Weekly Learning
The children have learned about the different seasons this week. They enjoyed threading beads on the pipe cleaners to make their own trees. They also made two seasonal trees; an autumn hand print tree using yellow, red and orange and a spring blossom tree using the sponge brushes. In the outside area the children explored the autumn small world tray filled with conkers, leaves and fairy creatures.
In the outside area this week the children worked co-operatively to make a two-tiered level obstacle course. They were able to navigate along the course independently.  Inside the role play area was very popular. The children learned how to check in a patient and look after them.

The children have really enjoyed the Frog Prince story this week. They have been using the puppets to retell the story to their peers and made wands to cast spells on one another. It has been lovely to see.


They have explored the soft blocks in our outdoor area and have used them to make a pirate ship. Whilst sailing in the ship they have made their own maps to show their destination.


The pumpkins and golf tees have been a big hit with the children this week. They have used the hammers with control to hit in the tees.


We have learned how to make gloop too; corn flour, water and food colouring. The children have explored how it changes from liquid to a solid. Fun but messy!


Our PE session was on the MUGA this week. We used the balls, bean bags and hurdles.


We started the week with a windy day so we made kites. The children explored how best to keep them in the air.

We had a new resource this week, Tap A Shape. It proved to be very popular with the children and they were able to master tacking the shapes to the cork board. They used the individual shapes to build pictures and talk about the shapes that they chose. We also searched for shapes in shredded paper and went on a shape hunt in our mud kitchen.

To finish off our week we had a Rosie the hen hunt outside. We had to search for 24 hens. We were very quick to find them and check we had collected them all.

Lending Library

Don’t forget to have a look at our Lending Library and try out a resource at home with your child. It is located in the Nursery entry way.

Grandparents Day  3/10/2017

We welcomed our Grandparents in this week and enjoyed showing them the Nursery and spending time playing with them. The children then performed the rhyme, Five Little Speckled Frogs. Thank you for coming!

This week the children have been exploring the water with the guttering. They are learning how to angle the guttering so that the water can flow into the trays. We have had lots of wet clothing! Could you please ensure that your child has a spare set of clothing in their school bags? We have run out of spare clothes this week. Thank you.
The children are becoming more confident in singing the rhyme, Five Little Speckled Frogs. It has been great to see them singing the songs independently using the cut logs and frogs to help them count down from five.
We have enjoyed seeing parents join in with our PARIS (Parents as readers in school) sessions on Friday. Thank you to all the parents who are sharing books with all the children.
We have had our first visit to the school library this week which was very exciting. Please remember to put your child's book in the box with their photo on Tuesday when we visit next week.
This week the children enjoyed joining in with the story of Dear Zoo. By the end of the week they were able to recite most of the story. They worked hard on their zoo enclosures and were able to count the animals they had put in them.
Some of the children explored the mud kitchen this week. They learned how to access the water and soil to make their own mixtures. They were very excited to have also found some potatoes, beans and carrots.
This week we have welcomed our new friends to the Nursery. We have helped them settle into the Nursery and learn our routines. We are very pleased with how independent and happy they are.
Our story after half term is, Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks. You can listen to it on the link below.
Our nursery rhymes are:

Our story next week is called, Tree, Seasons come, Seasons go by Britta Teekentrup as some of the children have been very curious about the months of the year.

Our rhymes are:


Clap Hands


 Mulberry Bush


If anyone has any conkers, leaves or pine cones we would appreciate them for some of our activities next week. Thank you.


As the children have been very interested in the princess dresses and making castles this week we will read the story, The Princess and the Frog. Attached below is a Powerpoint version of the story.


We will listen to the following rhyme :


Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes


Here is the Beehive

Next week our focus story is Rosie's Walk.
Our Nursery rhyme is:
We will also learn a shape song:
Here is a link to a shape game you may like to try:
This week our story is Bear Counts, by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. You can listen to the story on this link:
Our Nursery Rhymes are:
In this section we will list the story and rhymes that the children will be listening to each week. This will give you the opportunity to try them out at home before we begin each Monday. This week we will listen to the story, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. You can play a listening game on the website below:
We will learn the following Nursery Rhymes: