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Welcome to Nursery!


Welcome to Grove Nursery



w/b 19.09.16

DON’T FORGET
Forest school starts this Monday- 26th- children need to come to nursery wearing sensible sturdy shoes of welly boots, a waterproof jacket,  warm clothes and waterproof trousers if you have them, if you don’t we have a box at nursery.
Friday 30th September- Macmillan coffee morning, all welcome.
Monday 3rd October- school photos and nursery curriculum evening 7pm-8pm in the nursery.



Taste

 
This week we have been using our sense of taste.

In the numbers and letters area we tried sweet, sour, bitter and salty food and recorded which we liked or disliked using a smiley face and a sad face.

In the exploration area we sorted items that are safe/ unsafe for us to put in our mouths.

In the creative area we tried different breads. We tried brioche, naan, garlic bread and a baguette. The children used their thumbs to show if liked or disliked each bread.

 


Dates:


Monday 26th September- forest school starts.

Friday 30th September-  Macmillan coffee morning, all welcome

Monday 3rd October- school photos and nursery curriculum evening.

Friday 21st October- Grandparents day- more info to follow.

Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October- half term holiday.

Monday 31st October- back to nursery and forest schools.
 


W/b 27.06.16
Topic- being healthy- healthy eating.
 
This week we have been talking about what food and drink is healthy and which food is not so healthy-but ok to have as a treat.

In the creative area this week red group made fruit a smoothie; yellow group made fruit kebabs and blue group made dips.

In the exploration area we all tried four sandwich fillings- marmite, strawberry jam, lemon curd and honey.  The children had to decide which their favourite was and we then made our own sandwich. We then made a bar chart to show which sandwich filling was the most popular.

In the numbers and letters area we discussed healthy food and made a healthy lunchbox. We had to choose five healthy foods and one treat.  
 

  
 

 
Come and read for the ALL is Friday 11am and 3pm

 TOPIC- Wild Animal

 
We started our wild animal’s topic by visiting paradise Wildlife Park. We had a great day and saw lots of different animals.  

In the creative area this week we made animal masks. Each group made a different animal mask using paper plates. We made tigers, zebras, lions, crocodiles and monkeys.

In the exploration area we matched animal footprints to the animals. We had to find the animals that were hiding around the garden.  

In the numbers and letters area we looked at the pictures of the animals we saw on our trip. We then drew a picture of our favourite animal.
In circle time we spoke about the trip and told our friends what our favourite animal and other things we enjoyed about the trip.
 



 
w/b 9.5.16


Come and read for the circles is Friday 11am and 3pm


 TOPIC- Woodland animals-birds


In the creative area this week we made birds. We were learning new techniques- making fans for the wings by folding paper, weaving paper to make the body of a bird and curling paper to make the tail feathers.

In the exploration area we used went on a bird hunt. We started by looking at the bird pictures and the school building and naming the birds. We then went onto the field to count how many birds we could see.

In the numbers and letters area we looked at different sized birds eggs. We then used unifix cubes to measure and find the biggest/tallest, medium sized and the smallest/shortest. The children also ordered pictures of eggs by size.    
 
On Thursday we enjoyed celebrating the Queens 90th birthday. We wore our party clothes, crowns and had a tea party in the garden.


Come and read for the circles is Friday 11am and 3pm
 TOPIC- Woodland animals


In the creative area we made woodland landscapes. The children used patterned boards and paint rollers to create the sky and the grass. They were then able to use various materials to add trees, flowers and other parts of the woods. The children also painted an animal to go onto their big picture.

In the exploration area we used the natural art attack to create a woodland picture. We also looked and non-fiction books about woodland animals.

In the numbers and letters area we looked at a animal families PowerPoint. We found out how many babies some of the animals have, we then completes a counting and numbers representation activity.   
 
In circle time this week we have been looking at logos, signs and print in the environment.

