Nursery News

Summer Term – Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and Growing

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Welcome back. We hope you have all had a good time over the Easter holidays. This term we are exploring the story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Just like Mr McGregor we will be growing our own flowers and vegetables. The children will be bringing home their own tomato plant to care for. It would be lovely if you could support your child in caring for their plant and we would love to see any photographs as it grows. We are hoping to grow some really tall sunflowers too! Their will be a role play garden centre outside.

We will be exploring texture so there will be good opportunities to discuss how things feel, for example:  hard, soft, rough smooth. Please see the nursery window for the sound of the week for Show and Tell on Mondays. News of our nursery outing will follow shortly.

Spring Term

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This term we have been having lots of fun exploring the story of the “Three Little Pigs”. The children worked together to create a lovely display, which can be seen in our Nursery. The children have enjoyed acting out the story outside. Most of them can re-tell the story very accurately and particularly enjoy being the Big Bad Wolf!

We have also been learning about the story of Easter and making Easter crafts.

Please look out for notices in the Nursery window for the focused letter sound of the week for Show and Tell.

After Easter our new topic will be Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and a large part of this topic will involve growing plants and vegetables.

Talk Topic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

This week’s Talk Topic is making the children think really hard. We have had some excellent thoughts so far.

“Look at some money and imagine it’s journey to your home.  Who else might have had it? What might it have been used to buy?

Getting ready for Christmas

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Early Years have had an enjoyable second Autumn half-term so far. We are now well under way into the preparation for our Christmas nativity, which will be held for parents on 6th December at 9.30 a.m. A letter will be sent out shortly containing all the finer details.

We have had a big focus on the use of language related to measures this half-term; comparing size, length, amounts and weights. Staff have also enjoyed discussing these things with the children during our free-flow sessions and hearing the range of vocabulary being used by the children when playing.

Reception children are looking forward to the final day of term, when we will attend the pantomime at The Castle theatre. On this last day, the Nursery children will remain on the school site and join in their own special Christmas activities.

May we also remind Nursery parents that the children will be returning to school on 4th January next term, as the Nursery staff will be completing home visits for our new starters when the rest of the school children return on the 3rd.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Nativity on 6th December.

The EY team

Talk Topic 3

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Following on from Friday’s ‘Jeans for Genes day’, this week’s Talk topic states

‘Lots of people wear jeans. Why?’

We are asking the children to consider why this is. Have fun finding out why people you know do or do not like wearing jeans.