This week has been busy with the children learning about the Chinese New Year, they did lots of activities around this theme including making their own coolie hat, a paper dragon, trying out chop sticks to pick up rice and making a big dragon's head ready for our dragon dance. They also enjoyed eating the rice and noodles. As it was the year of the dog we had a visit from Dolly the dog, she had a lovely time saying hello to the children.
Our theme this half term has been winter and polar animals, the children have been extremely busy creating lots of lovely pictures and winter themed crafts which are displayed in the nursery. They have also been exploring ice in different ways, they have painted it, rescued animals from big ice blocks and watched it melting. We turned our role play area into an arctic explorers den where they could hide in an igloo and play with the arctic animals.
Happy New Year to everyone. We are pleased to begin 2018 in our new nursery room. The children have enjoyed their first few days settling in and exploring their new surroundings, they will be busy over the next few weeks doing a variety of activities so that we can make lots of great displays to enhance the learning environment. Our theme this term will be all about winter which will include looking at polar animals, exploring ice and what clothes we need to wear to keep us warm. We will be going outside everyday so please provide your child with a warm coat, hat, gloves, scarf and suitable footwear (please ensure these are named). Thank you.
The children have settled back well into nursery after the half term break. This week we have been talking about Autumn and had a story about 'The Leaf Man' which the children enjoyed. We have done lots of activities with leaves, including going on a leaf hunt, making a leaf man and a leaf crown. Next week we are having the story of 'The Owl Babies'. The children will discover all about nocturnal animals.
This week the children have learnt about the Hindu festival of Diwali, they have made some lovely biscuits and drawn mendhi patterns onto hand pictures, they also watched a video about how Diwali is celebrated within families. They have enjoyed the new nursery room layout and have more space to develop their own ideas and access more resources to help them with this. We Told the story of the 3 little pigs and the children have been able to retell it using the puppets and do creative activities linked to the story. We hope you enjoy your half term holiday and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 1st November.
A very warm welcome to all our parents and children, new and old. The children have settled well and are making new friends and getting used to the routines of the day. This term the children will be doing lots of activities related to the theme of 'All about me'. Amongst other things they will be finding out about their senses, how we keep clean and healthy, and developing their gross motor skills by climbing, balancing and running outside. Below are a few photos of the children exploring different activities over the past few weeks.
This terms theme is all about transport and journeys, the children will be learning about lots of different types of transport, their journey to nursery and how people travel around doing different jobs.We started with a story about a little boats journey, the children have had a go at making their own boats and then floating them on water. This week Ella brought in her 5 little ducklings, the children were very excited to see them and were very good when they watched them have their first swim in the little baby bath,( there are some photos below )
Over the past few weeks the children have been busy exploring the world of mini-beasts.They have enjoyed lots of stories about bugs including 'Superworm', 'What the ladybird heard' and 'The giant jam sandwich' We have done lots of activities, we made a worm world, went on a bug hunt in the garden and had a picnic after making our own jam sandwiches! Here are a few pictures of our activities and art work.
This week the children listened to the story of 'The very hungry caterpillar' They were very excited when we got our own caterpillars, they are going to watch them grow and develop and are really keen to see them turn into butterflies. There have been some great paintings of butterflies and the hungry caterpillar. Our beans have grown really big now and are almost ready to go home. Thank you to all those parents who attended their child's progress meeting this week, the staff are very pleased with all their progress.
Mrs Bull and Mrs Griffin