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To finish our people that help us topic, we had two final visits from the vets and fire fighters. The local vets came to talk to us about the different ways that they help our pets. We had lots of fun helping the animals by checking their temperature, bandaging them up, giving them medicine and listening to their heartbeat. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the fire fighters. We learnt how to perform the stop, drop and roll technique if our clothes catch fire, but the best part was squirting the hose and seeing the flashing lights on the fire engine.
This week we also got the chance to visit the library and choose one new book to bring back to nursery. Due to the snowy weather the morning children did not get to do this, however we will arrange another visit when we return to nursery. We hope you all have a lovely half term! We will see you when we return on Monday 24th February!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Ryan for doing some fantastic number work. She was able to represent the number three in lots of different ways, but she blew my socks off when she represented it through pictures. She told me she had drawn “mammy, daddy, me” Great work Olivia! Skye Johnson for showing such a keen interest when the vets visited us. She was eager to volunteer to help the animals by checking their temperature, bandaging them up and giving them medicine. You were a great vet Skye! Rori Rowell for settling into nursery routines and starting to understand the rules and boundaries of nursery. Well done Rori! Leona Watrett for being so eager to have a go when helping the vets make the animals better. She told me “vets make pets better” Well done Leona! And finally Alfie Hird showing such enthusiasm when learning our sounds. He is a superstar at giving words to match initial sounds “a is for Alfie, p is for Pirate” Well done Alfie, keep up the great work!
This week we have learnt all about the role of a vet. We learnt that vets help a variety of different animals when they are poorly. We have had lots of fun pretending to be vets in the role play corner, giving the animals x-rays, bandaging them up and giving them medicine to make them feel better. We are very excited to meet a local vet when they visit on Monday!
This week our sound of the week was p and our number was 3. We learnt the jolly phonics song for the sound “p” and enjoyed playing splat when it was hidden with the other sounds we have learnt. We have also explored making the number three using a variety of objects and coloured cubes and represented it in different ways. The children also linked this number to shapes when they were able to find and name a shape with 3 corners!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are JJ Denham for telling me “I'm going to paint some letters” He then painted the sounds we have learnt so far; s, a and t. Well done JJ it is great to see you practising our sounds. Keep up the amazing work! Lachlan Connor for telling me about the role of a vet. He enjoyed playing vets and told me “might broken her skeleton bones, needs x-ray, needs a bandage” Thank you for helping the animals Lachlan! Grace Piper for doing some fantastic number work. She was able to recognise the numeral 3, represent it by drawing 3 pictures and even made it with the coloured cubes telling me “2 and 1 its 3” Keep up the brilliant work Grace! Harvey Westwood for settling great into nursery life. He is beginning to understand and follow the nursery routines and now happily comes into group ready to start his nursery day. Well done Harvey! And finally Declan Irwin for walking into group all by himself with a big smile on his face, ready to start his nursery day. Well done Declan!
Monday 10th February we will be visited by the local vet at 10:50am and 1:30pm. The fire fighters will also be visiting nursery on Wednesday 12th February at 10:30am and 2:30pm. The children will be taking their books back to the library on Tuesday 11th February at 1:15pm and Thursday 13th February at 9:30am. We also break up for half term on Thursday 13th February and return to nursery on Monday 24th of February.
This week a police officer came to talk to us about how they keep us safe and how they work very hard to make sure that people are following the rules. She even brought her furry friend; Ben for us to meet. It was lots of fun dressing up in the police uniform and getting the chance to pet Ben, who was such a good boy!
We have also continued to learn new numbers and sounds each week. So far we have learnt all about the numbers 0,1 and 2. We have been representing these numbers in lots of different ways and doing lots of counting. The sounds we have learnt so far are s,a and t. We have been sorting objects according to their initial sound, recognising the sounds all over the nursery and practised forming the letters correctly. It would be great if you could be number and sound detectives and search for them at home too! You could also watch the number blocks or Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Danielle Slack for settling into nursery life so well. It has been amazing to see her confidence grow each day and she no longer has any tears when coming to nursery. I am very proud of you Danielle! Joshua Bowes for listening so wonderfully to all of our visitors. Joshua has shown a keen interest in people that help us and he is often found playing in the role pretending to be a doctor, vet or police officer. Keep up the hard work Joshua! Evie Cleary for settling so wonderfully into nursery life. She walks into her group room with a big smile on her face and loves coming to do jobs. Awesome work Evie, keep it up! Kelsey-Mae Stewart for pointing to her top and told me “k” then she pointed to herself and said “me” Lovely to see you finding sounds in the environment! And finally Neve Dunn being a superstar when learning our phonic sounds. This week we recapped the previous sounds and introduced “t” When I put the sounds together she was able to blend them together to read the word “sat” Amazing reading Neve, keep it up!
