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Nursery News

Current Topic – Dinosaurs

Nursery Curriculum map Autumn 2 2018

At the beginning of this term, the children arrived to find the Nursery room was a complete mess. Tables and chairs were upside down, pots, teddies and cushions covered the floor and the furniture had moved. Most of the children were shocked to see the room like this, and several took it upon themselves to start to tidy it up. Next we needed to find out what/who had created the mess. We found some clues around Nursery and this pointed to something big. Next I showed the children some pictures that I had found. The children were shocked to discover that the creature that had made all of the mess was a Dinosaur!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the room was back to normal, the children wanted to find the culprits and so we went on a dinosaur hunt. We used the Ipad with an app called ‘Dinosaurs Everywhere’. The children held the ipad up and when they moved it around the room, they could see dinosaurs on the screen. We found dinosaurs in the hall and outside, big ones and little ones and even flying ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the rain cleared we went to see if there were any dinosaurs on the field. Unfortunately we didn’t find any dinosaurs but we found some ‘dinosaur teeth’ and a big orange dinosaur egg. Nursery have been looking after this egg, keeping it warm in the hopes that it will hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping with the theme, we have been using magnifying glasses to find the letters on the mini dinosaurs. Children were then able to find the matching letters on the pebbles, or use the dinosaurs to create their name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To enhance our Dinosaur Museum, the children have helped to create their own bones/fossils. Together, we made salt dough and then rolled it and shaped it to create objects for the museum. Some children even used the mini dinosaurs to create footprints in the dough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside we had a dinosaur swamp. This encouraged the children to play imaginatively, acting out a role play with the dinosaurs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have used the larger dinosaurs to explore prints in paint, some of these dinosaurs were very thirsty and ‘drank’ the blue paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have also used the paint inside to create our own dinosaur pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To celebrate Bonfire Night, the children have created their own firework pictures ready for a celebrations display. We have made poppies for remembrance day, photos of which will be put up next week along with our finished display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

Please could water bottles contain only water 

We would like to remind parents that Nursery children will often get wet from water play and we ask that appropriate spare clothes are provided.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including hats, clothes and water bottles which contain only water

As the weather is currently unpredictable, please could you ensure that children are brought into Nursery with appropriate clothing, e.g. long trousers, leggings or tights, cardigans/jackets which can be removed as well as warm coats for outside

 

Thank you

 

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Reminders: School starts back Monday 29th October. Have a lovely half term 🙂
Next terms topic is dinosaurs, if you haven’t already, please could you bring your topic ideas home learning sheet in the first day back.

 

What an eventful few weeks. Thank you to all of those who brought in their Autumn treasure bags. We have been using the contents of these bags to explore natural forms and Autumn objects this term.

 

Children were given a stick to take home, with a note saying “Can you turn me into a stick man/girl/creature?” Here are the amazing creations that have been brought in. I love the creativity of these objects and how each stick creation is unique!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been investigating the natural forms from our Autumn Treasure bags, using the objects to create our own play-dough creations. Some of these included snails (with pine-cone or conker shells), snakes with acorn eyes and spiders. As well as the creations, we have been investigating the objects, looking at their similarities and differences. The conkers have been used in a maths fine motor activity, with children using tweezers to pick out the conkers and then placing these into numbered cups, matching quantity and numeral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been looking at a range of squash, exploring the differences in size, shape and colour. All of the children agreed that each object was different, with some children able to identify what the differences were and could find the biggest and the smallest squash. The next week, we cut into all of the squash to see if they were still different inside even though they are the same species (all are a form of squash). We discovered that, actually, they look very similar inside, with each having a hollow section with seeds in. The colours varied slightly, ranging from deep orange to pale yellow but nothing too dissimilar.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next week the children were able to play with the squash in a messy play activity. Several children chose to help scoop out the insides of the vegetables, collecting the seeds. Later on in the week, the squash/pumpkins were fully hollowed out and water was added to the tray for children to mix their own ‘potions’ and ‘soup’ using the water and the seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other interesting things that have happened over the past few weeks:

Miss Bradshaw brought her snake ‘Honey’ in to show everyone. Some children were super brave and even stroked her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

Please could you bring in wellies for your child which can remain in Nursery if you wish, with their name on.

We would like to remind parents that Nursery children will often get wet from water play and we ask that spare clothes are provided.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including hats, clothes and water bottles which contain only water

As the weather is currently unpredictable, please could you ensure that children are brought into Nursery with appropriate clothing, e.g. long trousers, leggings or tights, cardigans/jackets which can be removed as well as warm coats for outside

 

Thank you

 

The Nursery Team

 

Nursery News

Week beginning 1st October 2018

Reminders: Tapestry Talk (Online Learning Journal) Wednesday 10th October at 9am. Please sign in at the office beforehand.

 

Last week we asked all children to fill a bag with Autumn Treasures. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the contents of the bags:

 

 

We have used them to make faces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To count and compare:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To investigate and use describing words and to use in a messy play activity, creating autumn masterpieces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside this, we have also been using mirrors to look at the features on our faces and then to practice scissor control to cut out eyes, ears, mouths etc and stick these onto a blank face 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

Please could you bring in wellies for your child which can remain in Nursery if you wish, with their name on.

We would like to remind parents that Nursery children will often get wet from water play and we ask that spare clothes are provided.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including hats, clothes and water bottles which contain only water

As the weather is currently unpredictable, please could you ensure that children are brought into Nursery with appropriate clothing, e.g. long trousers, leggings or tights, cardigans/jackets which can be removed as well as warm coats for outside

 

Thank you

 

The Nursery Team

 

Nursery News

Week beginning 19th September 2018

Nursery Curriculum map Autumn 1 2018 

 

Next Week: Home learning in on Tuesday

Wednesday 26th September – Show and Tell – bring in a picture of your family to talk about

 

In Nursery, the children have shown an interest in houses and so we have created our own using a range of shapes. We have been identifying shapes and talking about the similarities between shapes and everyday objects e.g. circle/wheel. Each child did this with some adult support and several asked to do more all by themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other maths in Nursery have included looking at the shapes in house pictures, using dry wipe pens to trace around these shapes. On the maths table children have been matching quantity to numerals by identifying numbers on houses and then placing the same amount of cars on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been exploring different ways of mark making and combining this with pencil control:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Doherty gave her a shell for our Nusery garden which the children put to good use this week, rolling balls down the ramp and into the shell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday it was Mrs Burnitts birthday and she gave Nursery some balloons. The children then used the balloons to have a ‘party’ throwing and catching the balloons and dancing to music with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

Please could you bring in wellies for your child which can remain in Nursery if you wish, with their name on.

We would like to remind parents that Nursery children will often get wet from water play and we ask that spare clothes are provided.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including hats, clothes and water bottles which contain only water

As the weather is currently unpredictable, please could you ensure that children are brought into Nursery with appropriate clothing, e.g. long trousers, leggings or tights, cardigans/jackets which can be removed as well as warm coats for outside

 

Thank you

 

The Nursery Team

Nursery News

Welcome to all of our Nursery children and parents and a huge welcome to our new children and parents.

At St. Anne’s we value the relationship between school and parents and we are looking forward to working with all of our parents to benefit children’s learning.

As such we would like to invite all of our Nursery parents to come and share something with the Nursery children. This could be cake decorating, reading a story, or bringing in a pet to show the class. This will start after half term 29th October, if you would like to help out there will be a sign up sheet in the Nursery cloakroom area.

 

To begin this year, we are learning all about ourselves and about each other. Here is the Nursery Curriculum map Autumn 1 2018  which shows some of the things that we will be doing this term. Below are some of the pictures from this week, showing the children getting to know the Nursery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

Please could you bring in wellies for your child which can remain in Nursery if you wish, with their name on.

We would like to remind parents that Nursery children will often get wet from water play and we ask that spare clothes are provided.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including hats, clothes and water bottles which contain only water

As the weather is currently unpredictable, please could you ensure that children are brought into Nursery with appropriate clothing, e.g. long trousers, leggings or tights, cardigans/jackets which can be removed as well as warm coats for outside

 

Thank you

 

The Nursery Team