Welcome Back to Puffins Nursery!
We have had a wonderful first week back. Nursery Staff have done lots of home visits and met lots of lovely new children. The older children have had fun settling back in. They have especially enjoyed experimenting with our amazing new water tray system!
We look forward to welcoming the children back to Nursery on Wednesday 6th September.
Good luck to our children who will be starting in Owl Class.
We hope you have a fantastic summer!
A wild and windy day!
It has been so windy this week. We enjoyed going for a windy walk on to the school field. There were so many branches and leaves that had fallen from the trees.
Today we enjoyed walking down to the school field to make the most of
We sang songs and played some circle games. We also
practiced our ball skills. We are very good at throwing and catching the balls!
"Run, Run as fast as you can......you can't catch me, I'mThe Gingerbread Man!"
We have been learning the story of The Gingerbread Man this term. The children have enjoyed using the story map to retell the story using signs to help.
This week we made some gingerbread men. We really enjoyed tasting them!
This week we have been thinking about Easter and British traditions at nursery.
Within our Easter theme we have tasted Hot Cross Buns, made Easter nests and made Easter bonnets.
We also went on an Easter egg hunt in the playground!
The children have also learnt the song 'Hot Cross Buns'.
We enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday this week by making pancakes.
The children were good at mixing the ingredients together and were able to choose a topping. They were yummy!
Experimenting with Mark Making
We have been very interested in using tools to make marks this week at nursery. We have been using our fingers, pens and even forks to see what marks we can make. Lots of us had a go at writing our names using a paintbrush in a tray of paint.
We're going on a bear hunt......we're going to catch a big one......what a beautiful day....we're not scared!
This week we have been reading and retelling the story of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The children were very good at joining in with the story and lots of them could retell the story in the correct order. We went on our own bear hunt in 'The Wild Area'. We even found a bear hiding in the tree. He was a very friendly bear!
It's Nearly Christmas......
Nursery Christmas Party for all children
Thursday 15th December 9:30am - 11:15am
Nursery Performance for Parents and Families
Friday 16th December 10:00am
(Older nursery children only)
Thistle the Guide Dog
Today we had a visit from Jessica and her lovely guide dog Thistle. Jessica explained to the children that Thistle has a very important job to do. She helps Jessica to move around safely in her home and when out and about. The children really enjoyed the visit and most of them came to meet Thistle and gave her a stroke. Thistle was a very calm dog and was so gentle with the children. She really was amazing!
Phonics Meeting for Parents
Thursday 17th November at 9am
Please come along to the school hall to find out how we teach phonics in Puffin, Owl and Robin Classes
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Festival Of Light
We have been learning about Diwali.
We talked about how Hindus celebrate the Festival of Light. Many have firework displays and light clay lamps. Lots of the children had seen fireworks this weekend for bonfire night so they enjoyed making fireworks pictures. We also made a beautiful Rangoli pattern.