Welcome to our Nursery
The January children have been reading the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. They went for a walk along the cycle path and when they got to the bridge they found a bad tempered troll hiding there!
The children enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday. We designed a pancake first with our favourite toppings on. The most popular topping was marshmallows! We then made them together and ate them. They were delicious!
We celebrated St Patrick’s Day and discussed why St Patrick is important to Ireland and our school. We made shamrock shaped biscuits, explored green slime and made necklaces using the colours of Ireland’s flag.
Our new theme is Spring and Growing. We read the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and we wanted to grow a beanstalk as tall as the one in the story. We have also been caring for the other plants and mini beasts in our outdoor area.
In Nursery we celebrated Chinese New Year. The children tasted rice, noodles and prawn crackers.
We learned about the Chinese calendar and that red was a lucky colour for the Chinese people.
When children mark make, they begin to show preference for dominant hand and can distinguish between the different marks they make. Some children are writing their own names and forming letters correctly.
The children in Nursery share a love of books together., looking at books independently , turning pages one at a time and recognising print in books. These are the early stages of reading and writing beginning to develop.
We are learning about ourselves and our families.
We have been talking about different family members who live with us.
In prayer and liturgy we have been learning that we are all part of God's family.
We are also learning a new song called 'I've got a family'.
We have been looking at families around the world and have been discussed similarities and differences between all nationalities and cultures.
We used crates and bricks in the outdoor area and built houses for our families.
We made witches hats and cats, then decorated them.
Children decorated pumpkins at home for our competition. We also decorated them in Nursery,
We have been learning what happens when we mix different colours together.
Our deconstruction area is resourced with large boxes,tubes, bricks and crates.
The resources provide open-ended and unlimited opportunities for children to express their creative and imaginative personalities, e.g. 'This box is my castle'.
The boys showed and interest in writing and drawing outdoors and using resources on a larger scale where they could work together.
We have been learning about ourselves, our environment and our families.
Some children used the tyres, crates and bricks to build houses for their families.
Other children made pictures of families and we talked about how we were all different.
In maths we have been learning about the weight of various objects.
We talked about how things balance and are at the same level.
Well done Nursery children for learning lots this week.
Our theme in Nursery is looking at changes in the weather. We know the names of the four seasons and that it is now Winter time.
We worked together to make a huge winter picture.
We have been learning about the meaning of Baptism. We talked about why the priest pours water over our heads when we are little. We had our very own Baptism celebration in Nursery. We used one of our dolls from the home corner and some children wanted to take turns being the priest. We gave the baby a name, we called her Rosie.
We made magic potions in the water!
We had a tour of the school and met our brothers, sisters and cousins along the way. We are learning about our surroundings as well as the geography of our school.