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Nursery
Welcome to the Nursery Class webpage.

W/C Monday 6th November 2017

We loved eating our porridge earlier this week. Miss Brickhill asked us to choose which topping we wanted to try. We could choose from honey, chocolate or jam. Can you guess which topping was the most popular? It was... CHOCOLATE! We even made a bar chart to help us see how many people wanted each topping. We were very good at this! This week we also had our first PE lesson with Mr. Stott in which we learned to move like various animals including butterflies, lions and bees. It was great fun.

W/C Monday 30th October 2017

We have had a lovely first week back in our Nursery class and it was wonderful to talk with all the grown ups on parents evening! This week we have enjoyed reading Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Next week we will be making porridge and tasting different toppings to find out which is our favourite. If you have a copy of Goldilocks and The Three Bears at home, that you would like to bring in to share, we would love to read it together.


W/C Monday 16th October 2017

This week has been a very busy week. We have been learning all about our 5 senses. We know that they are hearing, seeing, touching, tasting and smelling. We have taken part in lots of activities in which we explored our senses. For one of the activities Miss Brickhill turned some old milk bottles into smelling pots! Each pot had a different smell - our favourite was chocolate! This week we have also learnt about and celebrated the Hindu festival, Diwali. To celebrate we decorated Rangoli patterns and made diva lights. We hope you like them when we bring them home!

W/C Monday 9th October 2017

This week we have been talking lots about how we have grown. There are so many things that we can do now that we couldn’t do when we were babies. We can talk, we can walk, we can feed ourselves and much, much more! On Friday, as part of our topic, we had some very special visitors. Mrs. Heffernan, who is currently on maternity leave, brought in her 10 month old baby twins. We talked with Mrs. Heffernan about the things she does to look after them. Afterwards we sang the babies some of our favourite nursery rhymes. We were very careful to sing them quietly and gently for the babies and guess what… as we sang, one of the babies fell asleep in Miss Brickhill’s arms! We are clearly amazing at singing nursery rhymes to babies.



W/C Monday 2nd October 2017

We have had a busy week this week as we spent it preparing for Share Bears 4th birthday which was on Friday. We wrote some brilliant birthday cards and decorated some beautiful balloons for him. We used these cards and balloons to decorate our home corner – it looked wonderful! We also got busy making and decorating cakes and preparing sandwiches for his party! On Friday we sang happy birthday to him, danced with him and enjoyed eating the special birthday treats that we had worked hard to prepare. Happy Birthday Share Bear!


W/C Monday 25th September 2017

This week we continued learning about autumn. We watched a short video clip about the signs of autumn and we learnt that as the weather gets colder, animals grow thicker coats to keep themselves warm. After watching our clip we went for an autumn walk in the big school field. We learnt that some of the trees in our school field will stay green throughout autumn! On our walk we LOVED collecting yellow, orange, red and brown leaves which we brought back to our classroom. We painted our leaves with autumnal colours and made leaf prints. These will be on our autumn display very soon!

Alongside learning about autumn we have had lots of fun playing with musical instruments this week. One of our favourite games involved Listening Louis (who loves it to be very, very quiet) and Loud Leo Lion (who loves it to be very, very loud!). Listening Louis and Loud Leo Lion hid behind Miss Brickhill’s back. We were very good at paying very close attention and playing our instruments either loudly or quietly depending on who peeped out!


W/C Monday 18th September 2017

This week we have been investigating our autumn collection of conkers, acorns and beautifully coloured leaves. We have had fun using tweezers to pick up our conkers and acorns and then we sorted them into separate groups. We also used magnifying glasses to look closely at our autumn collection - everything became very big! Outside we gathered some compost, trowels and plant pots and planted our conkers. We learned that a horse chestnut tree can grow from these conkers. It's amazing that something so big can grow from something so small!

Autumn 1
Our first two weeks in Nursery has been fantastic. We have loved playing alongside each other and exploring our environment. We have talked about the things that we have enjoyed the most and here are some of our quotes:

“Making strawberry cupcakes with the playdough!”
“Going MEGA fast on the bikes!”
“Playing on the swings!”

We also met a very special new friend and his name is Louis Listener. He has taught us some rules about how to be super listeners. Louis Listener even taught us a song to help us remember our rules! This is the song and we sing it to the tune of Frere Jacques:

“Eyes are watching,
Ears are listening,
Lips are closed,
Hands are still,
Feet are very quiet,
You should really try it.
Listening well, listening well.”

This half term we will be concentrating on the topic “All About Me.” This topic helps us to get to know each other and we will be doing lots of fun activities including painting our self-portraits and talking about who is in our family. Another fun thing we will be doing this half term includes learning about the changes that take place in autumn. Soon we will go on an autumn walk to observe the autumnal changes that are already all around us!

During the early part of the half term we will be carrying out baseline assessments to see where the children are up to in their learning so we can best plan for the next steps in their learning.

This web page will be updated every half term. There will also be a short update at the top of the page each week so make sure you keep checking.

Thank you for your support - Miss Brickhill and Mrs Plimmer.


IMPORTANT DIARY DATES
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REMINDER - Fund is £9.00 for this 6 full week half term - all donations gratefully accepted - you can send your fund in weekly or half termly, just approach myself or Mrs Plimmer, thank you.


Please find the Autumn 1 term learning objectives in the 'E-bag' on the class page (you'll find it on the right hand side).

Remember that you can contact me on our dedicated email address for any queries - obpsnursery@yahoo.com


Learning Goals
Autumn Term 1

This half term our topic is, "All About Ourselves".

The children have been getting used to using the PC's and smartboard at school and have enjoyed playing on the 'busy things' website. This website is fantastic as it covers many areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the children love it! If you would like your little person to access the site whilst at home the login details are:-

username home9482
password balloon5477
Homework
Library books will be changed each Monday and Friday.

We really hope you and your little person enjoy reading these books together and that you share many other books at home. Fostering a love of reading at such an early age is so important in developing future literacy skills. If you wish to change your library book at any other time during the week please approach myself or Mrs. Plimmer.




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