Welcome to Nursery
Mrs Forrest – Nursery Teacher
Mrs Hogarth – HLTA
Mrs Norman – Nursery Support Assistant
Autumn Term 2 2017
At the beginning of this half term a group of children pretended to be ‘slimey monsters’ all the way from ‘Outer Space.’ They had great fun making costumes and designing their own monster masks. During that week we also had an unexpected visitor from a galaxy far, far away…an alien called Boris who was looking for his son Boz. Did we help him? Yes we did!
The Nursery children helped to make missing posters by asking Boris lots of questions about Boz. Luckily it wasn’t too long before they found him hiding in the classroom. But where was his mother? They all wanted to know. One child had the idea of ringing her on Boris’s phone, so they looked at the numbers and dialed. Boree answered the phone and she was so happy we had helped find her family just in time for Boz’s 3rd birthday. All of the children were immediately making birthday cards and banners. We even went to the shop with a shopping list so that we could make lots of monster cakes. Everybody had a great time before we waved them off in their hotdog space ship.
All the fun of aliens brought us to bonfire night when we all shared our experiences through painting firework pictures and designing rockets. Also in the weeks leading up to Christmas we talked about the importance of ‘Remembrance Day’ and ‘Children in Need’ as well as many more activities…
Finally towards the end of the half term we began celebrating Christmas and after weeks of rehearsals and singing all of the Early Years produced an amazing Nativity production. Well done to everybody and thank you to all those who came to support their little super stars.
Autumn Term 1 2017
We have welcomed back many familiar smiley faces after our summer holidays as well as introduced new children to all the fun of Nursery. During this half term we have been celebrating how ‘marvellous’ we all are and sharing photographs of our families and special times. We have really loved learning all about each and every one of you.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Going on a Bear Hunt
Alongside ‘Marvellous Me’ the children have also been excited and eager to join in ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. They have re-enacted the stories, retold them to their friends and even taken bear bags home to share with their families.
Changing of the Seasons
At this time of year all of the children begin showing genuine excitement and awareness of the changing season from summer to autumn. Many children have brought in natural treasures that they have found such as conkers, pine cones and different coloured leaves. We have also joined in with the whole school to say thank you to God for all of the gifts of harvest. We have even harvested our own fruit from our apple and pear trees and made the most delicious apple tarts.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to everybody who came to our ‘Stay and Play’. It was lovely to hear the children singing and then sharing lots of autumnal activities with friends and family.
Over the last few weeks the children have been nature detectives, discovering how many minibeasts live in the early years garden. We have looked closely through magnifying glasses at spiders, worms, snails, caterpillars and many, many more. They then used their own experiences to create some fantastic habitats and creative pieces of work.
Alongside all of the exploring and investigating we have also seen lots of other fantastic learning taking place and lovely friendships shared.
Nursery Sports Day
The sun shone and all of our children arrived ready for action. Well done Nursery for a fantastic Sports Day. On your marks, get set, GO!!
Jack and the Beanstalk
We came back from our Easter holidays to find a huge envelope, an enormous parrot and a bag of magic beans. Who could have send them to Nursery?
After reading the huge letter inside the envelope we discovered the Giant was going on his summer holidays and was asking if we could help take care of ‘Poppy’ the parrot. He warned us to watch out for Jack in case he came to take her golden eggs.
All of the children were so excited! This led us to finding out all about Jack and the Beanstalk. Look at all the fun we had…