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Nursery (2014-2015)

We hope that you have had a lovely summer break! As we start a new term and for some of us, embark on the start of our school life, we look forward to our learning journey together and making our best even better!

This half term, EYFS will be covering the topics; All about me, Autumn and Harvest. Through these topics, the children will be given the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in all areas of their learning. This will include; communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and physical development.

In our English sessions this half term we will be covering the following areas; 
  • List, labels and captions. 
  • Fiction texts e.g. Funny Bones. 
  • Poems and Rhymes. 
There will be a strong focus on communication and language and we will expect the children to be speaking in full sentences all of the time. 

In our Maths sessions this half term we will be covering the following areas; 
  • Counting 
  • Shape, space and pattern. 
  • Calculation- addition and subtraction 
There will be a strong focus on counting and number recognition which will continue throughout the academic year. 

Week 12 in Nursery

posted 10 Jul 2015, 07:05 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 10 Jul 2015, 07:08 by Tom Kentfield-Wells ]


It has been a very busy week in nursery this week. At the beginning of the week the eldest children in nursery went over for their first school dinner and the school nurse come to visit us, on Thursday we went on our school trip to the farm and on Friday it was our sports day!

We were so excited to go over to the dining hall for our lunch. We invited our parents along too! 


The food was delicious!

The school nurse come to nursery to tell us about the importance of keeping our teeth clean and healthy. 


She showed us how to brush our teeth properly using the giant’s false teeth. There were very big!

We had lots of fun at the farm!
  

Building on our learning and learning from experiences! 


We even saw Farmer duck! 


All tired out after a fun filled day!

Despite having to reschedule sports day because of bad weather, we had a great day on Friday and it was fantastic to have the support of our parents there too! 


Through the classroom areas and our outdoor provision, we have been consolidating our learning and making our best even better!

We have continued to give meaning to marks as we draw, write and paint and we have been challenging ourselves to write labels and captions on our work.


Through songs, rhymes and stories, we have been learning to count reliably and identify numbers.


And in all aspects of our learning we have been speaking in sentences and trying hard to extend our ideas. 


It has been a funny old week but come rain or shine we have enjoyed learning outdoors through our play. 


Even if we did get a bit wet!

We certainly have been busy bees this week and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be! 


Keep checking nursery’s webpage and the Academy's Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! As we near the end of the academic year, we look forward to sharing our final week of learning together, celebrating our successes and challenging ourselves to ‘Be the best that we can be!’

Week 11

posted 3 Jul 2015, 06:20 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 10 Jul 2015, 05:06 by Tom Kentfield-Wells ]

This week in Nursery, through the classroom areas and our outdoor provision, we have focused on the following aspects of learning; speaking and listening, writing and number.

In preparation for our school trip to the farm next week, we have been talking about animals that we think we will see on our visit, we learnt a new rhyme and we read a story about a lazy farmer called ‘Farmer Duck.’

Follow the link below to join in with our new rhyme of the week;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0bcNQJXb6s

We have been learning to give meaning to marks as we draw, write and paint and we have been challenging ourselves to write labels and captions on our work using recognisable letters.


We have been learning to count through songs and rhymes, extending this in to our play by counting objects in the areas and trying hard to match numerals and quantities.


In everything that we do, we have been trying hard to ensure that we speak in sentences when sharing our learning and talking to each other.


In the sunshine we have continued to consolidate our learning outdoors. 


 

It has been a very busy week in nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be! 



Keep checking nursery’s webpage and the academy's Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! We have a busy week ahead of us next week as we look forward to our sports day on Wednesday and our school trip on Thursday. Next week our letter of the week is ‘n’ and our number of the week is 16.

A Trip to the Seaside

posted 19 Jun 2015, 06:19 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 19 Jun 2015, 06:19 ]

This week in Nursery we started our new topic ‘A Trip to the Seaside’ taken from the children’s interests. Through the classroom areas and our outdoor provision we have been focusing on the following aspects of learning; shape, exploring media and materials and speaking.

We have been learning to identify shapes and describe their properties.


We really enjoyed fishing for shapes, playing with shapes and sorting shapes!

We have been learning to explore using different media and materials. In the week read a story about a rainbow fish. This gave us a great idea……….


We really enjoyed making our very own rainbow fish using different materials!

Through our play, we have been learning to become an active learner.


Sapphire went on a special adventure this week. We had lots of fun looking inside his back pack and thinking about where he was going. Can you guess where he is going?


We look forward to learning about his adventure at the seaside!

Fun in the sun! Bringing learning outdoors!


It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our letter of the week is ‘p’ and our number of the week is 14.

