Autumn is here!

This week we have been exploring ‘gifts from the trees.’

We have been looking at pine cones, leaves, chestnuts (conkers) and sycamore seeds and using them in our play.

Thank you for all of the Pumpkin and Gould donations. It has been interesting to compare the different shapes and sizes and weights.

See if you can find any special gifts from the trees. Look out for the beautiful autumn colours. 🍁

We’re going on a Bear Hunt!’

Nursery’s story of the week has been ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’

We have been bringing the story alive by squelching in thick oozy mud and splashing in water.

Here are some pictures from the week.

Here is the story so you can share it together at home.

Parents/Carers- You could hide a teddy bear at home and see if your children can find it. Give verbal clues using positional language.

For example-

Under the table

Behind the door

Next to the chair

Next week we will be looking at signs of Autumn. We need some donations of pumpkins, squashes and gourds. Thank you for your support.

Don’t Put Your Finger in the Jelly Nelly!

This weeks book has been so fun! The children have been enjoying putting their hands into different textures and used language to describe how it feels.

on Monday we played with spaghetti and practiced our scissor skills.

We made our own ‘Spag-yetti’s!’

On Tuesday we played with cornflour and observed how it changes. We discussed how it looked and how it felt.

On Wednesday we made jam sandwiches. We used a knife to carefully spread butter and jam.

On Thursday we prepared jelly to taste. We used our hands to break up the pieces then dissolved it in hot water.

We are learning to love books!

Here is the story we have been reading. Share it at home!

We have also been learning important hygiene skills. Please encourage your children to wash their hands after using the toilet, blow their own noses and catch coughs and sneezes in their elbow.

Dear Zoo

This week the nursery children have been enjoying the book ‘Dear Zoo.’

The children have been learning how to hold the book the right way up, turn one page at a time and be very careful with the flaps.

We have been playing with the animals from the story.
We sequenced the story and spoke about the beginning and the end.
We pretended to own lots of pets and cared for them.
We drew some pets.
Can you share the story with your family? Don’t forget to join in with the words.

Welcome to Nursery!

This week we have welcomed some of our returning children back to nursery and have had some new children start their nursery journey with us.

Here are some pictures of the fun we have had.

Try the bubble blowing activity at home in the bath! This helps to develop children’s muscles around the mouth and coordinate their lips, cheeks, jaw and air flow which is needed to produce speech sounds.

The children are learning the daily routine and how to be independent in the setting. Please encourage your child to be as independent as possible at home; particularly when using the toilet.