Miss. M. Deary
Mrs. L. Jennings
The nursery accommodates 52 three and four year old children on either a part time or full time basis with the option of either paid or using the extended entitlement. We are also able to offer morning places in our provision for two year olds. In nursery we offer the children a structured play environment which gives experience in all aspects of the curriculum. The children learn to work together and to develop as individuals with the support and encouragement of their parents and teachers. They learn social, academic and physical skills which are appropriate to their own stage of development whilst learning to be self-motivating and self-reliant.
We believe that in our nursery the children build on and develop many skills and achievements which they bring with them from their homes and that similarly they utilise their experiences in the Nursery as a sound basis when they transfer to school.
The nursery staff are always available at the end of sessions to talk to parents about any concerns they may have or to discuss their child’s development.
In addition to the free nursery education provision to which your child is entitled, we are able to offer a breakfast club, additional sessions and after school club for which there is a charge.
Nursery Plant Pots
Nursery have been working at home to make plant pots for our outside area. We worked hard with our adults to make a creative plant pot! We used a range of items to make the pots, including wellies, old toys, tea pots and tyres.
Exploring the Outdoors
This week we have noticed a lot of changes to the outdoors. We have explored the different weather, jumping in puddles and writing weather charts. We have also been drawing the daffodils and have learnt a story involving lots of rain – Noah’s Ark! We made boats and drew pictures of the ark and all of the animals that went onto the boat.
Nursery have been looking at changes over time. The children have been out in the woods, looking for signs of spring such as buds, flowers, seedlings. We are learning new vocabulary relating to plants and seasons. We are also completing an experiment using flowers and coloured water. Jake has predicted that the petals will change colour.
On Thursday 17th Jan, Nursery made dinosaur stew! We went to the woods to collect food that a plant-eating dinosaur would like. We collected sticks, leaves, pears and grass. We then went inside to create the stew. We added mixed spices, oats and flour to the stew so that it was even tastier for the dinosaurs. We then wrote a recipe for the stew, drawing and making marks to represent the ingredients.
We have a new teddy in Nursery, a HUGE monkey! Our kind friend, Theo, gave us the monkey to play with in Nursery. We decided to name him and had a vote. We came up with three names to vote on, Zee, Theo and Leo. We voted by licking our piece of gum paper and sticking it in the column for our chosen name. When we had all voted we counted to see how many votes each name received. The winning name was THEO. We will have lots of fun with Theo the monkey and have already started reading stories to him.
We found a Dinosaur Egg
On Wednesday we found an egg in Nursery. We knew it wasn’t a real egg because it was too big and different colours. We thought it was a dinosaur egg and looked in our dinosaur book to see if we were right. We were! We thought about how we could look after the egg to stop the dinosaur hatching too early and made posters to inform people.