Dinosaurs In Nursery!

posted 12 Jun 2015, 05:50 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 12 Jun 2015, 05:50 ]

It has been a very exciting and busy week in Nursery this week. After closely observing the dinosaur egg that we found, the egg finally hatched! We went on an adventure to find the missing dinosaur and we watched video footage from our school cameras of the dinosaur running around in our outdoor garden.


ATTENTION! Dinosaur escaped in EYFS. Please contact Caldicotes Primary Academy Nursery if found. Watch with care…………


We created posters to help track down the missing dinosaur.


Throughout the week we have been continuing to give meaning to marks that we make, we have been learning to count and identify numbers and we have been learning to listen to stories and look at books independently.

We love reading!


We enjoy making marks!


We are magical mathematicians!


Fun in the sun! Bringing learning outdoors!


We had a special visitor in Nursery this week. The nurse come to talk to us about the importance of washing our hands.


We learnt a special rhyme to help us when washing our hands. It goes like this………

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Wash them everyday!
Wash, wash, wash, wash,
Wash the germs away! 
(Sang to the tune of Row, row, row your boat.) 

It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our letter of the week is ‘t’ and our number of the week is 13.

Week 7 in Nursery

posted 12 Jun 2015, 05:35 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 12 Jun 2015, 05:35 ]

Welcome back everyone. We hope that you had a lovely half term break! As we embark on the final summer half term, we look forward to sharing our learning with you and making our best even better! This week in Nursery we have been learning to give meaning to marks that we make, we have been learning to count and identify numbers and we have been learning to listen to stories and look at books independently.

In literacy we read a non-fiction book about dinosaurs. We learnt lots of interesting facts and during child initiated play we enjoyed independently looking at other books about dinosaurs.


Did you know that the word dinosaur means terrible lizard?


We have been giving meaning to marks that we make by drawing pictures, writing labels and practising writing our name.

We have been practising counting through songs and rhymes. We have enjoyed counting using Numicon and finding numbers within our environment.



We had a special visitor in Nursery this week. The nurse come to talk to us about healthy eating. 


We went on an adventure this week in Nursery. We discovered some dinosaur footprints that lead us down the KS2 corridor. We put on our walking boots and followed numbered dinosaur footprints. Some of the footprints had a question about dinosaurs on them that we had to answer. And do you know what the dinosaur footprints lead us to?............A DINOSAUR EGG! We were extremely excited about our findings and we decided to make a nest to protect it and keep it warm. We look forward to monitoring its progress and we will keep you updated!


It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our letter of the week is ‘a’ and our number of the week is 12.

Week 6 in Nursery

posted 12 Jun 2015, 05:27 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 12 Jun 2015, 05:27 ]

This week in Nursery we have been continuing to develop our skills using technology, we have been consolidating our knowledge of shapes and we have been learning to ascribe meaning to marks that we see in different places.

We have been drawing and talking about shapes.


We have been trying hard to give meaning to marks that we see by identifying graphemes and reading CVC and tricky words.


We have been continuing to use technology to interact with age appropriate software to enhance our learning.


We have had lots of fun learning through our play outside this week, even if the weather wasn’t the best that it could be!


We have been busy completing our area challenges this week.


In phonics, Miss Pounder’s group have been developing their oral blending and segmenting skills. This week we have been looking at the phase 3 graphemes ai, ee and igh. We learnt the tricky word ‘you’ this week.

Mrs Edgar’s group have been listening carefully to initial phonemes in words and developing their oral blending and segmenting skills. We really enjoyed making silly soup and developing ‘sound talk’ when speaking to Emerald.

Mrs Dean’s phonics group have been developing their awareness of sounds and rhymes. We really enjoyed making sounds with our bodies and playing the game noisy neighbour.


It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!

Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! We hope you have a lovely half term break and we look forward sharing our learning with you in the final summer term. When we get back our colour of the week will be gold and our number of the week will be 11.

Nursery's Assembly Week

posted 15 May 2015, 06:20 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 15 May 2015, 06:20 ]

This week in Nursery we have been continuing to give meaning to marks that we make as we draw write and paint, we have been learning to use computer software and we have been learning to play with and talk about shapes.

On Wednesday the Nursery children were little super stars in their class performance ‘A day in the life of Nursery.’ They made the whole Academy and parents extremely proud. They simply were the best that they could be!

Morning Nursery children ready for their performance:


Afternoon nursery children ready for their performance:


Here are the photo stories that were played in the assemblies:

Morning Nursery's Photo Story


Afternoon Nursery's Photo Story


We have been learning to use shapes to make shape pictures and talk about their properties.


We have been continuing to give meaning to marks as we draw, write and paint.


We have been learning to use age appropriate software to interact with games and complete simple programs on a computer.


It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our colour of the week will be blue and our number of the week will be 10.

Superheroes

posted 15 May 2015, 05:07 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 15 May 2015, 05:07 ]

This week in Nursery we have been continuing to develop our understanding of addition, we have been learning to play and explore and we have been developing our ability to give meaning to marks that we make as we draw write and paint.

