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This week in nursery we have been learning all about sea pollution. We explored what it was like for the sea creatures when they lived in nice clean water with lots of space to swim. Then we talked about the effects of oil and rubbish when it pollutes the sea. The children tried to rub the oil of the animals but it was very hard! We then worked as a group to try and remove all of the litter from the sea! We decided to help the sea creatures by never littering and picking up any rubbish that we may find.
We also had a visit from Dr Tom and his furry friend Jed. They came to tell us about the “diamond powers” that we all have inside of us. The children learnt that if they do something for themselves, rather than relying on an adult then they get a diamond power. After Dr Tom's visit the children were inspired to be more independent and they were great little helpers. We hope you can encourage them to earn lots of diamonds at home too!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Oscar Fullerton for becoming more aware of the rules and routines of nursery. He comes into nursery with a big smile and no longer has any tears. Well done for settling into nursery life Oscar! Brooklyn Wade for gaining in confidence and is becoming more vocal. This week we went fishing and he caught a “shark” and he told me that sharks “swim” Well done Brooklyn! Holly Symcox for being such a lovely friend and is so helpful to our younger children. She is a fantastic role model and I am going to miss her when she goes to school! Gracie-May Walton for making new friends! It has been lovely to see her playing with other children. She had lots of fun playing mams and dads with Dexter. I am very proud of you Gracie! And finally Rowan Freeman for making new friends. It has been lovely to see Rowan playing with River and his confidence has blossomed. He was also so eager to earn diamonds by doing things all by himself and helping to tidy up. Keep up the great work!
This week we have begun our new topic; Under the Sea! We have been learning about lots of different sea creatures and learnt some very interesting facts about them. We also talked about where different animals live and sorted them according to whether they lived on land or in the sea.
We had so much fun boarding our boat and fishing for sounds. The children were able to name the sounds they found and some of us even found an object with the same initial sound. We also went fishing for shapes, numbers and did lots of counting with our fish.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jak Beasley for doing such a great job in maths. He counted the fish in the bowls and tried very hard to represent his answer using marks on the paper. Well done Jak! Lennon Dent for showing so much care towards our butterflies. He watched them fluttering around before going outside to find them some flowers. How kind Lennon! Archie Spencer for not letting his broken arm hinder him in any way. He has joined in with all of our activities and never complained once. Archie is always so keen to help everyone and always does so with a smile on his face. Well done Archie! Skye Johnson for doing a great job during our group time activity. She had brilliant sitting and focused throughout the whole of our activity. She was then able to independently sort the animals according to whether they lived on land or in the sea. I am very proud of you Skye! And finally Ashton Allerton for doing some fantastic shape work. He was able to fish for a given shape and was able to use the correct 2D name for most of the shapes he found. Amazing work Ashton!
We have been excited to see the changes to our caterpillars this week and cant believe how big and fat they have got! To learn more about why they have changed we learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly. We had lots of fun acting this out and used different pasta shapes to order the different stages in the cycle.
We have also been looking at shapes and symmetry when designing some wonderful butterflies! I'm sure you all agree that they are beautiful!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ruben- John Stewart confidently ordering the pictures and telling me all about the life cycle of a frog. Keep up the great work Ruben! Zac Cooper as he has been keeping a close eye on our caterpillars. He noticed that they were changing and told me “I can see their eyes and their legs moving, they're eating the food so they can grow faster then they'll turn into a butterfly” Alfie Hird for settling into nursery life so well. Keep up the good work Alfie! Donna Emmerson for concentrating so hard when threading her beads to make a hungry caterpillar. Well done Donna!
The children have loved reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar this week. We had lots of fun acting out the story, feeding the hungry caterpillar and ordering the events from the story. We also talked about which foods in the story are healthy and which were unhealthy. The best part was when we all got the chance to taste some of the foods. We tried watermelon, cheese, gherkin, plums and salami. Everybody was so brave and everyone gave it a try!
We have had a very special delivery this week and we have now got our very own tiny caterpillars. Everybody is excited to see them grow and we can't wait to see how they will change!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Arthur Hendry for being a superstar when retelling the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He used the book and some props to support him and uses words and phrases from the book. Well done for sequencing the story using the pictures! Luke Blair for listening to instructions and feeding the caterpillar the correct item of food. Super listening Luke! Sophie Hird for settling so well into nursery life. I am very proud of her! Amelia Westwood for being so confident and trying lots of new foods. Great job Amelia! And finally Levi-Lucas McManus for having a great week in nursery! He has been so affectionate towards his friends always giving them cuddles. Keep up the great work Levi!
This week we have been learning about the life cycle of a seed. The children were great at ordering the photos and understood that over time the flowers decay and change.
We then each got to plant our very own seeds. We know that to make sure they grow nice and tall they will need sun and water. We are excited to see how our seeds will change over time!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Bridie Davies for joining in at song time. She picked her favourite song “5 little ducks” and joined in with the actions. Great job Bridie! Tristan O'Brien for settling into nursery so well and starting to join in during group time. Well done Tristan! Neve Dunn for trying so hard to write her name. She already knew how to form the letters n and v, but then she mastered the skill of writing the e in her name. The look of pride on her face was heart-warming! A big well done Neve! Amelia Bowes for coming into group with such a big smile on her face. It is lovely to see Amelia much more settled and I am so pleased that there have been no tears. What a superstar! And finally Amelia Davies as her confidence is growing more and more every day! It is fantastic to see her forming friendships with her peers and she has made a best friend that she regularly seeks out to play with. Amazing work Amelia!
This week we have begun our new topic; spring! We talked about what we already know about spring and the children made some brilliant comments. Scarlett said “rabbits come out to play” Jude said “my saw flowers in my garden” and Mya said “the leaves come back on”
To learn more about spring time we went on a spring walk in the nursery garden and had lots of fun looking for signs of spring. We noticed the flowers were starting to grow, blossom was falling from the trees, we saw lots of butterflies and we even found tadpoles in the pond.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Leona Watret for impressing me with her amazing drawing skills. She made a mark for each member of her family and was able to tell me who she had drawn. Super work Leona! Joshua Bowes for doing an amazing job in his first PE session at the primary school. He joined in with all of our activities and is so confident each day when he arrives at nursery. What a great start to Nursery Josh! Olivia Ryan for settling so well into Nursery routines. Olivia is so confident and always arrives at nursery with a big smile on her face. What a great start to Nursery, I am very proud of you Olivia! Evelyn Goundry for making a beautiful spring picture. She was able to tell me that in spring “the flowers come up from the ground”. Super work Evie! And finally Hallie-Marie Ashurst for thoroughly enjoying looking for signs of spring in our nursery garden. She was very observant pointing out lots of things which we see at spring time. Well done Hallie!
We hope you enjoy the long bank holiday weekend and we will see you next week on Tuesday 7th of May. Class photos will be taken on Tuesday, so please can all children attend nursery in their school uniforms. All children will be taken over to the primary school in their key worker groups.