Welcome to our class page. We will regularly update our page so you can see the fun we are having and what the children in Nursery are learning about.
Mrs Wright-Class Teacher
Mrs McLaughlan-Teaching Assistant
Mrs Wilson-Lunchtime Supervisor
Morning session- 8.30 am-11.30 am
Afternoon session-12.30 pm-3.30 pm
We offer a limited number of places of 30 hour Provision
Children can bring a named water bottle to class each day.
What we are learning this half term:
This term our topic is 'Birds'
Our P.E day is Thursday this half term
Here is a list of books we will be reading in class this term and if you wanted to read them at home or borrow them from the library, your child will quickly become familiar with the stories.
We have a library system in class where children can take home books on a daily basis.
Below is a list of the nursery rhymes and counting rhymes we will be learning in nursery this term.
Hickory Dickory Dock
Incey Wincey Spider
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
If Your Happy and You Know it
Five Currant Buns
Five Little Peas
Wind the Bobbin up
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five little ducks went swimming one day
We're going on a bear hunt
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
Friday 20th January
This week in Nursery we have been learning the names of birds that visit our garden. We have fed the birds each day and next week we are going to do some more birdwatching and count how many birds visit the garden. The children have made charcoal drawings of birds.
It has been an exciting week to explore the snow and although it’s been cold, we have enjoyed building snow castles, making tracks with the diggers and tractors and making footprints over the garden. We continue to develop an understanding about the season winter.
In maths we have been learning to recognise and talk about the properties of squares and rectangles. We have built rectangles and squares using straws and bricks, played shape recognition games, printed with these shapes and have been on a shape hunt in the outdoor environment to find everyday objects that are rectangular and square in shape.
In our new class story we have discussed the first two pages where there are two eggs sitting on the grass. We have predicted what might hatch from the egg. Next week we will find out what’s inside the eggs.
Friday 16th December
This week, Nursery have been learning about the Nativity story. We made puppets of the characters and enjoyed performing our own puppet shows. We have also been recognising and exploring the number 5. We made 5 with Numicon, matched and sequenced numbers to 5, and we enjoyed watching
the BBC Numberblocks episode about number 5.We also enjoyed our mathematical challenge
activities and investigations.
We had fun playing in the snow and exploring its texture. We are enjoying a range of Christmas craft activities.
In our last Christmas baking session, we made shortbread.
Friday 9th December
This week, we focused on recognising and representing the number 4. We played number recognition games, represented 4 on our 10 frames and made collections of 4 in class. Next week, we will be learning about the number 5. We have been talking about the things we would like for Christmas and have written a class list. We enjoyed listening to lots of Christmas stories. Our Santa’s workshop has been very popular and we are learning how to wrap up parcels. Next week, we will be focussing on the story ‘The First Christmas’. We practised our cutting skills by making decorations to hang in class. We carried on with our work about understanding about our emotions by looking at photographs of children and trying to identify how they are feeling, then matching them to the correct zones of regulation. We also made our own stress ball/fidget toy using a balloon and flour!
Friday 2nd December
This week, we learned about positional language: in, on, under and beside. We had fun travelling along different obstacle courses, hiding teddies and describing where we found them, and putting them in positions around the garden. We read the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and have been on our own walk around school. Next week, we will make our own class book using the photographs we took on the walk. Class challenges were based around the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Nursery made beanstalks out of Cheerios and practised counting out sets, using magic beans. All the children tried hard when completing a STEM challenge with cardboard tubes and circles, being very careful where they placed each tube when building a beanstalk. The class have been talking about emotions and we have introduced the Zones of Regulation. Next week, we will continue to talk about feelings and the class will be placing themselves into the relevant colour zone on the class chart (Blue Zone=sad/tired, Green Zone=happy, ready to learn and focussed, Yellow Zone=excited/hyper, Red Zone=angry).
Friday 25th November
This week, we have been learning to recognise, names and discuss the properties of circles and
triangles. The children have created their own shape pictures. We had some lovely aeroplanes, faces, and
a giant! We used natural materials to make circles and triangles.
