Autumn Term 2020
The staff are very proud of the how the children have embraced their new adventures in the nursery. They have enjoyed getting to know the children and seeing their confidence develop over the first half term. The children have enjoyed exploring the nursery and making new friends.
The children were talking about fireworks so we took a walk to the woods and collected sticks. The children learnt about fire safety and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate. They were very sensible and loved the woods so the following week, the staff used the sticks that they collected to build a fire. The children remembered how to stay safe. The listened to the noises the fire made and used their noses to smell the fire.
The children were superstars when the fire bell went off and they had to evacuate the nursery.
The children have also enjoyed taking part in fundraising for children in need by dressing up in spots, learning about Diwali and wearing odd socks for anti bullying week.
Summer Term 2020
We have had great fun this term reconnecting with some of our friends. The children have adapted to the new bubble style nursery very well and the staff have been very proud to watch the children develop and form new friendships. The children have all been very proactive in knowing when they need to wash their hands and have been very thorough.
Spring Term 2020
Wow! What a busy start to the term! We have been great friends and welcomed some new children into the nursery. We have enjoyed showing them all the exciting things that we can do.
We have loved being challenged whilst playing. We are learning lots of new skills that will help us in life. The grown ups are proud of how we are developing our resilience and creativity but we just think we are having fun!
We have had a visit from the librarian. She spoke to use about going to the library and read us stories and sang some new songs with us.
We have also enjoyed making some cheese shapes and cheese on toast. We learnt about shapes, numbers, how to be safe in the kitchen as well as skills like grating, spreading, cutting. Many of us have enjoyed going home and sharing these new skills with our families.
Autumn Term 2019
This term has been a very fun and busy term!
We made new friends and explored the nursery environment.
We had a visit from the library bus. The librarian read us a story. We also played musical instruments and sang songs. We were very excited to be able to choose a book each to take back to the nursery to share with our friends.
We were talking about fires around bonfire night.. This led to us visiting the woods and collecting sticks and leaves and learning about fire safety. As we were all superstars, listened carefully and sat very still, the adults took us back to the woods and they lit a small fire for us to watch, smell and listen to.
As the nursery heating wasn't working, nursery took place in the school hall for a session. We embraced the new environment and the different opportunities that it offered. We also enjoyed investigating the garden of the school's reception unit for the morning as this is attached to the hall.
We were superstars when we practiced our fire evacuation procedures due to the fire alarm sounding.
Some of us enjoyed a visit into the big school to watch their Christmas Show.
Tomfoolery visited the school and we were lucky enough to be invited to watch his antics.
The term ended with a party. We enjoyed playing with the parachute, party games and we had a very special visitor who gave us a book.
We have been learning some Makaton signs. Our signs of the week have been ..... Please .....Thank you ... green ..... blue ..... red ...... yellow
The nursery follows a child-led approach to teaching. Children are born with a natural desire to explore and learn and our staff members support them in this. We have created an enabling and stimulating environment to enable us to do this. We do not plan ahead, rather we remain ‘in the moment’ with the children as they explore and learn. We observe the children carefully and enhance their learning by teaching them in their chosen activity.
If you would like any further information about any of the activities we enjoy at nursery, please look at our planning board or ask a member of staff.