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  • This Week at Nursery

    Hello Children,

    We hope you have had a good week?! We have loved seeing your pictures and emails that your adults have sent us telling us what you are up to at home. From making dinosaur fossils, practising numbers, making a ‘bird seed pizza’ for the squirrels, sounding out words, riding you bike and practicing your yoga moves – all your activities sound amazing and such fun! A huge ‘Well Done Nursery!’ (To adults and children alike!).

    At Nursery we have been following the same activities. This week we have enjoyed learning about dinosaurs; discussing for example what they look like, their size, what they might eat, and making our own non-fiction book about them. We have been crossing the river in our Phonics activities and we enjoyed playing noisy neighbour. In Child Initiated Learning (choosing time) the children have played together in lots of lovely made up games of their own creation and there have been lots of crafts on the go. We have also been outdoors when it wasn’t too wet both in our play area and we went on a listening walk in the school field. We heard birds and cars and even an aeroplane – we think – as we couldn’t see it in the clouds.

    Please click on the link below to see some fantastic pictures of the week.

    This-week-at-nursery-150121.docx.pdf (7 downloads)

    Please keep sending in emails and pictures about what you are up to at home – we love hearing about what you are up too!

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    The Nursery Team

  • Phonics Fun – Recap of the Week b, r, f, h, ss, ff, ll

    Hello everyone,

    On Friday’s we will recap and consolidate all the learning and fun we’ve been having.  This is a good opportunity to see if your child really understands the sounds they’ve learned by mixing it all up and seeing if they can apply their knowledge in different contexts.

    For instance, your child may have really grasped the Cross the River sounds when playing that game but when you used the same sounds to play Wild Wednesday they weren’t as confident.  This is natural, there’s a lot to learn and figure out.  And, don’t we all feel a bit more confident with the familiar?  Remember the last time you learned a new skill, did you sail through it or did it take a bit of practice?  Think of learning how to ride a bike, it’s a bit wibbly and wobbly at first but then it all comes together and you start zooming off!

    Revisit the games and change them around a bit. Playing I Spy is a great way of seeing whether they hear those initial sounds.  The filled sensory bottle would be a perfect game to play and you can change the letters as often as you need to.  Can they hear the sounds at the end of words?  You could give them trickier words to sound out like banana or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (remember it’s about the sounding out rather than the spelling!) I’ve been trying and it’s definitely tricky!  Encourage them to do the ‘writing’ now that they’ve got the know the sounds.

    Please look at the videos again for either inspiration or clarity.  Any questions, please email.  There is no right way or wrong way to recap our sounds.  Don’t worry about the ss, ff and ll sounds, these are predominately (at this stage) at the end of words and more recap for Reception.  The most important thing is that you and your child feel confident.  Building confidence is one of the many reasons we repeat things again and again and again and again…

    Have fun and enjoy!

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care and stay safe, 

    The Nursery & Reception Team

     

  • Phonics Fun – F and H Cross the River

    Hello everyone,

    Welcome to another session of Cross the River.   We hope you’re getting the hang of these  and most of all enjoying them.   Judging from the videos and pictures you are!  It’s fantastic seeing all the fun learning.

    Cross the River

    https://f.io/yW9SiGZU

    How to play – a reminder- If you’ve found something that you could use as the ‘river’, fantastic.  Anything like a scarf, towel, sheet would do.  Find things that have the initial sound of the letters (F & H), anything you have that fills the criteria is perfect.  Remember to name each of the objects, making sure that your child knows what it is and can identify and pronounce them.  Then make the sound you’d like them to use and ask your child to find something with that beginning sound.  Perhaps you want to add the other sounds from earlier in the week.  You can change the activities to sound out the whole word so that your child can extend their learning and older children can play too. Take your lead from them.  Write the sounds using a whiteboard if you have it or on a piece of paper.  Writing in rice, flour or even shaving foam is just as valid as using pen and paper and a lot more fun!

