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                                                                          Welcome to Nursery!

 

Hello and a big warm welcome to our Nursery class page. My name is Miss Nott and I am the Nursery teacher in our Early Years this year. I am joined by two fabulous classroom assistants, Mrs Purcell and Miss Garner, who have many years experience working in the Early Years. We are really looking forward to all of the fun and fantastic learning throughout this year! Please check this page regularly to see what the children have been up to and for any important updates.

This half term we have welcomed many new members of our Nursery class, who have joined our children from last year. It has been lovely getting to know the children and seeing how well they have settled in. The children have really enjoyed exploring both our indoor and outdoor environments and playing with their new friends. Here are just a few photos of some of the fantastic things the children have been up to; 

 

 

Welcome to Nursery! 

 

Hello and a big warm welcome to our Nursery class page. My name is Miss Hardman and I am the Nursery class teacher and Early Years Phase Leader, overseeing both Nursery and Reception classes. I will be supported by two experienced teaching assistants, Mrs Purcell and Mrs Akhtar. We are all very much looking forward to getting to know the children this year. Please keep checking on our class page as I will be regularly updating it with pictures of what the children have been up to, examples of the children's work, and any important updates for parents. 

 

Dough Disco!

Dough disco is a great way for our children to develop their fine motor skills which help them hold pencils to write! All you need is a small amount of play-dough, then press play on the video and follow what the hands are doing. I will also attach a simple play-dough recipe if you would like to have a go at making your own.

Simple Play-dough Recipe: 

You will need

  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 

Method

1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can make a batch of colours and give away as kids’ party bag favours or hold a playdough party for your child’s next birthday

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Listen to Miss Hardman reading a story, then answer questions about it with a grown up afterwards!

Billy Goats Gruff Questions

Nursery Autumn Newsletter 2020

Our First Topic – All About me!

This half term we have been learning all about ourselves. We have spoken about our feelings, and read a lovely story called ‘The Colour Monster’ – the story helped us understand how each feeling can be represented by a colour. We have also explored our 5 senses.

 

Have a look at the pictures below to find out about all of the exciting activities we took part in.

Autumn.

This half term we also been learning all about the current season – Autumn. We have spoken lots about the changes we often see in Autumn, such as colder weather and leaves falling from trees. We enjoyed going on Autumn walks to spot signs of Autumn, exploring conkers, and creating lots of Autumn themed pictures.

 

Have a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to.

Fine Motor Fridays!

 

On Fridays we take part in lots of activities that help us develop our fine motor skills – this will help us when we are trying to make mark with pencils and write words. It is important for us to develop the muscles in our fingers and hands to help us hold pencils properly. Every Friday we start the day with some Dough Disco. Click on the link below if you would like to practise this at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJQ2CaA7E50

 

Have a look at the photos below to see what activities we have enjoyed on Fine Motor Fridays!

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