This week in nursery we have learned about Chinese New Year and:
Read stories of Chinese New Year stories
How people celebrate Chinese New Year
Small world acting out the story of 'how the animals ran the race to have a year name'
Talk about the different animals for each year
Lets move Chinese New Year
Chinese numbers in rice
Made a Chinese stir fry
Chinese New Year symbol painting rabbits
Messy play noodles
Messy play rice
Week beginning 16.01.22
In nursery this week we have been:
Practising writing our names
Exploring musical instruments
Had year 2 come in and read to us
Discussed who are the people who help us
Using our ICT skills created a photo who we wanted to be when we grow up
Listened to stories about people who help us
Using Happyland buildings and the people to sort out who goes where (police officer to the police station)
Using our fine motor skills got the frogs to jump into the pond
Dancing to move it and freeze
Happy New Year!
We hope you've all had a lovely half term!
We have had lots of new friends join our nursery class and have settled in very well!
Here is what we've been up to this week (9/1/23):
Been using our fine motor skills to create lovely patterns
Used our 'hot chocolate' station
Making our letter of the week in the foam
Read our story of the week 'stick man'
Went on a stick hunt
Created our own stick men and retold the story
Collaborated drawing of stick men
Using our ICT skills we created our own stick man 'tree house'
Created buildings with duplo
Cut out the stick family and arranged in size order
Used our imagination and used the k'nex
Practised using stencils
Investigated outdoor objects
Nursery enjoyed their Christmas party playing party games and having a dance. They then had party food
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and see you all in the New Year!
During December nursery have been extremely busy. We have done:
Made up stories in our winter wonderland tuff tray
Unwrapped a present a day and listened to a different Christmas story
Wrote our own Christmas cards
Posted our Christmas cards in our Christmas post box
Count down how many days until Christmas
Finding the numbers on our happy land advent calendar
Playing Christmas games
Made our own reindeer food
Made our own Christmas decorations
Spoke about the Nativity story and the characters in the story
Using our ICT skills to create our own calendar
Sung Christmas songs
Christmas dress up
Made Christingles and some of our afternoon children attended the Christingle service
Spoke about what we did on our snow day
Spoke about what we wear in winter
Jolly Christmas postman
Watched a video 'what happens to letters once posted'
Created our own grotto
Snowball throwing game
Winter and Hannukah (w/b 28/11/22)
Nursery have had a very busy week this week. We have done:
Read stories (Eight nights, eight light. The Christmas pine.)
Wrote our letters to Santa
Had a walk to the post box and posted our letters to Santa
Let's move winter
Decorated the class Christmas tree
Cut and stuck our nativity scene down
Read the eBook of the nativity story
We read the story 'Hetty's Hannukah'
Played the game 'dreidel'
Counting the candles on the Menorah
Looked and role played with the Kippur's
Created our Menorahs on the smart board
World Cup (w/b 21/11/22)
World cup has come to nursery this week! We've had a very busy week. Nursery have done:
Football peg numbers - matching the correct number to the football object on the card
Football players colouring in
Created our own football kit
Played football bingo
Read football related stories (Hey Duggee-The football badge, Mr Men-The big match and Spot plays football)
Using the happy land characters they had a football match
Football maze (using our fine motor skills we practised with a whiteboard pen to complete the maze)
We created our own players to play football with and the happy land characters were our supporters
We spoke about all the different countries who are in the World Cup and what their flags looked like
We created our own flags
Children In Need (w/b 14/11/22)
This week in nursery we have been doing lots of fun activities for Children In Need. We have done:
Read the story 'Pudsey's Great Fundraiser' eBook
The children retold the story using the props
Spoke about why we support Children In Need
Colouring in Pudsey on the smart board
Colouring in Pudsey pictures
Counting the bears on the Pudsey paddle boards
Pudsey bear ice tuff tray
Sold our chocolates on our stall for our fundraiser
Made Pudsey chocolates for our fundraiser
Children in Need Cake sale Friday after Morning Nursery and end of school both cost £1
Remembrance (w/b 7/11/22)
This week nursery have had a very busy week. We have been:
Investigating the curiosity cube
Spoke about why we have Remembrance Day
Read the stories 'where the poppies grow' and 'little people big dreams: Captain Tom Moore'
Putting the correct pegs on the number poppies
Using our fine motor skills, we have used tweezers to grab the pom-poms to place onto the poppies
Explored different texture poppy in the tuff tray
Used loose parts to create poppies
Made our own poppy wreaths
Made poppy biscuits
On Remembrance Day (11/11/22) nursery went outside to pay our respects and do the minute silence with the rest of the school and parents
Fireworks (w/b 31/10/22)
This week nursery have been:
Discussing what fireworks are
Why we celebrate bonfire night
Read the story 'sparks in the sky'
How to be safe around firework
Why we celebrate fireworks
Moved like fireworks in PE
Created our own fireworks painting
Had a 'bonfire'
Sung bonfire nursery rhymes
Black History (w/b 17/10/22)
This week nursery have been learning all about black history. We have also been learning about Madagascar. Here is what we have been getting up to this week:
Read different stories to celebrate black history
Look at the patterns of braided hair
Re-create our own patterns our head cut outs
African patterns and creating our own
What animals are from Africa
Created our own African animal silhouettes
Matching the silhouettes to the African animals
We celebrated the Jewish festival of 'Sukkot'.
