We have been extremely busy here in Nursery. Please read our newsletters and look at our photos to see what we have been up to!
Autumn Term 2022
End of term water fight!
This certainly cooled everyone down on the last day of term :-) The children loved running around the forest school area in the shade squirting each other and all the teachers!
The Oakleaves have been working really hard on their scissor skills: Cutting around the different fruits and vegetables.
Whilst learning about what we can do to be healthy, the children sorted foods into three groups: Foods we should eat a lot of, foods we should eat sometimes and foods we should only eat occasionally.
Raglan Farm Park
We had a wonderful time at Raglan farm park for our summer term trip. We met all the animals: goats, alpaca'a, sheep, horses, donkeys and more! The children loved playing in the numerous play areas both indoors and outdoors and we enjoyed a picnic lunch altogether.
Ross Community Gardens Visit
The children had a wonderful time exploring the wild life and pond life at the gardens. We searched for bee's and bugs, planted pea seeds and had a grea time running in and out of the willow dragon.
International neighbours week
We celebrated international neighbours week by learning how to say hello in 15 different languages, listening to music from around the world and we made our own stepping stones to be laid on the field.
Art with Miss. Jenn
The children dipped string into different coloured paints and used big arm movements to create lines and patterns on their paper.
Maths in Nursery this week:
We made sand castles using numicon dipped in paint and the children made shape boats for the display. We went fishing for numbered fish and had a competition to see who could catch the most fish!
Celebrating our similarities and differences.
We talked about things that make us similar and different to each other, and to children all around the world. We talked about our families, what we looked like and our unique abilities.
Move up Morning!
The Oakleaves enjoyed their morning in the reception class; meeting their teacher Miss. Sadler, exploring all the learning areas and having lunch in the school hall.
Read, Write, Inc
The Oakleaves have enjoyed learning some of their sounds over the past few weeks. We have been playing Fred games and learning the sounds m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g and o. We have also been having a go at writing these sounds in shaving foam, sand and paint.
Our senses: Smell and taste.
We have been using our sense of smell and taste this week. We have tried lots of different fruits at snack time and used our sense of smell to play a 'Do you like that smell' game. The children used thumbs up or thumbs down to let us know if they liked the smells or not, chocolate was a favourite!
We also used our sense of smell during art with Miss. Jenn; we created a picture by painting with different spices.
We welcomed lots of new little friends to Nursery this week: Some tiny, but very hungry, Caterpillars! We are going to watch them grow, spin their cocoons and turn into butterfly's!
Eid El Fitr
This week we celebrated the Muslim feast festival Eid el fitr. We looked at pictures of how they celebrate; what they wear, how they pray, and at snack time, we tasted some of the foods they eat during this festival.
We had our first music and movement session with little swallows on Wednesday and the children loved it!
This week we have been focusing on our physical development outside. We have been pedaling bikes, moving along on scooters and climbing and balancing on the trim trail.
Spring Term 2022
We used tweezers to pick up the little coloured eggs and place them into the numbered pots. Some children recognised the numerals and were able to put in 'one more.'
We practiced our scissor skills; cutting around our decorated egg shapes. The children also had a go at copying their names onto the card.
Planting tuff tray
The children had a go at planting different flowers in pots and compost using gardening tools before getting to work on the raised beds :-)
Palm Sunday Assembly
During our Palm Sunday assembly, we read the story of Eli the donkey. Then we role played Jesus and the donkey walking through Jerusalum and used our home made palm leaves to wave at them and cheer.
Maths in action this week...
We have been making 'worms' using playdough and putting them in size order. Outside, we have been filling and emptying containers of rice and using the weighing scales.
The children have been developing their photography skills this week; using the Ipad's to take photo's of the signs of Spring and uploading them to the computer.
The children enjoyed the story 'Goldilocks and the three bears' read in Lithuanian by Herefordshire EAL team this week.
The Oakleaves have been trying really hard to copy their names for their mother days cards :-)
We watched the tree planting on the field to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.
The children have enjoyed doing some weeding and watering in our Nursery garden.
P.E and Yoga
The children are really enjoying their weekly P.E lessons with Corey and yoga lessons with Mrs. Derrett.
Art with Miss. Jenn
We made some lovely Mothers day presents for Mothering Sunday with Miss. Jenn in Art club. The children decorated boxed with different materials and filled them with lovely smelling dried flowers. :-)
British science week: Growth
The children enjoyed taking part in lots of experiments during British science week. We watched skittles turn the water rainbow coloured, explored what happened when we mixed bicarb and paint to make pictures and melted Ice with warm water to free the trapped animals!
The children also planted cress seeds, we watered them and watched them grow over a week, then sent them home for the children to enjoy!
