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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

 
Our Nursery is a fun place to come and play each day. We learn to make friends and share toys, we have a large outdoor area to explore and we have a craft area where we can paint, glue, and explore play-dough, water and sand!

Our Nursery staff are Mrs Wakefield, our Early Years lead teacher. Miss Taylor, our Senior Teaching Assistant. Teaching assistants are Miss Wood, Mrs Sansom, (am sessions) and Mrs Lawrence/Miss Parker (pm sessions).  Mrs Harmison also joins our team to assist children at lunchtime.

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Exploring Growing at the Discovery Table - showing curiosity and engagement, thinking and observing.

Looking After a Baby - we learned how to care for a baby, bathing, dressing and feeding a doll. We used our gentle hands and were so careful.

After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we made our own fruit sticks. This helped us with our fine-motor cutting/chopping skills and we explored the different tastes of a variety of fruit...

The Day A Helicopter Visited....

Science Week...we grew cress, learned about floating and sinking, magnets and explored torches and light-up toys in the dark den, melted chocolate to make Easter nests and discovered a huge iceberg in our water tray!

World Book Day 2019. We dressed up as our favourite book characters...can you work out who we are pretending to be?

Playing and learning in our wonderful Nursery provision!

Using our Senses of TOUCH and SMELL...

Music, dressing-up and mud-kitchen play outdoors today....

Making Cheese Sandwiches, learning to use a grater safely and watching what happens to cheese when it gets hot...

Life Education Bus - we learned how to keep ourselves clean and healthy and met Harold the giraffe!

Having a go at mark-making...

The Great Outdoors - a lot of learning takes place when we go outside, negotiating the space around us when we run and climb, balancing on the equipment, putting on our own coats (and wellies!) and taking turns with our friends...

Our topic this half-term is: TRADITIONAL TALES. This week we have enjoyed the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears...

Meeting baby Chloe...Mrs Lawrence brought her beautiful little girl in to show the children.

World Book Day - what a fabulous array of costumes, we had Red Riding Hood, a Wolf, Fantastic Mr Fox, Horrid Henry and even a Gruffalo or two...

We woke up...and the world was white! We had snow on Tuesday, so we spent some time outdoors enjoying it - a great first-hand experience.

Our school council invited Carlisle's Lady Mayor to visit school. She talked to the Nursery children about her golden chain and showed them the pictures on it...can your child remember what they were?

Fire Brigade visit for our People Who Help Us topic.

We welcomed our new starters this week and enjoyed showing them around Nursery and playing with them...

Happy New Year to you all and a big welcome to our new starters who joined us this week - you are settling in really well and our older children are being so kind and helpful "looking after" our new little ones.

Our topic for this half-term is People Who Help Us so we will look at people who help us at home, at school and out in the community, like shop assistants, medical staff and even emergency services. We will have some visitors coming to school to talk about their job and show us some of the things they use or need to do their job.

We will also be doing a mini topic on "shapes" and a focus on numbers 1 to 10 (one number each week) to help us with numeral recognition and counting up to Easter.

PE sessions are Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon - no PE kit required as the children just take off their shoes and socks for this.

The Secret Life of...Nursery! We set up a little experiment this week. As we've been using our sense of TASTE we left some bowls with tasty things in them on the shelf, just to see who would spot them, who would scoff them and which would vanish the quickest!

Meet the hedgehog...we have been learning about our sense of TOUCH this week and had the opportunity to see a real (stuffed!) hedgehog up close and feel its prickles!

Children in Need Day...we dressed up in spotty clothes and Pudsey ears to raise money...in the morning we went for a Pudsey Parade walk around the neighbourhood.

Autumn Walk in Kingmoor Woods. We collected leaves, smelled the wet leaves, felt the rough bark on the trees and listened to the birds singing...

Missing pair of shoes... a pair of girl's Clark's shoes size 10 are missing. We think they have become muddled with a pair of size 8 shoes which we have in Nursery - please could you check your daughter's shoes.

PE is fun! We take our shoes off in the hall and do some running, jumping, wriggling and giggling. We learn to negotiate the space around us and find out what happens to our bodies when we exercise...

Marvellous Monoprinting! We mixed colours on the tabletop and scratched in patterns with our fingers, then smoothes a piece of paper on top to magically take a print of the picture we made.

Our harvest tea-party - Friday 29th September. We sang songs and baked buns to share with our family.