This week and next week we are learning all about one of the children's favourite subjects birthdays!
On Monday the children went to the Secret Garden and made mud birthday cakes.
Next week they will be getting ready for Gruffalo's birthday party on the Friday. The children will come to nursery as usual and no special clothes are needed!
Next week will be very busy, as Thursday is Stay and Play. This is the day when you can stay with your child and take part in lots of activities. The morning session runs from 9.00 until 11.00 and the afternoon 1.00 until 3.00.
We look forward to seeing you at the session.
This week we have been learning all about Guy Fawkes Night. On Monday the children visited the secret garden where they made mini bonfires and even got to toast and eat some marshmallows! We also watched a safety video by Fireman Sam on how to keep safe on Guy Fawkes Night.
In the classroom we made some chocolate firework sticks which looked and tasted fantastic.
The children also produced some lovely firework paintings.
We enjoyed hearing about the children's experiences of Guy Fawkes Night, from visits out to watching displays from the comfort of your homes.
For the next two weeks we are learning all about birthdays, we have lots of fun activities planned!
This week we have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We decorated Rangoli patterns and made Diva lamps which look great!
Next week we are looking at Fireworks.
We will be doing lots of firework activities,
as well as visiting the Secret Garden with
Mrs Cook on Monday - This is a change to the usual Friday.
Enjoy the fireworks this weekend and stay safe.
This week we went on an Autumn walk. Looking for changes in nature. The leaves have started to change colour and we found lots of them on the floor, so we collected some for our Autumn tray.
Why not go on a nature walk during the half term break and see what you can find? Have fun!
See you all back on Monday 29th October.
It doesn't seem possible that it is the last week of half term already, where did it go!
This week we move away from our People Who Help Us topic and look at the Owl Babies story. This book focuses on 3 baby owls left by their mother whilst she hunts for food. We will focus on feelings and the dark, especially now the nights are drawing in!
This Thursday is a non uniform day, the school is raising money for the Rainbow Trust, so find your bright clothes! Also this week is only 4 days for the children as we have a school training day on Friday.
This week I set up an Autumn tray, this is part of the theme that runs along side our 'People Who Help Us' topic. The children have been fascinated by the pumpkin in there. So we had a discussion about where pumpkins come from and there were some interesting answers, including I had made it from orange playdough! We needed to find out where they came from. Luckily Miss Hutchings has been growing pumpkins as part of her gardening club, so we went for a walk. Guess what! We found an enormous one and soon spotted tiny ones too. We all decided pumpkins grow on plants outside.
Whilst on our walk we also saw gigantic spiders webs and huge spiders spinning their silky webs, we counted 12 hairy creatures and talked a lot about sizes. It was quite an adventure!
Why not go on an adventure too and find something interesting to look at.
This week, in keeping with our 'People who help us' topic we had a visit from a dental nurse. The children learnt that they should brush their teeth twice a day with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for two minutes, remembering to clean every tooth and their tongue. We learnt a song to help us remember this, “We clean our teeth for two minutes a day”, to the tune "Wheels on the bus”. The children were also told, not to rinse after brushing. They were told which snacks and drinks are healthy and which are unhealthy. We finished by reading a book about visiting the dentist and some children even got to dress up as a dentist and dental nurse!
With the sun continuing to shine, we have had lots of fun outside with the bikes, scooters, water and sand play.
Inside we have been busy progressing with our mark making, numbers and shape work.
The children are getting better with changing for PE, but if they can practise getting changed at home that would be great.
We had our first visit to the secret garden which the children really enjoyed. This is such an amazing learning environment, we are very lucky!
Wow the first week has gone by in a flash! The children started the week with a visit to the school library, as part of our People Who Help Us topic.
We also took part in our first PE lesson, this went well and all the children tried really hard at getting themselves changed - keep up the good work & carry on encouraging your child to dress themselves at home.
Unfortunately we could not visit the Secret Garden this week as the weather was too windy and there are a number of trees in this area. So hopefully we can visit next Friday.
But we made the most of the windy weather and got the 'Wind' box out and had a great time watching the ribbons fly around outside.
Welcome to all the children who have started in our Nursery this week and 'hello again' to those who were already attending.
Last week started off with the last of the home visits, thank you to all the families who welcomed us into their homes. This is a very valuable experience for us and the children; it gives us a chance to see your child in a relaxed and familiar environment, and it gives them a chance to meet us again before they start in the setting.
At the end of the week all the children had the opportunity to have their 'taster' session. These sessions went very well and the children had a great time exploring their new surroundings. I have included some photos of the last 2 days so you can see what they have been up to.
We look forward to a great term ahead. If you have any concerns or questions just ask.