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Nursey Blog 2021-2022

W/C 6th June 

 

W/C 23rd May 

This week in nursery the children had lots of fun celebrating Jubilee Week. The children were excited to discover the outdoor area had been totally transformed - the children enjoyed role playing in the Queen's castle, playing the musical instruments performing at the Royal Variety Performance in our very own London Palladium, and working together to make a fantastic crown - using sticks and grass and other resources from Welly Wood.

The children also enjoyed squirting water out of the water bottles to help put out The Great Fire of London, using their fine motor skills. Some children also sat down around the table together for the Queen's Tea party

 W/C 16th May 

This week in nursery the children had fun when we added powder paints to the rain water in the puddles, the children enjoyed jumping in the puddles and watching the colours mix together - making some pretty colours. The children also enjoyed planting seeds in Welly Wood - and are excited to watch and grow their own herbs and sunflowers. A group of children also worked brilliantly together to make their very own swing in Welly Wood - using resources from the wood and rope. 

W/C 9th May 

     

In Nursery this week we had fun playing parachute games with the balls - helping the children practice their counting and positional language. Also following one of the children telling us they had a poorly cat, we extended this by setting up a Vets roleplay area. Where the children dressed up as a vet and were able to look after the soft toy animals, and make them better. The children were also busy enjoying watching our potatoes grow - they loved watching the changes as the potatoes grew from seeds, and learned that they need water and sunlight to grow.

W/C 2nd May 

We have enjoyed a lovely week in Nursery. In Welly Wood the children enjoyed playing a number matching activity, where they found the correct number of various items from the wood to place on the number squares. The children have also been learning about how to look after their teeth - using a toothbrush to clean the toy dinosaurs' teeth. The children enjoyed this activity so much, we lead the activity on by letting the children mark make with paintbrushes and their fingers - making patterns in the shaving foam.

W/C 25th April 

     
This week in nursery, we have had lots of fun being Pirates! The children made a pirate ship with tyres in Welly Wood - sitting inside the tyres, the children sang "Row, Row, Row your Boat", and they enjoyed pretending they were travelling to a beach looking for treasure. We also made pirate props such as masks, treasure maps and the children followed the maps looking for treasure. 

W/C 4th April 

This week in nursery, we had lots of fun celebrating British Science Week (Growth) - conducting lots of fun science experiments, such as making little volcanoes with different ingredients. The children were fascinated and enjoyed watching the lava bubble up and over. We also had fun looking at worms in Welly Wood, and measuring them - finding out which were the longest and shortest, using the tape measure. We also planted grass seeds, herbs and rubber beans and got the potatoes ready to plant - talking about what they will need to grow. Over the coming weeks the children will be watching, looking at their growth and measuring them - extending their knowledge and understanding of the world and how things grow.

W/C 28th March

     

This week in nursery, we have been learning about the lifecycle of a frog, and looking at numbers and number recognition. As the weather suddenly changed and it started snowing, through in the moment planning, we decided to bring in some snow and the children painted the snow different colours and enjoyed watching the colours mix together as it melted. _

W/C 14th March 

 

      

This week in nursery, we had lots of fun celebrating British Science Week (Growth) - conducting lots of fun science experiments, such as making little volcanoes with different ingredients. The children were fascinated and enjoyed watching the lava bubble up and over. We also had fun looking at worms in Welly Wood, and measuring them - finding out which were the longest and shortest, using the tape measure. We also planted grass seeds, herbs and rubber beans and got the potatoes ready to plant - talking about what they will need to grow. Over the coming weeks the children will be watching, looking at their growth and measuring them - extending their knowledge and understanding of the world and how things grow.

W/C 7th March 

           

This week nursery, the children had lots of fun on a very windy day in Welly Wood - watching the effects of the wind as they held up sheets of paper and the wind blowing the paper, making it fly like a kite. Leading on from this, the children used their creative skills to make their very own kites and decorate them with triangles and other shapes, pipe cleaners and other shiny resources and sequins - talking about the different shapes they used.

