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As we step up our rehearsals for our Early Year Nativity later this term, the children are continuing to think about Christmas. We will be making our Christmas cards, making sure that we hold our pencils correctly to practice making meaningful marks and forming letters.
We are going to be following instructions and exploring different materials to create a Sock Snowman keepsake. How many scoops of rice will each Snowman need?
We will also be practicing our fine motor skills of cutting when creating a hanging Christmas Tree design that will be displayed in the school hall with the rest of the school!
How exciting.. and it’s not even December yet!!!
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This week we are looking at the story of…
The children will work with adults to change the role play area so we can retell the story. I think we may see cardboard boxes and colander hats! I wonder what else the children will need for their journey to the moon?
We will make lists of what we need to pack in our bags for the long trip to the moon. Will it be cold? What if we get hungry?
Finally the children will be using familiar shapes to design their own rockets. We will be exploring the different shapes and learning about the properties of these.
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We talked about the Fireworks they had seen at the weekend. The children used different tools to create fireworks. We used toilet roll tubes, dish brushes and forks to create different marks on the black paper.
‘Baboom’ says Kendall
‘Bang’ says Ollie
‘Stay back’ reminds Jan
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As yesterday was Bonfire Night, this week we will be theming our activities around Fireworks.
The children will have the opportunity to share their experiences from the weekend and discuss what they have seen, heard, smelled or even tasted! We will also be looking at some firework pictures and videos to encourage children to speak about their own knowledge and understanding.
We will be using toilet tubes and paints to create our own firework pictures. To practice our gross motor skills we will be pretending to be fireworks, moving our bodies as we play a firework themed ‘Beans’ game.
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This week the children have been practicing their fine motor skills completing ‘Pumpkin Spikes’. The children used golf tees and a mallet to pierce a pumpkin. They practiced taking turns, helping each other to be successful, and safe. A great success!!
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We had a great Halloween Party. The children had great fun eating their spooky jelly (lime flavour) and playing musical bumps to Halloween music.
Look at our amazing costumes!! We definitely couldn’t decide whose was best.
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Welcome Back, we hope you had a lovely half term break.
This term our topic is
We will be looking at celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Fireworks, and Christmas.
This week we are celebrating Halloween.
We will be sharing the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. The children will be practicing their counting skills by making potions. How many spiders will we need?
Don’t forget to dress up for our party on Wednesday! We’re looking forward to seeing all the different costumes.
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Following from last week’s Autumn walk, the children will be exploring the natural materials that they collected to investigate and begin to describe texture.
We will be looking at colour and thinking about what we have seen. What colours do you think are Autumn colours?
The children will use their new knowledge of Autumn textures and colours to use dish brushes to create their own Autumn trees.
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We learned lots about Autumn.
The weather gets a little bit colder so we need to wear our coats when we play outside.
The children had great fun looking for the signs of Autumn. In Autumn, the leaves change from green to new colours like RED, ORANGE, BROWN and even BLACK. Then they start to fall off the trees. We saw lots and lots of leaves on the ground.
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This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project. All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.
The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th. The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.
The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered. The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment. We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.
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This week the children will be learning about the seasons, in particular…
We will be listening to the story called ‘A Book of Seasons’. The story shows us how the weather and environment changes throughout the year. We will then be going outside to look for the signs of Autumn. We will collect some artefacts to add to our Investigation Area and to help us make an Autumn display for our classroom. We are also going to make some Autumn trees using Autumn colours and dish brushes to create texture.
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This week the children will be learning about good Hygiene practices.
We will start by reading the story of ‘Dirty Bertie’.
The children will learn about germs. Where do they come from? How can we get rid of them?
We will ‘Pass the Germ’, practice washing our hands to wash away ‘glitter germs’ and make our own germ for a display in the toilets to help us remember to be clean to stay healthy!
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Welcome to all the new Nursery children!
This is the first week where all of our Nursery children will be in their full sessions.
We will be spending lots of time exploring the Nursery and making new friends.
During circle time, we will play lots of games to get to know each other.
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On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children. This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.
We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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LAST WEEK OF NURSERY BEFORE BIG SCHOOL!!
Congratulations to all our children who will soon be making the move onto Reception.
These children will be having their Graduation this Tuesday July 4th at 9:30 for Morning session and 1:30 for Afternoon session.
As Friday will be the last day we can all spend together, we are having a class party. Children are welcome to wear non-uniform/party clothes. There is a sign up sheet in the Nursery for parents to sign up for food donations.
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This week the children will be making preparations for their Graduation next week. This week we will be spending lots of time inside and outside with our friends and adults playing games and enjoying our penultimate week of Nursery.
We will also be completing our last petal on our Name writing progression Flowers. It’s amazing to see how far they have all come in their mark making, whether they are forming the letters of their name or simply able to create purposeful, controlled marks. Well Done Ducklings!
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Friday June 23rd
The children had so much fun at Seashells. There were lots of fun activities for the children to engage with. There were cars and ramps to have races with our friends. A road way with dressing up so we could practice how to cross the road safely. An experiment where we learned why it is important to wear a seatbelt everytime we go in the car!! Though I think the most popular activities were the buckets and sponges to clean our cars and the drive through car wash!!
We can’t wait for next year!!
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This week we have lots of exciting things planned.
Wednesday is our Sports Day. The children have been practicing very hard to master the races. We can’t wait to run, jump and balance!!
Please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate sports wear, has a hat, water bottle and sun screen applied. It’s going to be a hot day!!
Friday we will be going to Seashells for the Beep Beep Fun Day. The children will learn about road safety through a variety to fun (and wet!!) activities. Make sure to bring a set of spare clothes just in case!!
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This week the children are beginning their practice for Sports Day. We will be learning a new race every day and working hard to master each of the skills needed. It is going to be lots of fun next week so we will be trying our best to learn the rules to run, jump and balance!!
We are also going to be creating our cards for Father’s Day this Sunday. During circle time, the children will listen to the story ‘My Dad’ by Anthony Browne. The children will learn that Father’s Day is a time to celebrate a man who is special to them such as Daddy, Granddad, Uncles or even Brothers.
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It’s Term 6 and the new topic is:
This term we will be learning all about being healthy. We will be planning together to decide what types of activities the children might be interested in learning about but with Sports Day this term we will be sure to be doing LOTS of moving our bodies and looking at how our bodies change when we do exercise.