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Nursery Newsletter

The Nursery Newsletter will include regular updates of what your child has been learning, singing & reading about in Nursery, as I know that you may not always get this information from your child! :)

 

I hope you enjoy finding out what your child has been doing during their time with us.

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Easter

WB:15.04.19

 In Nursery this week:

 

  • We have talked about the symbols of Easter and why we celebrate Easter.
  • We have made Easter Baskets, adding lots of Easter pictures.
  • We have created ramps of different sizes and  we have rolled eggs down them, talking about what will happen.
  • We have taken part in an Easter Bonnet Parade.
  • We have matched Easter eggs with rhyming words and numbers.

 

 

MATHS

 

  • We have been creating Easter Eggs with repeating patterns.
  • We have working out the answers to simple Easter Egg number problems           (3 eggs + 1 egg makes 4)
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Growing

Jasper's Beanstalk and Jack & the Beanstalk

 

WB: 18.03.19 / 25.03.19

 In Nursery:

 

  • We have been reading the stories of Jasper’s Beanstalk & Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

  • We have talked about the characters in the stories.

 

  • We have helped to put the story cards in the correct order.

 

  • We have created leaves to go on our Beanstalk, using our phonic skills to write simple CVC words (E.g. n-e-t / c-a-t)

 

  • We have been developing our fine motor skills, using the tweezers to sort the magic beans, using the language of more / less / how many altogether.

 

 

MATHS

 

  • We have been learning all about measuring (measuring ourselves / beanstalks)
  • We have been using lots of language to describe where things are (on, under, next to…)
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Growing - Planting a Rainbow

 

WB: 11.03.19

 In Nursery:

 

  • We have being learning new songs all about growing.
  • We read a book called  ‘Planting a Rainbow’ by Lois Ehert
  • We have been the learning the names of different types of flowers (sunflower, daffodil, pansy, bluebells)

 

  • We have painted a ‘rainbow of flowers’
  • We have been watering our sunflower seeds & watching them grow.
  • We have been counting out the correct number of petals to go on our number flowers

 

MATHS

 

       We have been thinking of lots of different ways to make 5    

       

 

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GROWING

 

WB: 04.03.19

In Nursery:

 

  • We have started our new topic on Growing.
  • We read a book about ‘ A Seed in Need’
  • We have talked about what a seed needs to grow (water, light, air, warmth)
  • We have followed a set of instructions & we have planted our own sunflower seed.
  • We have made flowers for our Garden Centre Role Play

 

 

MATHS

 

In Maths this week we have been using the language of MORE and LESS to compare numbers.

 

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READING FOCUS

The Gruffalo

WB: 25.02.19

 

In Nursery:

  • We have been reading the story of the Gruffalo

 

  • We have been talking about the setting (The deep dark wood) and the characters (The Gruffalo, mouse, fox, owl & snake).

 

  • We have been acting out the story, using the finger puppets and the role play masks.

 

  • We have reading lots of books together in our ‘Reading Tent’

 

  • We have been drawing pictures of the Gruffalo, making sure we use the correct colours for the different parts of him.

 

  • We have also learnt a song about the Gruffalo

 

 

 

PHONICS (Phase 2)

This week is phonics we have been working in smaller groups, focusing on specific Phase 2 sounds.

 

 
   

SPRING 1

 

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PEOPLE WHO HELP US

WB: 04/02/19 & 11/02/19

In Nursery:

 

  • We have been learning more about People Who Help Us –we have had visits from Police Officers, a Physiotherapist, a Mechanic, a Shop Assistant, a Dentist, a Footballer, a Nurse & some Fire-fighters.

 

  • We have talked about and sorted out the different equipment different people use in their job

 

  • We have painted a picture of what we want to be when we grow up.

 

  • We have made Emergency Vehicles using Junk Modelling resources.

 

  • We have learnt about Chinese New Year & the New Year Race. We have used chopsticks, made dragons and lanterns and create Chinese Music for the Lion Dance.

 

  • PHONICS (Phase 2)

Over the last 2 weeks we have been recapping the Phase 2 sounds we have been learning this half term.

POLICE OFFICER VISIT - PEOPLE WHO HELP US

POLICE CAR LIGHTS AND SIRENS

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We had an exciting morning in Nursery today, as we were visited by two Police Officers, during our topic
on People Who Help Us.
We learnt all about the job that they do and got a close up view of a Police car.