    A few tips –  view it a few times, you’ll notice different things each time.  Have fun, if it’s a chore you won’t do it and learning simply won’t happen.  Make things work for you, use what you’ve got in the house, don’t feel obliged to buy resources. We intentionally choose things you’re likely to have at home. Dip in and out of the games being played, change them however you like, if it’s fun and it works then go for it!  There’s loads of information on the internet if you’ve got questions about the sounds check out the Jolly Phonics Phase 2 words and actions videos on YouTube (there are many to choose from), email or we can discuss when we have our regular chats.

    Have fun and enjoy!

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care and stay safe, 

    The Nursery & Reception Team

     

  • Phonics Fun – Wild Wednesday h, r, f, ss, ll, ff

    Hello everyone,

    We are outside every Wednesday.  Grab a few  resources and your coats and get outside for our fun phonic adventure!

    Don’t worry about the writing – you can use the dirt,  chalk, sticks or stones to form the shapes of the letters.

    https://f.io/n4xtDeoC

    How to play- ‘Write’ the sounds/letters on cards/paper or stones.  Alternatively, you could use sticks/stones/branches/flowers to make the sounds/letters and children can find them in your garden or woods. You could gather things that you find in the woods such as ssss stones  or  sticks or llll leaves or lichen for example.  You’ll have your own sound box ready for you or the children to access!  Hide the letters around the woods/garden/park.  You can shout out a sound and they have to find the sound you’ve shouted.  You can extend their learning by asking them to find the letter that matches a dulplicate card you hold.  Perhaps you could hide the letters in their name for them to find?  Could they write the sounds using chalk, stones, sticks, etc?

    A few tips –  view it a few times, you’ll notice different things each time.  Remember to use lower case letters except at the beginning of their names.

    Have fun and enjoy!

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    The Nursery & Reception Team

     

  • DINOTASTIC ACTIVITY

    DINOTASTIC

    There may have been trouble opening this, I hope I have fixed the issue.

    Regards

    Mrs Bence 🐝

  • Non-Fiction Books – Dinosaurs

    Hello everyone!

    World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: The Ultimate Visual Reference to 1000 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures of Land, Air and ... the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras: Amazon.co.uk: Dougal Dixon: 9780754817307:

    https://f.io/WW6x3TPY

    This is the perfect topic to focus on Non-fiction books.  Non-fiction books are wonderful things that are full of interesting facts and information.  Fiction books are stories that are not real, everything in a non-fiction book is real!  They are a great source of information and I often ‘loose’ myself in a non-fiction book, spending ages reading interesting facts about different things.  Does that happen to you?  Do you have any non-fiction books at home?  I bet you have something that fits the criteria.

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    Could you make a your own book?  You could draw pictures of the different dinosaurs and grown ups or bigger brothers or sisters could do the writing.  You can write your name.  You are the author! You could also get on the internet to find out some facts and maybe find some interesting images.

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence

     

  • Maths Activities for the week – Sequencing and Timetables

    Hi everyone,

    This week we will look at sequencing (a different mathematical aspect) and thought now would be a good time to start a timetable or schedule/list of what and when we’re going to do things.  It’s really useful to  help organise your day and that’s especially important now.

    Sequencing is things arranged in a certain order.  We sequence things everyday.  Somethings we do naturally like get dressed after we get out of bed, not when we’re still in bed!  We have lunch before we have dinner.  We are teenagers before we are grown ups.   We sequence everything we do from which ingredient to add next when cooking to what time we go to bed.  Can you think of any other examples?  See if you can order your day.  Decide what needs to be done in the morning and afternoon.  Be flexible, you may want to do roughly the same things everyday or change them.  Remember, Miss Cordina has dance sessions on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoon so that won’t be the same every day.  It really doesn’t matter how you organise yourself if it works for you.  Draw, download or photograph what you want to sequence and put into timetable.  Here are examples at school.

    What can you sequence?  What patterns do you notice?  How many different routines do you follow at home?  Below are some examples of schedules or timetables you could make at home.  Now and Next boards are useful if you’re children are less patient than usual, you can make a plan of the whole family on a whiteboard or you can give everyone a coloured peg and include their names (writing opportunity).  Please use whatever you have at home.  An old cardboard box flattened would be a great ‘board’.   Send any photos or videos in, we’d love to see how creative your timetables are!

