Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to Nursery. We are all very happy 3 and 4 years old, with lots of bright ideas and energy. We have lots of fun with our teacher Mrs Cropley, our lovely Nursery Nurse; Mrs Carroll and our classroom assistant Mrs Stevenson.
Everyday we have a range of activities; some of these are to develop our fine motor skills, to help us build hand strength, which will make us good writers. We play lots of instruments, sing lots of songs and play games which helps us to learn our letter sounds and develop an understanding of numbers. Mrs Cropley and Mrs Carroll read us lots of brilliant stories too, sometimes as a group and other times on a one to one, (but everyone is always welcome to join in.)
We are so lucky because our class room is light and bright with space to play with water, be artistic and paint, read, do puzzles, build tall towers and even get dressed up in all sorts of outfits! We go outside everyday and have a really big outdoor space to run around in, ride our bicycles, play with sand and dig. We have three growing beds, which we weed, plant out and water, so that we can dig up the vegetables when they are big enough.
We lead our learning each day through child initiated play and even though our teachers plan lots of great activities, we always end up using them in a different way to the one that was planned, because we have such great ideas and need to explore for ourselves.
Our Space Topic - It's Out Of This World!
In Nursery we are thinking about space. Which planet we live on and where we are in the solar system.
We have read lots of stories such as; Whatever Next, Aliens Love Underpants, Q Pootle 5 in Space, Aliens In Underpants Save The World, to name a few.
Our role play area is currently a Space Station and Space Rocket!
We have painted and drawn aliens and designed them their own pair of pants. We have created some flying saucers and marble rolled and bubble blown planets!
We have looked at the International Space Station and then made it out of play dough, straws and spaghetti!
We are always so busy in Nursery, we learn a lot and have lots of fun!
Our Bubbly Maths Workshop with Bumble!
Nursery had great fun at their Bubbly Math Workshop with Bumble on Tuesday 20th January 2015. We learned the names of lots of shapes and counted how many sides they had.
We learned that...... A circle has 1 side
.......A semi-circle has 2 sides
.......A triangle has 3 sides
.......A square has 4 sides
.......A pentagon has 5 sides.
We have been learning about Harvest in Nursery. Having read Oliver's Vegetables we then went outside to dig up our own potatoes! (They were planted by last years Nursery children.) We think we may have grown one of the worlds smallest potatoes! Afterwards the children did some potato printing. Others sold the potatoes and weighed them in our role play shop.
During snack time several children chose to try spinach (just like in Oliver's garden), some even liked it!
As usual the resources I put out are not always used how I planned, (the children are far more imaginative!) The brown play-dough was used as though it was soil and the children buried potatoes in it. Others used the potatoes as if they were rolling pins.