to be kind to one another. Thank you for supporting our Odd Socks Day Nursery!
We've had a magical time celebrating Christmas in Nursery. Firstly, we were preparing for Advent, by making cakes, wrapping presents and learning about the birth of baby Jesus. Next, the children wrote letters to Santa and posted them at the post box. They also enjoyed Christmas dinner and meeting Santa. Lastly, we completed the half term with a wonderful Christmas Songs and Crafts session for our families.
Spring One Term 2024
Chinese New Year
In Spring one the children have been learning about the celebration Chinese New Year. They have learnt how Chinese people celebrate and prepare their homes for this special occasion. We looked at where we live on a world map and where China is and discussed the differences. The children also made dragon masks, lanterns. tasted Chinese food and joined in with a Chinese dragon dance.
Winter has finally arrived and the children loved exploring the frost, ice and snow outside. This term, Nursery have shared the texts, Here Comes Jack Frost, Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See? And Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you hear? They have participated in a range of activities linked to winter and they were amazed by making ice and watching it melt! The children have learnt so much new vocabulary.
Numbers and Patterns
We've been busy in our maths lessons, as we have been pattern hunting, creating patterns using objects and we even used a coloured pattern to make a winter scarf.
The children have also learnt about the numbers one, two and three and they have completed lots of challenges about these numbers, as well as creating their own Numberblocks.