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    Order your toys by size, colour, shape biggest to smallest, largest shape (number of sides) to smallest.  It’s all good practice for sequencing.

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    The Nursery Team

  • Phonics Fun – Noisy Neighbour

    Hello everyone,

    Today’s phonics session is a fun listening game called Noisy Neighbour.  It will really hone their listening skills so that they can differentiate between sounds.

    How to play- The children need to pretend to sleep (eyes closed).  Their very noisy neighbour is making sounds and noises they need to identify.  There’s a chant too “Noisy neighbour, noisy neighbour, please be quiet!   We’re trying to sleep.”  If you’ve got Alexa or Siri you could use that to help with noises or you could make them yourselves (great game for somewhat younger/older siblings). We intentionally choose things you’re likely to have at home.

    https://f.io/n4xtDeoC

    Try this Jolly Phonics Phase 1 if you’d like to play some more.

    Have fun and enjoy!

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    Mrs Howe

  • Mindful Monday

    Let’s Be Zen

    What does Zen mean?

    Zen is a word for feeling relaxed, peaceful and calm.  It means not worrying about things that you cannot change.

    Click the link below for some Zen activities for you to try…

     

    So what makes you feel zen?  Is it…

    • Cuddling with someone or something special, perhaps a pet or your favourite toy?
    • Looking at the colourful flowers?
    • Smelling  the flowers?
    • Feeling the fresh air on your face?
    • Watching mini beasts or the squirrels?
    • Listening to the birds?

    Could you draw a picture of what makes you feel zen?  You could send them into nursery using our email address, we would love to put them up in our very own Zen Garden.

    Music

    Here is a beautiful song called English Country Garden.  Listen out for all the different flowers, insects and birds that are mentioned in the song, how many can you remember?

    An English Country Garden Song

    Yoga Time

    This is a lovely little butterfly yoga sequence for you all to try by Bari Koral.

    Fly Like A Butterfly Yoga

    and breathe……

    Ok lovelies have a go at the video below, it teaches you how to breath like a little bunny.  If you are feeling tired or feeling a little low try breathing like a little bunny it helps to give you energy.  Notice how it makes you feel after!

    Bunny Breath

    Quiet Time

    Here is a beautiful Zen Den meditation with Jamie.  Snuggle up tight, close your eyes gently if you want to and listen to ‘Be The Pond’…enjoy!

    Be The Pond

    Thank you for all your lovely messages we love reading them.

    See you next week, take care and stay safe.

    Namaste

    Love from

    Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence

  • Phonics Fun R and B

    Hello everyone,

    Welcome to our first recorded phonics session.  Parents – do your best, with practice you’ll get the hang of it.  It’s meant to be fun and a game that your child/ren may begin to play independently.  The games chosen will be ones that the children are familiar with and there are a  variety of ways to play them.  This is a learning curve for all of us and with feedback and practice we’ll rock this together!  I have been teaching phonics for many years and am still learning new tricks and question myself all the time whether I sounded that out the right way.  You’ll soon notice the huge differences in our videos as our confidence rose.  This was our first, we left our ‘blooper’ in so that you can see we don’t always get it right either.

    Don’t worry about the writing – this is for extension and if your child is interested.  Forcing them to sit and write will turn them off,  better to ‘write’ using flour/rice/pasta/sticks/play dough,  etc to make the letters of their name and the sounds we go over.  This is an introduction and by no means should you feel that if they’re not doing the writing side of things you’re not doing it well.  Remember – little and often, find your opportunities and revisit.  Just because they’re not interested one day, does not mean they won’t be interested the next.  It’s the approach we use at school.  Do one sound a day if you can and mix them up as you go along.

    Cross the River

    https://f.io/AaO1ehuV

    How to play- If you’ve got something that you could use as the ‘river’, fantastic.  We used some blue fabric but any blanket/scarf, etc. would do.  Find things that have the initial sound of the letters (R & B), anything you have that fills the criteria is perfect.  Remember to name each of the objects, making sure that your child knows what it is and can identify and pronounce them!  Then make the sound you’d like them to use and ask your child to find something with that beginning sound.  You could start with just one sound and a few random objects building it up as their confidence grows or add a second/third sound as the weeks progress.  You can change the activities to sound out the whole word so that your child can extend their learning and older children can play too. Take your lead from your them.