SNOWY FUN IN NURSERY TODAY smiley

 

MORE PICTURES COMING SOON!!!

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People Who Help Us

WB: 28.01.19

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have started our new topic all about People Who Help Us.
  • We have thought about the people who help us at home, school and in the community.
  • We have used the small world resources to create a Fire Station & a Hospital.
  • We have matched different uniforms on our washing line.
  • We explored and investigated the SNOW in the Tuff trays and made snowmen and igloos.

 

 

PHONICS (Phase 2)

The letters we have been learning this week are:

           e    u    r

We have sorted objects into groups beginning with each letter.

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VETS & PETS

WB: 21.01.19

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been learning about Vets and how they take care of our pets.
  • We have created a Vets Role Play Area in our classroom.
  • We have taken on different roles in the vets ( Receptionist / Owner / Vet)
  • Autumn the Guinea Pig has visited our classroom again and we have used lots of words to describe her.
  • We have written shopping lists for different pets.
  • We have read ‘Mog & the V.E.T’ and ‘Hairy McClary Rumpus at the Vets’.

 

 

  • PHONICS (Phase 2)

      The letters we have been learning this week are:

                   g o c k

       We have sorted objects into groups beginning with each letter.

PETS

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WB: 14.01.19

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have continued our learning on Pets.
  • We have talked about how to care for a dog/fish/budgie/guinea pig and learnt about their homes.
  • Our School Guinea Pig ‘Autumn’, has visited our classroom for the day.
  • We have been using the Bee-bots (programmable toy) to help the animals reach their homes.
  • In Maths we have been practising our counting with Numicon and we have matched them to the right numerals.

 

 

  • PHONICS (Phase 2)

       The letters we have been learning this week are:

                   i n m d

       We have sorted objects into groups beginning with each letter.

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WB: 07.01.19

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have started our learning on Pets.
  • We have talked about the pets that children have at home and we have looked at their photographs.
  • We have sorted different animals into two groups -Pets’ / ‘Not Pets’
  • We have asked our friends about which animal is their favourite and we have made a tally chart.
  • In maths we have been practising our counting, remembering to put the objects in a line, to help us count the objects reliably.

 

 

  • PHONICS (Phase 2)

       The letters we have been learning this week are:

                        s a t p

       We have sorted objects into groups beginning with each letter.

Father Christmas Came to visit Nursery this afternoon. Thank you :)

Father Christmas Came to visit Nursery this afternoon. Thank you :)  1
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WB: 03.12.18 / 10.12.18

This week in Nursery:

  • We have been wrapping presents, writing gift tags and building toys in our Santa’s Workshop Role Play.

 

  • We have been learning lots of Christmas songs & we have performed them in Nursery for our families.

 

  • We have been learning about ‘The Christmas Story’ and making finger puppets of the main characters, so we can retell the story with our friends.

 

  • We have been making Christmas Cards, Christmas Wreaths, Christmas Stockings and baubles, using a variety of different media.

 

  • We have been learning rhymes to help us remember what the numbers 1 to 10 look like.

 

  • We have enjoyed our Christmas party with our friends, playing Christmas corners, dancing and eating our food in the hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • PHONICS

We have been learning all about alliteration, where we could only put animals that began with the same letter on the bus (e.g. cat, caterpillar, cow, crocodile). We have been using out voices to make lots of different sounds and we have been learning how to speak in ‘robot-talk’, ready for next term (e.g. c-a-t / p-a-n).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPACE

Aliens Love Underpants)

WB: 26.11.18

This week in Nursery:

 

· We have read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’

· We have talked about our favourite parts of the story with our friends.

· We have created our own aliens, using playdough & we have created an alien spaceship, using a paper plate.

· We have used lots of different words to describe aliens (spotty, stripy, big, small, funny, googly eyes …)

· In maths we have been learning about repeating patterns. We have made repeating patterns, using actions, colours, natural objects and shapes.

 

 

· PHONICS

We have been learning all about rhythm & rhyme. We have used our listening ears to hear the rhyming words & find the ‘odd one out’.

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SPACE

(The Solar System)

WB: 19.11.18

This week in Nursery:

 

· We have been learning all about ‘The Solar System’

· We have been learning the names of the Planets

· We have created the different planets, using different media and techniques.

