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Mrs May - Nursery Teacher
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Miss Otley - On maternity leave
Art Day – 8th June 2018
Look how much fun we had exploring colour and colour mixing!
St Leonard’s Farm – 23rd May 2018
SPORT RELIEF MILE EVENT – March 2018
On Friday March 23rd 18 Nursery children ran a mile for Sport Relief. They all did amazingly well, showing great determination and stamina, and we are very proud of them. Thank you for raising so much money. I will give an update of the final amount raised early next term when all the money has been collected. Many thanks and well done!
Zoolab visit – 7th June 2018
Today we had some very special visitors from Zoolab – a tarantula, a tree frog, a python, a millipede and a hedgehog. The Nursery children loved seeing, touching and holding them.
It was great fun playing in the snow! We played on the sledge and made snow angels, a snowman and a snowcat. Then we used sprays, pipettes and powder paints to colour the snow. Take a look at the snowman after we had changed his colour.
Following on from our text ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ we continued the theme of bears with our first Traditional Story, Goldilocks. The children loved role playing this and part of our Nursery became the bears’ bedroom with Daddy Bear’s hard bed, Mummy Bear’s soft bed and Baby Bear’s bed – which was just right! The children dressed up in slippers and dressing gowns and read books to various teddies in the bedroom. They then helped to sort out the bears’ objects by comparing the size of them and explaining their sorting, for example “This must be Baby Bear’s spoon because it is the smallest.” During a Stay and Play session, we had yummy porridge!
Nursery now do yoga. We have begun with the yoga adventure ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. You can do Cosmic Yoga at home too. It’s great fun! Go to: http://www.cosmickids.com/about/
This half term we are doing a bear topic and have loved reading ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ On 1st February the Nursery children and lots of parents went to Abbey House Museum. We walked to the bus stop and watched all the traffic as we waited for the bus. We had lunch when we arrived and then went did a bear hunt around the museum. It was great fun!
National Nursery Rhyme Week (13th to 17th November)
We have had so much fun celebrating National Nursery Rhyme Week. These are just some of the things we have been doing:
- Performing Nursery rhymes with puppets and instruments using the puppet show stage;
- making and selling playdough currant buns in the baker’s shop, then baking real currant buns;
- rolling out and cutting playdough twinkle stars;
- making spider hats;
- making our own cotton reel and pipe cleaner Incy Wincy spiders;
- acting out Incy Wincy spider, washing poor Incy out with the rain;
- playing a Humpty Dumpty game, putting him back together again;
- singing ‘5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day’ whilst playing hook a duck;
- making stick puppets of 5 little speckled frogs to then jump off a speckled log.
Playing and learning outdoors - November 2017
Nursery children have so much fun exploring, playing and learning in our outside area. This is just a selection of photos
showing some of the things we have particularly enjoyed doing this term.
A huge thank you to Palmer Landscapes in Farsley for kindly donating all of the fantastic plants that are now in our dinosaur world!
Autumn has been great fun in Nursery – we have enjoyed different celebrations and looking for changes in our environment. We have celebrated Diwali, Bonfire Night and Halloween, with dancing, dressing up, trying different foods, baking spider biscuits and even having a firework display. It has been exciting to use our senses to explore the world around us. We have enjoyed collecting autumn leaves, delving into pumpkins to collect seeds, making spiders and learning about frost and ice.
We are so proud of how well all the Nursery children are settling in.
Every day they are busy exploring and having fun, both inside and outside.
We have even been to the school's Tyre Park and Picnic Area to see the fruit trees and enjoy our healthy snacks.
Nursery have loved going on shape hunts. They have looked all around them, both in Nursery and at home, identifying the different shapes they have found.
Nursery really enjoyed their visit from Zoolab. They were all extremely brave and ether held or stroked some of the animals they brought in to see us.
Whilst doing the topic 'Everyday Heroes', Nursery looked around them and decided who their heroes were. For some children their heroes were someone in their family and for others they looked a little wider into the local community.
We would like to thank West Yorkshire Police for talking the time to come and visit us, explaining what they do to help within the community.
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Fire Fighter Visit
Nursery enjoyed a visit from the fire fighters. We watched the lights flashing and listened to the siren. We took it in turn to climb into the back of the engine and look at all the equipment the fire fighters use. We had a taste of what it would be like to be a fire fighter and took it in turn to squirt water from the small hose.
We then watched how the professionals do it with the large hose.
To be a firefighter it is important to be able to get into your uniform fast. We practiced doing this but found that we may need to grow a little!
Nursery enjoyed joining in with the school’s French day. We spoke about the different food you may eat if you live in France. Then we worked together to make some scrummy crapes. We were especially good at choosing a topping to put on them and then eating them. Bon appetit!