Welcome to Nursery

1.3.24

Dinosaurs

This week we have:
Had lots of fun exploring our new topic, dinosaurs. We read the book dinosaur chase. We have been playing with the dinosaurs and thinking about where they live, what they look like, what they like to do and what they like to eat. We have been using non-fiction books to find out more information, we have also been making our own pterodactyl collages. We have started learning a dinosaur rhyme/song and the first one you will find in your rhyme books all about the pterodactyl.
   
In phonics this week we have been continuing our learning on making words using three sounds and we have also had a focus on the sound mmmmm.
We have started using Yakka Dee sounds and alphablocks to help us!
In maths this week we have been learning about numbers to 10 using the 10 little dinosaurs story and we have also been learning about the number 16.
In RE this week we have been learning about baptism. We learnt where baptism came from and what baptism looks like today. We have also been practicing baptism in class by using the babies and a little bit of water.
   
Next week we will be:
  • Continuing our dinosaur learning, reading a dinosaur story about the dark and exploring the dark.
  • Learning the number 17.
  • Learning the sound a.
  • Thinking about Mother’s Day and what it is
Messages home:
We will now be sending home homework on a Thursday as we think the sheets maybe getting lost in the children’s rhyme books. We are not seeing much home learning being returned and we think sending it home on a Thursday might be better.
Thank you for support Mrs Herne,
Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

16.1.24

Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning:

About Chinese New Year. we have been writing Chinese letters, writing Chinese numbers, exploring noddles in the water tray, telling the Chinese zodiac story, making fortune cookies on the play dough  table and making Chinese dragons and Chinese lanterns on the creative table. On Friday we had a big celebration in the hall, it was lots of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yvTsnB9vjE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001w9t9/jojo-gran-gran-series-3-winter-11-its-time-for-lunar-new-year

Gung hoy, fat choy!

We also celebrated Valentine’s Day and pancake day. We had fun talking about the people we love and making special Valentine’s Day cards, we also enjoyed making pancakes and eating them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TfJh0kLJCw


After half term we will be:

  • Starting our new topic about dinosaurs
  • Exploring non-fiction books
  • Counting to 10 and back again and learning the number 16
  • Learning about baptism
  • Revisiting Pantosaurus

Messages home

We have sent home information on helping the children with their coats. This includes putting the coats on, doing up buttons and doing up zips please practice this during the holidays and encourage the children to be independent.

Please can you also ask that all the children’s clothes especially their jumpers have their names written in them. As its getting a little warmer the children are taking their jumpers off and it makes it tricky when they do not have names.

We hope you have a relaxing break.

Thank you for you ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

9-2-2024

Transport

This week we have been:

We finishing our topic on transport. We read the story emergency and we identified all modes of transport in the sky, on the land and in the water. We learnt about flat and steep using kit and pup and we explored flat and steep using our construction boards and our vehicles.

In phonics this week we have started thinking about the sounds we hear in words, some of us have been writing CVC words using pictures to help us.

In math’s this week we were looking at the properties of 2-D shapes and drawing them we also learnt the number 15 using the Number blocks.

In RE this week we finished the creation story we learnt about how God made all living things including Adam and Eve.

We have continued our Smartie the penguin story this week and re-visiting the song before you tap and click you need to stop and think and tell someone Smartie the penguin was very smart and made the right decisions.

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about Chinese New Year. This includes ordering numbers using the Chinese zodiac story, exploring noodles, making dragons, writing in chinese and having fun dancing and moving to Chinese music.
  • Revisiting numbers 11 to 15.
  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

2.2.24

Transport – in the water

This week we have been:

Learning about modes of transport you find in the water, the children have had fun telling the story of Mr Gumpy’s outing in the water tray and retelling the story of Noah’s Ark . We have been making boats on the creative table and making arks using big blocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqICulEBUwA

Our reading this week was ‘a sailor came to see see see’ and ‘row row row your boat’ we hope you enjoy these rhymes in the children’s rhyme books. In phonics we have started looking at CVC words and saying the sounds we can hear.

In maths this week we have been counting the characters in Mr Gumpy’s boat and we have been learning the number 14 using Number blocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tp/numberblocks-series-3-fourteen

In RE this week we have been learning about The Three Hierarchs. We have been painting our own pictures of the Saints, making puzzles and exploring the Three Hierarchs icon.

In science this week we have been exploring near and far using Kit and Pup. We have been using the pirate ship, pirates and telescopes to explore what’s near and what’s far. We have also been thinking about near and far during PE.

Next week we will be:

  • Finishing our transport topic and the creation story.
  • Learning the number 15 and revisiting 2D shape.
  • Learning about Valentine’s Day.
  • Thinking about ways we would like to travel to school.