    A few tips –  view it a few times, you’ll notice different things each time.  Have fun, if it’s a chore you won’t do it and learning simply won’t happen.  Make things work for you, use what you’ve got in the house, don’t feel obliged to buy resources. We intentionally choose things you’re likely to have at home. Dip in and out of the games being played, change them however you like, if it’s fun and it works then go for it!  It will get easier and you’ll get into the rhythm of it.  There’s loads of information on the internet if you’ve got questions about the sounds check out the Jolly Phonics Phase 2 words and actions videos on youtube (there are many to choose from), email or we can discuss when we have our regular chats.

    Have fun and enjoy!

    The Nursery Team

     

  • Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Strickland

    Hello everyone!

    Our new topic this term is Dinosaurs and this week’s story is Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Strickland.  It’s great fun.  There are lots of rhymes in the story, listen out for those.  There are also some new words like meek or fierce.  Do you know what they mean?  One means that they are gentle, quiet, shy.  The other means the exact opposite, scary, frightening, dangerous.  Can you figure out which one is which from the story?

    We will be finding out lots of things about Dinosaurs this half term.  Do you know what a Dinosaur is?  You might have seen some at the Natural History Museum.  They are creatures that lived a long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long time ago.  So long ago there were no people around.   Dinosaurs are now extinct.  That means aren’t anymore Dinosaurs alive.  That’s probably a good thing because there were a lot of Dinosaurs that were enormous!!!!  Can you do some investigating about Dinosaurs?  People who learn and know all about Dinosaurs are called Paleontologists.  It’s a big word that’s a lot of fun saying.   They even get to dig up the bones of Dinosaurs!  Have you made a fossil, the instructions are on our blog.   You might have a book at home about Dinosaur facts or you might want to search for it on the internet.  Which one was the biggest?  Which one was the smallest?  Which one was the fiercest?  Which one was the meekest?  Go, go, go Nursery Paleontologists!

    https://f.io/WW6x3TPY

    Dinosaur Roar! By Henrietta Stickland

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence

     

  • Nursery Music Links

    What a week – we hope you are all doing ok and have had a good week whether you have been in nursery or at home. Today we have some fantastic links to share with you so that you can listen to all your favourite songs that we sing along to in Nursery and there are some new ones to try at home too. 

    Math Songs 

    We sing some of these daily – at the request of the children usually! Not only are they great for teaching numbers, shapes, days of the week, months of the year – the actions and the music are fun too and help to get them stuck in your head. Unfortunately you have to skip over the adverts on the links below – BUT don’t forget the big ‘Da …da….’ moment with Jazz Hands for the opening of the last two on the list (you’ll see when they start playing!).

     Children, can you sing along and show your adult(s) or sibling(s) all the actions?

    Zero, Zero Superhero

    Let’s Count 1-10 Dream Kids

    The Shape Song 

    Days of the Week 

    Months of the Year

    Musical Genres 

    In music we have been discussing different genres – so far this year we have covered Reggae and Folk music and you’ll find a list of some of the children’s favourites below. As an activity you could pick out a few songs to listen to together and you can tap out the beat, ask them to guess the instrument, imitate the instrument, dance to the beat – just have fun with it. Ask your child/ren which was their favourite song/artist, why was this the case – can they remember anything else about the song. In class after we have played a few songs to introduce the genre, the children guide us as to which song/ artist they want to hear and we dance along, get out the instruments ( a simple tissue box with rubber bands is perfect!) and have fun with it! We LOVE seeing the children having such strong ideas and even the quieter ones love to get up and dance as a way of expressing themselves.  Their sense of rhythm has really progressed as has their opinions and preferences.  

    Here our favourites:

    Reggae

    Jimmy Cliff – I can See Clearly Now 

    Bob Marley –  Three Little Birds / One Love 

    Toots Hibbert  – Do the Reggae/Sweet and Dandy

    Folk Music 

    Paul Simon  – You can call me Al /  Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

    Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water / Mrs Robinson 

    The Travelling Wilburys – End of the Line 

    Peter, Paul and Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon

    This term we will be moving on to Jazz music and at Nursery this week we have started to watch ‘Pete the Cat. I love my White Shoes’ as an introduction. 

