We have had lots of fun in nursery the past two weeks. Last week we were thinking about the moon. The children enjoyed packing a suitcase to go to the moon, learning poems about the moon, exploring the space rocket at the small world table and using the moon dust to make marks. Our book of the week was ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’ Our number of the week was 7, the children enjoyed counting 7 objects and recognising the number.

Outside we enjoyed mark making with the chalks, pens and red glitter. We opened the mud kitchen and lots of children enjoyed role playing and exploring the area.

            If your child has some wellies they could change into we would really appreciate you bringing them in for them to wear when using the mud kitchen.

 

This week we have been talking about Chinese New Year. The children have enjoyed role playing in our Chinese restaurant, using chopsticks to pick up pom poms to make marks, listening to the story of the Chinese New Year and using chopsticks to pick up noodles outside. We have also looked at the number 8, glittery play dough and revisited all the rhymes we have learnt.

 

Thank you to everyone who has been taking part in the school reading challenge. Please keep it up 🙂  For this half term’s prize we drew two names from a hat and the winners of a new book were Josh and Lilly.

Nursery closes this Wednesday 7th February for the half term holidays. We hope you all have a lovely week and we will see you back on Monday 19th February.

The nursery team

Night and day

This week in nursery the children have enjoyed thinking about night and day. For the first half of the week we have had coffee granules on our malleable table and the second half of the week we have had cloud dough. The children have discussed the difference in colours, textures and smells.  Some children had lots of fun helping Mrs Wilmshurst make the cloud dough.

 

We have been talking in detail about nocturnal animals this week. We have watched a clip about the animals and their attributes that make them good night time animals. The children have enjoyed sorting animals into night and day.

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We have kept some monkeys at our maths table this week. The children have been counting how many they have and then finding the glittery number to match.

Outside the children have enjoyed counting out the correct number of pebbles on the markings.

  

Our book of the week has been ‘owl babies’. We have read it on the carpet and in groups. The children have enjoyed making their favourite characters from the story at the craft table.

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The nursery team

Day monkey, night monkey

This week in nursery we have been reading the story ‘Day monkey, night monkey’. We have talked about nocturnal animals after reading this book and some children thought of some animals that might stay up in the night.

During group time, carpet sessions and music we have stuck with the monkey theme. We have been singing ‘5 little monkey’s jumping on the bed’, counting how many monkeys we have in our basket and reading a poem about monkeys to hear the rhyming words.  The children have enjoyed feeding monkeys bananas at the maths table! Giving each monkey a certain amount of bananas, seeing which monkey has more or less and adding two groups of bananas together.

On our craft table the children have been busy making their own books to share with their friends. We have had some fantastic stories and lots of amazing mark making.

 

 

Thank you again to the people who have brought your Wow bedtime story slips back. We have made a lovely display for the children to enjoy.

Please check book bags for our reading challenge homework, we would like for you to take part in this all year and encourage our children to want to be readers. 🙂

 

The children loved the snow on Wednesday!

Please remember that we do play outside in all weathers so children need appropriate footwear on days like this.

The nursery team

 

Welcome back

Welcome back and a happy new year to all our families, old and new.

We are looking at light and dark this half term. Last week the children enjoyed singing twinkle twinkle, reading ‘Laura’s star’, playing nursery rhyme games with the parachute outside and decorating a sun and moon with collage materials.

     

 

This week we have been talking about night and our bedtime routines. The children have enjoyed dressing up in pyjamas and reading each other bedtime stories. Our book of the week has been ‘time for bed little tiger’ which the children have enjoyed listening to on the carpet and during group times.

We have also introduced ‘hey diddle, diddle’ this week, the children have been using scissors to cut out the characters and make them into puppets. Outside we have been practising our counting, we have been rolling a dice and counting the dots. Then the children had to balance an egg on a spoon and take the correct amount of steps without dropping it. We have also had the ‘snow’ out to mark make with.

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Thank you very much to all who brought their wow slips and favourite bedtime stories in this week. We have really enjoyed reading them and hearing why the children like them so much.

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Reminder: Children due to start reception in September 2018 need to apply for their place before 15th January 2018. Apply online at www.Leeds.gov.uk

The nursery team

 

Christmas 🎄

We have been very busy this week performing our nativity, making Christmas cards, creating 2018 calendars and having a lovely Christmas party.

          

 

We are so proud of all our nursery children who did an amazing job in the nativity. They looked fab and sang all the songs beautifully, well done everyone!

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We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful new year. See you back at nursery on Tuesday 2nd January.

The nursery team