Messages home

Please make sure that the children’s names are in their jumpers. We are having a few issues with jumpers that have no names.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

26.1.24

Transport

This week we have been:

Learning about transport we use on the ground. We thought about transport that runs on the road, on a track, on the grass and on the pavement. We read ‘The train ride’ and enjoyed thinking about what we see out of the window. We have been very busy this week making cars, buses, bikes, trains and people walking using the creative table. 

Please use this link and share the story at home – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHbE8kaBDKU

In math’s this week we have enjoyed making patterns using trains. We played a game on the board and we worked together to guess the next shape. We have also been learning about the number 13 using the number blocks. 

Please use this link and play at home! – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

In RE this week we have continued the creation story with how God made the land.

In science this week we have had lots of fun exploring magnets! We used magnetic and non-magnetic to describe what we found. We found that magnets like metal objects. We loved finding metal things in our class. We had lots of fun using special magnetic building blocks, fishing for fish in the water and building train tracks. It was really interesting watching the magnets attract and repel each other!

This week we also revisited road safety. We know that we have to stop, look, listen, hold hands, use the crossing and buckle up when we are in the car. This week we added ‘Be bright, be seen’ to our list of things that keep us safe when we are near the road. We explored what a florescent stripe does at night and Mrs Herne gave us a reflective shape for our coats so we can be safe at night. Can you see us in the photo?

Next week we will be:

  • Thinking about the modes of transport we use in the water.
  • Learning about how God made everything in the water.
  • Learning about the Three Hierarchs.
  • Learning the number 14.
  • Counting how many people can fit into a boat and thinking about full and empty.
  • Thinking about near and far.

Messages home

Thank you very much for bringing in the children’s rhyme books, we hope you are enjoying reading them with the children at home!

Please keep the green home learning sheets coming back to school, it gives us a good understanding of what the children are learning at home and we love celebrating with the children!

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

19.01.24

Transport

This week we have been:

Learning about transport we use in the sky. We read the story ‘Whatever next’ and had fun telling the story using our story props. We have been making our own air transport using the junk modelling. 

In math’s this week we have been we have been thinking about  2D shapes we can see in our classroom. We went on a shape hunt! We have also been learning about the number 12. 

In RE this week we started reading a bible story called ‘The creation story’. The story starts with how God made the sky, we have been thinking about what he put in the sky, moon, sun, clouds and stars. We drew some pictures and had fun with the picture board.

In science this week we have been exploring rough and smooth. We used different textured rolling pins to create rough and smooth textures. We will be continuing this learning next week using the land transport. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bb6s2y/kit-pup-series-1-3-rough-and-smooth

In PE this week we have been exploring ways of making a spaceman and space rocket fly! We used a special balloon machine and we all made them fly using air from a balloon. 

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about the modes of transport we use on land.
  • Learning about the sounds we can make with our mouths.
  • Exploring pattern and the number 13.
  • Continuing our creation story with how God made the land.
  • Learning about magnets.

Messages home

Thank you for bringing in your rhyme books this week,  we hope you enjoyed learning about Hey, diddle diddle.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

13.1.24

Happy New Year!

Transport

This week we have been:

Starting our transport topic by reading and listening to ‘We all go travelling by’. This story was a great introduction to transport as it explores many different modes and where they are used. The story also reinforces colour. We have sent this home in the children’s rhyme book this week. We have also been drawing pictures of how we travel to school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSw50Jw0H34&t=181s

In phonics this week this we have continued thinking about alliteration and the sounds of some of the letters in the alphabet. 

In math’s this week we have using the number blocks to learn the number 11. The children have really enjoyed exploring number 11 and writing the number. We have also been sorting transport into groups using their colour and where they are used.

In RE this week we learnt about St Basil. St Basil’s name day was January 1st and we make cakes each year to celebrate him and his story. He made cakes for everyone and he put jewels and coins inside. I made cakes for the children and put 2 coins inside. You have good luck for the year if you find the coin! Good luck.

We have also been thinking about winter this week. We have had fun exploring the winter table and looking at winter photos. We also made a winter tree using our fingers!

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about modes of transport you find in the sky and reading ‘Whatever Next’.
  • Reading the creation story starting with how God made everything in the sky.
  • Learning the number 12 and exploring 2D shapes.
  • Exploring rough and smooth.

Messages home

Just a reminder about the children’s green rhyme books, we would like them returned to school by Wednesday each week so that we can add the next rhyme ready to send home on the Friday.

It’s been great celebrating the children’s home learning; please keep this coming in each week.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

1st December 2023

People who help us

This week we have been:

Learning about the police service and what they do. We have had lots of fun pretending to be the police and learning about what they do. We have had fun building police stations using the big blocks. We have been exploring walkie talkies, we wrote down some ideas of things we might say and then we used actual walkie talkies!