    The story features Pete the Cat, wearing his brand new white shoes and what happens when he gets them dirty. But no matter what colour his shoes are he keeps on moving (and grooving!) down the street, singing his song. The moral of the story is resilience to whatever happens to us. Don’t let things get you down: it is a great lesson for the current world we live in. The story is engaging and the accompanying song is super catchy and the children really seem to enjoy it. It was requested several times yesterday so they could get up and groove along to the music! 

    We will of course move onto some classic jazz artists, and they’ll be detailed on the blog in due course . . . however we would like to leave you with one further song we have been enjoying this week in keeping with our topic- a song all about dinosaurs! 

    Dinosaur Song 

    Get up, move your feet and roar like a dinosaur! 

    Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, 

    Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence

     

  • Dinosaur activities

    Hello Nursery children and families,

    this term in Nursery we will be having fun learning about dinosaurs. Whether you are at school or at home there should be something that everyone can enjoy. Look out for Mrs Howe’s story tomorrow to get you thinking about how different each dinosaur in the story can be. Just like people, each different and amazing in our own way!

    Here are some ideas of things you could do at home based around our dinosaur theme.

    Dinosaur salt dough fossils

    What do you need?

    • 3/4 cup of water
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 cup of salt

    Dinosaur toys – if you don’t have dinosaurs at home you could use animals, shells or plants and flowers collected from the garden or park.

    Mix the saltdough ingredients in a bowl, stir and then knead into a ball.

    Seperate into small balls, flatten and then press into them using the toy dinosaurs or whatever you have.

    You can press the whole body into the salt dough for a ‘complete fossil’ or just the tail or footprint.

    Pop in the oven at 180 oC and take out when hard but not brown.

    Once dry you can paint them or fill them with playdough to make ‘casts’.

    You could bury your fossils in sand or mud and be a paleontologist, digging up diosaur bones, clean them gently with a paintbrush to remove the dirt.

    Parents/Carers

    What can the children learn from this activity?

    • Learn about the world we live in- discussions can be promted about how fossils are made, when the dinosaurs were around, where fossils have been found etc
    • Numeracy- Measuring ingredients
    • Physical development- kneading, rolling and pushing into the dough
    • Creativity- decorating and making the fossils.

     

    Dinosaur Measure

    Can you measure how tall, long  and big your dinosaurs are? You could use a tape measure, ruler, lego or duplo bricks to do this. You can do this with any of your toys it doesn’t have to be dinosaurs. Can you use your fingers to count how many bricks tall your toy was? Can you do that many jumps or claps to show the number? Could you try to write the number or do some lines or dots on paper to show how many?

                                          

    Hope you all have a good day and we can get through these challenging times together. Please get in touch if you need support, help or suggestions for home learning.

    love from all of the Nursery teachers x

  • Mindful Monday 4th January 2021

    Hello Nursery friends, families and carers,

    It’s a new year!

    Firstly everyone in Nursery would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!

    Now I know the year 2020 was very difficult for all of us, we have had to adapt to many changes in our lives and I have to say you all did so amazingly well.

    Activity Time

    Postivity and Gratitude

    Can you have a really good think about all the positive things that you can remember about the year 2020 and the things that your were thankful for, then find a piece of paper and write those things down you can ask a grown up to help you.  If you have pictures of those times perhaps you could stick them on to your piece of paper too.  You may even have so many lovely positive moments or memories that you could make a little 2020 year book or scrapbook filled with all the lovely things you did.  I know one of mine would be all the beautiful walks I went on and how I was able to spend lots of time with my family.

    There was a lot of positive news for our wildlife and our planet too, check out the WWF website to find out all the great things that happened in 2020 at this link  https://www.wwf.org.uk/how-we-made-difference-2020

    New Year Resolutions

    At new year a popular tradition is to make new year resolutions.

    What are new year resolutions?

    A new year resolution is similar to a promise and it is made at the beginning of a new year.

