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Nursery News ~ 20th July 2018

What a week we have had for transition into Blackwell school life.

We started by being spectators at the school sports morning.  You were all so sensible holding a friends hand, crossing the road, sitting and cheering on your friends from other classes.  This gave most of you a taste of the things to come for you in September.

We then moved on to taking part in our very first Wake and Shake competition.  Mrs Allen and I were speechless at how confident you were showing off our “Number Fun Keep Fit Song” to the WHOLE school – I think even Blue class were a little worried about the competition!  We will find out the final result next week - fingers crossed.

Purple class Farmers assembly was another highlight as we got to enjoy their version of a big book we have been looking ourselves in the nursery, The Little Red Hen.  We followed this assembly by heading straight into Red class and doing our very own first performance of the same story!

The grand finale to the week was our very first Sporting afternoon today.  What an enjoyable time we all had as the weather was perfect and you took part with big smiles and on your face, even when you fell over!  Thank you Mrs Moss for the tea and Miss Townsend, Mrs Webb and Mrs Lewis for your support. J

Although some of you have said goodbye to us now, we are still lucky enough to have a few days left to enjoy with you.  I hope your grownups are prepared for the volume of items of yours we have that are coming your way on Monday and Tuesday.

I bet you are all so tired, I know we are! Get plenty of rest this weekend!  See you bright and early Monday morning.

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Cain and Mrs Thompson.  

Sporting Afternoon ~ Friday 20th July 2pm

With this beautiful sunshine still upon us, we have everything crossed for our Nursery Sports Afternoon on Friday 20th July at 2pm.  Unfortunately, the downside to all this hot weather is that the small school field is now out of action for any sporting events as there is very little grass on it.  Therefore, we will now be hosting our events on the field by the park

Please bring along a blanket and position yourself inside the circle on the middle of the field by 2pm.  We will not be rotating around the field like the other classes; our races will just take place on the running track.

Please ensure you send your child in with suitable clothing and footwear.  Hats and sun cream are already in setting so we will make sure they have these.

When our final running event is over for all of the children, please allow us time to return the children to school before coming to collect them.  J

Nursery News ~ 29th June 2018

Happy Friday!

Indoors, in Circle Times, we have been focusing on:

  • Phonics – we have been listening to the sounds in colour words this week to complete and match a grownups pattern e.g. /r/ /e/ /d/ = red. Some of you have even had a go at being the teacher by segmenting the sounds yourself – a VERY tricky skill!
  • Maths – we have been recognising and reading our numbers to 10 and then applying this knowledge in filling up our cone cups. Some children even took on the challenge of putting their cones together to combine the two numbers. Another favourite game this week was “Number Top Trumps” when the person with “more” won the pile – a great skill when it comes to adding by “counting on”.
  • Nursery Rhyme – a beautiful rendition of “You are my Sunshine” has been enjoyed by all this week – thank you Nell for bringing in that guitar as it opened up our learning to what other instruments we could play to the tune.
  • C&L – we have enjoyed a week talking about babies. We had fun predicting who in Blackwell School was growing a baby in their tummy and then we found out on Wednesday when we had Mrs Dudek come and answer all of our interesting (!) questions. Thank you Mrs Dudek and thank you too Mrs Webb for letting us have a peek into your life as a Mum in your photobook. We finished off the topic today with looking at the Mander girls’ scans on the lightbox – they were very hard to work out but I can assure you, I didn’t grow a dolphin! J
  • Write Dance/Dough Disco – our Write Dance song “The Gateway” has had us jumping up and down with our bodies and zigzagging with our writing materials.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have enjoyed our:

  • Pruning – we have used our scissor skills this week in helping to keep the Forest School bushes smart and tidy.
  • Water Play – with the hot weather upon us, we have enjoyed playing in the water to keep us cool and taking this water into the sand to make ponds.
  • Building dens – we have been using Y sticks to build a shelter suitable to keep us all out of the sun. Well done for using your tying and wrapping skills to secure the sticks together.
  • Mrs Allen enjoyed introducing you to the chime bars and you tried really hard to listen and copy the sounds of C, D and E.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Summer Fair tomorrow. Please do come and find us as the clay creations of the Butterfly lifecycle are ready for purchase! J

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs Cain and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 23rd June 2018

Happy Friday!

