Welcome to our class page. We will be putting up photos of us learning throughout the year and providing links with songs that we are singing and sharing topics and stories with you, so please visit regularly and show us the photos on our computers or tablets at home!
The children have made a great start to their Nursery year and we have really enjoyed meeting everyone in the unit and working as a whole team. We loved singing nursery rhymes together and sharing stories at carpet time. We have explored both classrooms and have thrived in our outdoor classroom and in the creative area.
Now we are in our designated classes we are getting used to the routine and Mrs Richardson is very impressed at how we can remember our carpet spaces in the morning and throughout the day. We are working on becoming more independent and really trying hard to put on our own coats and wellies when it is time to go outside. This will become even trickier as it gets colder and we have to wear hats, scarves and gloves! The children can keep these in their tray as we continue to ask you to keep school bags at home. We need to keep practising being as independent as we can as it makes us feel very proud of ourselves when we achieve something on our own and empowers us to try new things!
We are having a great time eating our lunch together and trying lots of different foods that our fabulous kitchen staff makes for us! We are very lucky to have a wide range of meals to try throughout the week – keep your eye out for what’s on the menu daily as it is displayed in our window. Ask us if we liked it and we can always tell you what we had for our pudding! Our favourite is pizza and tomato chicken with rice. The teachers are very impressed with how well we use our fork and spoon, please keep up the good work practicing this at home as it encourages us be independent but also helps us to develop good fine motor skills.
Nursery rhymes was our first topic and the children have loved sharing their favourite songs with staff. Twinkle, Twinkle and The Wheels on the Bus were the most popular, ask us to sing you the new version of Twinkle, Twinkle which features a chocolate bar and a rusty car! We have been getting creative making Incy Wincy spiders and stars for our wall. We have been using our brainboxes and working hard to learn new songs that have become class favourites.
We have learnt all about the seasons and different types of weather. We discussed what clothes we would need to wear for the ever changing weather and had lots of fun dressing up in our clothes shop role play.
We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making our very own pancakes. In small groups we checked our ingredients, followed the recipe and took it in turns to measure out the flour, milk and we even cracked our own eggs! We all gave the mixture a stir and put our finger in to see what it felt like. It was very wet and sloppy. Mrs Richardson then made the pancakes in the hot frying pan and we had a taste of our own mixture - it was delicious! We chose different toppings to put on top and ate them with our friends.
We have had a busy time for celebrations! For Chinese New Year we learnt all about the race of the animals and why the years are named after different animals. We made decorations for our classroom, and a big thank you to the parents who brought decorations in for our classroom. Chloe shared a lovely traditional Chinese song with us and told us what animals her family are!
We tasted lots of different Chinese food including noodles, fried rice, dumplings and spring rolls. Our favourite were the prawn crackers and sweet chilli dip! We went on a Chinese dragon hunt in our forest school but it was too shy to come out and see us - but we found lots of its red fire dragon breath!
World Book Day was the perfect excuse to do what we love doing the most...listening to stories! Mrs Richardson shared her favourite story with us, 'Room on the Broom' and we were very good and guessing the rhyming words. Our phonics knowledge is really progressing! Ask us to tell you silly rhyming words for anything we see.
We dressed up as our favourite book characters and did a marching parade into Nursery T to show off our fantastic outfits. We made book marks and told our friends about the stories we love. Listening to stories really helps to develop our listening and attention skills, communication skills and also gives us lots of lovely ideas to act out in role play with our friends and to write about when we become super star writers in Reception and Year 1. Please continue to read us a bed time story as part of our routine and share stories as a family to help us develop further.
There have been lots of visitors in Nursery over the Easter celebration! We have learnt about the true meaning of Easter and enjoyed finding out about Jesus riding to Jerusalem and everyone celebrating and welcoming him by waving palm leaves. How he shared a meal with his friends, some of whom were not good friends to Jesus and we had a big celebration when Jesus came alive again!
We talked about Spring and how it is a special time for new life. We looked for new life in our garden, finding flowers, leaves and insects.We had a very special job looking after our eggs, waiting for our chicks to hatch to bring new life into our classroom. We had to keep them warm in their incubator, then once they had hatched, make sure they had water to drink and food to eat. They needed a warm place to sleep and of course lots of cuddles and attention from us! We used this brilliant experience as a chance to practice our writing skills and made little books on how to look after chicks.