Our week in Nursery

We started our week celebrating St David’s Day. We tried some welsh cakes, learned about the Welsh emblem and made some swords and shields to fend off the dragons from our very own castle.

In our music session we investigated the sounds that different instruments make, everybody especially loved playing the accordion!

We enjoyed listening to our favourite stories for World Book Day and had lots of story based activities to play with.

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day! We will be looking at lots of favourite tales today and in school all of our play activities will be based around them.

You should have received your world book day token via the office email, which gives you access to some great books for £1.

We hope you have lots of fun reading and sharing your favourite books.

The Nursery Team

Here is Bella reading her book in an unusual place! Well done Bella!

Back to Normality…

Hello all

We are thrilled that we will be welcoming back all children to Nursery from next Monday, in their usual session times. The afternoon session will be running as it was before the lockdown period.

The children, and parents, have shown incredible resilience and adaptability over this lockdown period and we are extremely proud of all the children, both those who have been attending nursery and those accessing activities from home.

We will be talking with all the children in school over the next two days about their return to their normal sessions, and will be thinking about our friends, old and new, and how we can adapt once again to a safe and happy learning environment.

Our priority for the rest of this term is to ensure that children settle into routine happily and safely. We will be looking at various spring festivals and celebrations too, and will be spending lots of time in our outdoor area.

Please continue to drop children off, and collect them again, at the gates at their designated time. Children can continue to bring in a small healthy snack should they wish to, however the free fruit scheme is once again operational. In addition, water bottles are no longer necessary as milk and water is available. Please also send in bookbags as before, every Monday and every Friday.

We are always here to help with any worries you may have, so please do continue to use the Nursery email address to contact us, or phone the school office.

Thanks again for your ongoing support.

The Nursery Team

Belated Pancake Day fun

Hello everyone and welcome back. We hope you had a nice break.

This week’s topic is based on the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. As we missed Pancake Day in school we have had belated celebrations today.

We listened to the Runaway Pancake, had pancake races for our PE lesson and had pancakes for snack! After snack Joshua showed us an experiment he had tried at home yesterday – we had some great colour mixing as everyone kept accidently knocking the dish!

Here’s a link to Mrs Tyrrell reading Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, we hope you enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/-eVLJA1Jqx8

Take care

The Nursery Team

Chinese New Year Celebrations

We’ve had great fun celebrating this week, we’ve made rattle drums, learned a chinese lion dance, had lunch in our chinese restaurant, made chinese dragons out of play dough, made chinese puppets and lanterns and we used our toy animals to act out The Great Race. We even found time to play in the little bit of snow we had!

Friday 12th February

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Happy Chinese New Year to you all!

Stories

We’ve got two stories for you today, the first one is called ‘Dragon Dance’ read by Mrs Pritchard and our second story is called ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ read by Mrs Tyrrell. As some of you may be aware it’s St Valentine’s Day on Sunday, perhaps you could make a valentines card and practise some name writing, or you might like to make some heart shaped biscuits or just have a woof along with Hey Duggee! Whatever you decide to do we hope you have fun.

Dragon Dance – https://youtu.be/6h5KPGHQFX

Guess how much I love you – https://youtu.be/RzusOeuXyP4

Valentines woof along – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/hey-duggee-valentines-day-woof-along?collection=get-in-the-groove

Finally, we’d like to say a big thank you to all of our Nursery families both at home and at school for all of your support and hard work throughout what I’m sure you’ll all agree has been a very difficult term. We hope our daily blogs have been of help and have given you some ideas of activities you can try at home. After our half term break we’ll be reducing the number of blogs we issue each week, we will of course still keep in regular contact and will let you know what we’ve been up to in school, sharing links we think you might find useful. Children love repetition so do keep sharing the various stories and links we’ve provided on our previous blogs.

We hope you all have a very well deserved break, hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can spend it somewhere other than home!

Take care, stay safe and we’ll see some of you back in school on Monday 22nd February.

Very Best Wishes

The Nursery Team

Thursday 11th February

Hello everyone, hope you’re all keeping safe and warm.

Mindfulness

Today’s yoga session with Jaime is all about a dragon called Cracker. The children are doing very well with their mindfulness breathing exercises in school, ask them if they can show you their rainbow breathing. It really helps to relax and calm them down.

https://youtu.be/7NWzS2xziI4

Maths

We’ve made it to number 10! Now we’ve got to make sure we keep practising with all the numbers we’ve learned so far. Good work everyone!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocks-series-2-ten

Story

Here’s Mrs Moore reading The Trouble with Dragons. Its a story about saving our planet!

https://youtu.be/4ukUt_uchH8

Have a good day

Love The Nursery Team

Wednesday 10th February

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Good morning, we hope you enjoyed the Chinese lion dance yesterday. In school today we’re going to be making some Chinese rattle drums. If you’d like to have a go here’s a link to show you how (ignore the end where he say’s it’s the year of the dog!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/chinese-rattle-drum-make?collection=chinese-lunar-new-year

Here’s a very old song that some of you might recognise, it’s called Puff the Magic Dragon. Have a think about what instruments you can hear, how does the song make you feel, can you sway in time to the music? Do you like this song – thumbs up or thumbs down?

https://youtu.be/U0PI2djoA10

Today’s story is also about a dragon, it’s called Zog and The Flying Doctors and it’s read by Mrs Whitelock.

https://youtu.be/Ynn8r5uydDw

Hope you all have a good day.

Take care,

The Nursery Team

Tuesday 9th February

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Tuesday’s blog. For today’s PE we’re going to be joining in with a Chinese lion dance! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a hoop at home, just join in and have some fun.

PE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-go-club-chinese-lion-dance?collection=chinese-lunar-new-year

Maths

The children are doing really well practising their counting and are starting to recognise lots of numbers. Today is all about the number 9 – perhaps as it’s Chinese New Year they could look for 9 red objects or practice writing it in Chinese. That’s quite a challenge!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phbzc/numberblocks-series-2-nine

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Story

Today’s story is called The Great Race and is read by Mrs Tyrrell.

https://youtu.be/YWZnqd0hq4c