Following the children’s interests of superheroes, we received a special video message from Spiderman himself. He set us a challenge to be the best that we can be! Our challenge was to draw a picture of our favourite superhero and write their name on our work. Here is his message……..


We had lots of fun talking about our favourite superhero and drawing pictures of them!



Look at our works of art! Spiderman will be very impressed!

Through our play this week, we have developing our ability to independently play and explore. We have been learning to play together and act out experiences with each other.

In phonics, Miss Pounder’s group have been listening carefully to initial phonemes in words and we have been developing our oral blending and segmenting skills. This week we have been learning the phase 3 digraphs ch and sh. We learnt the tricky word ‘was’ this week.

Mrs Edgar’s group have also been listening carefully to initial phonemes in words and developing their oral blending and segmenting skills. We really enjoyed putting words in the phoneme bin and playing the game eye spy.

Mrs Dean’s phonics group have been developing their awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise makers. We really enjoyed playing body percussion games and identifying sounds made by the noisy neighbour!


It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!

Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our colour of the week will be purple and our number of the week will be 9.

A 'Royal' Good Time!

posted 1 May 2015, 05:51 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 1 May 2015, 05:53 ]

This week in Nursery we have been learning to add two amounts together to find the total, we have been learning to play and explore and we have been continuing to create a simple representation of ourselves.

Following our whole school theme of ‘The Best of British’, we have continued to learn about the Queen and we have been exploring other famous landmarks in London. At story time we read a story called ‘Paddington at the Tower’. We really enjoyed this story, sparking our interest of other famous landmarks found in London. We received a special video message from Paddington Bear himself. He shared with us some of the pictures that he took on his bus journey around London and we really enjoyed finding out about these famous landmarks.


Did you know that the Tower of London is a really old castle where the Queen’s jewels are kept?

To celebrate our learning about Queen and all things British, we held a ‘Royal Garden Party’ in Nursery. We sent out invitations to our parents and we had a lovely day eating sandwiches and cakes and sharing our learning.


Thank you to all of the parents that come to support us and celebrate our learning!

Through our play this week, we have developing our ability to independently play and explore. We have been learning to use our senses, act out experiences with other people and take risks.


In phonics, Miss Pounder’s group have been listening carefully to initial phonemes in words and we have been developing our oral blending and segmenting skills. This week we have been practising writing the phase 3 graphemes z and q. We learnt the tricky word ‘me’ this week.

Mrs Edgar’s group have also been listening carefully to initial letter phonemes in words and developing their oral blending and segmenting skills. We really enjoyed making rhyming soup and using ‘sound talk’ to speak to Emerald.

Mrs Dean’s phonics group have been developing their listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment. We really enjoyed going on a listening walk and finding out what was inside Mrs Dean’s box.

It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our letter of the week will be z and our number of the week will be 8.

Happy Birthday to the Queen from Nursery

posted 24 Apr 2015, 08:37 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 08:37 ]

This week in Nursery we have been learning to create a simple representation of ourselves, we have been learning to count objects and represent numbers and we have been listening and talking about stories we have read. 

As it was the Queen’s 89th birthday this week, we have been learning lots of interesting facts about her and the Royal family. We learnt that she has a home in London called Buckingham Palace and we sang Happy Birthday to her. We really enjoyed making her birthday cards and decorating sparkly crowns with jewels. At story time we read a story called ‘Paddington at the Palace.’ We really enjoyed this story and we look forward to reading the next Paddington story ‘Paddington at the Tower of London.’ Next week we will continue to learn more about the Royal family and famous landmarks in London. We look forward to holding a ‘Royal Garden Party’ in Nursery and we are inviting our families to join us eat jam sandwiches and cakes! 


Did you know that the Queen has two birthdays and she has been the Queen for 63 years?

Morning Nursery singing Happy Birthday to the Queen


Afternoon Nursery singing Happy Birthday to the Queen


In phonics, Miss Pounder’s group have been listening carefully to initial phonemes in words and we have been developing our oral blending and segmenting skills. This week we have been practising writing the graphemes w, x, y. We learnt the tricky word ‘be’ this week.

Mrs Edgar’s group have also been listening carefully to initial letter sounds in words and developing their oral blending and segmenting skills. We really enjoyed identifying words with the same phoneme and placing words in the sound bin.

Mrs Dean’s phonics group have been developing their understanding of oral blending and segmenting. We have been listening carefully to phonemes in words and developing our awareness of the different phonemes that make up words. We really enjoyed using sound talk to speak to Emerald and playing eye spy.

It has been a very busy week in Nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be! 


Keep checking Nursery’s webpage and the academy’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week our letter of the week will be ‘y’ and our number of the week will be 7.

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