W/C 28th February 

        

This week in nursery, the children wanted to build a car wash for the outdoor cars - the children used crates, hoses and other resources to build it, and we used a chalk board to make a sign for the car wash and the price. The children enjoyed washing the cars and driving their cars through the car wash. We also had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day. We read lots of lovely books, and the children voted for their favourite book - placing a counter in front of their choice, and the winner with the most votes was "The Gruffalo", which we then read to the children. We also read "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", and the children had fun acting out the story. We made some porridge together, and the children had lots of fun playing with the porridge - stirring and exploring and feeling the texture with their hands, and talking about how it felt to touch. 

W/C 14th February 

    

This week in nursery, the children had lots of outdoor fun - making mud pies in the mud kitchen, and the children built their very own Lamborghini car using crates, tyres, a pipe and the bendy tube as the steering wheel to drive the car. The children also used different colour chalks to mark make and draw a Lamborghini car on our nursery play ground. Finally, the children enjoyed marble painting - rolling marbles in the different colour paint to mix the colours and produce some colourful patterns on their marble pictures. 

W/C 7th February 2022

This week in nursery, as part of Mental Health Awareness week, we talked about our emotions. Every morning the children were invited to express how they were feeling - by placing a counter next to their choice of emotion on our emotions table. The children also used their own critical thinking skills to create their very own Valentine's cards for Valentine's Day. In Welly Wood, the children also enjoyed building a bird's nest with sticks and twigs, and found some feathers which they placed in the middle to represent the birds. 

W/C 31st January 2022

 

This week in nursery we celebrated Chinese New Year! We had our very own Chinese restaurant, where the children could buy noodles, rice and other Chinese food, and had a go using chopsticks to practice their fine motor skills. 

 

The children made lucky Chinese envelopes, and because this is the year of the Tiger - the children made colourful tiger masks and painted stripes on them. The children even learnt some Chinese - answering the register with “NÄ­hÇŽo”and enjoyed doing some Chinese writing - with black paint, using their gross motor skills. The children also had fun doing a dragon dance to music

W/C 24th January 2022

            

This week in nursery we celebrated the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch week. The children enjoyed learning about the different birds and listening to, and searching for different birds on our visits to Welly Wood. The children used their fine motor skills to mark make as they ticked off the different birds they found on the bird checklist. The children also used their creative skills to make and decorate their own binoculars to help spot the birds with. We also made our very own Birdwatch house, which the children decorated using paint and sponges. The children took it in turns to sit inside and look through the different shape windows and had lots of fun birdwatching. 

W/C 17th January 2022

This week in nursery the children had fun using their creative and fine motor skills to mark make - using paint, cotton buds, feathers and thin brushes to create their own pictures. They also used their fine motor skills to thread cheerios on to the pipe cleaners placed in the potatoes. The children also enjoyed mixing the different colour paints in the trays - using their hands and gross motor skills to mix the colours together and form letters or shapes in the paint with their fingers.

W/C 10th January 2022

This week in nursery we had a great adventure in Welly Wood. We read "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", and the children had fun acting out the story - travelling in different ways and going "squelch, squerch" through the mud. And at the end, we even found the bear, in the pretend cave! 

       

The children also worked together as a group to build their own brilliant house, with bricks and sticks from the wood, using their creative and critical thinking skills. 

This week, one child brought in a Koala bear story book, which we enjoyed reading together. Through in the moment planning, we then went on to talk about Australia, to extend their knowledge and understanding. We also looked at the world map and different country's flags. Then in the afternoon, the children used their creative skills to create their own flags. Well done children! 

       

W/C 14th December 2021

Today in nursery we learnt about the Christmas story. We went to Welly Wood and the children took it in turns - being Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, three kings, angels and the children enjoyed acting out the Christmas story.

W/C 9th December 2021

This week in nursery we have been learning about the Christian tradition of Christingles, and the children had fun making their own Christingles. The children decorated oranges - which represented the world, with cocktail sticks representing the four seasons, dried fruit representing all of God's creations, and a candle which reminds Christians of Jesus, light of the world.
      

