Nursery

Week Beginning 9/10/17

Phonics

We are now in the second week of phase 1 phonics.  This week we have been listening to some secret sounds… using just our listening ears, we have been trying to identify different sounds, some familiar like coins jingling, others new like a shaker with pom poms inside, we had to listen really carefully to hear them!

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Maths

This week in maths we have continued to work on representing numbers 1-5 . We can represent numbers in lots of different ways including with Numicon pieces, cubes, lose objects, holding up fingers and drawings. We have made our own number books this week, choosing how we would like to represent numbers 1-5. Some of us chose to draw around numicon and cubes, others drew our own pictures to represent number.

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Talk for Writing 

This week we moved on to the ‘innovate’ stage of our Talk for Writing project, we  used our imaginations to change elements of the rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider.  Some of us changed the character in the rhyme; instead of a spider we have had rhymes about a frog, Poppy the troll, a puppy and Spiderman! Some of us changed the rain to slime, snow, and glitter, while others changed the water spout to a mountain, a tree and a ladder. We were very impressed with how imaginative the children are!

 

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Week Beginning 2/10/17

Talk for Writing

This week we have introduced talk for writing to orally rehearse the nursery rhyme Incey Wincy Spider. We created a story map with pictures to help us remember the song. We have had lots of fun practising and some of us have even created our own story maps.

 

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Scissor

This week we practised holding our scissors correctly and cutting on a line. The children were very sensible using the scissors and tried their best to cut in a straight line. We will continue to practise our scissor control and grip throughout the year.

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Exploring the field and garden

We explored our nursery garden this week and had lots of fun running on the field and racing our friends. We practised rolling over and enjoyed rolling down the grass banks.  We were very interested in the plants that are growing in the herb garden, we found lavender, thyme, mint and fennel. We took some cuttings to use in our mud kitchen recipes.

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Week Beginning 25/09/17

We have had a busy week in Nursery. The children are now settled into the school routine and are working hard. We have noticed lots of changes in the environment and some of the children brought in conkers to show their friends. The children were very interested in the conkers and where they came from so we decided to go on a walk and search for more autumn treasure.

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We were very excited when we found a horse chestnut tree with lots of conkers and husks that had fallen to the ground. Lilly said “The husk is spiky, you have to be careful”.  Scarlett found a conker that was still in the husk and said ” It’s not ready to come out yet, we have to wait”. 

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Writing Cards

This week the children have been very interested in finding their friends names on their pegs and trying to write them, so we introduced a name booklet into the writing area. We have had lots of fun writing cards to our friends using the new name booklet, concentrating on our pencil grip and distinguishing between pictures and text.  The children are beginning to recognise the letters that are in their name. Holly, when writing a card to Lilly, said ” I’ve got that in my name”. 

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European Day of Language 

This week we celebrated the European day of Language and the launch of the academy’s  new french curriculum. We came to school dressed in the colours of the french flag and enjoyed learning some french nursery rhymes. We continued to practise our pencil grip when colouring in the french flag.

 

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Welcome to Nursery!

We are extremely proud of how quickly our nursery children have begun to settle into the nursery routine. When the children arrive they confidently say goodbye to their families and join group time. We have been practising good group time sitting and listening through stories and singing.

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We have enjoyed exploring our new nursery classroom and our outdoor area. We have been very excited to try new activities with our friends.

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Some of us have now started to stay at school for our dinner. We have been practising lining up and walking to the dinner hall. We have enjoyed choosing our food and eating with our friends.

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We have had lots of fun enjoying the reading area and learning about our new author this term- Eric Carle. We have loved reading his books and talking about our favorite characters. Some of us drew a picture of our favourite character!

 

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We have also been enjoying painting our self portraits. We have been looking closely at our facial features in the mirror and talking about our similarities and differences and what makes us unique. We then carefully chose paints that matched our skin, hair and eye colour.

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This week we have been exploring numbers in our outside maths area. We have been on a number hunt in our garden to see what numbers we can see. “Look its the number three” Lilly. “I can see a seven over there by the bikes”Sidiki. We have also been using our number stones and tiles to practise counting from 1-10.

 

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Nursery’s Timetable

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