Summer 1- Week 5

Stars of the week- All of Nursery

This week Nursery went on their very first class trip to Surrey Docks Farm.

It was a beautiful sunny morning and the animals were just coming out of their pens as we arrived. The children saw donkeys, goats, sheep and lambs, ducks, cows, chickens, pigs and tiny piglets. Then we walked along the beds with growing vegetables and fruit trees.

All of the class behaved beautifully throughout the morning and were a credit to the school.

Summer 1 Week 4

Summer 1 Week 4

Stars of the Week- All of Nursery

After much anticipation, Nursery’s eggs hatched this week. We have six chicks; two black and four yellow. The children, who kept a watchful eye on the eggs whilst they were incubating, have named the birds Peter, Paul, Lila, Oscar, Violet and Lily.

All of Nursery Class have behaved impeccably with the chicks; demonstrating real patience and gentleness. So many of the children have sat beside the tank this week, quietly watching the birds and hearing their small cheeps.

When given the opportunity to stroke the chicks today, everyone was so beautifully quiet and calm that we were able to let the chicks roam free on the carpet inside the circle.

Well done Nursery!

 

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Summer 1 Week 3

Stars of the week  Rory and Albert

This week Nursery Class learnt how to successfully plant seeds. After reading Jack and The Beanstalk, the children eagerly planted their own bean seeds, which we will be monitoring closely over the coming weeks.

Both Albert and Rory did a great job of listening to the instructions, worked carefully with the equipment and remembered the steps needed to get their new plants off to a good start.

 

Summer 1- Week 2

Stars of the week Lennon and Lola 

Quotes of the week
How does it happen?’ ‘It must be magic inside there.’

Continuing with our theme of new life and growth, this week, Nursery Class have been looking at the lifecycle of a butterfly.

As well as enjoying the story of, Eric Carle’s, The Hungry Caterpillar, the children have watched real life footage of its transformation.

The children sequenced and labelled pictures of the lifecycle and talked about each stage.

Lennon and Lola were able to describe the lifecycle in good detail and made a great effort sounding out words for their labels.

Summer 1 – Week 1

An egg-citing start to the Summer Term in Nursery

Nursery Class have come back to school full of energy and enthusiasm and have welcomed an exciting delivery to the classroom.

As part of our topic on new life and growth, this half term, we are incubating seven eggs. This week, the children made predictions about what animals they think will hatch out. We had a range of interesting suggestions, including dinosaurs and alligators!

We’ll keep you posted.

An egg-cellent Stay & Play!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported Nursery’s Easter Stay & Play this morning!

We hope that you all had as much fun as we did making lots of Easter crafts. It was a lovely way to end another very busy term.

We hope that you all have an enjoyable and restful Easter break!

We are super scientists!

We had a fabulous Science Week last week, doing lots of investigating and experimenting!

We enjoyed colour mixing and learnt that we can make a secondary colour by mixing two primary colours together! Have a look at our alien colour mixing pictures!

We also took part in a floating and sinking experiment, making predictions as to whether certain objects from around the classroom would float or sink!

We made our own rockets and took them outside to test if they would fly!

Take a look at the photos of us being super scientists!

 

Spring 2 Week 5

Stars of the week Yoki and Rory

As part of our class focus on space, this week, we made blow space ships. We investigated the best way to make our space craft fly the highest and furthest.

The children put a lot of effort and patience into creating their rockets; persisting with the task of accurately cutting out.

Well done Yoki and Rory, your scissor skills are superb!

Spring 2 Week 4

Stars of the week Charlotte and Cruz

Nursery class love to build and each week the children’s creations are becoming more complex and interesting. This week we have a collection of houses with roofs, staircases, arches and windows!
Well done Charlotte, not only for your huge ideas, but also, for sharing your vision with others, so kindly.
Also, a super thumbs up to Cruz, who spent a long time making improvements to his building this week.

Spring 2 week 3

Stars of the week Sami and Charlotte

Sami and Charlotte are regular visitors to the reading corner and can be found absorbed in a book by themselves or sharing stories with others. Both children handle books with care, turning pages lightly. They demonstrate super pre-reading habits such as recognising the direction of the text and allowing themselves time to silently explore illustrations.

Making space for enjoying stories together at home, regularly, is the best way to develop a child’s interest and love of books. Just reading a book for the pleasure of being close and being lost together, in that story, for maybe ten minutes each day, is powerful stuff.