Welcome to Nursery!
In Nursery we are focused on learning through play and exploring the world around us, we have a well resourced classroom and an extensive outdoor space to explore and discover many learning opportunities.
The Nursery team:
Miss Jones- Class teacher
Mrs Gatherer- Teaching Assistant
Miss Bonner- Teaching Assistant
Miss Gill- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Coulthard- PPA Cover teacher (Thursdays)
WEEK 7 (12th-16th October 2020)
Pumpkins were the main focus of our learning this week. It was fantastic to see how engaged the children were throughout the week with this topic, developing lots of skills just with the help of pumpkins.
We explored what was inside the pumpkins, went on a pumpkin hunt and sorted the pumpkins we found by size. The class also enjoyed setting up our own pumpkin shop, allowing them to clean, weigh and sell them to their friends. On Wednesday we picked our own pumpkin and made some delicious pumpkin soup which most of the class really enjoyed tasting.
On our welly walk this week we made our own pumpkin volcanos and learnt the word "eruption".
A very busy and fun filled week!
Wednesday is our Halloween party! If your child attends on Wednesdays they can come to Nursery in fancy dress. If your child does not attend on Wednesdays, we will be doing other Halloween activities during the week so they won't miss out on all the fun.
WEEK 6 (5th-9th October 2020)
Our story this week was "Leaf Man" so our activities this week were based around leaves and also the Autumn changes.
We made some leaf pictures, as well as going on a leaf hunt to see what different types of leaf we could find and try and sort them. The class enjoyed printing with leaves and making leaf crowns.
On Thursday, the class made sandwiches for their snack helping them to understand how to follow instructions and to make a healthy meal.
We have had a few jumpers misplaced, can we please remind parents to put names in all items of clothing coming into school so we can ensure the correct items come home. Thank you :)
WEEK 5 (28th September-2nd October 2020)
We were lucky on Monday to have use of the forest school all morning, and we even enjoyed our morning snack there. Mrs McGregor came over to show us lots of things we could do in the forest. The class listened and joined in brilliantly.
We read a book called "Colour Monster" this week and we talked about our emotions and what makes us happy, sad, angry and scared. We created some of our own emotion jars to represent our feelings.
The children also impressed us this week as we looked at shapes and went to look for some shapes in the classroom, they found circles, squares, rectangles and triangles all over the Nursery!
WEEK 4 (21st-25th September 2020)
This week we have continued finding out more about the children in class. We talked about who was in our family and drew pictures of them for our display. We have been singing lots of Nursery Rhymes this week and it has been fantastic seeing the children grow in confidence and begin to join in more and more with these.
Many children showed an interest in making necklaces, so we set about painting pasta for threading onto necklaces next week.
We also had a welly rack delivered but it had no poles in it, so the children helped put these in carefully using a mallet and following safety instructions brilliantly.
We have begun some early phonics sessions with our preschool children, and they have really impressed us with their excellent listening skills- we have been on a listening walk and explored sounds we can make indoors and outdoors by drumming on different items.
On Friday, we received a letter from the woodland fairies saying they'd left some pictures in the woods and asking for the children to make some pictures of themselves to say "hello". The creativity that the children displayed was fantastic.
WEEK 3 (14th-18th September 2020)
This week we began our key person "chatty times" where we shared our "all about me" bags, it was lovely hearing all about the children's favourite things.
Some children had a go at making a picture of their face, looking carefully at eye and hair colour.
Outside we set up a car garage and the children enjoyed pretending to fix the cars using real tools, as well as trying to create our own obstacle courses.
On our welly walk this week, we used the children's interest in creating potions and went to the woods to collect some exciting ingredients to make our magic potions, we added some herbs and spices and lemons and limes and talked about what our potions would do- we had everything from turning people into frogs, to making people happy.
We now have access to tapestry and will be beginning to upload observations over the next week so keep checking the Tapestry app.
WEEK 2 (7th-11th September 2020)
We have had a fantastic week in Nursery and the children are settling well and enjoying exploring the classroom.
This week we have explored colour mixing with handprint painting, made our own playdough, written some stories together, played in our HUGE play tunnel and spotted minibeasts on our (very wet) welly walk!
Next week we will be spending our key person time talking about our "All about me" bags and getting to know the class and their interests a little better.
We are looking forward to a fun packed year as part of Wigton Infant School.
The Nursery classroom is ready and we are excited to be welcoming children back this week.
Here is a sneak peak of the new layout...
Our new starters will have received our "Welcome to Nursery" booklet. This includes information on what to bring to Nursery, Nursery hours, what learning might look like in Nursery and lots of other important information.