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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.
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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.

June 2017 Happy Fathers Day: We invited our Dads, Grandads, Uncles and big brothers to our Fathers celebration. We had lots of fun helping them to complete the assault course and we also made paper aeroplanes with them. At the end of a busy morning we took our relatives into the cafe and served them cookies and drinks. We also gave them the cards we had made and a pot of cool man mints.

June 2017 Our trip to Hoar Park farm. The children travelled to Hoar Park Farm on the school mini bus. During their time their the children had the opportunity to walk around the farm and met pigs, goats, chickens, deers, rabbits and guinea pigs. The staff told us all about the animals and showed us how to feed them too. Just before we returned to Nursery we also had the opportunity to play on the adventure play equipment. We had a lovely time and learnt so much about Farm Animals.

May 2017: A trip to the Pet Shop. We travelled to the Pet shop on our school mini bus. When we arrived Tina introduced us to the rabbits, guinea pigs and a Gecko. She told us about what they liked to eat and how to care for them. We then had the opportunity to stroke them all. Tina also took us too see the colourful fish and we choose the type of fish we would like to have in nursery. We then brought some fish food and plants to add to our fish tank and then travelled back to nursery on the mini bus.

May 2017. Posting a letter to the Pet Shop. Today the children wrote. A letter to the pet shop to ask for a new pet. We then walked to the post office brought our stamp and then posted our letter. We are now looking forward to our reply and will hopefully be able to choose a pet when we visit the pet shop later this week.

May 2017 Our Sea creature home learning challenge. As part of our home learning challenge we asked the children to design and make a sea creature. Here some of the wonderful creations the children made.

Spring Term Topic Overview

April 2017 Easter Crafts and Bonnet Parade. We invited our grown ups in for an Easter craft session. They helped us to make Easter baskets and chocolate easter nest cakes. They also joined us in the Easter cafe andoutside for an 'Egg and Spoon' race. At the end of the session everyone stood outside and watched our Easter Bonnet Parade and admired the wonderful hats we had made as part of our home learning challenge.

April 2017 Learning about Easter. After listening to the Easter story we talked about the ways in which Easter is celebrated. We made our own Easter Egg decorations and hung them from our Easter tree. We also made our own Easter cards and had fun outside competing in 'Egg and Spoon' races with our friends.

April 2017 In our phonics sessions we have been learning to hear, say and match rhyming words. We have made rhyming soup and matched rhyming pairs from our rhyming basket.

April 2017. After reading the story of The Three Little Pigs we made new houses for them using junk modelling materials. We also drew pictures of the three little pigs and their houses. In our outdoor area we built our own straw stick and brick houses and pretended to be the big bad wolf as we blew them down. At the end of the week we were shocked to find that the Big Bad Wolf had visited Nursery and blew our houses down. We were very cross and sad with him so we made wanted posters and displayed them everywhere to inform people that he was back,

March 2017 After reading the story about the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff ' we used small world puppets to help us retell the story.

March 2017. After learning about Golidlocks and the Three bears we brought our own bears into nursery for a teddy bears picnic. We made name tags for them and then made our own teddy bear shaped sandwiches. We enjoyed Having a picnic together with our bears

March 2017. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This week the children have listened to this story and have retold it through small world play. The children have enjoyed messy oat play and made their own sweet, salty and milky porridge. The children talked about their likes and dislikes and created a simple pictograms. At the end of the week we arrived at nursery to find Goldilocks had made a terrible mess we made wanted posters to warn everyone about her.

March 2016: Fantastic mark making in Nursery. As part of their daily challenges when they arrive at nursery the children have been busy learning how to draw a self portrait. We are really pleased with their mark making and thought you might to see their wonderful pictures.

February 2017 Pancake Fun Day 28th February: We all had fun flipping pancakes and watched carefully to see how high they could go.

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Pancake Fun Day 28th March. We had a lovely day in Nursery as we took part in pancake races, listened to the story about the Big Pancake and then tasted pancakes in our pancake cafe.

Our Phonics Workshop 10th February. We invited our grown ups to come into Nursery to learn phonics with us. They joined us to play listening sounds lotto. They helped us to make noisy shakers and then came with us as we went on a listening walk. the children were also given phonic resource packs to use at home.

