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Welcome to Nursery!

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Mrs Kimberley and the Nursery Team welcome you to this page.
 

Here you will find lots of exciting nursery news, photographs of the things we have been learning about and information to help you to continue your child's learning at home. Please also follow us on Face book. You will find us at Nursery Camp Hill.

Welcome to Nursery: information

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Spring term Important Dates

Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February half term 

Monday 26th February back to school

Friday 9th March Mothers Day Cake and coffee.

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th Parents Evening 

Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th November parents evening 

Wednesday 28th March Easter Crafts session and Easter Bonnet Parade.

Thursday 29th March Homework rewards for children in Nursery and last day of term

 

September 2017: Our first few days in Nursery. The children have had lots of fun exploring their new environment. They have begun to build friendships and have developed both their confidence and independence. We are very proud of how well they have all settled in.

October 2017 The children have learnt about the festival of Diwali. They have made their own vegetable curry, diva lamps and cards. The children also had fun dressing up in traditional costumes and learnt a special dance.

October 2017 Harvest sing a long for the Residents of Drayton Court. The children performed their harvest songs to the Residentsof Drayton Court. They also presented them with a hamper and card. We took our remaining food donations to the Food bank at the Chess Centre

November 2017 The children in Nursery learnt about the celebrations of Bonfire Night. We invited their parents in for a special fireworks party. Under their supervision the children held sparklers, ate hot dogs and created colourful fireworks pictures. During phonics we recreated firework sounds with our voices and performed actions too. For snack time we also made our own firework toast. It was delicious.

November 2017 This week in Nursery we have been learning to care for babies. At the start of the week Miss Jones brought baby Tilly to school and talked to us about how she cared for her. We have then been busy practising our skills in washing and feeding our baby dolls in Nursery.

November 2017 Children in Need. The children in Nursery dressed in colourful spotty clothes and helped to raise money for Children in Need. In group time the children worked together to create a colourful spotty Pudsey Bear and then they made their own spotty biscuits. The children enjoyed eating these at snack time. Well done Nursery children not only did you look fantastic in your colourful clothes but you also helped to raise over £50 for Children in Need.

November 2017 This week the children have been thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up. We met fire fighters and police officers and had the opportunity to climb in their emergency vehicles. We also tried on their uniforms. In our outdoor area we took on the roles of doctors and nurses as we took care of the patients in the hospital.

November 2017 Funky Fingers workshop. We invited the children's parents and carers into Nursery to join us for our funky Fingers workshop. Together they took part in dough disco, created a name pegging dinosaur and used our pencil control patterns to create a hat. The children also took home their own play dough ingredients home and as part of their home learning they were asked to practise their dough disco skills at home.

December 2017 Christmas Craft and coffee morning. We invited our the children's parents in to join us for Christmas crafts. Together the children and their parents followed a recipe to make reindeer dust for Santa. They also made a fantastic paper chains, Christmas cards and a decorated a snow man cake, which they enjoyed eating in our Christmas cafe.

December 2017 Our first Christmas Natvity. The children helped to telll the story of the very first Christmas through words, song and dance. We all felt incredibly proud of how well they performed. Well done Nursery.

December 2017 Christmas Sing A long at Drayton Court. The children visited the residents of Drayton Court and performed their Christmas show. the First Nativty. The children told the story of the first Christmas, sang all the songs and danced. They then went to meet the residents and certainly made them smile in their lovely costumes.well done Nursery not only did you perform really well but you also helped yo raise £150 for the residents fund.

Spring Term Topic information

January 2018. Learning about patterns and colour. This week the children have been reading stories about Elmer the Elephant. In group time we talked about being special and what makes us unique. We spotted coloured and patterns as we played bingo, pattern pairs and explored mixing colours with marble ink. At the end of the week we celebrated Elmer day by wearing colourful patterned clothes to Nursery.

January 2018 Five Currant Buns. The children have been busy learning this counting rhyme. They had fun making their own currant buns, writing shopping lists, role playing in the bakery and using 1p coins to buy cakes from the bakers shop

January 2018 Our new snack bar. This week we have opened our new self serve snack bar the children have enjoyed selecting self registering and selecting their own food and drinks. They have even washed up their own plates

February 2018 Baa Baa Black Sheep. This week the children have been learning to sing this rhyme. In their busy learning time they have helped to make bags to carry the wool, have set up their own farms and painted pictures of sheep.

February 2018 we sang nighttime rhymes such s twinkle twinkle and the wise old owl. In our busy learning time we made owl puppets, dark dens and learn how to brush our teeth properly. We also tried different breakfast cereals and talked about the ones we liked the best.

february 2018 /Shrove Tuesday We celebrated Pancake day with our parents, they joined us in Nursery for a story session, pancake races and for a sting session in our Pancake Cafe

February 2018 Chinese New Year . We celebrate chinese new year by making lucky red envelopes and dancing dragons. We also helped to prepare all the ingredients for a Chinese stir fry which we enjoyed eating at snack time.

February 2018 Our new ICT Area the children have been exploring how to operate and control a range of ICT equipment.

March 2018 Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This week the children have learn to draw story maps to help them to retell the story, they have used the language of big, medium and small to make comparisons between sizes and made porridge for the theee bears.

March 2018 Exploring the Mud kitchen. The children have been very busy creating lots of muddy creations in our kitchen,

Pupil and Parents Voice April 2017 We value the opinions of all of our families in order to improve our Nursery and make it an outstanding provision for all. We therefore endeavour to conduct regular parent and pupil questionnaires in order to get feedback about our Nursery and school. We have recently sent out parent and pupil questionnaires as part of our Home Learning Challenges. The main finding are summarised in the powerpoints below.

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