Welcome back to our returning nursery friends and a warm welcome to our new nursery friends and families. This first half term is all about ensuring that all of our nursery pupils feel safe, happy and secure in their nursery environment.
We are so proud of how well our nursery pupils have settled into their new nursery routine. Each session our pupils are welcomed at the door where they say goodbye to their adults and then with support they put their folder in the basket, hang up their belongings and put their apple name card on the tree; we call these our ‘morning jobs’. It has been lovely seeing our nursery pupils becoming more independent and beginning to learn our nursery routines.
Our Love of Stories
To promote and develop a love of books and stories we often link our learning to a story; so far this term in nursery we have enjoyed:
We read the stories together, we act out the stories, we use small world resources and props to re-tell favourite parts, we join in with the repeated refrains, we discuss which parts we liked or did not like and we guess what might happen next.
Keep an eye on this page to see what other stories we will be enjoying this term.
Take a look at some of the fun things that we have been doing during our first weeks at nursery:
Pumpkins and Tools
This week nursery class have been exploring pumpkins using real tools. Adults were there to model and support the children in using the tools safely and purposefully. It was great to see how engaged the children were and how carefully they used the tools during their explorations.
After finding out about the story of Guy Fawkes and how Bonfire night is celebrated, we watched some amazing firework displays on the interactive whiteboard. We then explored the process of splatter painting to create our own firework inspired art. We experimented with different ways to flick and splat the paint onto the paper; it was great fun and really messy!
After enjoying the story ‘Stuck’; some children developed quite an interest in firefighters and rescuing. We then looked at the story ‘Dinosaur Firefighters’ and found out about Dipsy the dinosaur and her dream to be a firefighter. One of our parents very kindly lent us some of his firefighting equipment and uniform and we put the children through their paces during our ‘Firefighter Training’ afternoon. Take a look at some of the fun we had:
What better way to explore colour mixing than with your hands? We enhanced our creative table with shaving foam and powder paints and allowed the children the freedom to explore and experiment with the materials. In EYFS the majority of our creative opportunities focus on the process over product.
Take a look at some of their colour mixing discoveries below.