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Week starting 30.10.2017


Welcome back!


This week we have been settling back into school with lots of art. We have been working hard to create our new nursery rhymes display board. During our talk circle this week we decided what nursery rhymes we would focus on and made big art for each. 


In PE this week and during carpet sessions the children have been exposed to numbers 1-5 in and out of order. 


Next week I am hoping to start The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child with the children, if they come in and are settled enough.

Week starting 9.10.2017


This week all of the children took part in an explorative activity called Foamy Fish. This simple activity involves exploring new textures, describing our senses, fine motor development and retelling the story of Bright Stanley. It's messy, but a lot of fun too. 


The boys and girls were also working hard on their pen and scissor grips. 


What a busy week.


Have a great half term, and we will see you in 2 weeks ready to start our Gruffalo topic.

Week starting 2.10.2017


This week the children finished off our beautiful Bright Stanley display art. The children really took their time when designing their fish, we're excited to experiment with different colours and textures and shared the resources well. 


There were plenty of outdoor activities this week too: parachute games to encourage gross motor skills and communication and language development, and leaf hunts to help us explore the topic of change. 

Week starting 25.9.2017


The children have loved taking part in poetry week. We looked a lots of different rhyming books and our favourite was "Giraffes Cant Dance". Inspired by this book we too wanted to explore our hidden talents and dance, just like Gerald. This year the theme of Poetry Week was freedom, and at Nursery we believe that the children should have the freedom to create, play and grow. Every child took part in creating this masterpiece - they used their hands and feet, and moved to their own painty beat. Thanks Gerald for helping us to have the courage to be ourselves and believe in our own abilities.

Weeks starting 11.8.2017 and 18.9.2017


The children are continuing to grow in confidence in their new surroundings. They are all starting to form some lovely friendships with eachother and are all trying to understand (and use) our

green choice system.


The children are now starting to understand the daily routines and are sitting well for carpet sessions and story times,

Week starting 4.9.2017


Welcome to Nursery! We have had such a wonderful settling in week. The children have been getting used to their new surroundings, friends and teachers in a relaxed first week back. The children have led the learning this week, so needless to say, it has been a messy one: with plenty of painting, sand play, water play and outdoor learning.


The children are currently learning the class rules and routines. In nursery we use a simple Red Choice and Green Choice behaviour system to encourage gentle hands and listening ears, sharing, tidying up, respecting eachother, following instructions and sitting nicely. 


The children have also been exposed to a number of counting/colour/and shape songs - which I am sure you will hear alot of over the next few weeks. (I am very sorry about that!)


Over the next few weeks the children will be closely introduced to a wealth of fun, creative and educational toys and focus activities. These will be introduced slowly and will be tailored to meet the age and needs of your child. 


If you have any questions - please do feel free to come in and chat with me.


Miss Dance