Nursery Diary

Friday 15th-Thursday 21st April

This week we have turned our outdoor wendy house into a science lab! We have added books about wildlife and plants, a microscope, bug viewers, binoculars and more. Please feel free to have a look when you are passing!*

 

For the next few weeks we will be linking our learning to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have read the story and looked at some beans and will plan our activities based on where the children’s interests lie, as well as our planned experiences and outcomes. Some of our planned activities are:

-Acting out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using props.
-Learning about money and identifying coins (linking to Jack selling his cow).
-Tasting different types of beans and growing our own.
-Discussing how we can get help if we need it
-Looking at the work of illustrators and discussing our thoughts on different pictures of Jack and the giant.
-Sorting some magic beans.
-Playing the ‘beans’ game (this is lots of fun – we can teach you about it!).
-Reading different versions of the story and discussing similarities and differences.

We will be looking for some GIANT props to help us retell the story. Please let us know if you can help (we would particularly like a giant pair of trousers or a pair of pants – any budding sewers among us???)

Nursery Diary

Friday 18th –Thursday 24th March
*Parent meetings for our younger children are this week*

 In Literacy this week we will be reading Spring and Easter stories and non-fiction books, linking what we have learned to what we already know.

 In Maths we will continue investigating time and extend our understanding of number, using dot patterns. We will talk about the days of the weeks and the seasons, linking this to the nights and mornings being lighter and the clocks changing during the Easter holidays.

 Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on learning about where our food comes from. We will be discussing this at the snack area. We will link this to farming and what we know about plants.

 In Science we will be continuing to investigate the parts of plants and what they need to grow. We will be planting some seeds and carrying out a scientific experiment of our own to find out what plants need.

 In Religious and Moral Education we will be learning about some of the customs around the festival of Easter. We will be doing lots of Easter crafts and activities throughout the nursery, including an egg hunt!

This Week In Nursery

Friday 11th –Thursday 17th March

 Thank you to our Parents’ Group and everyone who supported the nursery at Bingo Night. The night was great fun and raised funds for the nursery. Watch this space for information on how the money will be spent!

 In Literacy this week we will be focusing on making predictions when reading stories and linking what we have learned about Spring and growth to what we already know. We will be looking at stories as well as non-fiction books.

 In Maths we will be investigating time. We will talk about the days of the weeks and the seasons, linking this to the nights and mornings being lighter and the clocks changing during the Easter holidays.

 Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on learning about where our food comes from. We will link this to farming and what we know about plants.

 In Science we will be investigating the parts of plants and what they need to grow. We will be planting some seeds and carrying out a scientific experiment of our own to find out what plants need.

 In Religious and Moral Education we will be learning about some of the customs around the festival of Easter. We will be doing lots of Easter crafts and activities trhoughout the nursery, including an egg hunt!

Nursery Diary

Friday 5th – Thursday 12th February
This week will see our final preparations for our redecoration during the February week. The rooms are starting to look a little bare but it will be worth it!

Our literacy focus on story writing and making words on the magnetic boards has been extremely popular! We will continue to extend this, working with the children’s interests and ideas.

In Maths we will be continuing to explore fractions and dividing. We will be sharing out groups and collections in practical settings e.g. getting the children into smaller groups in the gym hall or outside.

In Health and Wellbeing and Science we will be focusing on the safe use of electricity. We will be making some ‘turn off the lights’ and ‘danger’ signs to put up around the nursery.

We are going to continue to discuss the importance of the reducing, reusing and recycling our waste in the nursery and at home. We will be using our recycling bins for different types of waste and considering ways that we can reduce our waste and use of energy.

Some parents are coming to talk to us about Chinese New Year on Monday and do some cooking with us.

Tuesday is pancake day so we will be making pancakes for snack.

We will also discuss Valentine’s Day later in the week and do some activities linked to this.

REMEMBER: There is no nursery in the week beginning Monday 15th February. We return as normal on Monday 22nd February.

Nursery Diary

Friday 29th – Thursday 5th February

In Literacy we will be continuing to focus on writing our own stories as a number of children have been interested in this recently. We will also be encouraging the children to sound out words and make them on magnetic boards.

In Maths we will be continuing to explore fractions and dividing. We will do this by sharing out collections and cutting or splitting things into halves and quarters.

In Health and Wellbeing and Science we will be thinking about assessing risk and linking this to knowing about the safe use of electricity. We will be investigating the things we use every day which need electricity.

We are going to learn about the importance of the reducing, reusing and recycling our waste in the nursery and at home. We will be learning which bins to use for different types of waste and considering ways that we can reduce our waste and use of energy.
Chinese New Year is coming up and we will be beginning to learn more about Chinese culture and the importance of this festival. This week we will learn the story of The Great Race

‘Progress Through Play’

We are about to enter our final week of our ‘Progress Through Play’ transition activity. If you have built your model, please remember to tick the chart on the wall in the corridor. Thank you to all of those who have done this already and uploaded their pictures to Learning Journals. It has been  lovely to see them all!

We are aiming for at least 85% of families to engage with this so there is still time if you haven’t got round to it yet! The task was to build a model together using anything you like – dough, plastecine, Lego, junk etc. This will help your child to learn to share and take turns, concentrate on a task and solve problems.