Over the last two weeks we have really enjoyed welcoming lots of new families into our nursery. We are really proud of the way in which they have all settled in and begun to make friends.
The children have enjoyed exploring our continuous provision both inside and outside and the adults have been showing them how to play and learn together.
Today we invited our parents and carers to join us for our welly walk at the nature reserve. The children enjoyed showing their special adults around our amazing outdoor learning environment. They went on a minibeast hunt, developed their physical skills on our swinging rope and even had a go at den building.
In order to enhance our learning in our Amazing Animals topic, today we had a visit from Wigfield Farm. We were lucky enough to meet a bearded dragon, a snake and a rabbit. The children enjoyed touching the animals and finding out about how to care for them.
Today we had fun in nursery raising money to support Red Nose Day. All the children came to nursery wearing red and some had red noses and glasses too!
The children enjoyed throwing wet sponges at Miss McGinnes- some of them had a really good aim!
Well done to the nursery winners of the design a red nose competition- Scarlett in morning nursery and Sofia in afternoon nursery.
This week the children in nursery became Scientists as we carried out lots of fun activities to help us learn about changes. For our first activity, we mixed cornflour and water to make gloop and investigated what happened as we added different amounts of each ingredient. The children were fascinated by the texture!
For our second investigation we explored ice. The children found out that the ice melted in the warm classroom but could be changed back to ice again by returning it to the freezer.
We also enjoyed melting chocolate! Once we had investigated what happened to the chocolate, we used it to decorate biscuits- yummy!
EVERY Tuesday at 10.45am and 2.45pm, our parents are invited in to nursery to share books with us. Thank you to all the parents who join us each week. At the end of every session, there is a raffle with a chance to win a book for your child to keep!
We have had a very exciting first week back in nursery as we have celebrated Book Week with the rest of the school.
We have focused on books by the author Julia Donaldson, especially The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Stickman.
On World Book Day, we all came to nursery dressed up as our favourite book characters. We also enjoyed sharing books with our Year five 'reading buddies.'
My name is Miss McGinnes and I am the nursery teacher and Early Years Foundation Stage Leader. Mrs Hart is our early years practitioner who also works in nursery full time. We also have a Teaching Assistant called Miss Walton.