W/C 22nd November 2021

This week in nursery we had lots of outdoor fun in Welly Wood - the children lay down in the leaves and, using their gross motor skills, moved their arms and legs being "Leaf Angels", making angel patterns in the leaves. The children also used their creative skills to make an owl and caterpillar with the leaves, and decorated with pine cones, twigs and stones for the eyes, nose and mouth. The children also had fun making paper planes and experimenting with flying the planes from different heights. 

W/C 15th November 2021

This week in nursery we had lots of outdoor fun in Welly Wood with the autumn leaves - brushing different colour paint on the leaves and seeing the patterns the leaves made on the paper as we printed them. We also played the parachute game with the leaves laid on top of the parachute, and we then counted before lifting the parachute up and watching the leaves fly up into the sky, and fall down all around us.
At the end of the week we had fun celebrating Children in Need. The children decorated biscuits with spots, had fun finger painting to decorate Pudsey's bandage with different colour paint, and in another activity used pinchers to pick up and decorate the bandage with different colour pom-poms, using their gross motor skills.
          

W/C 8th November 2021

This week in nursery we learned about and celebrated Remembrance. In Welly Wood the children used red leaves gathered from inside the wood and pine cones to make a poppy. The children also had a go at bark rubbing using their gross motor skills - making pictures and looking at the patterns the bark made on the paper. We also made our very own Remembrance castle with a drawbridge the children took it in turns to control, and the children loved decorating the outside making brick patterns with stamps - using the sponges dipped in paint. We also observed a minute silence on Remembrance Day to remember the fallen soldiers and we listened to The Last Post remembrance song.

W/C 1st November 2021

This week in nursery we had lots of fun learning about Diwali, Bonfire night and fireworks. The children enjoyed decorating the Diwali Rangoli patterns with the coloured rice - using their creative and fine motor skills and exploring colour and texture. The children created their very own Diwali house, which they decorated with colourful scarves and had a go at drawing their own Rangoli patterns on the house, such as the peace sign, using their fine motor skills.
In Welly Wood the children had fun building a bonfire, and learning about Bonfire night. The children also had fun creating their own fireworks pictures - using cut up paper tubes and cotton reels dipped in brightly coloured paint to make beautiful fireworks patterns. 
                

W/C 18th October 2021

                 
This week in nursery we have had lots of fun with autumn resources. The children made pumpkin soup and mixed flour in to make it thicker, had fun putting elastic bands around pumpkins using their gross motor skills, as well as being creative with leaf painting and used their imaginations and construction resources to build a house and decorating their creation using conkers, pine cones and jewels.
             

W/C 11th October 2021

This week in nursery we have been learning about Autumn, and exploring lots of different autumn resources like pumpkins, sweetcorn, autumn leaves, and conkers. The children enjoyed hammering golf tees into pumpkins - using their gross motor skills and hand eye co-ordination; getting creative making faces and hedgehogs with the autumn leaves they collected in WellyWood; and creating a beautiful picture rolling the conkers in different colour paint.

W/C 27th Sept 2021

This week in nursery we enjoyed two exciting visits to Welly Wood. We welcomed the new children - showing them all around the wood, before letting the children explore and have fun making patterns with leaves, and playing in the "car" - sitting in the tyres and taking it in turns to be the driver.
         
The children also enjoyed doing different numeracy activities with the runner beans picked from our nursery garden - counting and measuring them - to see which was the longest and shortest. The children also got creative junk modelling - building their own rockets from the craft materials and sending them to space!
               

W/C 20th Sept 2021 - Welcome Back 

We were so excited to welcome back the older children and couldn't wait to meet all the new children joining our nursery - we hope you all had a brilliant summer. 
   
The children have had a lovely week -  building their own villages out of the construction resources, investigating shells, looking at how our beautiful nursery garden has grown and changed over the summer - our beanstalk and sunflowers had grown so big! This lead on to us counting runner beans in a numeracy activity. We also enjoyed taking a closer look at nature - watching the bees on the sunflowers and we talked about what bees do - collecting pollen and nectar, bringing it back to the hive and making honey.