Story club began this week for our children who are going into Reception in September. Mrs Webb was really impressed with how well the children remembered our listening rules – they are all so ready to be in the big school now!

Indoors, in Circle Times, we have been focusing on:

  • Phonics – we are crazy for a game of bingo! All week we have had to listen to the segmented sounds to match the pictures on our boards e.g. /b/ /u/ /s/ = bus
  • Maths – we have been adding one more with numicon and adding animals to our “Loo Queue” (a definite favourite book this week). We have then moved on to adding two small numbers to find out a total, some children enjoyed the challenge of adding three numbers
  • Nursery Rhyme – our “Little Caterpillar” song has helped us with our listening games this week as we have had to listen to each part of the song and select the correct “story stone” piece
  • C&L – our book this week “Monkey Puzzle” has had us talking about the characters, the setting and predicting “who” comes next. We have had fun with the monkey visitors in the nursery who have been making up some monkey puzzles for us to solve!
  • Write Dance/Dough Disco – all of our work this year on strengthening our fingers, hands and wrists has been put into practice this week as we have been trying to model our own art creations with clay ready for the Summer Fair next Saturday.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have enjoyed our:

  • Fire – always a favourite when Mrs Allen gets her flint and steel out and we sit around the Fire Circle watching her “trying” to get the fire going. This week we enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the fire - yum yum!
  • Forest School collage – to help with our clay projects, we have been collecting items from around Forest school to press into play dough
  • Sand Play – we have enjoyed building tunnels in the sand this week with the Reception children
  • Our Playground game of “Fishes in the sea” is now getting harder with more challenging instructions.

It looks set to be a HOT week next week – please ensure you have a hat and sun cream in nursery. Remember to put your sun cream on before you come in the morning and then we can always add more for the afternoon.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs Cain and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 15th June 2018

Happy Friday!

Indoors, in Circle Times, we have been focusing on:

·        Phonics – segmenting the sounds of CVC words and blending back together e.g. /c/ /a/ /t/ = cat

·        Maths – counting an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects by moving them and starting to matching to correct digit

·        Nursery Rhyme – Our Nursery Rhyme of “Little Miss Muffet” has had some of us playing the main character part sitting on a tuffet.

·        C&L – we have been focusing on the fruit the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” ate in the story and we have created some super printing patterns with the real fruit.  I have never seen or eaten a blue apple or a pink pear!

·        Write Dance – our short songs of “Straight” and “Curved” have had us moving both hands, in unison to the music, making straight and curved patterns.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have enjoyed our:

·        Water play – Mrs Allen’s challenge of moving the water from one bucket to the other, only using the tools we could find in the Forest School, was a huge hit

·        Porridge making skills as Little Miss Muffet would have been hungry without her curds and whey

·        Forest school song “Ugly Bug Ball” - this has us thinking about the different bugs we know and how we can move like them.

·        NEW Playground game of “Fishes in the sea” – we have never quite seen fishes move in the way these were.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and make sure you spoil those Daddys and Grandads this Sunday!

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs Cain and Mrs. Thompson

Happy Friday!

Indoors, in Circle Times, we have been focusing on:

·        Phonics – segmenting the sounds of CVC words and blending back together e.g. /c/ /a/ /t/ = cat

·        Maths – counting an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects by moving them and starting to matching to correct digit

·        Nursery Rhyme – Our Nursery Rhyme of “Little Miss Muffet” has had some of us playing the main character part sitting on a tuffet.

·        C&L – we have been focusing on the fruit the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” ate in the story and we have created some super printing patterns with the real fruit.  I have never seen or eaten a blue apple or a pink pear!

