Class 1 Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery class.  The staff in Nursery this year are:

 

Miss Wainwright 

Nursery Teacher

Mrs Taylor

Support staff

 

Miss Dawes

Support Staff

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

From a child's very first day in Nursery, all the way through to Year 6 we support children to make the right 'CHOICES' to enable them to grow into well-rounded, motivated individual. 

 

We know this is such an important time in your child’s school life, where routines are established and relationships are built between home and school. We will always do our best to work closely with you, to ensure that your child has a smooth start to their school career in such a way that you as well as the children feel comfortable, supported and respected.

Indoor Environment

We have a lovely open-plan environment which has a wide range of different areas to be accessed during child initiated play. These allow children to develop lifelong skills such as, co-operation, perseverance and independence. Some of the areas include a water area, creative area and reading corner. 

We enjoy sharing stories in our reading den. We enjoy building in our construction room. We have lots of fun in the water area.   We enjoy playing in the home corner.  We make food and look after the baby.   We self register every day and hang our pictures on the tree.
We have lots of small world areas. We build our own worlds using all of the different resources. We enjoy playing with the fire station. We like to roll and cut with the play dough. We like to build and pour in the sand.   We like to use the glue to make models and pictures.

Outdoor Environment

We also have a fantastic garden which is accessible from the classroom and is extremely beneficial in allowing us to extend our learning outdoors.

 

 

Timetable

Things you can support your child with at home over this term:

Sharing stories and encouraging your child to talk about what is happening.

Singing number songs and counting how many are left each time. 

Counting to 10. 

Talking about Autumn and Winter and what is happening as the weather changes.

Practising putting on, fastening and taking off coats.  

ATTENDANCE   

Morning Nursery starts at 8:30am and finishes at 11.30am every week day.

 Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.15pm and finishes at 3.15pm every week day.

Staff will be available before and after each nursery session.  If you have any questions, concerns, or queries please don’t hesitate to talk to us.

Please let us know in advance if your child is going to be picked up by someone other than the agreed adults.

HOMEWORK

Parents will receive suggested activiites to complete at home every Friday.  These activities wil always be linked to the learning that has taken place during the week and will be through our online learning platform, Seesaw.  

Children will bring home a book to share every Monday.  This will be a book chosen by the child.

What we have been up to in Nursery ...

Transition week

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Our theme for transition week was Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses.  We shared lots of 'Little Princess' stories and enjoyed making swords, shields and crowns with our parents and carers.  We also joined in with medieval games. 

Autumn 1 2023

Settling In Week   

We have enjoyed our first week in Nursery.  We have explored all of the different areas with our friends.

 

Autumn 1 2023

Three Little Pigs

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We enjoyed sharing the story 'Goldilocks and theThree Bears.'  We used props to retell the story and made houses using different materials.  We made pigs using play dough and counted the houses we made in the sand.  We also has lots of fun mark making in the foam, painting pictures and making sticky pictures. 

Autumn 1 2023

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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We have really enjoyed reading 'Goldilocks ad the Three Bears.'  We uses propes to retell the story and enjoyed mixing and pouring porridge using differnt bowls and spoons.  We made bears using the dough and matched the bears to their bowl, bed and chair.  We used lots of size vocabulary and enjoyed playing Let's Compare'  on the interactive board.  

Autumn 1 2023

The Gingerbread Man

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We have had a super week reading 'The Gingerbread Man.'  We used props to retell the story and decorated and tasted gingerbread man biscuits.  We made play dough scented with ginger and used it to make gingerbread men.  We used different shapes to print gingerbread men and enjoyed selecting the correct number of buttons for the gingerbread man using the interactive board. 

Autumn 1 2023

Story time with parents

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We invited our parents and carers into Nursery to join in with story time.  We shared a story together.  The children enjoyed showing their parents how they join in with repetition in a story using words and actions.  

Autumn 1 2023

Stay and Play

Winshill Stay & Play | Burton upon Trent

We invited our parents and carers to join us for 'stay and play.'  The children enjoyed showing their parents and carers their favourite things to do in Nursery.  

Autumn 1 2023

The Little Red Hen

Why I hate the Little Red Hen | New Humanist

We have had a super week reading 'The Little Red Hen.'  We have used props to retell the story and have used lots of capactiy vocabulary to fill and pour with  different cereals.  The Little Red Hen visited Nursery and left us some different breads to taste.  They were delicious.  We have also enjoyed exploring our Autumn tray.  We have been naming the different objects and collecting leaves and conkers.     

Autumn 1 2023

Autumn and Harvest Time

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We have enjoyed learning about all the changes that happen during Autumn time.  We have shared 'The Very Helpful Hedgehog' and some non-fiction books about Autumn and Harvest.  We enjoyed making dough hedgehogs and creating Autumn collages using the objects we collected from our garden and our local area.  We had fun exploring our Autumn tray and can name lots of different objects.  We carved a huge pumpkin.  It was very tricky but lots of fun.  

Autumn 1 2023

Our trip to Summerhill

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We enjoyed a trip to Summerhill.  We shared 'Room on the Broom' and made our own wands and broomsticks.

Autumn 2 2023

Witches and Wizards

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We have had a super week reading 'Room on the Broom.'  We have made some magic wands to help us cast spells.  We have used different coloured chalks to make firework pictures.  We have also enjoyed collecting objects for our cauldrons using tweezers.  

Autumn 2 2023

Stay and Play

Winshill Stay & Play | Burton upon Trent

We invited our parents and carers to join us for 'stay and play.'  The children enjoyed showing their parents and carers their favourite things to do in Nursery.  

Autumn 2 2023

Physical Friday

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We invited our parents and carers into Nursery to show them the activities we have been working on to develop our fine motor skills.

Autumn 2 2023

Forest School

Rossmere Forest School

We visited Rossmere Forest School to take part in Christmas activities.  We met Santa Claus and he told us he had lost Rudolph's bells.  We found 15 of them in the garden.  We made magic reindeer dust to guide the reindeer to our doors.  We also made bird feeders for the garden to ensure all of the birds have plenty of food over the cold Winter.  Before we came back to Nursery, we toasted marshmallows and had hot chocolate.  

Autumn 2 2023

Summerhill

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We visited Summerhill to take part in Winter and Christmas activities.  We collected sticks and made a chair for Santa Claus to take a rest on during his travels on Christmas Eve.  We made a rindeer decoration for our Christmas trees.  We had a super morning.

Spring 1 2024                                       

Fabulous Food

The Enormous Watermelon   

We have enjoyed sharing 'The Enormous Watermelon.'  We joined in with the story using words and actions and we tasted different types of melons.  We used words to describe their touch, taste and smell.  We also talked about how heavy they were.  We made melons in the dough and painted them using the interctive board.  

Spring 1 2024

Fabulous Food