SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

We in Nursery are loving the change in weather and have been celebrating spring through our learning. The children have been choosing to plan outdoors, spruce up our planters, take part in some weeding and clean up our outdoor resources. Indoors we have been planting sunflowers, watching how they change from a seed into a seedling, make celebration style cakes in the playdough area and paint some salt dough Easter crafts.

The children have started to put some of the phonic sounds we have been learning together to read and write cvc words! How amazing!!!!

Some of our children were rewarded by Mrs Seagrove for their full attendance and we are very proud of them.

We hope that everyone has a fantastic break over the Easter holidays and comes back to Nursery refreshed, safe and healthy.

 

Mrs Bertram and Mrs Cavanagh

 

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Sunflower Seeds

This week in Nursery we have been starting to think about life cycles. Today we have planted Sunflower seeds. The children shared what they knew already about what seeds need to grow. We have our seeds on the windowsill ready to warm up and begin to grow. After Easter we are going to be getting some small creatures in Nursery which we can watch change and grow too.

UW, PD, PSED, CL

 

Problem Solving

This week in Nursery we had a problem solving challenge. We had to feed some hungry aliens. They both ate bears. One alien only ate big blue and green bears and the other only ate small red and yellow bears. The children had 1 minute to complete the challenge. Some children had an extra challenge…they couldn’t use their fingers to pick the bears up! They had to use tweezers. Well done everyone our alien feeding mission is complete.

 

MA, PD, CL, PSED, EAD, UW

 

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Moon Boots

This week we have been thinking about the moon and what it would be like to be an astronaut and walk on the moon like Neil Armstrong. The children put on their wellies and stood in some sand which left behind a print of their ‘moon boot’. They then measured their prints using cubes to see how long they were.

MA, CL, UW, EAD, PSED, PD

 

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Aliens have landed!

The children have been interested in learning about space, the moon and the planets so this is our topic over the next few weeks. We have started to learn some facts about the Sun and the planets and the children have been to libraries and researched things on the internet at home too. Today we made alien masks and the children had to decide which planet their alien was from. It was very creative and the children were all enthusiastic and engaged. They look great too!

EAD, PD, PSED, CL, UW

 

Sound of the Week

This week in Nursery we have been learning the ‘a’ sound. We printed with ‘a’ apples and made apple pies. The children enjoyed them with custard and so did Mr Craig.

The children are really enjoying their introduction to phonics, learning the songs, actions and reading sound stories.

 

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Planning Time

Each morning the children can ‘free plan’ from 8.45 – 9.00. During that time the children explore their indoor Nursery environment as they choose to. Here are some photographs to show how busy and varied the children’s initial planning choices are.

PSED, CL, PD, UW, EAD, W, R, MA

 

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