·        Write Dance – our short songs of “Straight” and “Curved” have had us moving both hands, in unison to the music, making straight and curved patterns.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have enjoyed our:

·        Water play – Mrs Allen’s challenge of moving the water from one bucket to the other, only using the tools we could find in the Forest School, was a huge hit

·        Porridge making skills as Little Miss Muffet would have been hungry without her curds and whey

·        Forest school song “Ugly Bug Ball” - this has us thinking about the different bugs we know and how we can move like them.

·        NEW Playground game of “Fishes in the sea” – we have never quite seen fishes move in the way these were.

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and make sure you spoil those Daddys and Grandads this Sunday!

 

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs Cain and Mrs. Thompson

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Nursery News ~ 27th May 2018

Happy Holidays!

Sadly our Sports Afternoon was postponed on Friday and we were all ready to go as well – Mrs Allen had been boiling eggs all week in preparation!  Our new date will be Friday 20th July at 2.00pm.  Please note this is different from the rest of the school’s Sports Day.

Indoors, in Circle Time, we have been focusing on:

* Phonics –our final week of “Voice Sounds” had us changing our voices from loud to quiet.  We learnt the musical symbol for both of these and enjoyed singing our favourite nursery rhymes, changing the volume throughout.

* Maths – our warm-up “Dancing in the sun” song has had us counting to ten and beyond by adding our flower friends.  After all the Write Dance and Dough Disco practice this year, it was time to put all of our hard work to the test by learning how to draw the numbers 0 to 4.  We learnt a new rhyme for each one – I wonder if you can remember one?

* C&L – we have been learning about what the word “setting” means in our favourite stories and sorting which characters match which setting.  When sharing a story with a grown up this holiday, see if you can spot the setting of your stories at home!

* EAD –our Write Dance tune of Merry Go Round has sent us into a spin!  We have been galloping in a circle, twisting our wrists in a circle, spinning in a circle and drawing in circles.  We all felt quite dizzy!

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have been:

* Putting all our Sports Day events together to prepare for our Sporting afternoon.

* Den building with tarpaulin, rope and pegs to create a space for us out of the rain.

* Creating natural pictures on the balcony with sticks, stones and shells.

* Building castles with our boxes by creating structures with a roof, walls and a floor on which we can all lie down on.

A quick reminder to our Blackwell Reception children in September 2018 – story club starts on Thursday 21st June.  If your child attends on a Thursday, we will ensure that they get there on time and so no need for you to change any plans! J

We all hope you have an enjoyable week off – fingers crossed that the sun makes an appearance again!

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 18th May 2018

The Spring sunshine is really warming us up in Forest School at last – our winter hat basket has turned into a cap/straw hat basket! We do keep these in the nursery for the days when the sun does come out, but let us know if you need it back! Otherwise, we will return them in July!

Indoors, in Circle Time, we have been focusing on:

* Phonics – the sound machine has been a huge hit in listening and learning about short and long sounds. We then moved on to making our own short and long sounds which were quite challenging for some – perhaps something you could practise at home?

* Maths – our warm-up “Little Soldiers” song has made our number brains working and we then have moved on to learning about 3D shapes e.g. a cylinder, sphere and cone. We have enjoyed testing out whether they roll, stack or both.

* Technology – the bee bots have paid us a visit this week in Nursery and they are much more temperamental than the guinea pigs. As the week has gone on, they have got tired and so think they are ready to go back to BIG school for some charging! We have all had a turn at moving them forward, backward, left and right and they ended up dancing by the end of the week.

* EAD – we have been designing and creating our own bunting and fruit punch cups. We used these as part of our Tudor Ball day yesterday! We all loved a bit of fruit and fizz in our fruit punch and it was good to see lots of children trying out different flavours of juice for the first time.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have been:

* Using our tools to hammer nails into our frame ready for some weaving activities.

* Decorating the Forest School with ribbons – we have seen super weaving skills from everyone, even bow tying from some!

* Watching and learning a new Forest School dance for our ball on Thursday to the tune of Greensleeves.

* Practising some of our Sport Day events ready for our Sports afternoon next Friday.

