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Week 12 in Nursery!

posted 4 Dec 2017, 02:33 by Vicki Bowes


This week has been our penultimate week of learning based around the theme of Cinderella. It certainly has been a magical fairy tale week and we have enjoyed developing our understanding of the structure of fairy tales. 

 
In maths, we have been consolidating of knowledge of shape and developing our understanding of shapes within our environment. On the maths table we enjoyed exploring the shape of objects that we see around us. 

 
Linked to our learning about shape, we used computer software to explore shapes and their properties. 


In the creative area we have enjoyed making magical wands like the fairy godmother in our story of the week! To make our best even better, we challenged ourselves to draw a picture of our magic wand. 


On Thursday, we couldn’t believe our eyes! When we looked outside of the classroom window…….it was snowing! We went outside and worked together to make snowmen! We had so much fun!


We even brought a little snowman into the classroom. However he didn’t last long! We observed the changes that took place and we talked about what we thought had happened to him! 


As you can see, it certainly has been a very busy week in nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be! Next week we look forward to starting our magical journey of all things Christmas!



Keep checking nursery’s webpage and the school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the digraph ck and our number of the week will be 13.

Week 11 in Nursery!

posted 28 Nov 2017, 04:20 by Vicki Bowes


This week in Nursery the children have based their learning around the theme of Cinderella. They enjoyed listening to the story and retelling the story using story puppets. 


In order to help the Prince find Cinderella. The children drew posters of her to put up around the academy. 


In maths, the children have been investigating shape. On the maths table the children enjoyed creating the Prince’s castle using different shapes. The children have been challenging themselves to talk about the properties of the shapes that they have used. 


In the creative area the children enjoyed making Cinderella crowns. They challenged themselves to make their best even better by drawing their crowns. 


On Wednesday, Dawn visited the academy for the final time. The children learnt new Christmas songs and signs. We will be performing one of these Christmas songs at the church and Christmas Nativity. The children have really enjoyed Dawn coming into the academy and they have developed their knowledge of simple signs. 


On the investigation table the children have been exploring the concept of length by measuring different shoes. The children then challenged themselves to order the shoes from shortest to longest.


On Thursday we had a special treat! The children got to watch the performance of Cinderella. 


As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme k and our number of the week will be 12.

Week 10 in Nursery!

posted 28 Nov 2017, 03:57 by Vicki Bowes


This week in Nursery the children have participated in World Nursery Rhyme week. Nursery Rhymes are important in children’s development because they enable children to learn new vocabulary, practise pitch and volume, develop an awareness of pattern and sequence and they help to establish reading skills, mathematical and creative awareness. 
To develop the children’s knowledge of nursery rhymes, Nursery worked in collaboration with Reception to learn a new rhyme a day. The rhymes that they learnt were; Bobby Shafto, Lavenders Blue, Hickory Dickory Dock, Wind the Bobbin Up and Old King Cole.

At the beginning of the week the children couldn’t believe their eyes! Humpty Dumpy ended up in our outdoor garden and someone had pushed him off his wall. But who did it? Was it the three blind mice who did it as they couldn’t see where they were going? Was it Little Miss Muffet as she jumped off her tuffet away from the spider? Or was it the Grand Old Duke of York’s ten thousand men who did it as they marched down the hill? The children decided to create ‘Wanted’ posters to solve the mystery!


Linked to the nursery rhymes that the children learnt throughout the week, the children completed a range of activities to help develop their appreciation and understanding nursery rhymes. The children enjoyed drawing their favourite nursery rhyme character. 

  

In the creative area the children enjoyed making their favourite nursery rhyme character. They challenged themselves to draw a picture of their creation. 
On the maths table the children enjoyed counting out the correct number of legs for Incy Wincy spider. On the playdough table the children enjoyed making nursery rhyme characters and challenging themselves to draw their creations. 



On the investigation table the children had to piece together the puzzle pieces of traditional nursery rhymes. They had to challenge themselves to sing each nursery rhyme. 



