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W/B: Monday 6th and Monday 13th November 2023
It was lovely to see our Bear Cubs and Tigers Cubs returning refreshed to nursery after the half-term holiday. Some children began attending nursery full-time and met some lovely friends in both classes.
Our new Literacy topic for Autumn 2 term is ‘Everyone Is Welcome’ and it was opened with the story book the ‘Odd Dog Out’. We discussed that, just like the Dog in the story, who didn’t fit in with other dogs, it’s okay to be different and to stand out. We talked about how we all are similar and different at the same time, and how we can celebrate our differences.
Children learned about different occupations, what people do if they are the Police or a Pilot. They shared with friends whom they wanted to be when they grew up and drew themselves in a chosen job. They also continued learning about the Seasons and changes in weather.
Both classes began learning about mathematical Pattern: they clapped it, stomped it, made it out of natural materials and two different colours. Children began completing ABAB pattern using two different colours linking cubes.
Week 2 was the Nursery rhymes week, with children busy singing different rhymes each day. On Wednesday, the Bears and the Tigers went on an Environmental walk in the nearby area in Byker. We were looking for traces of Autumn, collecting natural materials and talking about what we’ve seen.
Hurrah! We’ve also begun our PE lessons with our PE teacher, Mr. Danquah, in the gym. Children looked excited when they were exploring sport equipment: climbing frame, balls, hoops, swinging ropes and balancing benches.
We’re looking forward to see you all next week again and continue our topic with a new story!
Firstly, we would like to thank all those parents who engaged in our Seven Stories parent and child storytelling session. The children were so engaged and it was a magical experience for you both to be involved in to support your child's love for stories. We would like to thank all those parents who also donated any pots and pans to support us in developing our outdoor environment. We now have a studio, mud kitchen, clay station, bird watching area, music zone, loose part play where we have developed our team work and much more. Our pupils have LOVED it.
Nursery have had a busy and fun filled time during November celebrating space week, Nursery rhyme week, Children in Need, Anti-Bullying week and not forgetting our festive month this term.
They created their very own movie of 'T'was the Night Before Christmas' which they created using a green screen and sang live to the parents during their movie. They were simply fantastic.
They have have been out and about visiting local attractions of Fenwick's Window, had live performances from Year 3 as they sang their wonderful carols. We had our very own Polar Express adventure as we traveled on our train and had hot chocolate with Reception. These are just some of the wonderful festive activities our children have been doing.
We have now started our home learning activities where a story book has been sent home which you can share with your child over Christmas. Please return this to school on the first day your child returns back.
If you have not applied for your child's reception place. Please do ASAP as the deadline in 15th January. If you need any support with this please contact our school office - we are happy to help.
We would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year. We return back to school on Tuesday 10th January
Home Learning Friday 17th December 2021
Hello to our lovely Nursery,
We hope you had another fun day yesterday completing the Christmas activities. We are sorry we cannot see you in school again today, which means we will now sadly not see you until the New Year. We have decided after you have worked so hard this half term you’d like to have your school Christmas Party but at home!
Finally, we also thought you might like to relax watching a nice Christmas Film after all that fun partying. Get yourself wrapped up in a nice cosy blanket with a hot chocolate and enjoy watching ‘The Snowman’ as a family.
We hope you have a fantastic Christmas boys and girls and a very Happy New Year. We can’t wait to see you all on our return to school on Tuesday 4th January for our Bear cubs and Wednesday 5th January for our Tiger cubs.
Your Nursery Teachers.
Home Learning - Thursday 16th December
We hope you had a fun day yesterday completing the Christmas activities. We are sorry we cannot see you in school today, but we have another fun day of Christmas activities for you to complete. Have a look and see what fun you can have today!
The four activities we have for you are:
You could then end your day with a fun scarf dance using any material or a real scarf that you might have at home.
We hope that you have a fun day! Take care.
Home Learning - Wednesday 15th December
We are so sorry we are unable to be in school today due to having no heating but we would like you to continue to have fun and lots of learning opportunities at home.
Today we have Mrs Richards reading 'Oh, Christmas Tree' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet (please log in to Tapestry to view this video).
With your adult discuss who your favourite character is and why? Why not have a go at drawing your very own favourite character. Please find attached the correct sheet.
To break your day up let’s have some fun creating a cardboard roll snowman. See what resources you can gather in the house and have fun. Please find attached step by step instructions.
Your Maths challenge of the day is to watch the number block video below. Can you sing along to the 12 days of Christmas song. Pause the video and count how many objects they have found.
To finish your day get out and about for a walk in your local environment. See how many Christmas trees you can spot. Think about whether they are all the same or if they are different.
We have one final song for you to sing along too. We know how good you are at this one.
We hope you have a fun filled day and can not wait to see you soon!
W/B: Monday 29th November 2021
This week has been an extremely exciting week in Nursery. We have enjoyed being festive, putting up the Christmas tree and enjoying delicious hot chocolate after! We have also loved exploring the snow and seeing how it changed throughout the day. Thank you to everyone who supplied hats, scarves and appropriate footwear for the cold weather.
This week we have continued delving into our story ‘Whatever Next’ and studying space. We have blasted off to space and visited all the planets in our rocket together. Our focus this week in maths has been positional language. We have also been practicing writing our name on rockets and seeing which words rhyme. Why not have a go at seeing what rhymes in your house. E.g bed and head, leg and peg.
W/B: Monday 22nd November 2021
This week in Nursery has been so much fun! We have been reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy, hearing all about the amazing adventure Baby Bear had to the Moon. We have been learning about the different planets in Space and singing along to our new Space song. We have also been making rockets on the creative table using a range of different materials, learning how to draw teddy bears on our writing table and counting from 1-10 using our number rockets in our Maths area. We have even had the opportunity to discuss healthy and unhealthy food once we saw Baby Bear had taken a picnic to the moon with lots of different food.
We have also been excited this week as we have been able to see the Moon outside during the day. This enabled us to discuss all about day and night and the different animals we can see outside during night time. We even got to see a Hedgehog on a night vision camera, that was taken from Mrs Richard’s Dad’s back garden, how amazing!
W/B: Monday 1st November
Welcome back to all our children, parents and carers, we hope you had a restful half term and enjoyed the Halloween celebrations. We are happy to start off an exciting term ahead!
This week our exciting theme and mini topic has been BONFIRE NIGHT! During this time we have been learning all about Bonfire night and fire safety.
We have been getting creative and hands on making firework pictures and rockets, scooping pumpkins and having our very own bonfire stall. Using our small world fire station, we have rescued people and made marks in sparkles to develop our fine motor skills. These have been some of the wonderful things we have enjoyed this week.
During our focus groups we have been exploring 2D shapes, creating fantastic shape rockets. We have been following instructions to make chocolate finger sparklers! They tasted delicious. As well as this we have explored musical instruments and what sounds fireworks would make.
Take a look at what we have been learning below.
We hope you enjoy Bonfire night and look forward to hearing about it next week.