Welcome to our class page.
Miss Banes - class teacher
Mrs Carlisle - teaching assistant
Autumn Term - First Half
We welcomed all the new Skippers into the Nursery.
Don't they look smart!
Autumn Term - Second Half
We had a Health and Well-being week at school.
The Skippers had lots of fun learning about keeping healthy by exercising and eating a range of foods. We tried some different foods at snack time and the favourite was the whole-meal pitta bread.
The Skippers are also learning to keep safe online with Smartie the Penguin. They all know that they must tell an adult if they see something they don't like or understand.
We also celebrated equality and diversity in the Nursery. The children brought in photographs of their families to talk to the class about and now everyone has a photograph up on the wall.
Our Christmas Nativity was a fitting end to a busy term. All the children worked hard learning the songs and carols and we had some lovely compliments from the parents who came to watch.
I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a restful holiday and see you all in the New Year.
Spring Term - First Half
Welcome back and A Happy New Year to all.
The Skippers have been very busy at the start of the new term. We have welcomed seven new children and a new member of staff to the Nursery. We are looking forward to an exciting term with lots of new learning opportunities. Today the children honed their painting skills. Look at their colourful work. Please pop in next week to see their work up on display.
What a lovely morning for Forest School
The Skippers enjoyed a cold and crisp morning in Forest School. We had fun making footprints in the crunchy frost and we looked at the changes to our favourite tree. This time it was white! We listened to and joined in with a very active version of The Gingerbread Man and then enjoyed gingerbread biscuits and hot chocolate.
The Skippers are keeping fit in their Physical Development sessions.
We warmed up today with some action songs where we had to sing and dance at the same time, not always easy! Then we played games involving running, jumping, skipping and hopping. To finish we relaxed to some music and stretched out our muscles and did some deep breathing.
We celebrated World Book Day in the Nursery today. Thank you to all the parents who came in to read with the children. Look at all the photographs of the children engrossed in their books. We also had a parent come to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Arabic - thank you.
To end the morning we did a book character Fashion Show for the Reception Class.
The Skippers worked hard during Science Week.
We took the theme of 'Journeys' and used the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to learn about the life-cycle of a butterfly. The children loved having their snack linked to what the caterpillar ate each day and the clear favourite fruits were the strawberries. I hope you like the butterfly paintings. The Skippers were fascinated to learn the technique of paper folding.
We also planted some mint and chive seeds and are now patiently waiting for them to germinate!
The Skippers had a visit from 'The Story Tent'.
We started the morning with exploring the 'Treasure Baskets'. The children found fascinating objects made out of all sorts of natural materials - smooth pebbles, wooden toys, metal curios and silky fabrics. We then listened to a lively interactive story - Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children were fully engaged and had great fun. I was impressed with their focus and concentration - well done.
The Skippers have been having lots of fun printing. We chose some interesting objects from around the class room and the children talked about their textures - soft, squishy, rough, hard, squidgy and smooth.
We also had a visit from Maggie, the school dog. We had prepared some questions and we learnt lots about her. At the end we gave her a little treat!
Summer Term - second half
We had a great last visit to Forest School. The Skippers have become keen explorers of the natural environment and they all show an interest in what our world has to offer. Look what the children found in the pond!
Each child planted some mint seeds and they have taken them home to look after. Don't forget to water them!
The Skippers had a very interesting walk in the woods this morning. They found lots of different natural objects, for example, stones, leaves, bark, seeds and even insects. We spotted a mighty oak tree and had a story under a tree.
Thank you so much to all the parent helpers. It made such a difference and contributed to a very successful morning.
Mrs Carlisle and myself would like to wish you all a happy Summer holiday and all the best in your new Reception classes.
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