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Summer 1

W/B: 23rd May 2022

 

What a 'quacking' week we have had in Nursery this week. We have continued to learn about ducks, how to look after and care for them as well as enjoying lots of fluffy snuggles with our ducklings too. 

Our story this week has been 'Duck in the truck' by Jez Alborough in which the children enjoyed spotting the rhyming words throughout and playing with our own trucks in the muck and rescuing the animals. 

We have been counting and recognising numbers with hook the duck games, creating feathered duck paintings in the style of the artist Jackson Pollock, used dough to create feathered ducklings and used materials to make a life cycle of a duck too. It has been a very busy week and unfortunately on Friday we will be saying goodbye to our ducklings as they return to their home. We have really enjoyed our time with them and the children have wowed us with their kindness and interest in learning about them. Well done Nursery. 

 

A little reminder that we close for half term on Friday 27th May and return to school on Tuesday 7th June (or Wednesday 8th June for our Tiger cubs). 

On Wednesday 8th June, you are invited to our 'Jubilee Celebrations' stay and play session - please check your emails / Tapestry for your invitation. 

 

We hope you all have a wonderful half term and we can't wait to welcome the Nursery children back for our final few weeks together. 

W/B: 16th May 2022

 

Well, we have had an amazing week here in nursery. The children have been bursting with excitement all week as we have had ducklings in school. They arrived on Tuesday in an incubator and we have had 5 ducklings hatch. The children have enjoyed learning about how ducks hatch out of their eggs using their beaks, they understand this is a long process and waited patiently across two days to be introduced to our new classroom friends. They have enjoyed 'duck time', where they have each been able to come and see the the ducklings, learning how to take care of them through feeding and cleaning their cage.

 

Next week we will be learning more about ducks through exploring their life cycle; ensuring the children have a good understanding about how our little ducklings arrived and what they will grow into. We may even be able to give them a bath next week which the children are so excited about. 

 

Our class story this week has been based around the 'Ugly Duckling'. The children have also explored numbers to 5 though the '5 Little Ducks' song by expanding their counting skills, as well as learning all about ducklings. 

 

Dates to remember:- 

 

We break up for May half term on Friday 27th of May. We will return on Tuesday 7th of May due to a teacher training day. 

 

W/B: Monday 9th May 2022

 

Once again what a lovely week we have had here in Nursery. This week our story has been 'What the Ladybird Heard'. The children have been creating Wanted posters to try and catch the dastardly 'Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh' as they were trying to steal the 'Fine Prized Cow'. The children captured their likeness excellently.

 

The children have also been using this story to explore all about farms, what animals belong on a farm and what they give us. The children were eager to learn that a cow brings us milk, sheep bring us wool and chickens bring us eggs. They were also excited to make the connection that we need cows and chickens so we can have the ingredients to make a cake! 

 

This week in Math we have been developing our understanding of positional language and placing farm animals around the farm. E.g. Put the cow in the barn, put the chicken next to the pen. Why don't you practice this at home with your children using their toys? 

 

The children have also enjoyed creating 3D ladybird decorations which we are sure by now are displayed proudly in your homes. 

 

What a fun filled week we have had! We can't wait for next week for more fun and learning!

W/B: Tuesday 3rd May 2022

 

What a lovely week we have had in Nursery this week. The children have continued their learning around our story of 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. The children have made rain shakers using natural materials found in our nature garden, made their own party invitations, play dough cakes and even tiger masks. This week they have learn't interesting facts about Tigers. For example, did you know that Tigers can't climb trees? Useful to know if you are ever running from one!

 

The children have also had an invitation sent to Nursery from 'The Tiger' in our story. They made a shopping list together of things the tiger would like and we has jam sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, raising and juice; yummy! They danced to music and played games; they had so much fun!

 

We can't wait to see what fun and learning they get up to next week!

W/B: Monday 25th March 2022

  

We would like to wish a warm welcome back to our nursery children and their families. We hope you had a lovely Easter break, we’ve heard lot’s of fun stories from the children about their time off.

 

What a fun and eventful week we have had in Nursery. This week we have welcomed our new Class text of ‘the Tiger who came to Tea’. The children have explored the book in depth, looking at some of the job roles mentioned in the story, discussing what their parents do and what they would like to be when they grow up. We have also explored weight using scales and comparing different items of food that the tiger ate in the story. The children have used playdough to make cupcakes, drawn their own Tigers and learnt some new sounds through our RWI phonics Scheme ‘n’ and ‘p’.

 

Children at the beginning of the week, in the Bear Cubs, had the exciting opportunity to see a Fire Engine that was booked in to visit our Reception class. They were able to ask lots of questions and even had a go at putting out their own pretend fire and using the hose. We can’t wait to see what fun things we will get up to next week. A quick reminder of Bank Holiday Monday this coming Monday. Bear Cubs will return to school on Tuesday 3rd of May. 

 

 

Note: 

 

· Reminder of Tiger Cubs Individual Photos on the 29th of April.

 

· Reminder of Parents Evening on the 4th of May. Time slots have been     given and it would be fantastic to see you all there.  

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