Country and Cultures Week May 2018
We had a great time celebrating China. Thank you to the parents that dressed the children in red and yellow and contributed toward the cooking costs. It made the day so much more. I think you will agree that your Nursery children looked stunning!
We danced like a dragon to the beat of a drum.
Police Visit March 2018
We invited the police to come into nursery and talk about ways to stay safe. We learnt not to touch electric sockets or play with matches. We also learnt how to cross the road, always holding an adult’s hand, at a zebra crossing and pedestrian crossing.
We were very excited to see our local police and find out why they wear uniform and how they communicate by radio and write notes in their books.
Flowers growing March 2018
We planted bulbs in autumn and look!.... they have grown into daffodils and crocuses. We are fascinated to watch them growing and we are learning to be gentle with the flowers and respect living things.
Thank you Parents and Carers for making such an effort to make your children look fabulous. We were impressed by the creativity of costumes. So many children came as characters from the story of the Gingerbread Man. In fact – all the characters decided to chase Mrs Botterill (The Gingerbread Girl) led by Mrs Gladden (The Little Old Woman). We all had lots of laughs and fun and Mrs Botterill had an excellent work out that day!
This term we have been busy in Nursery practising drawing and writing skills. We have been encouraging the children to hold their pens with a three finger grip, copy their names and draw pictures using shapes they have been practising. We are thrilled with the children’s progress and would like every child to be able to write their name by the end of Nursery this year. Thank you for helping your children to write their names every day when you bring them into school. Do practise at home too!
So far this term, we have explored cold, hard ice, developed our cutting skills making fruit salad, listened carefully to different sounds and used our whole bodies to ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’. ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’ is teaching Nursery how to make big mark making moves to prepare them for handwriting and forming letter shapes. After moving to music with red ribbons, the children then draw up and down, side to side and round and round shapes on paper.
Harvest time in nursery
Today we worked together to find and dig up the carrots that had been planted before the Summer holidays. The children used their skills to use tools and dig, pull and shake off the soil. Some even decided to weed the bed with rakes in readiness for our bulb planting this week. It was a time of fun, togetherness and celebration. Tomorrow we will wash the carrots and taste them at snack time.
Watch this space for what our little farmers will be growing next.