Next week is our final week of this half term and so on Friday afternoon, we will be holding our very first Nursery Sports Afternoon. This will be from 2pm-3pm and if your child does not attend on a Friday usually, you are more than welcome to bring them along for the event. Please do let us know if you plan on coming along so we can ensure we have equipment accessible for all.  Please can you ensure you send your child in with suitable clothing and footwear.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Thursday 17th May - Tudor Day

With the rest of the school taking part in a Tudor Day, we will be joining in the fun.

The "Thursday" children will have the opportunity to visit the rest of the school "castle" and so if they have a sibling in another class, we will ensure they get to see them at their allocated time.

Once we have visited each part of the castle, we will be decorating our own Forest School with homemade bunting and enjoying the dances we have learnt with Mrs Allen this week. 

Some children are keen to dress up for the occasion, which is fine, but please ensure they are still Forest School and weather appropriate as we will be continuing our day as normal after lunch. :-)

Many thanks

Mrs Mander

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Happy “Friendly” Friday.

What a lot of Spring May birthdays we have in Nursery. There are lots of children who are so proud to turn four and some of us a little less proud to be turning a number with four in again!

Indoors, in Circle Time, we have been focusing on:

  • Phonics – we have had fun making and listening to each other’s sounds and playing a simple lotto game

  • Number – some of us have been matching our Numicon BIG pieces with the SMALL pieces up to 10, finding different ways of making numbers using coloured pegs and pressing the Numicon into playdough and adding one more

  • Communication and Language – our big book of Cinderella has had us thinking about our main character and how her feelings change throughout different parts of the story

  • Write Dance – a welcome change in the weather has had us revisiting the tune “Little Sun” and we have created our own suns with both hands drawing curved lines, straight lines and dots

    Outdoors, in Forest School, we have been:

  • Weaving ribbons in and out the fence to develop our fine motor skills;

  • Playing parachute games on the grass field to develop gross motor skills;

  • Using our home grown herbs in the mud kitchen to be creative and

  • Building castles with boxes and crates developing all sorts of skills.

    With the whole school Tudor Fayre next Thursday, we are in preparation for our very own Nursery ball on the same day. Our Thursday children will be visiting the different parts of the castle throughout the school and then enjoying our own homemade punch with some dancing thrown in.

    For the children leaving us in July and moving into Blackwell Reception, Mrs Moss and Mrs Webb just wanted to add a reminder that if your child attends on a Thursday, you can just drop them at normal time and we will ensure they get to enjoy these story sessions with Mrs Webb in preparation for Reception in Red class.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Sun hat and Sun cream

Please don't forget a named sun hat and named sun cream tomorrow (if you haven't already sent it in).

If you can put some on before school, we can help you put it on for the afternoon. :-)

Thanks

Mrs Mander

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Happy “Friendly” Friday.

Our “School Day” on Monday was a huge hit. We had fun exploring the whole school with a photo hunt. I think I can guess which was your favourite room to have an explore of – sorry Mrs Moss! Did you show your grown ups and brothers or sisters the photos? Did they spot where the pictures were taken? We enjoyed having lunch in the hall and finally got to meet Mrs Barker! However, the biggest hit was cuddling and stroking both Mabel and Peggy, our school guinea pigs.

Indoors, in Circle Time, we have been focusing on:

  • Phonics – using the magic microphone to SSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWWW the words down.

  • Number – talking about properties of shapes e.g. a square has four sides of the same length. You used this to help you create squares and triangles with straight objects. Can you remember if the triangle needs to have sides the same length like the square?

  • Communication and Language – Rumpelstiltskin came to life this week with our very own role play. He started stealing numbers from our number line too! He is a thief!

  • Write Dance – our tune “Tickle Tree” has had us creating trees with our straight lines, “scrimbles” and circles.

    Outdoors, in Forest School, we have been:

  • Learning a new playground game of “What’s the Time Mr Wolf?”

  • Creating some Natural Art pictures on the balcony

  • Building with our new balcony blocks on the balcony

  • Using our very own herbs to make and drink herbal tea with our friends

  • Knot tying (and untying!)

    We all hope you enjoy the sunny long weekend. See you all on Tuesday!

    Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 29th April 2018

Happy Sunday!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend and resting after another busy week.

Indoors, in Circle Time, we have been focusing on:

  • Phonics – practising how our voices can make different sounds.
  • Number – recognising, reading and matching numbers up to 10 using numicon.
  • Communication and Language – we have been reading our Castle themed story of Rumpelstiltskin
  • Write Dance – our tune “Tickle Tree” has had us tickling each other’s backs by drawing circles, “scrimbles” and lines with both hands in unison.

Outdoors, in Forest School, we have been:

  • Building castles from boxes, sand and wooden blocks
  • Learning a new playground game of “stuck in the mud”
  • Using paintbrushes to decorate the outdoor area with rainwater!

We really have seen some April showers this week and as a result, lots of bags went home over the weekend.  Our supply of spare clothes has diminished.  Please can you ensure that you bring back your bags to be kept on your pegs with a change of clothes in as I am sure we have a lot more rain to come!

We look forward to seeing you for our “school” day tomorrow – it is going to be fun having the run of the school…

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

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Nursery News ~ 25th March 2018

Happy Sunny Sunday!

 

We are almost ready to show off our singing, dancing and artwork that we have been working on so hard this week.  Our Easter Coffee morning is on Thursday from 8.30am – 9.00am.  If you say goodbye to grownups at the door as usual and let them enjoy an Easter drink and cake on the balcony.  We will get our singing voices ready to show off a Dough Disco Dance about the sun, a Write Dance Dance about a rainbow and a fun Easter song about a Spring chicken.  If you do not normally attend on a Thursday and would like to come, then you are welcome to join us for this half an hour celebration. 

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

Nursery News ~ 18th March 2018

This week, it was great to chat with you all at the Parent Consultations - it is always lovely to get a chance to catch up properly and of course for you to meet the guinea pigs!  The children had their very own visit from Mabel and Peggy on Friday morning when Miss Kuriger brought them over for a cuddle - I have never known you all so quiet, they can come again!

A huge warm welcome back this week to Mrs. Thompson, who will be working with us in Nursery every morning.  It is lovely to have another friendly face on board!

Indoors, we have been singing, role-playing and creating with the nursery rhyme "Mary had a Little Lamb".  In Phonics we enjoyed an initial sound sort of objects beginning with /S/ and had fun allowing those with this sound to go to the school that Mary goes to.  In Maths, we have been singing about more/less and played a fun Numicon game of Top Trumps where you had to compare pieces and the winner gets to keep both.  In dough disco, we became the "Music Man" -  a firm favourite for footballing Freddie H.  We have been drawing rainbows with our Write Dance song and we all agreed, our arms would be aching by the weekend after so much use!

Outside, Mrs. Allen has continued with the potion theme and brought in her own mint plant.  You enjoyed making minty potions with the leaves, water, mud and chalk.  It was great to see children exploring colour mixing with the chalks - George, in particular, was very excited to discover that blue and yellow make his hands green like the Hulk!   Jack and the Beanstalk was our big book story shared in our Quiet Area, Mrs. Allen even brought in some magic beans!!  A favourite game though was "1, 2, 3 where are you?" - it was lovely to see this being played independently following Forest School sessions.  The rain on Thursday night, created lots of water fun on Friday - some super splashing in the HUGE puddle meant lots of wet trousers!  I hope all of your bags have been filled back up with dry clothes ready for some more fun next week as we have run out of spares!

Next week, get those singing voices and those creative hands ready as we start preparing for some Easter fun!

Happy Snowy Sunday!!  We hope you are enjoying some snow fun today!

Mrs. Mander, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Thompson

 

Nursery News ~ 10th March 2018

Happy Saturday!!

This week, it has finally been feeling like Spring is in the air. Indoors, we have been talking lots about our mummies as we get ready for a special day on Sunday: we have read lots of stories, made a special something and you have shared some very interesting information about them all!    In Phonics we have enjoyed playing Eye Spy where you have taken on the role of being the person “on” – that was quite tricky for some of you to hear the initial sound in your friend’s name.  In Maths we have being counting sounds and have started to draw numbers using tally.  We have turned our dough into a “Hot Potato” – now a firm favourite disco song and we have enjoyed digging those Sandy Hills with our Write Dance song.

