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Welcome to Nursery C

Miss Cotton

Miss Harrison

Miss Mesjasz

Miss Carter

 

Welcome to Nursery C's class page, we will update this page to share all the exciting things we have been learning about in Nursery.

 

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This half term we have been looking at life cycles. Four weeks ago, three little hungry caterpillars arrived in Nursery C. They were tiny and very hungry so we carefully placed them in special pots with lots of caterpillar food.  We read The Hungry Caterpillar to help us remember the different stages of their transformation ​​and we enjoyed using props to recreate the story during choosing time. Then, we patiently observed how they went into their chrysalis to transform into beautiful butterflies. We named them Geko, Princess and Smiley.

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WOW! What a super start we have had to our Summer term!

 

We have been very busy celebrating lots of important events, including several birthdays and Easter. As part of our Easter celebrations, the children decorated boiled eggs at home for the Best Egg competition. There were lots of fantastic entries and some super ideas, this made it very difficult for our judge, Mr Deane.

 

Take a look at all of the fantastic eggs made by the children in Nursery C!

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We also had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Whilst we were sleeping, the Easter Bunny had hopped over to Forest School and left us all an egg each. Some of the eggs were hidden in very tricky places, so we had to use our looking eyes to search high and low. 

 

Throughout the Summer term, we will be looking at different celebrations.

 

This week, we have been looking at weddings. Over the course of the week, we developed our understanding of the different roles, dress and wedding etiquette and begun to organise our own weddings using the props and resources in the role play area.

 

On Friday morning, we all arrived in our wedding attire (party clothes) ready for Nursery C's wedding breakfast. We ate scones, cakes and made toasts with one another. We also made promises with our friends to love one another and had a go at waltzing with our dance partners wearing our Haribo wedding rings.

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Birthdays! 

 

This week we celebrated Fluffy's 4th birthday. At the party, we played pass the parcel, musical bumps and musical statues. Inside our pass the parcel was Haribos and Numicon, as we unwrapped each layer we used our counting skills to work out what number comes next. 

 

We had a fantastic time and can not wait for Fluffy's 5th birthday party in Reception.

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In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of positional language. We began by exploring different places using the story, Rosie's walk. We talked about the different places Rosie explored on the farm, we then had a go at modelling the positional language ourselves using pompoms and bowls. We also went outside and followed positional instructions from our peers and adults in the outdoor area. We had lots of fun pretending to be Rosie!

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Last week we came to school dressed in green, orange and white ready to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Throughout the day, we ate Irish food, listened to traditional music and we even did some baking. We talked about how Irish people celebrate St Patrick's Day in different countries such as Ireland, England and America. We also talked about the different people who take part in the St Patrick's Day parade. 

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On Tuesday, David the farmer came to visit us at school. He brought lots of different animals from his farm with him including, pigs, alpacas and hens. We loved stroking the animals and looking after them. We talked about where these animals live and what David the farmer needs to do to look after them. 

On Monday, 9 eggs arrived in an incubator and we waited patiently for the eggs to hatch. Whilst, we waited we talked about what animals might hatch out the eggs. Some of us thought dinosaurs might be growing inside the eggs,  others suggested a bird might be growing inside........

 

On Wednesday, the eggs hatched and 9 yellow and brown chicks were born. We were all very excited! We talked about what we need to do to look after the chicks and we even had a chance to hold them!

 

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We have been reading lots of traditional tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. These stories have inspired many of us to use our imagination when playing in different areas of the classroom, for example some of us decided to build houses for the Three Little Pigs in the construction area. 

We have also planned, prepared and made some of the tasty foods from the stories we have read. Take a look!

Building houses for the Three Little Pigs

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Porridge (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

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Vegetable printing and soup tasting (Three Little Pigs)

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During our daily maths sessionsm, we have been looking at numbers up to 10. In small groups, we have been orally counting to 10 and and developing our 1:1 correspondence of number using Numicon to help us.