We have had another visit this week from another person that helps us. Tracy; The Health Visitor explained how she helps families to stay healthy. She talked to the children about brushing their teeth, washing their hands properly and catching their germs so we don't get poorly. She taught the children some very catchy songs to help them remember all of those things! We have been having lots of fun in our new role play pretending to be lollopop people, doctors, vets and police officers!
We also had a lovely treat this week watching the Aladdin pantomime at the primary school. The children were very brave watching the show, even when it was a little bit noisy. Well done for sitting so well throughout the show!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Leona Watret for recognising her friends name cards within her key worker group. Amazing work Leona! Ollie Sproat for settling brilliantly into nursery routines and trying very hard to follow the rules. Great work Ollie keep it up! Daniel Reed for being a superstar when learning about our number of the week. He was able to represent number one by drawing a picture of himself. He also recognised number one on the dice telling me “that's one because it only has one spot” Great work Daniel, keep it up! Noah Agar for settling into nursery life so well. It has been amazing to see Noah's confidence grow each day and he no longer has any tears when coming to nursery. I am very proud of you Noah! And finally Ruben-John Stewart for doing such a fantastic job learning our new sounds. He is able to confidently name and recognise both of our sounds and did a wonderful job writing them. Great phonics knowledge Ruben!
This week we have introduced our new topic; People that help us. We had a visit from the local lollipop lady and she talked to us about how to cross the road safely. We had lots of fun dressing up and helping each other cross the road in nursery. We are looking forward to having lots more visitors coming to see us at nursery!
We have also introduced our magic number of the week; zero. We learnt that zero means we have “nothing” We practised representing zero in different ways, writing the number zero and recognising the numeral around the nursery. We also introduced our first jolly phonics letter; s. We sorted a variety of objects according to their initial sound and went on a sound hunt to find lots of the “s” sound around the nursery. I wonder if you can find any zero's or the “s” sound in your house?
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Bell for settling so well into nursery life. It is lovely to see Olivia coming to nursery with a big smile on her face every day. I am very proud of you Olivia! Hallie Green for settling so well into nursery life. From day one Hallie came to nursery with so much confidence and it is lovely to see her forming friendships already. What an amazing start to nursery Hallie! Liberty Heslop as she loved learning our new sound; s. She enjoyed going on a sound hunt and found lots of our sound all around the nursery. Great job Liberty! Lucas Norman for learning all about the number zero. He was even able to write our number. Great job Lucas! And finally River Thompson for being a superstar when learning about both our number and sound of the week. It is lovely to see him so eager to learn. Well done River!
A theatre production of Alladin will take place in the main hall at Primary School on Tuesday 21st of January at 1:30pm. Children who attend nursery on a morning are invited back in the afternoon from 12:45pm to enjoy a drink and a snack prior to the start of the show. Parents can collect their children from nursery at 3pm when the pantomime has finished.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and a happy new year! The children have come back to nursery very settled and eager to learn! We have been getting back into the swing of nursery routines this week and have had lots of fun getting to know our new friends. The children have been so kind and have done a brilliant job looking after our new starters! We are very proud of you all for being so grown up.
We would also like to say a huge well done to all of our new starters, as they have done so well on their first week at nursery. It is fantastic to see that there were very little tears and the children are starting to form friendships already. Well done everybody!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Ryan for being a great friend to our new starters. She has enjoyed reading them stories and showing them around the nursery. What a kind friend Olivia! Caiden Newton for coming back to nursery with much more confidence. He has been a fantastic friend and has loved meeting the new starters. I am very proud of you Caiden! Freddie Breward for doing a fantastic job writing his “F” for Freddie. Awesome work Freddie! Bridie Davies for practising very hard to write her name. Keep up the great work Bridie! And finally Austin Egglestone for settling so well into his new group and managing full days so well. This week he has enjoyed making lots of new friends. I am very proud of you Austin, well done!