Ross community gardens visit
The children loved their trip to Ross community gardens. We completed the stick man trail and explored nature along the way. We listened to the birds singing, had a close look at some frog spawn and Tim told us all about the trees , plants and vegetables they had planted.
The children have been learning about colours and what happens when we mix them together. They have been spinning paint on cd's, rolling paint to mix the colours and sponge printing to make patterns on Elmer the elephant.
World book day!
We all dressed up for world book day and looked amazing! The children enjoyed our world book day scavenger hunt and we made some lovely bookmarks to take home.
We have enjoyed celebrating Lent in nursery. We made and ate pancakes on pancake day and made promises to add to our Lenten tree.
The children sat very nicely through our Lent and Ash Wednesday assembly.
Goldilocks and the three bears.
The children sequenced the story using picture cards, played with the Goldilocks puppets in the rainbow shed and we used weighing scales and jugs to weigh out the ingredients for the porridge!
Mental health awareness week.
We have been talking to the children about what makes them happy and how we can help others to feel happy. We gave each other a big smile during circle time and the children said that made them feel happy.
Number rhymes: 5 current buns
We weighed out the ingredients and made some lovely current buns. The children enjoyed exploring the baking tuff tray outside and we have been making current buns using playdough.
NSPCC Number Day
We 'dressed up for digits' for Number day. The children explored numbers in a variety of ways: searching for them in shaving foam, colouring in and writing numbers and players lots of number games and puzzles.
Chinese New Year
We made Chinese lanterns, learnt how they celebrate the New Year in China and tried noodles for our snack!
Mud painting at Forest School!
Winter: The Gruffalo
This week we have enjoyed the story of The Gruffalo. The children have been re telling the story using puppets in the rainbow shed and making the Gruffalo using a range of media.
Winter: Stick Man
We have loved reading the story of The Stick Man this week. We used our hands to mould playdough into the stick man and his family. In the reading shed, we used Stick Man puppets to act out the story which the children loved!
Winter: Arctic and Antarctic Animals
During the first part of our winter topic we have been going on lots of winter walks to see the changes in the environment. The children have used the ipads to take photo's, then download them onto the computer for us all to look at.
We made some shape penguins and pretty snowflakes for our display board and used tweezers to try and pick up the frozen baked beans!
For our Maths activity we have been matching Arctic animals to numbered snowflakes to see if we could recognise the numeral and count the number of animals.
Autumn term 2021
Autumn term topic webs
Advent and Christmas in the Nursery.
We have had a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas and celebrating advent. The children made a seasons calendar to take home - using painted fingers to create the leaves on the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter trees. They also made some lovely christmas cards and decorations.
We have been busy practicing our first nursery nativity and the children loved opening the baubles on our advent calendar and seeing what christmas daily activity we would do!
The children had lots of fun at their Christmas party - playing games, dancing and eating lots of yummy party food!
The children practiced their cutting skills when making a collage of their favorite things from different magazines.
During anti bullying week the children took part in lots of activities around friendship and kindness. We made pasta friendship bracelets, played a friendly and unfriendly behaviour game and did friendship colour mixing - shook hands with a friend using different colours and printed them onto paper.
The children helped us to celebrate Remembrance day. We made lollipop poppies and took part in a Remembrance assembly together; the children were very good during the 2 minutes silence.
We enjoyed making shape rockets and firework cookies to celebrate bonfire night. The children used toilet rolls to make beautiful catherine wheel pictures and we loved doing a baking soda fire work display!
During our Autumn topic week we enjoyed exploring the Harvest tuff tray: Planting vegetables and tractor rolling in the mud. The children printed with different vegetables and we did some leaf and bark rubbing.
The children have been using their sense of smell to decide which smells in the pots they like and dis like. They then recorded their preferences on the interactive whiteboard with a mark under a smiley face or a sad face. We talked about our differences; we all like different things and that's ok.
We have a Nursery Llama all the way from Peru! Hermione the Llama arrived this week and the children have enjoyed giving her cuddles and will learn all about her home country; we have already made a peruvian flag for the Nursery entrance.
The children are absolutely loving their new play ground! We have been whizzing around on the cars, washing them at the car wash and fixing the bikes and cars at the garage.
As part of our All About Me topic, the children enjoyed creating pizza faces and fruit faces. We talked about our facial features and looked at our faces in the mirrors before making our creations.
Our first week of the Autumn term
This is our nursery self registration board. The children find their names in the mornings and put them on an acorn or oak leaf.
This is our emotions board. We talk to the children about how they might be feeling and what they can do if they are feeling angry. They can also play the interactive feelings game and match facial expressions to feelings.
The children enjoying exploring the nursery, some for the first time. Our new playground has gone down very well! They love whizzing the bikes around we can't wait for the road to be painted on this month :-)
The new nursery children enjoyed their first yoga and Moo music sessions.