When counting out different objects, we have been touching our nose with the object as we say each number. This helps us to slow down our counting and stay focused. We have also begun to develop our numeral recognition of numbers 1-10.

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic counting.

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In Nursery we have been very busy in our new role play area, The Storyteller's Cottage. In the cottage, we have playing in the kitchen and retelling our favourite stories to our friends and adults. The adults have been scribing our stories onto paper, so they can be shared with the rest of the class during group time. 

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic stories we have independently shared with an adult.

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In phonics, we have been using our listening skills to listen for different sounds. We have been identifying the initial sounds of different words and have begun to use actions to represent each letter/sound in the alphabet.

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Take a look at what we have been up to during the Autumn term.

 

 

In Nursery, we have been learning about The Nativity and the different characters in the story. We have learnt the birth of Baby Jesus was very special for many people, especially for the wisemen who travelled to Bethlehem from afar. We have been celebrating the birth of baby Jesus in Nursery by decorating our classroom and singing songs.

 

We would like to also thank all the adults for attending our Christmas performance, we hope you enjoyed yourself. We definitely had fun!

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic costumes below!

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Over the next few weeks, we will be taking part in lots of Christmas activities in the build up to the festive period. We have already been working hard in our Winter Wonderland; writing labels, decorating the Christmas tree, packaging presents and writing letters to Santa.

 

We have also been visited by one of Santa's special elves, her name is Trixie, she has been sent to make sure Santa's knows who is naughty and nice in Nursery C!

 

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In Nursery, we have been talking about what makes a good friend and what we can do to look after each other. Here are some of our ideas....

 

“We can give our friends a hug if they feel sad”

“We need to have kind hands”

“Saying please and thank you”

“We can share our toys”

“We can smile and say hello to our friends”

 

We also wrote a message of friendship and attached it to some balloons. We released these balloons in the playground with all of our friends at St Thomas of Canterbury. Take a look!

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Handa's Surprise

 

This term we have been reading the story 'Handa's Surprise', we have really enjoyed talking about the different animals and unusual fruits in the text.  Many of us had never eaten Handa's fruits before, so we had a go in Nursery.  

 

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Some of us made some very funny faces whilst trying the new fruits.

Meet our class bear!

Fluffy, our class bear, will be spending his weekends with the all the children in Nursery C. He has already spent time with a few of our friends and has been coming back to tell us about all of his exciting adventures, such as going to ballet, riding on a bus and even eating cheese and tomato pizza! 

We look forward to listening to Fluffy's exciting adventures every Monday morning!

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Welcome to Nursery!

During our first term, we have been very busy making new friends, learning new routines, exploring our classroom and developing our listening skills.

 

We have also enjoyed taking part in group time and carpet time. During group time, we have sang songs, learnt our friend’s names and explored new topics. We have really enjoyed our topic of ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and have learnt lots of new action songs. Our favourite songs include; Incy Wincy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Humpty Dumpty and the Wheels on the Bus.
 

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We have also been exploring different resources and reading lots of high quality texts. Our favourite stories include Handa's Surprise, The Hungry Caterpillar and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. When reading these stories, we have been using lots of actions to orally rehearse the story and some of us have been predicting what is going to happen next.

 

Take a look at some of the exciting things we have been doing!

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Everyday we have been trying new foods, such as houmous, carrot sticks, pancakes and toast with lemon curd. During snack time, we chat to our friends, ask lots of interesting questions and listen to our favourite stories. 

 

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Every Friday, we have been using our hands to make some delicious foods. We have been developing our mixing, rolling, pouring and decorating skills. 

 

Take a look at some of our tasty treats!

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Forest School 

Every Friday morning, we have been visiting our forest school. The forest school sessions are led Paul Brighouse and aim to enhance the children's learning across the early years curriculum. During our time at forest school, we have been collecting and sorting different coloured leaves, making stickmen, exploring the environment and even touching minibeasts, such as wiggly worms.

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