15.3.19

Hello Everyone,

What a wet and blustery week it’s been! Let’s hope the weather improves next week for our trip to Ash End Farm and also to start using our outside area again. Our focus this week has been ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff. The children have painted some very scary trolls and have built some amazing bridges for the goats to cross over. The children also loved our science experiment yesterday  – the Billy Goat’s bridge had fallen down so the goats had to travel over the water in a boat but the children had to come up with ways to move the boat but without touching it.This week the children made purple foot prints for Lent and they thought about things they could do to be more like Jesus. Don’t forget to send the children in with their wellies on Tuesday for our trip. Have a good weekend.

The Nursery Team

8.3.19

Hello Everyone,

We had all kinds of story book characters coming into Nursery on Thursday – the children looked amazing and it was lovely to share their favourite books with everyone. The children have also done some wonderful pictures of farm animals and they have loved the challenge of building bridges to balance animals on using lolly sticks and cups. In our construction area this week the challenge has been to build enclosures for the animals and we have also started a ‘Builder of the Week’ whose photo will go up on the board.

Next week we will be introducing the letter sounds p, n, c/k and e and also focussing on rhyming stories. Our main story focus will be the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ with activities related to this theme. Have a good weekend  and lets hope the weather doesn’t turn too cold.

The Nursery Team

 

World Book Day Letter

Tuesday 26th February

 

World Book Day!

Dear Parents,

 

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day; a day to help to foster a love of reading in our children. To celebrate this day at All Souls’, we have decided to have a dress up and activity day. Children are invited to dress up as a book character for the day (teaching staff will also be dressing up as a character from their favourite book!). During the course of the day, children will take part in a variety of activities both in their classrooms and across school.

Our annual competition this year is for children to produce a representation of their favourite story on a rock (think Isla’s Stones or Allesley Rocks). The rocks need to be brought into school on World Book Day and will be displayed in the hall for all children to view. A winner will be chosen from each class, and they will receive a £5.00 book token.

From Wednesday 20th-26th March we are holding a Scholastic Book Fair, in the school hall, where children and their families can browse and purchase books from £2.99. Children will also have been given a £1.00 Book Token to spend. Once we have made £300 worth of sales, school can access at least 25% of the amount to spend on books for our class reading areas. We hope that you will support this venture.

We look forward to seeing the children in their creations!

 

Thank you for your continuing support,

S.McDevitt & L.Frearson

 

Spring has sprung! 1.3.19

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back after the half term break. This week we have started our theme on farm animals in preparation for our visit to Ash End Farm on 19th March. Our book focus this week has been ‘Farmer Duck’ and ‘Titus’s Troublesome Tooth’ which the children have loved. The construction area  is back in action and over the next couple of weeks our building challenge is to build enclosures and houses for the farm animals, farmer and tractors. The children have been very enthusiastic about learning the letter sounds s,a,t,i  this week, so the children could go on a sound hunt at home and find objects beginning with these sounds to bring into Nursery. Have a good weekend and lets hope the sun comes out!

The Nursery Team

 

14.2.19

Hello Everyone,

It was so lovely to see you all at Parent’s Evening and share your child’s progress with you.This week and last, we have been celebrating Chinese New Year by role playing in our Chinese Restaurant, eating Chinese food, making dragons. pig masks and cards. We are  really lucky this year to be working with Jade and Marie from The Elite Dance Academy. The children have loved working with them and this week the children performed their dance they have been practicing this term – they were fantastic as I’m sure you will agree if you watch the video at the end of this blog. Tomorrow (Friday) is non-school uniform day so it would be great if the children could come to Nursery wearing brightly coloured clothes with a donation of £1 for the school building fund. Have a good half term everyone and we will see you back at Nursery on Tuesday 26th February.

The Nursery Team

25.1.19

Hello Everyone,

There was great excitement this week with the arrival of snow! As well as taking the opportunity to explore in the snow we also carried out an experiment to find out where snow would stay frozen and where it would melt – the children suggested the fridge and outside to keep it frozen, and the radiator and inside to melt the snow. We will carry out more experiments with ice next week as this has been a great way to generate discussions and ideas with the children. Today we started making bird feeders for our gardens and talking about why birds find it difficult to find food in the Winter. Our focus in stories this week has been talking about characters – next week we will be focussing on story settings and also acting out familiar stories. Have a great weekend!

The Nursery Team

18.1.19

Hello Everyone,

Winter has well and truly arrived this week so we have been making snowflakes for our tree (see photo), doing small world play with arctic animals and counting how many ‘snow balls’ we could pick up with the large tweezers in one minute. A big hit this week has also been trying to transfer spaghetti from one bowl to another using kitchen tongues, tweezers, scoops etc to develop fine motor skills and muscle strength in hands for writing.

Next week we will be doing some ice experiments, making bird feeders and focussing on 2D shapes. We will also be starting the theme of Baptism in R.E so it would be great if the children could bring in any Baptism photos or related items. Have a good weekend and keep warm!

The Nursery Team

11.1.19

Hello Every,

A very Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring term! We hope you all had a good Christmas. It has been lovely to see all the children back in Nursery and we have really enjoyed sharing our Christmas news with each other and talking about what Santa brought us. Our Winter grotto has now been turned into a performance area for the children to sing songs and play musical instruments – next week we will add some C.Ds and dressing up clothes so the children can also do some dancing. The children have also made some beautiful Winter collages and we have also been talking about Epiphany and The Three Wise Men visiting Jesus. A letter will be sent home next week explaining what themes we will be covering in the different areas of learning this term. Have a good weekend!

The Nursery Team

21.12.18

Hello Everyone,

Well we have reached the end of our first term in Nursery and what a busy term it has been – the children have done so well. ‘Santa’s Sparkly Surprise’ was a big hit on Thursday – the children had a brilliant time and loved meeting Santa and I have to say that the children’s behaviour on their first trip out of Nursery together as a large group was amazing – well done children! We have had fun and games with our party day today, so no pizza for tea this evening! Thank you for all of your support this term. Have a great Christmas and we will see you all back at Nursery on Tuesday 8th January. Happy New Year!

The Nursery Team

 

14.12.18

Hello Everyone,

What a busy week we’ve had! I’m sure you’ll all agree the children were brilliant in their Nativity play and we were so proud of them. Despite three performances this week we have also managed to make our Christmas cards and do the writing to go inside, and we have also made our salt dough tree decorations which we will paint next week.

Next Thursday is our trip to the Belgrade – we aim to be back at Nursery for 11.30 but we may be a little delayed due to traffic etc. Friday is party day – we will provide the food and the children need to come dressed in their party clothes. Have a good weekend.

 

The Nursery Team