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Today was a big day for us as we did sports day. This morning the weather was lovely and we all went onto the school field and took part in completing lots of obstacles set out by Mrs Thompson. However, this afternoon unfortunately the rain came but this did not dampen our spirits as we put our waterproofs on and headed to complete the activities. The children had a great time and everyone participated and had fun which was the main aim of today. After the activities we also took part in some competitive races and the children had great team spirit cheering their friends on. Upon return to Nursery we had an awards ceremony and each child received a certificate and a little present from Mrs Thompson for taking part. Well done everyone for taking part and a special thank you to Mrs Thompson for organising.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Austin Egglestone as he drew an amazing self portrait and did a fantastic job at writing his name to give to his new teacher, Miss Roberts. I am sure she is going to love it. Luka McLean for trying super hard during group time and doing excellent singing. Amelia Pieczynska as she did a wonderful portrait for her teacher and wrote her name beautifully. Awes Al Soliman as he impressed me with his love of learning and because he is making such great progress at Nursery. This week he enjoyed recognising numbers and ordering them by matching them to the correct number of spots. Finally, Lucas Norman for doing an amazing self portrait for his teacher. He drew his “blonde hair and don't forget my ears and eye brows” then finished off with his name. Well done to you all, what superstars!
We hope you all enjoy the football on Sunday night and fingers crossed for a win. Come on England!!
This week we have been learning all about worms and we have even made our own wormery in Nursery. The children were very eager to help build the wormery then find worms to go in it.
Our story of the week was 'Superworm' which the children enjoyed joining in with the repetitive phrases. We also played a game of hide the worm and the children had to tell us where it was hiding using positional language. Also, as the children found many worms we looked at length and how long or short they were.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Hunter Manson for having a super first week and settling into our nursery routine so well. Madison O'Prey as she showed a great interest this week in learning about worms and the wormery. She said “make a hole so they can breathe, when it is sunny put the cover over the wormery and when it is night time take it off”. Carter Howe as he thoroughly enjoyed our worm hunt. He was such a kind friend as when one of our friends struggled to find a worm, Carter found one for them so they could put it in the wormery. What a kind friend! Freddie Breward as he did a fantastic job of playing hide and seek with the worm. He was able to hide the worm in, on, under and in between. Freddie was also able to explain where the worm was hiding using positional language. Finally, Charlotte Kirkbride for showing a great understanding of the differences between long and short. Charlotte made an example using the blocks and she was even able to tell me why one was longer “because there is more on this one”. Well done to you all, what superstars!
We will be doing sports day for the children but unfortunately no parents will be invited to attend. Morning Children will be taking part on Friday 9th July and afternoon children will be taking part on Monday 12th July. Mrs Blackett's 30-hour children will be taking part in both. Please can you ensure the children come in joggers/leggings and trainers on these days.
This week we have been learning facts all about different minibeasts and have been on a minibeast hunt in the garden.
We have also continued with our new sound this week which was 'n'. The children had to recognise the sound, find the sound, write the sound and even find objects that begin with the n sound.
Our number of the week this week is number 5. The children love to be number detectives finding the number 5 in and outside Nursery and also trying to collect 5 objects. These children amaze us each week with their love for learning!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Bell as she was amazing at naming and recalling facts about minibeasts and their habitats. “Bees make honey for us, fly in the air and buzzzzzzz. Ladybirds have spots on their backs and crawl on trees”. Olly McHugh for trying very hard when learning about new topic minibeasts. Caiden Newton for trying very hard to remember lots of facts about minibeasts. Connie Hanmer as she had a fantastic time on our bug hunt. She found lots of minibeasts and carefully ticked them off her list. At the end of the session she found a butterfly and tole me “I can finally tick a butterfly now”. Finally, Evie Cleary as she has carried out some fantastic sound work this week. She wrote some of our sounds which we have previously learnt and also tried to write our new sound. Evie also found our new sound 'n' in nursery provision. Well done to you all, what superstars!
This week in Nursery we talked about how special our male role models are in our lives and why. Each child gave a reason as to why they love their dads, grandads, uncles, brothers etc. We made some special cards and practised writing our names inside. We hope all Dad's/Grandad's have a special Father's Day on Sunday!
We also recapped on all of our phonic sounds and numbers that we have learnt and enjoyed playing with our parachute outside.
This week our little rays of sunshine are Grace Tanner as she asked if she could read the story to our group. She chose the story 'Hide and Seek Pig' and did an amazing job at retelling the story with such confidence. Danielle Slack for being a fantastic friend to the younger children and helping them explore nursery. Seth Goundry for giving his best during every activity. It is great to see him arriving at Nursery so confident and happy to explore. Carter Howe as he came to me very excited and said “Miss Manifold look” he then showed me “down the tower across the tower”. What super sound work! Finally, Kelsey Stewart for her love for Maths. Her favourite number is 4. Kelsey independently went around nursery finding the number 4, collecting 4 items and writing the number 4. Well done to you all, what superstars!
We hope you all had a lovely week off and enjoyed the sunshine during the holidays. This week we were able to see the final stage of the life cycle of a butterfly as towards the end of the holidays the butterflies emerged out of their cocoons. Staff brought them back into nursery for the children to see and then we had a little ceremony to let them go. The children couldn't believe they had turned into the butterflies and they thoroughly enjoyed watching them be released and fly away.
We have also thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine in the nursery garden this week and spent most of our time outdoors, enjoying it while it lasts.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Thea Cavagin as she blew my socks off with our number activity. She was able to remember all of the numbers which we have learnt so far and represent those numbers using her fingers. She then went into the garden and was able to recognise the amount of dots on the dice. Amelia Holmes as she has had such a great week. She is now following the rules and routines much better and is settling into nursery life. Lucas French as with support he has joined in with story time and even repeated some of the words from our story 'Peace at last'. Ariella-Mai Nabbs for being so confident and trying to sing a song in front of her friends during group time. She chose to sing 'Wind the bobbin up' and remembered most of the words. Finally, Joey-James Zalick as he has done some super maths work this week. He held up 3 fingers on each hand and told me it was 6 and also did a great job of ordering numbers 0-4 when writing them. Well done to all of these children, what superstars!
Can I please remind you as the weather is continuing to stay nice please can you make sure you put sun cream on your child before they come to nursery. If your child is in Mrs Blackett's group then please also send sun cream in labelled with your child's name and we will re-apply this on an afternoon after lunch. Unfortunately, we have so many children we don't have time to be putting it on the children before they start as well as this eats into our learning time and takes away from other children. Thank you.