As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme c and our number of the week will be 11.

Week 9 in Nursery!

posted 17 Nov 2017, 05:02 by Vicki Bowes


This week has been our penultimate week of learning based around the theme of wizards, witches and magic. It certainly has been a very spooky week of learning in nursery and we have enjoyed reading another Winnie the Witch story.

Linked to this story, we received a special message from Winnie the Witch who needed our help to make a spell to bring back the pirate treasure that had disappeared!

The title of the story we have been reading in Nursery is ‘Winnie’s Pirate Adventure.’ 


We really enjoyed creating our spells and identifying initial graphemes to label our work. 


In the classroom and outdoors, we enjoyed making our own magic by colour mixing.

We had to ensure that we said the magic words in order for the colour magic to work!


In maths we enjoyed making Winnie's magic potion. We had to make sure that we followed the recipe and counted the ingredients carefully. 


On the playdough table we enjoyed creating a simple representation of Winnie the Witch. 


On the creative table we made Winnie the Witch hats. We challenged ourselves to make our best even better and draw the creations that we made. 


On Friday we learnt about Remembrance Day and the symbol of the Poppy.  We drew pictures of poppies and talked about why we wear them.


As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme o and our number of the week will be 10.


Week 8 in Nursery!

posted 17 Nov 2017, 04:13 by Vicki Bowes


Welcome back everybody! We hope that you have had a relaxing break and are now ready to embark on a magical adventure with us for the remainder of the first autumn term. This week has been our initial week of learning based around the theme of Witches, Wizards and Magic. 



The title of the story we have been reading in Nursery is ‘Winnie the Witch.’

We really enjoyed talking about and drawing pictures of our favourite part in the story. 




Linked to our story of the week, we learnt a new song all about Winnie the Witch. Click on the link to listen to this song;  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KvDF4F5GYw

On Tuesday, we celebrated our learning with our parents and carers at our ‘Spooky Tea Party.’ 


It was a very successful afternoon and it was great to get our parents and carers involved in our learning.


We enjoyed making spooky crafts on the creative table. 



On the playdough table we made spooky pumpkins and spiders.

On the investigation table we explored the concept of capacity by ordering Winnie's potion bottles. 


In maths we have been developing our counting skills by counting spooky objects. 



As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme g and our number of the week will be 9.

Autumn Term 1, Week 7 in Nursery!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 13:37 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our learning based around the theme of Harvest and autumn. 

The title of the story we have been reading in Nursery is ‘Squirrel’s Autumn Search.’ 


Linked to our story and theme of learning, we decided to go on our very own autumn search to look for changes and signs of autumn in our environment. We recorded our discoveries using an Ipad.


On Wednesday we enjoyed Sign and Sign with Dawn.


In Maths this week, we have been practising our counting skills and counting natural autumn objects. 

 
We have also continued to develop our learning outdoors. 

  

As you can see, it certainly has been a very busy week in nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!

As we approach the end of the half term, we have been reflecting on our learning and thinking about how we can make our best even better. We look forward to the magic of next half term and all of the wonders that it beholds. We have our Spooky Tea Party to look forward to, we have Soup and Sparkles and of course, the magic of Christmas. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and celebrating our learning with us. We hope you all have a safe and restful holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the next half term, ready to embrace learning and be the best that we can be!

Keep checking nursery’s webpage and the school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! When we get back we will be focusing on the grapheme d and our number of the week will be 8.

Autumn Term 1, Week 6 in Nursery!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 12:12 by Vicki Bowes


This week has been our initial week of learning based around the theme of Harvest and Autumn. 


The title of the story we have been reading in Nursery is ‘The Little Red Hen.’ 

Linked to our story and theme of learning, we decided that we would make some bread like the Little Red Hen. We had to work together as a group to take turns and follow instructions carefully. 


If you would like to make bread at home, click on the link below to view the simple recipe that we used.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/irishsodabread_67445


On Thursday the whole academy walked to our local church to celebrate Harvest. 


