Welcome to Nursery’s Class Page. Nicky Clements (EYFS Leader) is the Class Teacher in Nursery.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Weeks Beginning Monday 27th February and 6th and 13th March 2017
Nursery children have been busy putting together the finishing touches for preparations for their parade on 30th March.
The children discussed costumes and what they would like to wear at the parade. They drew pictures of their costume and these will be sent home this week for parents to see.
Changes have been made to the role-play area, which is now a Fancy Dress Shop. The children have enjoyed buying and selling costumes, as well as practising their ‘Self Care’ skills, helping with dressing. They also practised dressing babies, and Rowley Bear put in an appearance with his own bag of clothes!
The children will now be making their own instruments to shake at the parade. They will also be practising their dances before the big day. Everyone is very excited!
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Weeks Beginning Monday 6th and 13th February 2017
In Nursery, apart from finishing the first half term towards their challenge to ‘create a parade for our families’, the children also spent lengthy periods focussing on their fine and gross motor skills.
Indoors, they enjoyed a range of mark making and funky finger activities, while outdoors the children developed their own assault courses based on the TV programme Ninja Warrior UK! They really enjoyed helping each other achieve and the Collaboration Tool has been introduced to Nursery’s learning power tool collection.
The children also celebrated Valentine’s Day – children sent home messages of love in red envelopes and they listened to the story ‘Guess how much I love you’.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Weeks Beginning Monday 23rd and 30th February 2017
In Nursery we have been focusing on rhythm and rhyme, so that we can keep a beat when we march for our parade.
The children have been looking at nursery rhymes, rhyming words and keeping a repeated beat.
Can you guess from the pictures which nursery rhymes they have been singing?
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Weeks Beginning Monday 2nd, 9th and 16th January 2017
In Nursery we have had an exciting couple of weeks! The children are well underway researching parades for their challenge to make a parade for their parents.
They started off with the story Elmer’s parade, and learned all about shape and colour, taking park in a little elephant parade! They then moved on to Disney and had a wonderful time looking at the fabulous Disney parades and characters; listening to parade music and watching the colourful dancing.
Last week the children looked at Brazil and following this the children experienced a wonderful hook to their challenge – a Brazilian arts group came in to perform parade music and movement! The children learned lots about costumes and this week they are very excited to move onto the Chinese New Year parades.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 5th December 2016
Nursery have been very busy with the spirit of Christmas this last 2 weeks!
They have practised and performed their Nativity for parents and did so well singing all the songs cheerfully in their costumes.
They have been creating lots of Christmas crafts to take home in their special Christmas folders – reindeer, bells, snowmen, winter collages and beautiful cards and calendars.
Finally they have worked really hard to make their contribution to our Christmas fayre stall, friendship bracelets linked to our Learning Challenge ‘Me and You, along with yummy gingerbread friends – all different just like us!
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 14th November 2016
In Nursery, the children are nearing the end of their challenge ‘How can we show and tell?’
The children have made chatterboxes with their family and have been bringing them in to nursery to share with their friends. This has created a flurry of excitement! The children are very proud of their chatterboxes and designing and making them has helped them with their speaking and listening skills.
The children have been practising their songs for the EYFS nativity, they have learned the story of the Nativity and have taken part in activities around the story. They have also leaned their first two letter sounds, ‘m’ and ‘a’.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 7th November 2016
In Nursery, the children have started their Autumn 2 challenge pack, You and Me, ‘How can we show and tell?’
Parents have been invited to make chatterboxes with their children to bring into Nursery to help the children to develop language and relationships.
The challenge has already seen the children talking about family. They will be looking at friends and friendship will be making a friendship tree – they will be discussing how they can become good friends to all their peers! The children and staff have had lots of fun learning about the ‘NOW’ in NICER – Diwali and Fireworks night.
Please come to the Christmas Fayre to buy the friendship bracelets which the children will have made.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 17th October 2016
Nursery children have spent a lot of fun and messy time making marks! Some of this has been linked to their challenge outcome for the Big Adventure – to produce art for a gallery. The children had fun producing art using: balloons, juggling balls, shapes and tools. Then they displayed their artwork in a big top display at the art gallery, some of the children were confident enough to share their experiences with parents.
They have also been using colour and marks to produce art relating to autumn – our nursery garden is full of colourful leaves and the children have proved a vital ingredient to our mud kitchen recipes!
We are looking forward to starting our new Challenge Pack – You and Me – after half term.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 3rd October 2016
The Nursery children have experienced their first ‘hook’ – a circus show for their Big Adventure! The children participated in an amazing circus show with Kevin the Clown, followed by a skills workshop which included: driving the diddy cars, using balancing equipment, exploring dressing up, spinning plates, using stilts and throwing bean bags.
For the next 2 weeks the children will be further participating in these skills in Nursery, whilst also creating some masterpieces to present at the school gallery for the Big Adventure challenge.
Some of the main activities in Nursery Class – Week Beginning Monday 5th September 2016
Nursery have had a wonderful start as the newest little Parkers in the school.
The children have been busy learning through play focussing on colour, creativity and physical development skills.
They have used colours to paint, draw and sort, and have done really well learning a new song ‘I can sing a rainbow’. Please sing along with your child at home!
Their learning through colour culminated with Nursery’s entry for the RPA Bake Off – a huge rainbow made from different coloured cupcakes complete with marshmallow clouds!
While focussing on physical skills the children have been learning to use scissors, cooking utensils and mark making tools – including their hands and fingers!
They have also been practising balancing and jumping in the outdoor area and learning more challenging skills in the circus, such as juggling and stilt walking.
Child initiated interest has been very much about mini-beasts in the outdoor area, the children have used their noticing torches to look for detail on slugs, snails and woodlice, to name a few!