We decorated our own Sukkah by cutting our own bunting and creating a paper chain. Once it was decorated we ate our snack under the Sukkah just like the Jewish people do during the festival.
This week in nursery we have learnt about:
What happens at harvest time
Sorting harvest game
Listening to a range of harvest stories
Harvest printing of different fruit and vegetables
Listened to the harvest song
Went on a fruit and vegetable hunt
We went to the hall to see all the donations that were going to the foodbank
Here is a few photos of what we have done this week for Harvest
We enjoyed decorating biscuits for the Macmillian coffee morning.
We have made new friends this week in nursery. We have enjoyed reading our favourite stories to each other.
We have started to identify what our names begin with and during arts and craft we created this wonderful piece of work. We practise to write our names and then decorated the first letter of our names.
What we have enjoyed this week (19/09/22)
We have had lots of fun in the garden this week (12/09/22). On Friday we had an obstacle course get round, we all liked the tunnel.
We hope you all have a wonderful summer and see some of you in September in nursery. Good luck in reception!
Here are some of things we have been getting up to recently in nursery.
We had a wimbledon day at school as the finals were coming up:
We watched a short slideshow about wimbledon. What it is, what they do.
The children used their fine motor skills to play 'pacman' which was a tennis ball capturing objects. The children then had to count how many their pac man had.
We coloured in some wimbledon sheets. The children said 'the tops need to be white not red'.
We then spent some of the day in the garden using a tennis racket and a tennis ball.
We said goodbye to the butterflies!
We sadly said goodbye to our butterflies as they were ready to be free!
The butterflies went onto the children's hands/clothes before they flew off.
Update on the butterflies!
Miss Sheaf brought in some buddleja from her garden. The butterflies were attracted to the flower straight away!
We have butterflies!
Over the weekend the butterflies have started to emerged from their chrysalides.
We currently have 6 butterflies and we are waiting for 3 more!
Here is a few photos and videos!
Update on the caterpillars!
Over the weekend, the caterpillars had wriggled their way up to the lid and become chrysalides.
They will be chrysalides up to 2 weeks, they are doing an amazing transformation.
I wonder what they are doing?
If you would like to ask your child what do they think is happening and let us know
Here is a little video and update on photos!
We moved the chrysalides from the cups to the chrysalis station.
As you are aware we said goodbye to the chicks a few weeks ago. But now we have had a special delivery of....
It has been fascinating watching them grow so quickly in just 2 weeks. We will keep you posted on their growth. Here is a few photos of them so far.
During the week leading up to the Jubilee we have been very busy in nursery.
We have been:
Painting a cake that we have made using modrock
Our Jubilee Queens with the children sitting on the 'red throne' with their cake
Recreating Buckingham Palace using duplo and placing a flag on top
Jubilee party where we all sat down and celebrated the Jubilee
We said goodbye to the chicks!
We have been learning about the life cycle of living things. First we had living eggs and we were very lucky to see the chicks hatch! We looked after them for 7 days and then said goodbye to them as they were taken back to a farm.
Chicks Come To Four Swannes
The children in the nursery have been very eggcited this week. We have been very lucky to observe tiny chicks hatch out of their egg shells. There are 9 eggs and 7 have hatched.
World Book Day 2022
Nursey Class 2021
Welcome to Our Nursery Class Page. Have a look at some of the fun things we have been up to in class this term so far...
Paradise wildlife park with reception
Sports - here are a few races nursery had done for sports day.
Dinosaur eggs - we have been really enthusiastic with dinosaurs since we went to Paradise Wildlife Park, we decided to create our own dinosaur eggs.
Garden fun - we have been interested in heights and building with construction. As its summer, we have been playing with the sand. We have been really engrossed in a game called 'the floor is lava' where the children have built their own obstacle course so they do not touch the ground (lava). We have been role playing being builders and firefighters with the hose. A few of us had a walk on the field where we spotted apple trees, a bridge where we recreated 'the 3 billy goats gruff' story!
Sunflowers - Nursery had planted sunflower seeds and we have been investigating how much they have grown
Classroom fun - Here is a few photos of what nursery have been getting up to this term. We've been really interested in making potions, drawing pictures and practicing writing our names. We really love dancing together!