We sang our favourite Harvest song, I’m a little Scarecrow. 


In Maths this week, we have been helping Harry the Hedgehog count and identify his numbers. 


As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme m and our number of the week will be 7.


Autumn Term 1, Week 5 in Nursery!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 10:54 by Vicki Bowes


As always we have been extremely busy in Nursery! This week has been our final week of learning based around the theme of fairies and we have enjoyed every minute of it! It certainly has been a magical week!

 

When we arrived at Nursery on Monday morning, we couldn’t believe our eyes! A magical fairy door had appeared! 


We enjoyed drawing pictures and writing notes to the fairy throughout the week! The book we have been reading this week is called ‘Magical Stories.’ 


Our favourite story was ‘Sunshine and Snow.’ A magical story about two twin fairies who are unable to agree on a theme for their birthday party.

After reading this story, we got a special video message from Crystal the fairy, one of the characters in the story. She set us a challenge! She said that if we wanted to go to her party, we needed to draw a picture of ourselves on her special party invitations.

After completing our challenge, we came up with a great idea! We decided to make fairy cupcakes for the special occasion. We had to ensure that we listened and followed instructions very carefully. 


We really enjoyed working together as a group to make them and they tasted delicious too!

In maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of shapes and developing our understanding of their properties.


We really enjoyed going on a shape hunt around the academy, looking at the different shapes of objects.

On Wednesday we had ‘Sing and Sign’ with Dawn. We had so much fun learning new songs and consolidating our knowledge of signs that we have learnt in previous weeks. 


As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme n and our number of the week will be 6.

We look forward to our Harvest Festival on Thursday morning next week! We hope to see you there!

Autumn Term 1, Week 4 in Nursery!

posted 5 Oct 2017, 04:24 by Vicki Bowes


It has been a magical week in Nursery this week. Our learning has been based around the theme of fairies and magic. 


Linked to this theme, we have enjoyed reading a range of Twinkle stories. 


Our favourite story was ‘Twinkle Tames a Dragon.’

In maths we have been identifying shapes and developing our understanding of their properties.


We really enjoyed making shape pictures and matching shapes to objects found in the classroom. 

On Wednesday, we had a visit from Jigsaw Jenie! We had lots of fun talking about our emotions and developing our understanding of how to deal with our emotions. 


In Phonics we have been developing our understanding of rhythm and rhyme and our awareness of rhyme in speech.


We particularly enjoyed making different sounds with our mouths.

In everything that we do, we have been trying hard to speak in sentences and develop our vocabulary. 


As you can see, it certainly has been a very busy week in nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!

Autumn Term Week 3 in Nursery!

posted 29 Sep 2017, 03:45 by Vicki Bowes


As always we have been busy bees in Nursery! This week has been our final week of learning based around the theme of superheroes and we have loved every minute of it! It certainly has been a magical adventure!


On Monday we received a special package addressed to all of the children in Nursery! When we opened it, we were delighted to find that Emerald had finally been returned to us! 

The evil pea must have made his ‘Best Better’ after all!

The title of the story that we have been reading in Nursery this week is ‘Supertato- Hap-pea ever after’ 


Our favourite part of the story was when the evil pea got squashed inside of the story book! We found this very funny!

To develop our mark making skills this week, we made ‘Keep Out’ posters to ensure that the evil pea stayed away from our nursery once and for all.


We tried hard to write our names on our posters using our name cards!

On Wednesday Dawn came to do Sing and Sing with us. 


We really enjoyed singing new rhymes and learning basic signs.

In maths, we continued to ‘Make our best better’ by working on our counting skills. This week we counted evil peas!


It’s a good job none of them escaped!

At the end of the week, we made and tried vegetable soup, which was delicious! We made sure that we followed the instructions carefully and we each had a try at chopping the vegetables. 


As you can see, it certainly 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 school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme p and our number of the week will be 4.

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