Nursery News

Talk Homework

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The last two Talk topics have created some interesting discussions, particularly when asking how much chocolate is enough.

This week’s task asks children to:

Choose a favourite character (can be an animal, person or cartoon-real or fictional) and discuss appearance and personality.

Summer Term 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our Reception and Nursery classes have had a fantastic start to their new topic ‘Princes and Paupers’. We enjoyed a Queen’s Tea Party at the start of term and ate scones and jam while sipping our beverages. Children were very polite and well-mannered after our talk about how to treat people with kindness and respect.

Our outside area has had many new updates also, with the children playing in dens and parking their vehicles at designated, numbered parking bays to help with their numeracy skills. The mud kitchen has also had a revamp and the children have been making mud pies a plenty.

Our smaller outside space has a new shop in it with children already selling many items. Ice-creams are a particular favourite and it is pleasing to see many of the children exercising their literacy and numeracy skills while serving behind the counter.

Showing our best manners.

Showing our best manners.

Dining with our friends.

Dining with our friends.

Eating scones

Eating scones

Making mud pies.

Making mud pies.

Using our balancing skills.

Using our balancing skills.

Talk Homework

Saturday, April 1, 2017

This week’s Talk homework, with our move to Primary in mind, asks the children:

‘What change would you most like to make in our school?’

Please encourage your child to discuss the things they already love about school and what change they think would make St. Lawrence an even better place to be.

Autumn Term

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Welcome back to our existing nursery children and a big welcome to the new ones who have recently joined us. This term our topic is ‘Spinning Through Space’. We have spent some time exploring the story book ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy, about a teddy bear who pretends to fly to the moon. We made a large rocket to play in and the children each made small rockets to take home. Like the bear in the story, we made our own jam sandwiches for a pretend picnic on the moon.

 

ellis and rocket

We have been celebrating different festivals. We made rangoli patterns from coloured rice for Diwali and splatter paintings outside for fireworks day. We met Rev Jacqueline who told us all about Remembrance Day and why it is important.

We have also been developing our counting skills and learning about 2D shapes. Soon we will be learning all about the meaning of Christmas and preparing for our Nativity play.

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring Term News


 

This term our topic is Farm to Fork. We are learning about the food we eat, where it comes from and how it grows. We brought in toy animals for show and tell. We also brought in food that grows to talk about. We have been learning about what plants need to help them grow, by growing our own amaryllis. We measured it as it grew. Some days it grew as much as 4 cm!planting amarylis123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also had a real farmer come to visit. He showed us his tractor and told us all about what he grows on his farm.