25/04/16

 
Dates for May
On Thursday 12th may we will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. We will be having a tea party in the nursery garden. Children can come to nursery in their party clothes and wear their crowns they have made with you at home.
 Monday 16th may nursery trip to paradise wildlife park.
Monday 23rd Visit by photographer to take class photographs and individual photographs of 1/16 Nursery intake.
Monday
Monday 30th School closed - Half term holiday
- Friday (June) 3rd
Nursery Father’s day celebrations will be on Friday 17th June- times to follow.

 TOPIC- Woodland animals
This week we have been learning about nocturnal animals. 

In the creative area we made nocturnal animals using clay. We made hedgehogs, snails and foxes, by pulling, pinching, rolling and squeezing the clay.  

In the exploration area we made homes for nocturnal animals. The children had to find a safe place for their animal and used sticks, grass, leaves and other natural materials to make their homes. We then spoke about why the animals need to be hidden and why their homes need to keep them safe.

In the numbers and letters area we looked at a PowerPoint that gave us lots of facts about nocturnal animals. We sorted animals into daytime and night time animals and we also looked at non-fiction books.
 
In circle time we looked at our learning journals and found a piece of learning we were proud of.
 


Week beginning 14.03.16 

Nursery Father’s day  celebrations will be on Friday 17th June- times to follow.

 
Next week 21.03.16 we will be looking at how things work. We will be using moving toys- remote control, battery operated, lift and flap toys.
Please could the triangle children bring their toy in on Monday 21.03.16 and circles on Wednesday 23.03.16

 
This week we continued our space topic.

In the creative area this week we made moon buggies. The children used different techniques to join all the pieces together- we used glue, tape and the stapler.

In the exploration area this week we have been using tools. We used the micano and screw and fix toys to build the cars and trucks.

In the numbers and letters area this week we have been practicing writing our names, counting and sorting and also using the mouse to complete a computer programme.
 
In circle time we spoke about what we have found out about space and what we would like to find out next.




 
Week beginning 07.03.16 


Triangle parents- come and see sessions start are on Tuesday and Thursday, lists of times are on the window.


Next week we will be using junk modelling- if you have any small boxes, bottle lids or any other ‘junk’ we could use please bring it in.
 
The week beginning 21.03.16 we will be looking at how things work. We will be using moving toys- remote control, battery operated, lift and flap toys.
Please could the triangle children bring their toy in on Monday 21.03.16 and circles on Wednesday 23.03.16

This week we started our space topic.

In the creative area this week we made space ships. The children used different techniques to join the paper plates together and attach the yogurt pot to the plate. The children drew their own aliens to go in their ships and gave them a rhyming name.

In the exploration area this week we have been exploring light and dark. We had torches in the dark den and sorted picture of things that give us light and things that do not.

In the numbers and letters area this week we made shape rockets, ordered number rockets and used the computers to complete a shape rocket.
 
In circle time we spoke about what we did for our Mummy’s on Mother’s day and what we did when they came to nursery on Friday.  


 
Week beginning 29.02.16 

 

This week we have been getting ready for Mother’s day.

In the creative area this week we made cards for our Mummy or special person. We used the bottom of bottles to print flowers on to our blossom tree outline.
We also did our best colouring to make a book mark.
On Wednesday all the children helped to cook yummy treats for our Mother’s day celebration.

In the exploration area this week we have had the mummy and baby animals in the sand, the tea set, and the dolls in the water to wash and talk about how we look after them.

In the numbers and letters area this week we wrote the inside of our cards. The children tried their best to either copy the writing or over-write, then they wrote their names.
 
In circle time we talked about why we love our Mummy/ special person, and have written what the children said in their cards.
 
Week beginning 22.02.16 


This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year.
On Wednesday Lucas’ Mum came in to talk to us about Chinese New Year. She brought lots of decorations, clothes and artefacts to show us.

In the creative area this week we have been making Chinese lanterns, drawing the animals from the race, making monkeys with our hands and Chinese New Year cards.

In the exploration area this week we have been looking at lots of Chinese artefacts Mrs Miller got from her trip to China. We have been looking at maps of the world and the globe to find China and lots of other countries we have been to. We also painted Chinese numbers.

In the numbers and letters area this week we have been sorting the Chinese race animals into animals into no legs, two legs and four legs. Colour dragon by numbers and we made a pattern paper chain dragon, using two or three colours.  

Week beginning 08.02.16 

smileyWe hope you all have a lovely half term and look forward to hearing all about it!!smiley
Reminders; forest school starts for the circle children the first Monday back after half term- 22.02.16.
Also for circles- the first parent teacher consultations are on Tuesday 23.02.16


This week we have been looking at the Little Red Riding Hood story, we have been reading different versions of the story.

In the creative area this week we made story settings. Each group chose a different setting and worked together to create it. We used lots of different materials to create all the props we would need to tell a story.

In the exploration area this week we went into receptions woods. We had to find all the story characters that were hiding in the woods. The children then had to describe the character they found. The children also used positional language to explain where they had found the characters.

In the numbers and letters area this week we made wanted posters. The children were able to choose which character they wanted to make their poster for. As we have been reading different versions of the traditional tales, there were lots of characters to choose from. Some children made their poster for the big bad wolf, some for the big bad pig and others for goldilocks.


Week beginning 01.02.16
FOR TRIANGLE PARENTS- a signup sheet will be going out this week (week beginning 08.02.2016) for you to choose a come and see session after half term.


This week we have been looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, we have been reading different versions of the story.

In the creative area this week we made flapjack. We discussed where we would have to put the butter to melt it and what we thought it would look like after.  We then each had a go at mixing the oats, honey and raisins together and putting the mixture onto the tray. Once the flapjack was cooked we ate it as part of our snack. It was very yummy!  
The children also had the opportunity to do observational drawings of different bears using pictures.

In the exploration area this week we went on a story hunt. We had to walk around the garden and find pictures or toys characters from traditional tails. They children then retold or made up their own story to go with those characters.

In the numbers and letters area this week we have been creating our own stories using character props. As a group the children chose the story setting and the characters. The children took it in terns to tell part of the story. The children then drew a character and described them.  Some were nice, some were big and bad, some lived in the wood and others lived in castles.

Week beginning 25.01.16


This week we have been looking at The Three Billy Goats Gruff story, we have been reading lots of different versions of the story.

In the creative area we used toilet roll tubes to create the three billy goats and the troll. The children had the choice of glue or tape to attach the ears, eyes, horns, arms, legs and face. We have also used junk modelling to create bridges. The children were encouraged to explore the different ways in which they could attach all there pieces together.The children also had the opportunity to look at Monet’s -Bridge over a pond of water lilies and create their own interpretation using oil pastels. 
 


In the exploration area we used construction to build bridges for the billy goats to cross. We had to make sure there was a place under the bridge for the troll to hide. The children then re-told the story using toys goats a troll and their bridge.

In the numbers and letters area this week we have been ordering pictures and objects by size. We have also used pattern cards and unifix cubes to create and copy patterns.
In literacy this week we used musical instruments to create the sound of the troll and the goats as Mrs Miller read the story.



Week beginning 18.01.16

This week we have been looking at The Three Little Pigs story, we have been reading lots of different versions of the story.in literacy we read the story of the three little wolves and the big bad pig.

In the creative area we received a letter from Mrs Penny Pig- the three pigs’ mother. She asked us to send her some art work. We began looking at colour mixing to make pink to paint the pigs and brown for the big bad wolf! The children also painted the three pigs houses, we painted with sticks to create the stick house, wooden bricks to create the brick house and yellow paint and brushed to create the straw house. In the sensory tray this week we had sawdust. The children really enjoyed exploring a new texture.  
 
In the exploration area we used construction to build housed for our toy pigs. The children tried to build a house that kept their pig safe from the big bad wolf. The children then retold parts of the story as they were explaining to us how their house kept their pigs safe.

In the numbers and letters area this week we have been sequencing and retelling the story of the three little pigs. The children had pictures of different parts of the story which they then had to put in the correct order. Some children even made up an alternate ending to the story.
 
 

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