Over the last 2 weeks we have been working on our Gruffalo plate pictures with Miss Hutchings. We had to think of some physical features that the Gruffalo has, to add to the picture.
He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose! You can see the finished art work hanging up in the classroom. They look great and really quite scary!
Next week we start the book Room On The Broom, by Julia Donaldson. A fun story about a witch, who picks up some passengers on her journey on her broom.
On Thursday the children got changed into their PE clothes and we went down to the hall for their first PE session. It was great fun as we pretended to be the characters from The Gruffalo story. The children listened carefully to instructions and practiced ‘finding a space’ in the large hall. We finished off by cooling down and playing sleeping bunnies. You can see some of the pictures below.
Welcome back! It is lovely to see the children back and excited to tell the staff about what they have been doing over the break!
We start PE this week, so please make sure your child has a named PE kit on their peg. Please be aware earrings must be taken out or covered with a plaster and no other jewellery should be worn.
We are looking forward to another busy half term, filled with lots of learning opportunities.
This Wednesday is the class party in Nursery. This is a non-uniform day for us, but please be aware we will probably go outside, so do not send your child in wearing their best clothes! Session times are as normal. Thursday is the last day of term and unlike the rest of the school children are expected to wear their uniform.
Any questions please ask a member of the nursery team
This Thursday (12th) we are going on our trip to the theatre. Please meet in the foyer at 10.50am, the show starts at 11.00am. Details below. Any problems just ask. Please note Nursery will be closed for the day.
Thank you to all the family members who came along to the Nursery Nativity. It was really lovely for you to come and see your child performing. All the children were amazing and so brave to stand up in front of all the grown ups, remember the words and actions to all the songs! Well done!
Just a reminder about tomorrow, there is no show and tell. We will be selling our Christmas crafts at the end of the session for £2 a pack. The money goes towards the Christmas party food at the end of term and for Nursery resources. See you there.
One of the nice parts of being a school nursery is that we share the same identity as the main school. This includes the use of the hall and grounds, as well as the school ethos. This does mean that we also wear a uniform, which helps all the children have a sense of belonging, as well as never having to get their best clothes messy! Part of the uniform includes no jewellery and only stud earrings, which need to be removed for PE for health and safety reasons. As pretty as nail varnish is, it is not part of the dress code. Best to save it for weekends and holidays. If you need extra guidance please go to the main school website, or ask a member of staff.
Many thanks for your support
On Monday we learnt all about texture. We look at several different materials in the classroom and then in the secret garden. The children were given a piece of clay to create an imprint of some texture from the garden, either using a leaf or the bark of a tree. We used lots of vocabulary to explain the textures we saw and felt, such as squidgy, smooth, rough, prickly and spiky.
The rest of the week we looked at the Gingerbread man, we acted out the story and made Gingerbread men out of play dough.
We continue to practice our Christmas songs which the children are becoming far more confident with so thank you if you are practicing at home too, please continue to do so.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the stay and play yesterday, it was lovely for you to see you child in the Nursery environment and have fun together making crafts. Here are a few pictures.
The children in the Nursery have been working hard to learn the songs for their Nativity production. Can you help at home by practicing singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Baa Baa Black Sheep. We are also learning Away In A Manger, please can you help your child learn the first verse, which we will repeat three times. You can find a version by searching using a search engine online. Any problems just ask. Thanks