A typical day
Our classes are called Fireflies, Butterflies, Ladybirds, Grasshoppers and Honeybees. Each class has children aged 2 - 5 years.
Please click on the link below to see how the days are structured in each room:
We are currently working with the children on Floor books. Click on the link for more information.
Click on the link below to learn more about Forest School and what it means in our Nursery school.
Mega Mark Making
Since Spring 2015 the children have been using their Mega Mark Making skills. We had a Mega Marking day in which all activities were designed to encourage the children to make marks, which is the first step on the way to writing. Activities were about having fun and varied including under table drawing, lolly sticks in shaving foam, paint under clingfilm and pens attached to cars. Some parents joined in by writing their names and drawing pictures which was great for the children to see. Everyone agreed that the day was very successful as well as being lots of fun!
The children use their mega marking in their day to day activities.
Dough Disco is a fun activity aimed to strengthen children's arm, hand and finger muscles getting them ready to write. Unless children have developed these areas fully, they will find it very hard to hold a pencil properly and to control it to form letters. It is also interesting to know that hands and fingers are often the last part of their bodies that children are aware of. If you have ever asked your child to draw a picture of themselves you may notice that they have not drawn hands or fingers... they may not realise that they have them yet! This is a great five minute activity to do to put that right!
So what do you have to do?
Put on some music... the sort that makes you tap your feet... have a small ball of dough at the ready... Using your hands and fingers, manipulate your dough by squeezing, pressing, pinching, rolling, squashing and poking!
You can see a dough disco in action if you look on the web or utube.
Fun Fridays for Parents - Every Friday at 9am and 1pm
When you drop off your child at nursery, why not take off your coat, put down your bag and join in with an activity planned to encourage lots of interaction and talking between you and your child.
Each Friday an activity will be set out in your child's room, which you can both enjoy doing together ... Let them tell you about their class, their teachers, their friends and just have FUN!
Each week the activity will cover a different area of the curriculum and will give you some great ideas of things to do at home.
Each half term we learn about different values.
For the second half of the Spring term we talked about Making Choices.
At the beginning of term we had some tadpoles and now some of them have turned into frogs. They are very tiny, but see if you can spot the tadpoles or frogs amongst the weeds and on the rocks.
This week we had some eggs delivered and we have been watching them in the incubator very carefully. See what happened on Days 1 and 2...
Day 1. A small crack appeared in one egg and the others were wobbling. We could hear scratching sounds coming from within.
Day 2. When we arrived at school, five eggs had hatched and there were five little chicks walking around between the eggs.
Day 2 continued.
In the video below you can see one of the chicks hatching. The other chicks are very interested and look like they are pecking at it, but don't worry, the chick is fine.
By day 3 all but one of the chicks has hatched. See the picture below of 9 chicks in the incubator. We were encouraged to handle them - the second picture shows how fluffy they are and how gentle we have to be when we hold them.
A member of staff is rearing 4 of the chicks at home. The pictures below show how Hetty, Betty, Matilda and Goldie have grown! By week 20 they should each be laying an egg per day.
For more information about what we have planned, please see the Trips and Events page.