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Summer Term 2020

A little message from Mrs Cadden...


Hello Nursery,

As another week in lockdown begins and the Easter holidays draw to a close, I just wanted to say I am missing you all and I hope you are keeping safe, having lots of fun with your family and still continuing to wash your little hands!


Each week I will be posting special tasks for you to have a go at and to keep you busy.  These activities/worksheets can be found on this website that can be downloaded at home or packs will be made available at the school office for you to collect.


Remember to stay home, stay safe, be happy and I hope to see you back at Nursery very soon!


Love Mrs Cadden xx



Home Learning

Below you will find some activities that you may find useful and enjoyable for your child. 

Mini project resources created by the Early Years team at the Local Authority

Spring 2 2019/2020

The topic in Nursery this half term has been growing - the children came up with some brilliant ideas of what grows such as tomatoes, hair, nails, flowers and grass!  We looked closely at cress seeds and made some amazing cress heads. The children looked after their cress heads by spraying them with water and placing next to a window for sunlight.  We also looked at ourselves and how we change and grow.  Our favourite activity was when we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, we made pancakes and chose from yummy toppings - jam, chocolate sauce and sugar! To practise our counting we made a Spring paper chain, every day we cut one of the loops and counted how many were left - it showed us how long we had to wait for Spring to arrive.  The children loved this activity so much we made another paper chain for the countdown to Easter Sunday.  Another busy half term in Nursery!

Spring 1 2019/2020

Our topic for this half term has been pets and animals around the world! We have had so much fun playing in our Vets role play and painting pictures of pets we would like to have. We enjoyed reading Hairy Maclary and meeting all his friends - these books really helped us with our rhyming! Nursery had a visit from Animal Antics and met lots of different animals such as a hedgehog, a chicken, a tortoise and even a snake! 


Autumn Term 2 2019/2020 

Our topic for this half term is 'Who is Winnie?  We have been really busy learning about Winnie the Witch and enjoying playing in her house and making wands and broomsticks in a variety of ways.  We continue to have lots of practise at recognising and writing our names.  To keep active in Nursery we continue to enjoy our outdoor area and have been doing Go Noodle every morning - our favourite song/dance this half term is 'Dinosaur Stomp' and we have continued our PE lessons on a Wednesday.  The children have been getting ready for our Christmas sing along and look forward to a school trip at 'Seven Stories'.  

Autumn Term 1 2019/2020

We have had a great start to the academic year! We are so proud of how all the children have settled in.  Our topic for this half term is 'What Makes Me, Me?  We have been really busy learning about ourselves, who is in our family and our 5 senses.  We have had lots of practise at recognising our names and will continue to do this next term.  To keep active in Nursery we have been doing Go Noodle every morning - our favourite song/dance is 'Milkshake' and we have even started our PE lessons on a Wednesday.  Well done to all the Nursery children - I can't wait for next half term and all the fun learning we will have!

Summer 1 2018/19
We have had an enjoyable half term finding out about different things that 'go and flow.' We have had great fun outdoors using guttering, piping, crates and building blocks to create a large scale ball run! We have also enjoyed investigating how far toy cars, water and balls can flow down different pieces of guttering. We are looking forward to further improving our outdoor area with our parents /carers when they join us for our gardening themed Stay And Play!
Spring 1 2018/19
We are having great fun this half term incorporating Paw Patrol into our topic 'Who helps me?' We have recycled junk like Rocky, to make a boat that Zuma would be proud of. We have even built walls that would put brickies and Rubble to shame using sand for cement! We have had some new children join our class and we are proud to say that they have made friends and settled into all our routines really quickly.
Autumn 1 2018/19
What a great start to the year we have had! All of our new starters have settled into Nursery and all the routines involved really well. Our topic this half term is 'Who am I?' We have enjoyed finding out about all our likes and dislikes and  who makes up 'our family'. We have discovered which hair and eye colour is most popular in our class as well as who is the tallest! More recently we have enjoyed exploring 'our senses'. We particularly enjoyed using our sense of smell and taste when baking biscuits. yummy!
In Nursery we promote involving parents/carers in their child's learning. One of the ways we do this is through our stay and play sessions. Take a look at some of the feedback we have had below.

Stay and Play Feedback

Within Early Years we are working hard this year to improve Maths. Take a look below at some of the ways you can support your child's mathematical development in Nursery.

Ways You Can Support Your Child's Mathematical Development

Past terms activities

Summer Term 2017/18

What another busy term we have had! Our two topics this term have been 'What Goes And Flows?' and 'What Can We Explore?' The children greatly enjoyed exploring the use of guttering with water, balls and toy cars during our first topic. During the second half of the summer term the children have been keen jungle explorers! They have explored different animal prints and used these to produce some fabulous camouflage themed art work. 

The children who are moving into our Reception class have been enjoying their transition sessions and Reception staff report that they are settling into the environment very well!

With just a couple of weeks left we are looking forward to sports day and our Early Years fun day.

Mrs Rumney, Mrs Kay and I (Mrs Getlevog) would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers of our children, for all of their support and cooperation over the year. We would also like to thank the children for all of their hard work this year and for making Nursery a fun, enjoyable and happy place to be. We wish you all well in your move to Reception. Those of you who are returning after the holidays, we look forward to welcoming you into Nursery again in September!

Spring Term 2017/2018

What a busy term we have had! The children have enjoyed two different topics this term 'Who Helps Me?' and 'What Can We Learn From Sticks And Stones?'

In our first topic the children enjoyed thinking about the different people who help us. They also enjoyed comparing these people to the different Paw Patrol characters and inventing a new member of Paw Patrol! The topic was finished with a 'hands on' session led by a nurse. It was great fun!

During our second topic we based a lot of our work on different stories - 'Stone Soup' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children also enjoyed collecting, drawing with, getting creative with and building with sticks! Making nests was a particular favourite! 

We ended our busy term with an Easter themed 'Stay and Play' session and a very enjoyable trip to the farm!

Autumn 1 2017/2018

Our new Nursery children are settling into Nursery and the routines involved really well! They are taking the time to get to know each other and the Nursery staff. We have enjoyed finding out about  each other, our families and our likes and dislikes. More recently we have been 'shape detectives' finding common 2D shapes in our indoor and outdoor environment.

The Early Years Noticeboard Bulletin keeps parents/carers of children in Nursery and Reception up to date with everything that is going on within their child's class. Look out for this in your child's bag.

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