Welcome to our Nursery
We had a fantastic time on our Santa Express trip! We were very excited getting on the bus and sang songs the whole way there. When we got on the train a special visitor joined us! Santa sang songs with us, told us stories and let us use Rudolph’s bells. At lunch time we ate our packed lunches in Santa’s grotto. Then we had another surprise visit from Santa and this time he brought presents! We were all very polite and said ‘thank you’. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day out.
This week we went on an autumn walk along the cycle path and around school. We collected lots of leaves, conkers and pine cones. We discussed the different coloured leaves we found and talked about why they had changed colour. On Friday we made autumn leaf biscuits. We made leaves of different shapes and different colours.
We had lots of hay left over from our nativity so we took it outside to explore! The children had a great time building nests and making mangers. They acted out the ‘Shoo little ...’ part of our nativity and sang as they played. In the afternoon we made a scarecrow!
Nursery had a fantastic time at our Christmas party! We especially enjoyed our visit from Father Christmas in the afternoon!
The children have been learning about what happens at a baptism. They looked at a very old christening gown and a baptism candle. They re-enacted the role of the priest pouring water over the baby’s head and said the prayers used during this part of the service. We discussed becoming part of God’s family.
This is to help develop our gross motor skills. This will help our co-ordination and balance.
Bonfire paintings and mark marking.
This is when we do finger strengthening exercises to help develop our fine motor skills. This will help us with our scissor skills and writing.
With the money we raised doing our sponsored walk; we bought two new cameras for the children to use. They have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the cameras. They have taken photographs and videos of themselves and of their friends. They have also added frames and stickers to their photographs.
Children in Need
Our January and April children settled back into Nursery well and told us all about their Summer holidays.
The children thoroughly enjoyed pumpkin carving! They looked at a few designs and chose their favourite as a group. They then scooped the seeds out and carved the pumpkin. We also drew pictures on our pumpkins to make them scarier!
We have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We read the story of Diwali and explained the importance of diva lamps. It is believed that Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, cannot enter a home which is not well lit. So Hindu’s light diva lamps to help guide her to their home.
We have been learning about Judaism and we focused on Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights. Many children were able to make the link to Diwali being the Hindu festival of light. We read the story of Hanukkah and learned about the menorah.
We made poppies today for Remembrance Day.