Autumn

Thank you to those who brought in leaves from Autumn walks and other bits such as conkers. The children have been using them this week to create some lovely, autumnal artwork.

*** Please don’t forget to log on to parentpay to give consent for your child to come on our trip to Harlow Carr. If you are having trouble with parent pay please see Mrs Clark at the office and she will be able to help you. Unfortunately if your child does not have consent by the day of the trip – they will be unable to join us. ***

After the holidays, the first week back we will be celebrating Diwali in Nursery. If there are any families/parents that celebrate Diwali and would like to come in to talk to the children about the celebrations then you are more than welcome to do so.

We hope you have a restful week off and we will see you back at school w/b 1/11.

Forest school

This week we have still been loving the story of The Little Red Hen and we have been out of the classroom exploring our grounds and collecting wheat from the allotment we have here in school. The children all thought back to the story as they were doing this and remembered that the Hen found some corn, planted and watered it before cutting and grinding it to make flour.

We also have been practicing the story and using actions to help us. The children all enjoy this story and joining in.

Next week we will be thinking about Autumn and the change in colours and our surroundings. Please could you collect some Autumnal things this weekend to bring into Nursery next week? Leaves of all colours, conker shells, any remaining conkers, sweet chestnuts etc. We will be doing leaf rubbings and printings so the bigger the leaves the better!

The Little Red Hen

This week we have been reading and learning the story of the Little Red Hen. We have read the story and we are learning some actions to help us remember it without reading the words. We are continuing this story next week so I will film the children then doing the story to upload. This week we have been loving using some props to pretend to bake like the little red hen, watching the children use oven gloves has been lots of fun!

You will have seen on your child’s tapestry that we have also been doing some acting – Helicopter stories. The carpet is rolled back to reveal a stage area where the children have been acting out some of their favourite stories.

Next week we will be continuing with the Little Red Hen and the children will have some more exciting activities to take part in.

The Colour Monster

Hopefully the children have told you about our colourful worry monsters that are in class to eat their worries up and maybe talked to you about how they are feeling and what colour they are feeling. We have been reading this story since we came back as we feel it is very important at this time of year to talk about how we are feeling, and particularly why we are feeling that emotion and what that might look and feel like on our bodies. The Colour Monster book has beautiful illustrations and describes the feelings as colours and likens them to things children will know – eg happiness = yellow which is like sunshine! The children all used pencil crayons to mark make their own monster. Here are a few!

Next week we will be reading the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. This is a great story for children to hear and be able to remember as Pie Corbutt has some actions to go alongside it. We will be learning the simple actions to help us retell the story. Once we have mastered it I will film the children telling the story to post on here!

Useful links from last nights zoom:
Class blog – https://nur3.aceprimary.uk/

Tapestry – Tapestry – Log In

Reading eggs – https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Numberblocks – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Cosmic kids yoga – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

Development Matters – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1007446/6.7534_DfE_Development_Matters_Report_and_illustrations_web__2_.pdf

Number formation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlfQhHQAUCY&t=18s

Barefoot books – https://www.barefootbooks.com/

Read Write Inc set 1 pure sounds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6OiU2h3sUI&t=116s

Please remember to confirm whether or not your child will attend the trip on parentpay and contribute £5 towards the cost of coaches. Thank you!

aaaaand we’re in!

We have now completed our final week of inductions and start dates and all of our children are now with us! It has been so lovely to watch them getting stuck into Nursery life and making new friends already. Some of our new children are so confident which is fantastic and are making their way around independently, whereas others are still a little unsure and that is okay too! This first half term is always tricky as the children are so new and with the past few years being so strange we are so pleased and proud of all of them coming into a new environment with new people and just getting on with things!

Here are a selection of gorgeous photos from this week.

Next week we will be singing lots of songs, reading lots of stories and making sure that all of the children are settled and are beginning to know the daily routines of Nursery!

A few new children…

Last week went by so fast in Nursery, the children are really getting stuck back into their Nursery life and routines and we are so pleased with how they all are enjoying themselves.

We are still spending most of our time settling in new children and welcoming them into our Nursery as well as spending lots of time reading stories, having snack and practicing sitting nicely too!

This week we have new children starting which we are all very excited about, the weather has been good today and the children have loved sharing their outside play time with the Reception children again! We hope we can keep the good weather for a little longer!

Welcome back!

We are so pleased to have some of the children back in Nursery and we are looking forward to welcoming even more this week. We only had two days at school to kick start the half term but we managed to fit lots in!

This half terms topic is ‘Marvellous Me’ and the children have already enjoyed looking in mirrors and noticing things about themselves.

A few reminders:
– I will email weekly with a short roundup of our week and anything you may need to know for next week
– I blog once a week with lovely photos from activities and things we have been doing in Nursery
– Please send slippers for your child – they will live at Nursery in their shoe box
– You can send a water bottle in with your child but we also have cups of water available all day and have milk at both snack times