    Maybe you could make some new year resolutions, make it into a poster, decorate it and then put it somewhere where you can see it perhaps on the fridge or a wall.

    Popular new year resolutions are…

    • exercise more
    • eat more healthy food like fruit and veggies.
    • donate to charity.
    • do random acts of kindness.
    • help the planet by recycling more.

    You may have some personal goals you wish to achieve, you can tick these off as you accomplish them, here are some examples….

    • write your name
    • count past 10 or 15 or 20….
    • ride a bike without stabilisers
    • get dressed by yourself

    These are just a few ideas but I bet you have plenty of your own.

    Below are some ideas about how you could present your new years resolutions or your ‘goals’ for 2021.

    Lets go on a winter sensory walk

    So it is now well and truly winter, the days are shorter (it gets dark earlier) and we need our coats, hats and scarves because it’s pretty cold out there!  But as long as we wrap up nice and warm we can have so much fun going on a walk and using all our senses!

    What are our senses?

    Well we actually have 5 senses and they are…

    1. Nose – what can you smell?
    2. Ears – what can you hear?
    3. Touch – what can you feel?
    4. Eyes – what can you see?
    5. Taste – this one maybe a bit tricky on a walk as we should never put anything in our mouths but when you get home perhaps your grown up may be able to give you something to taste, for example a nice warm drink or some soup, Mmmmmm yummy!

     

    If for any reason you couldn’t get out for a walk how about getting wrapped up and going into your garden or on your balcony or maybe you could listen to the music below.  It’s by a composer called Vivaldi and this is Winter from his piece of music called The Four Seasons.  You can either gently close your eyes and just listen to the music and see how it makes you feel or you can watch the beautiful winter scenes!  Perhaps it may make you want to dance?

    Winter by Vivaldi

    Yoga Time

    Okay my little Namaste Warriors it’s time to do some fabulously fun winter yoga!  Now this is my favourite thing to do with you all and I’m really missing it, you are all getting so good at all the poses and your balancing is just amazing! I really wish I could be doing this with you but as I can’t I have sent you the link below so you can do your yoga with my friend Jaime from Cosmic Kids instead, she is just brilliant.  Enjoy!

    and now breathe…..

    Remember our ‘hot cocoa’ breath?  How about giving it a try now?  It’s one of my favourite breathing exercises to do, probably because I do love a hot chocolate!!  Put on the squirty cream, marshmallows and don’t forget the sprinkles, then 3 big sips….any left….then drink it all up!!

    Calming Down Time

    Ok nursery it’s time to get all nice and snuggly with our wonderful winter wonderland themed story meditation called The Fairy Snow Queen.  You may want to listen to this snuggled up in a warm comfy blanket, in a little den you’ve made or just before you go to sleep when you’re safely tucked up in your bed.

    Time for me to go now little ones.

    We hope you and your families stay safe and well and we all look forward to seeing you soon.

    Namaste,

    Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Howe, Mrs Hill, Mrs Bence and Mrs Bain

    xxx

     

     

     

  • This week at Nursery

    Hello Everyone!

    What a busy and exciting week we have had – we have now sent home all the wonderful Christmas crafts the children have been making – we hope you really like them!

    On Monday we had lots of fun making our Christmas biscuits – we hope you enjoyed them! We each had our own dough to roll out after washing our hands and wearing aprons. Maybe next year we can do some more baking as the children seem to really enjoy it – especially the decorating part!

    In Child Initiated Learning we have had lots of fun playing with Christmas play dough, making patterns in the snow (plain flour!) and generally using up our excess energy playing outside. Inside we have all been practicing our wrapping skills.  The children on Wednesday set up a few chairs together as they decided they needed to go on a bus: so we rolled with it and with help they came up with tickets, the steering wheel, and even seat belts (masking tape)! They stopped at the zoo and the beach – what fabulous imaginations we all have!

    On Wednesday we had a very special visitor and the children were really excited about seeing Father Christmas.  We loved seeing all the lovely sparkly Christmas jumpers.

    Until next year (!), do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

    Take care, stay safe, enjoy the Holidays, and Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate!

    Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence