Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery page…

This page will tell you what we have been learning about and all the exciting things we have been doing at Nursery. We will update this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we have done in our play and themes we have planned for from the children’s interests. Please keep checking this page to find out about and see all the exciting things that we have been doing in Nursery.

If you couldn’t attend our Nursery Welcome Meeting, please find a copy of the important information here…. Nursery Welcome Meeting

Autumn 1- Ourselves and Our families

Our vocabulary for our topic this half term is:

Eyes 

Nose 

Mouth 

Ears

Face 

Body

Hair 

Family

Brother

Sister

Age

Birthday

In Nursery we have lots of new starters, so we have all been settling in to Nursery and learning the Nursery routines. Our topic this half term is all about ourselves and our families. We had a week were we focused on ‘Being me in my world’- and discussed lots about what makes us special and thinks we like. We decided on a set of class ‘rules’ or promises that we have made to be part of our Class Community;

  • Use kind hands and feet.
  • Look after Nursery things.
  • Sit smartly on the carpet.
  • We help each other.
  • We always try out best.

 

Stories are so important to us in Nursery. We have started our Power of Reading text ‘Brave Bear’- so far the children have explored their associations with things that are ‘hot’- like “fire”, “the sun” and “volcanoes”. We have discussed how the bears can cool down, like in a “swimming pool”, “the beach” or “in water”. We had lots of fun role playing being Baby Bear and Daddy bears trip to the river.

We have also looked at how we have grown and changed. We brought in photos of ourselves as babies and have explained lots of ways we have changed.

Autumn 2

This half term we have been leaning all about Autumn and Colours.

We explored Autumnal natural items such as pumpkins, pine cones, crunchy leaves, acorns and conkers. We talked about what things we have seen happening outside this time of year. The leaves have turned orange and brown and are falling from the trees. Some animals are getting ready to hibernate through the cold Winter months. We brought in items that we collected on Autumn walks with our families and used those items in different areas in our classroom. We counted with conkers, painted with leaves, cut open and explored the seeds inside pumpkins.

We learnt the names of lots of colours and found out how to mix them together to make different colours. We painted our hands different colours and rubbed them together to make a new colour. We mixed colours in the water tray and we enjoyed many colour sorting activity.

Christmas fun!

We celebrated Christmas in December. We decorated our classroom with decorations that we made with our grown up when they visited for Decorating day. We sang to our friends and families in Church. We had a party day where we danced, played board games and we had a special visitor (Father Christmas) and we had an after school disco.