We also looked at the work of the artist Wassily Kandinsky. We focussed on two pieces: ‘Squares
and Concentric Circles’ (1913) and ‘Circles in a Circle’ (1923). We then created our own artwork in
the style of Kandinsky.
We started to read a new traditional tale, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have had great fun in our giant’s
castle-themed role play area, where we acted out the story.
Friday 18th November
This week we have talked about the materials that the three little pig’s houses were made from. We have designed our own house using marshmallows, lollipop sticks and straws. We then tested then with a hairdryer to see if they could be blown down. As a class we have enjoyed sharing the work the children did at home about the story ‘The three Little Pigs’. In Maths we are have continued to recognise and represent the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and we are getting very good at showing these numbers on our fingers. We have concluded our colour mixing work by mixing red and blue to make green. The children also started their new topic of friendships, making new friends and what characteristics make a good friend. For Children In Need we helped Pudsey get his spots back in our 1 2 3 dice game and baked some spotty buns for snack.
Friday 11th November
This week, we started to explore traditional tales. We listened
to and retold the story of The Three Little Pigs. We talked about
the materials the little pigs used to build their houses; in our
Investigation Area we have a range of different materials to
We have completed activities on the School 360 ‘Busy Things’
about the story. The children have been sent home a challenge
sheet on the story, so please send in any activities you
complete, so we can record these in your child’s learning
journal and share them with the class.
In Maths, we are learning to recognise and represent the
numbers 1, 2 and 3.
In PE, we played parachute games and are learning to work as
a team when using the parachute.
We continued our work on colour mixing, using our hands to
mix red and blue to make purple. We have enjoyed using the
bottles of paint to mix different colours.
Nursery children made their own poppies and poppy fields to
acknowledge remembrance and we went on a soldiers’ march
around our garden ... it was very windy!
The children baked banana cakes for their snack today.
Friday 4th November
This week, we focussed on the story ‘Funny Bones’. We
read it, listened to it and used props to help retell the
story. We made chalk skeletons and everyone was keen
to talk about their Halloween experiences. We had a spell
kitchen in our role play area, where the children created
some spooky spells.
In Maths, we are learning about patterns and have made
action patterns with our bodies; for example: tap, stamp,
tap, stamp or run, balance, run, balance. We also made
repeating patterns with cubes, bricks, natural materials
and numicon shapes.
In Dance with Chloe, the class were introduced to a new
dance about winter. In PE, we have been bouncing,
rolling and kicking balls.
In Art, we are learning about colour mixing and have
made orange flame paintings in class.
We have been exploring why we celebrate bonfire night
and discussing how we can stay safe on bonfire night.
The children created firework pictures through printing
with different materials and made sprinkle sparklers for
Friday 21st October
This week, we went on an Autumn walk around school to see all the things we have been talking about in class. We learned some interesting facts about hedgehogs and discussed hibernation. We created lovely oil pastel pictures of hedgehogs using downward strokes. In Maths, we continued to work on weight, using our hands to compare the weights of different boxes. We tried to use vocabulary such as ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ to describe the weights. We became human scales this week, using our arms to depict how the weights of the boxes would affect the scales. In dance with Chloe, we continued to perform a collection of dances. This week, our dance was inspired by raindrops and the children loved getting to spin on their bottoms and backs — it was lots of fun!
We have also been learning about how much we have changed since we were babies and looked at how different our features are now!
We have continued to practise our pencil grip and control in mark making, as well as practising our cutting skills. In Baking, we made fruit kebabs and witches’ broomsticks!
We hope you have a lovely half-term break.
