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Welcome to our Nursery page.

This page will be updated regularly with information and pictures of activities that we have been enjoying and the learning that has been taking place. 


In Nursery, our teachers are Mrs Clarke and Miss Corley. 

Our Summer term's learning is all about growth and change. The children have have shown great interest in watching our live caterpillars each day grow and change. They have gained a real understanding of their life-cycle and showed great care and concern in looking after them. They used their maths skills to count the number of days and weeks it took them to grow. They used their language and pencil skills in recording their findings. Everybody was very excited, and a little bit sad to let them fly away across the school fields  - but this is all helping the children to understand the wider world around them and to make sense of their feelings.
Thank you to all those parents/carers who took the time to come in and meet with Debbie, our community dental Nurse to find out about more ways to help look after your children's teeth and advice on visiting a local dentist. She has been really impressed with how much the children remembered from her visits to them earlier in the term.
Week beginning 12th March was science week in school. As scientists in Nursery we joined in with lots of experiments. We froze dinosaurs inside balloons and filled them with water, we explored how they felt before and after they were frozen. We put skittle sweets in our water tray and mixed colours as they ran. This was all great fun and of course our discoveries promoted lots of rich language opportunities.

This term over three weeks Debbie. from the dental health service has been to visit us to tell us all about looking after our teeth. First she brought Horace the horse to help us understand how to clean our teeth and we all got the chance to brush Horace's teeth! Then there was a puppet show with a story about what may happen if you eat too many sweets. Debbie then told us all about a visit to the dentists, she has let us borrow a dentists chair for our role play and we are now putting all the things we have learned into practice. We know we should get a grown up to help us brush our teeth and that if we do have sweets we should eat then after our dinner.

Debbie will be visiting Nursery again after the Easter holidays, parents will be invited to a drop in session for information and advice and she will be able to answer any questions you may have about looking after your child's teeth

Following lots of the children's interest in Dinosaurs this week we have had a dinosaur egg in Nursery. We all have been very excited to watch our dinosaur egg hatch. We kept a diary each day to record the changes we observed. We watched a film about the environment dinosaurs lived in a long, long time ago and worked together to create a dinosaur cave so that our baby dinosaur would have somewhere to live and be safe. We been very caring and are now enjoying playing with our baby dinosaur. We have enjoyed lots of Dinosaur themed activities - cutting, drawing, creating a 'smellysaaurus' picture with spices, and going on a dinosaur number hunt around our school and Nursery garden!

We are having a very busy Spring term! We have been very excited to get a brand new interactive whiteboard in our classroom. This means we can now use lots of ICT games to develop our skills in all areas of learning. So far we have used games to develop our number recognition and counting skills. We are also getting very good at using the 'paint' programme which develops our pencil control, we know how to select different pens and colours to create our pictures. We know how to share and take turns with the special board pen and understand how to clear the screen for the next person    

It's Christmas Time!

In Nursery we have been enjoying lots of different Christmas activities. We have made baubles to hang on the tree and are making cards for our grown ups. It's been very fun but very messy too!! Santa visited the school too, we had our picture taken with him and we were very lucky because he gave us some chocolate!


We also had lots of fun in the Nativity and enjoyed singing to the songs we had learnt!



Autumn in Nursery

At Nursery we have been reading a story called the Owl Babies, we have enjoyed learning about owls and where they live. We explored the school field and collected leaves that had fallen to the ground and talked about the different colours on the leaves and why this might have happened. We have used these leaves to create a collage picture of the baby owls in their nest. 

Our First Weeks.........

We have been very busy exploring our new environment, we have been learning  how to use a wide range of new equipment and resources and learning to tidy away when we are finished!!!!. We are getting to know our teachers -Mrs Clarke and Miss Corley really well, we are making new friends, learning to take turns, share and  work together