February 2017 Our Nursery PTA Valentines Bingo fundraising event: What a fantastic evening! We raised £462.50 to help us to develop our Nursery porch way waiting area

January 2017 Our listening walk. This week in phonics the children are learning about environmental sounds and are going on listening walk within the nursery grounds Together we are learning to listen carefully and talk about the sounds we can hear. The children are then drawing pictures to represent the sounds they heard. As you can see from todays walk the children had super listening and mark making skills. We would be really grateful if you could try a listening walk with your child on your way to, or home from Nursery.

January 2017. Developing our 'Early Reading Skills; through reading stories together, talking about characters, sequencing the events and identifying print in the environment

Our Busy and Funky Feet sessions: We are learning how to move in different ways and how to perform dance actions to music and songs. Here is our Rainy Day 'Splishing and Splashing' Dance

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January 2017 Developing our Outdoor Area: You may have noticed that we have been busy developing new areas of learning outside. The children are enjoying the new construction, den building, ball run, sand and small world areas. Thank you to everyone who has donated palettes, cable reels and tools for the children to use.

January 2017 Phonics in Nursery: We have lots of fun in our Daily phonics sessions. In phonics we are learning to tune into, discriminate and talk about the sounds that we can hear around us.

January 2017 Night Time Rhymes: We wore our pyjamas to school and brought in our toothbrushes. We talked about bedtime and morning routines and learnt how to care for out teeth by brushing them at Nursery.

January 2017: We celebrated Chinese New Year in Nursery. We made lucky red envelopes, Chinese stir fry and worked together to make a huge Chinese Dragon. At the end of the week we performed a Dragon dance with the Dragon we had made and danced along as our friends played Chinese drums

December 2016: Performing our Christmas Nativity to the residents of Drayton Court. We also managed to raise £100 for their residents fund by holding a Christmas Cake raffle in Nursery.

November 2016: Developing our new water wall. Thank you to everyone who has donated pipes, guttering, tubing and jugs. We have used these to make wonderful water wall which is helping to develop the children's investigative and problem solving skills.

November 2016: Raising Money for Children In Need. We wore spotty clothes to Nursery and made spotty biscuits to raise money for Children in Need.

November 2016: A visit from the Police Officres and FireFighters helped us to think about our aspirations and future careers. We had lots of fun exploring the Police car and Fire Engine. We also had the opportunity to use the FireFighters hose.

November 2016: Learning about Diwali:We made Diva Lights, delicious sweets and created rangoli patterns. At the end of the week we had a Diwli party in which we dressed up, had Mendhi patterns painted on our hands and then performed a traditional stick dance, before enjoying some traditional Indian food with our friends.

October 2016: A huge thank you to all our parents who have attended Parents Evening. It was great to see you all. We hope your children are enjoying the new mark making packs we gave out. If you missed your appointment or if would like any further support with tapestry or supporting your child at home please speak to your child's key worker. Thank you

October 2016: A huge thank you to all our parents who have attended Parents Evening. It was great to see you all. We hope your children are enjoying the new mark making packs we gave out.  If you missed your appointment or if would like any further support with tapestry or supporting your child at home please speak to your child's key worker.  Thank you 1

October 2016: Our Harvest Sing Along for the residents at Drayton Court. We invited the residents from Drayton Court to our Harvest sing along. We sang Autumn songs and performed a scarecrow dance for them. We then served them drinks and biscuits. We also collected a huge amount of food and donated this to the local Food Bank .

October 2016: Learning about Autumn and sharing our Autumn collections at group time

September 2016: MacMillan Coffee Event in Nursery. The children helped to make and sell delicious cakes to their families and friends. We also held a raffle for an amazing homemade cake. This was won by one of our parents

September 2016: A huge thank you to all our parents who attended our welcome meeting. We hope your children are having fun with their playdough bags and are looking forward to being in their new key groups.

September 2016: A huge thank you to all our parents who attended our welcome meeting. We hope your children are having fun with their playdough bags and are looking forward to being in their new key groups. 1

September 2016: Our first few weeks in Nursery. Building and developing our relationships, friendships, confidence and independence.

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