Outside, Mrs Allen has been enjoying the last of the snow with you by mixing colours and chalk to make some wonderful potions.  She has also been showing you how you can play noughts and crosses with some large sticks, pebbles and discs.  Rolling the wheeled sand toys down the balcony was fun to see, even setting your own challenge by trying to get it through the Year 4 children’s legs – thank you to our Play Partners who come every day to enjoy some nursery fun.  Well done to those children who made that wonderful cake for Mrs Franklin’s birthday yesterday – I know we couldn’t find 100 candles as requested, but we tried!

We all hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday, remember to spoil them as they love you all very much.

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin and Mrs Lewis

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Happy Half Term!

Happy Half Term!!

What a fun week to finish on with all our Diwali activities! Indoors we have learnt, and then retold, the Diwali story, building up to our very first role play on Friday.  Well done to all those who took on the roles of Rama, Sita, Ravana and Hanaman so confidently.  Outdoors, we enjoyed making rangoli patterns, diva lamps and character puppets in our new Quiet Zone on the balcony.

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March. Have a hunt through your books at home and choose/share your favourite one with someone in your family.  Please can you then bring in for our Show and Tell sessions to share with us!  We are looking forward to seeing your choices and exploring why you enjoy them. 

Have a fun packed half term and remember Friendly Friday next week!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 9th February 2018

Hello Nursery,

In the cabin this week in “Maths” we have gone pattern crazy ~ patterns on socks, clothing, toys and animals.  Our “Communication and Language” sessions have focused on the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”.  We had fun visiting Red class’ interactive whiteboard to watch the story and spot the colours.  We then enjoyed creating our own puppet characters from the story and sang along to the song.  Our favourite listening sessions this week have definitely been the ones that involved the recording paperclip ~ how funny it was to hear our voices being played back!  These daily sessions have really improved your listening skills; even Mrs Moss was impressed with how well you can stay focused now.

Our play in Forest School has taken a turn this week as everything was frozen ~ mud, sand, water in the gully.  It hasn’t stopped us having fun though with more circle time fun, chalking patterns and creating our stick man characters using our wrapping skills.  You all worked well together to create our very own nursery theatre ~ we had performers, a curtain and seats for the audience.  It was great to see you then taking our indoor puppet show of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” outside this afternoon.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and remember to show your grownups, brothers and sisters how great you are with those helping hands!  See you next week for some Diwali themed fun!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin

Nursery News ~ 4th February 2018

Hello Nursery,

Happy Sunday!

Well done for all the new tastes you have tried this week!  We have had some new meals from Mrs Barker at lunchtime and we made our own fruit smoothies for our Teddy Bears’ picnic.  It is so important to keep trying new things before deciding whether you like it or not.

In the cabin we have continued with our “Phonics” of looking at objects with the same initial sound ~ can you remember the items that came out of the sound bag? Fox, fairy... Thank you Freddie for letting us use your coat!   We have been looking at an information book on Toys and even compared some actual old toys to new toys ~ you did well to sort the horses, car and train into two hoops.  Can you remember how the old train moved?  In “Maths” we have been counting backwards with some familiar number songs. It was lovely to see those naughty monkeys taking their Maths learning outside and jumping on the crates in Forest School.  We also looked at where Mrs Lewis has travelled to on our globe and then enjoyed being little people in flying saucers, flying around the world.

The cold weather returned again in Forest School but we managed to get out and have some fun.  We have been playing lots of circle time games to keep us warm and moving.  You all did so well with learning new skills of tying slipknots and using our new mini hammers.  I think the highlight of the week was on Wednesday afternoon when we found some sun on the field and took our teddies for a picnic to enjoy our smoothies and teddy biscuits.  We were very proud of how you helped your teddies to eat that second biscuit! 

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and remember to show your grownups at home how independent you can be with those coats!  See you next week for play dough fun with our Days of the Week!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin