Our teaching staff in Nursery are:
Mr Nicklin - Teacher
Mrs Whittaker - Teaching Assistant
Please browse our page to see some of the wonderful things we have been doing in our Nursery class.
As part of our previous 'To Grow or Not to Grow' topic the children planted lots of seeds to grow plants and flowers. They have turned our beautiful. The children have work incredibly hard and helped plant them outside the Nursery for everyone to see.
To celebrate the circus themed Summer Fayre, Nursery studies Quentin Blake's 'Clown' book and were engaged in various activities throughout the week. They has to balance on beams, practice throwing and catching skills through rings of fire and made their own custom made clown faces and hats. We then finished the week with a bit of face painting where children were transformed into lion, butterflies, acrobats and clowns!
As part of our "Are We There Yet" topic we have looked at lots of different vehicles we can travel in across the world. We decided to work in groups to make our own vehicles using junk modelling. The children worked tremendously as a team to complete their projects.
Nursery celebrated the Royal Wedding by having a traditional English picnic. We talked about how special the wedding was and who was getting married. We then had some lovely drinks and cakes to celebrate.
Nursery have been looking at Michael Rosen's 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' story as part of our 'Are we There Yet?' topic. We had the opportunity to recreate the story as we went on our very own bear hunt. The children loves working their way through the different elements (especially the water and snow) until we found a cave. We had a quick peek inside and saw a real life bear! We quickly hurried back to Nursery. We then talked about how we thought the bear may not have been scary but may have been lonely instead. We brainstormed some ideas of how to cheer him up which resulted in us writing him a lovely letter and each drawing him a picture. We then delivered it to him in hope that our kindness brings a smile to his face.
The children have been so intrigued and inquisitive during our Growing topic "To Grow or Not to Grow". We have explored a range of topics from healthy eating to growing plants and vegetables. We have completed lots of planting including sunflowers, plants, runner beans and grass seeds. We are currently helping them grow by watering them and keeping them warm inside ready for the sunshine in the coming weeks.
We have also made our very own fruit salad. The children helped cut up the fruits and construct a very tasty dish. They especially loved eating it and so many of them tried new fruits they hadn't had before. In our fruit salads we had: pear, apple, banana, pineapple, mango, water melon, orange, kiwi, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, passion fruit, grape, sharon fruit, physalis, lemon juice, and plum.
The Nursery children have loved dressing up for world book day. We decided to use their characters to make our very own films. We explored elements of story such as character, setting, problems and resolutions to create short films and help the children understand how stories are structured. Needless to say, the children produced some fantastic work with their drama skills. Please have a look at our videos below.
The Nursery children have been fascinated by our opposites topic and especially loved the book "A Cold Dark Night". We explored how some animals were nocturnal and awake at night and most were diurnal which meant they were awake during the day. The children had fun making dens for the different nocturnal animals, writing in the sandy night sky, matching feathers to numbered owls and crafting playdough hedgehogs. They have also worked immensely hard on their animal paintings which we created to help identify which animals were nocturnal and diurnal. We have them proudly displayed on our classroom window for all to see.
In Nursery we have looked at the famous nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty. We had a special mission to find a material that Humpty could land on without breaking. So we explored different materials and made predictions on whether the eggs would break or not. We found that the best were polystyrene, feathers, paper straws and surprisingly beans! The stones and marbles however, were not very forgiving to poor Humpty...
The Nursery children have loved exploring Winnie the Witch and being magical this week. They have worked so well in partners to collect different ingredients for their spells. We then added secret magic potion and sprinkle of magic powder to complete their spells. Their imaginative and creative ideas have been wonderful and they even managed to make it rain!
The Nursery children have been so interested by all the different leaves they have been finding. We went on a huge Autumn walk to see what different things we could find. We came across leaves from different trees, berries, cherries, apples, beach nuts, pine cones and even some conkers! We decided to collect them all together to make our Autumn collage.
In Nursery we have been helping out Little Red Hen. She has been feeling sad all week as nobody ever helps her make any bread and always has to do it by herself. So we decided to work as a team and make some bread to share with the Little Red Hen. We hope she enjoys her slice... We sure did!
We are so lucky to be taking part in Boogie Beat's singing, story and dancing activities this year. Every week the children have a chance to develop their physical and creative sides as well as having so much fun. Take a look at some of our pictures. (A special thanks to wrap-around who have funded the scheme).