Friday 14th October
This week we have been learning about size and comparing the size of objects. The children sorted balls in the garden into large and small groups. In our role play area we have set up the three bear’s kitchen and the children have been setting the table giving daddy bear, mummy bear and baby bear the correct sized objects. In class we have been discussing and investigating which objects were best suited to which box. We have listened to and began retelling the story of the Little Red Hen. We also talked about our sense of hearing and have used this to play sound lotto games and identify every day sounds. We had a special snack whereby we tasted sour, bitter, sweet and salty foods. We have printed colourful Autumn trees using corks. We created 'pebble family fames' and were able to say who is in our families. This has helped us to create our class family trees for our display. Just like the' Little Red Hen', we baked our own bread rolls and enjoyed them with vegetable soup as snack on Friday! The children used ripped autumn coloured tissue paper to make beautiful suncatchers. We introduced the terms 'heavy' and 'light' in our maths. We have had fun hunting for objects to weigh on our scales to start comparing which objects are heavier and lighte
Friday 7th October
This week we had a letter from the bear in our story who set us a challenge. We had to play hide and seek in the garden to find the photographs of his friends (the black bear, brown bear, polar bear and panda bear.) The panda had hidden really well and we found it tricky finding him. The children made fantastic story maps to help them retell the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’ We have introduced the season ‘Autumn’ and have been talking about the changes we can see outside. The children made star wands using leaves; printed pictures with leaves; and have designed their own picture using natural materials. The children did really well singing their songs in their harvest assembly on Wednesday. In Maths we continued to compare sets using the terms ‘more’ or ‘less’ through practical tasks. On Thursday we explored our families, those special people in our lives and how they make us feel. In yoga we had to use good balancing skills to cross the river to safety. On Friday we baked apple turnovers from the apples we picked from our nursery apple tree.
Friday 30th September
This week as part of local history week we have been looking at photographs of local castles and talking about the features of castles. We have built our own castles using wooden bricks. The children have enjoyed pretending to be knights.
We opened our doctor’s surgery this week which proved to be very popular with the children. We have had lots of sore legs and hands that needed to be bandaged.
We have introduced the sense of smell and we have played some games whereby the children had to guess the smell and match it to the correct object. We have enjoyed smelling and making citrus soup and making some herb flavoured playdough and using our orange jelly.
We have been learning how to print and we have made some potato prints. We have also been recalling phrases from the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ whilst printing scenes from the story.We continued to explore feelings and how the bear felt in our literacy story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ .
In Maths we had started to compare sets using the terms ‘more’ or ‘less’.
In our boogie beats session we went on an adventure using various forms of transport and used scarves to help us act out the story .Nursery enjoyed their weekly yoga, swimming like sharks, dancing like flamingos and hiding in a tortoise shell!
Today we baked shortbread shields. What a busy week we’ve had!
Friday 23rd September
This week we have continued our work about our senses. We have introduced the sense of sight and have had fun in the garden hunting for bear paw prints and have played a game using our eyes to observe changes. In maths we have started to sort objects into sets depending on their colour, size or shape.
We have been focussing on the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and we have used sensory trays in the garden to retell the story. We loved splashing in the deep cold river!
In P.E we have been using balls to throw and catch and have tried to control the ball by rolling it up and down and around their body.
The children have been developing the vocabulary to tell their friends what they like and don’t like and how these things make them feel. Today we made cheese twists for snack.
Friday 16th September
This week we have continued our work about our bodies. We have drawn pictures of our bodies and completed a body hunt in the garden to learn the names of all our body parts. We have introduced the sense of touch and have had fun using our feely bag.
In maths we have played matching games this week.
In P.E we have been developing our balancing, throwing and catching skills. In the garden this week, we have set up a variety of obstacle courses to help develop these skills too. We have been learning to balance and hold a pose in our yoga lessons.
We have introduced the movement ‘up and down’ in our squiggle sessions so get your child to show you at home.
Friday 9th September
It has been lovely to welcome back our Nursery children and our new starters.
Everyone has settled back well and we are busy learning the classroom routines.
We have introduced our new topic 'All about Me' by focusing on parts of our body. We have painted self portraits. In Maths we are introducing the concepts of same and different and have been learning to match two items that are the same. Today we decorated biscuits like faces for our snack.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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