· We have been exploring Space, using our Space Station role play area.

· We have been learning lots of new songs about space.

· In maths we have been learning about size: big, small, long & short and we have been putting objects in order.

 

 

· PHONICS

We have been using our bodies to make sounds (body percussion). We have passed sounds around the circle & we have been singing Nursery Rhymes, using different voices (loud, squeaky, grumpy, slow, fast…)

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SPACE

(Whatever Next!)

WB: 12.11.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have started a new topic this week, all about Space.
  • We have read the story ‘Whatever Next!’, which is all about Baby Bear’s visit to the moon.
  • We have used props to retell the story of Whatever Next.
  • We have been learning about 2D shapes
  • We have used words including: sides, corners, round, straight when looking at the 2D shapes.

 

 

  • PHONICS

We have listening to instrumental sounds in our phonics sessions this week. We have played lots of games where we have had to listen to the hidden instrument and find the matching one J

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BONFIRES & FIREWORKS

WB: 06.11.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been learning about Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it. We found out about a man called Guy Fawkes.

 

  • We have used lots of words to describe the sounds and colours of the fireworks we have seen this week. We have had a go at writing these words.

 

  • We have made our own pipe cleaner sparklers.

 

  • We have painted fireworks, using forks to create different effects.

 

  • We have been singing lots of firework songs, including 10 Little Fireworks & Remember, remember the 5th of November.

 

  • PHONICS

We have started our phonics sessions. We have been on a

listening walk both indoors & outdoors, using our listening

ears to listen for different sounds.

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                                        NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

WB: 29/10/18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been learning lots of facts about Nocturnal Animals.

 

  • We have read lots of different stories about Nocturnal Animals:

- ‘Peace At Last’

- ‘Owl Babies’ &

- ‘Wow said the Owl’.

 

  • We can tell you the name of lots of nocturnal animals.

 

  • We have made play dough hedgehogs.

 

  • We have retold the story of ‘Owl Babies’ using finger puppets.

 

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WB: 15.10.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been reading the stories of ‘Pumpkin Soup’ & ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’.

 

  • We have used story props in the Home Corner, to retell the story of Pumpkin Soup.

 

  • We have created pumpkins out of 2D shapes. We have explored the inside of a pumpkin & we have tasted pumpkin soup.

 

  • We have learnt about 2D shapes and we have used some new vocabulary (sides, corners, round, straight)

 

  • We have been on 2D shape hunts, both indoors & outdoors.
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WB: 08.10.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been reading the story of the Little Red Hen.

 

  • We have used the Little Red Hen finger puppets to retell the story. Using the repetitive phrases “Not I” / “I will”

 

  • We have used our senses to explore lots of different vegetables.

 

  • We have used the vegetables to print using paints.

 

  • We have used paints & carrots to draw simple pictures.

 

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WB: 01.10.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been learning about the season of Autumn – weather, clothes, trees & animals.

 

  • We have been learning an ‘Autumn Colours’ Song, to the tune of Frere Jacques.

 

  • We have explored and investigated Autumn objects, using our senses.

 

  • We have created our own Autumn Trees, using Autumn colours, using pegs & pom-poms.

 

  • We have used the Autumn objects to create our own temporary design pictures, including a leaf man, an owl & a duck.
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WB: 24.09.18

This week in Nursery:

 

  • We have been singing and doing the animal signs for Old MacDonald.

 

  • We have introduced our counting songs on the carpet, as the children enter the Nursery.

 

  • We have painted pictures of Farm Animals to go on our Class Display. I will add a photograph of this once it is up in our Nursery Classroom.

 

  • We have been creating a small world farm, using the animals and the bricks.

 

  • We have read lots of stories, including: ‘The Pig in the Pond ‘ , ‘Rosie’s Walk’ & ‘What the Ladybird Heard’, as all of these stories are set on a farm
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Week beginning 10.09.18

 

During the first few weeks of this term we will be welcoming our new Nursery class children into our school. We will be spending lots of time building friendships, learning school routines and rules.

Uniform items, additional letters and general information can be obtained at our school office.

We look forward to meeting our children the families!

 

If you have any questions please come and see any member of our team.We are always happy to help and support you during this time!

 

Mrs Barnes, Mrs Foster and Mrs Ivill.

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