We also read a book called ‘Emergency’ this week. It was a great story to finish our ‘People who help us’ topic. We know what an emergency is, who we might need in an emergency and what number we need to call. We also found out the fire service are involved most emergency situations. 

In math’s this week we have been sorting objects into groups and learning about the number 9. We have also been measuring walls and ladders and using tall and short to describe them. 

In science this week we have been exploring over and under. We watched Kit and Pup and made a ball travel under and over our legs! We then explored over and under in the water tray and with the big blocks, making bridges.

In RE this week we have been learning about why we light candles in church and when we do our prayers. We also lit a candle and blew it out. 

This week we have also been thinking about ‘Pants’. We read the story ‘Pants’ and then had a talk about our pants and that they are private to us and if someone asks to see them we tell them NO. Please watch and enjoy this video at home. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnroTxz7USI

Over the next few weeks, we will be:

  • Learning about the Nativity story and why we celebrate Christmas.
  • Reading the Gingerbread man and The elves and the shoe maker.
  • Learning about the number 10 and reviewing our learning of numbers to 10.
  • Exploring shape and size.
  • Learning about winter.
  • Enjoying getting ready for Christmas and celebrating it together.

Messages home:

  • Our Early years Nativity will be on Tuesday 12th December. We hope you can come and support the children. We have sent home letters asking for help with the children’s costumes. The children will be either shepherds, sheep or stars. We have the costumes we need we are just asking for all the children to wear black. We would like the children to bring in their black clothes in a named bag by Friday 8th December so we can make sure the children have everything we need for the day.
  • Christmas jumper day is Tuesday 7th December.
  • Christmas lunch will be on Friday 15th December, all children are welcome to stay for the day if you wish the children to stay for lunch.
  • Our Christmas party will be on Tuesday 19th December. We will be providing food and games for the children.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode

 

24th November 2023

People who help us – Police

This week we have been:

Learning about the fire service. We have been drawing pictures of fire engines, roleplaying being fire fighters and exploring height with walls and ladders. 

In math’s this week we have been exploring counting using the book ‘One is a snail, 10 is a crab’. We had lots of fun counting how many legs animals have. We have also been learning the number 8. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKC6sakZ-h4 We only read up to number 30.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocks-series-2-eight?seriesId=b0bl5v3r

In science this week we have been exploring low and high. We have been using the big blocks to make high towers and low towers. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bb6m04/kit-pup-series-1-1-high-and-low

In RE this week we have been learning about Holy Communion. We all enjoyed pretending to take part in our own communion. Bread is Jesus’s body and wine (juice) is Jesus’s blood. 

This week we also finished our learning about Diwali. We painted our divas and got to see what they looked like with a candle inside. We used them to help us find our way back to nursery. 

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about and exploring the police services.
  • Singing Head, shoulders, knees and toes and London Bridge is falling down.
  • Grouping objects and learning the number 9.
  • Exploring over and under.
  • Learning about why we light a candle in church.

Messages home

Thank you all for returning your Rhyme books, we hope you enjoy reading Jack and Jill this week.

Home learning – As you are aware we have been sending home, home learning sheets (green paper) however we do not seem to have many coming back. Please do send them back as we enjoy celebrating them with the children, they will be tucked inside your child’s Rhyme book.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Woode and Mrs Huter

17th November 2023

People who help us

This week we have been:

Learning about the post service. We have been reading and watching Postman Pat and thinking about what he does. We have been writing our own letters and posting them in the post box. We will be reviewing this at Christmas when thinking about delivering parcels. 

In phonics this week we have had lots of fun exploring the sounds we can make using our bodies. As the children if they can sing ‘Noisy Neighbours’ and ‘New places’.

In math’s this week we have been learning about 2D shapes and looking at simple properties of each shape. We have had fun drawing our own 2D shapes using stencils and watching a video that had 2D and 3D shapes. 

In science this week we have been exploring long and short. We watched Kit and Pup and had a great time using long and short in the classroom. We have been measuring spaghetti, building long and short train tracks and making long and short snacks with the playdough. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bcv2n1/kit-pup-series-1-12-long-and-short

In RE this week we have been learning about Diwali. We watched the story about Rama and Sita and used the puppets to tell our own story. We have also been making diva lamps which we will be finishing next week. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-hindu-story-of-rama-and-sita/zdtmnrd

We also took part in our remembrance assembly, we did a 2 minute silence and added our cross to Flounders fields. 

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about the fire service.
  • Exploring height and combining numbers by counting legs.
  • Learning about Holy Communion and Holy bread.
  • Exploring over, under, long and short.

Messages home:

We hope that you have enjoyed reading your Nursery rhyme books at home. Thank you to those of you that handed in their books, please keep them coming in every Wednesday.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode