22nd July ...... that's it folks! end of a fabulous year. We have loved learning with you all and had a mega pool party today - thanks for all the paddling pools, balloons and for everyone having a costume and towel!
We send you our love and best wishes for the next year.
Thank you for all your lovely kind words, cards and gifts; we appreciate you all. Your children are ready for Reception and they will be amazing wherever they are.
To paraphrase a saying from the Bible: go in peace and don't be anxious about anything, it's already taken care of!
Happy Holidays to you all.
A last look at what we do in Nursery!
15th July - this week had lots going on. Wednesday was our much-anticipated visit to Forest School where we spent an adventurous afternoon exploring a wooded section of the park. We entered our forest-land through a beautiful willow tunnel, then learned how to keep ourselves and others safe by looking for hazards such as tree stumps or bits of glass which we covered with a cone. We built stick fires, stick bugs and spotted lots of different leaves. We dug in the soil and found a worm! We had a brilliant time and Mr Hewett looked after everyone really well! Thank you all our parents and grandparents who came with us.
Thursday and Friday were our International Days when we learned a bit about Spain. We can say hola! and we showed everyone our fabulous flags and flamenco dance (although we called it flamingo dance). We made a delicious soup called gazpacho which some of us tried. We had to ask for our drinks saying "agua" or "leche por favor"!
We have had a lovely week.
Forest School and International Week
8th July - it's been dry! so we have run and climbed and explored outside this week - we have had a great time and tried new moves such as following coloured lines really carefully as we run, and scuttling along 2 different height beams - it was really tricky!
We learned a little bit about Eid - we made a card with a crescent moon and star design using our perforator tool, created mendhi patterns on paper hands, built some interesting buildings with domes and blocks and even tried some dates! Salwa told us she celebrated Eid "because I am a Muslim and we went to the funfair!"
BIG NEWS ...... Forest School next Wednesday afternoon. If you can't come, we can't go! Please help by signing up on the sheet on the door. We need 7 parents / carers to come with us please. It's going to be lots of fun.
Children need to come to school wearing sturdy shoes or wellies, long sleeved top and joggers or trousers.
Next week is going to be super busy again so have a good rest over the weekend!
Curriculum afternoon is 2 pm on Thursday, with Eid party after school.
1st July - a rainy, watery kind of week. We have explored water that splashes, drips, pours and flows this week. We discovered some different boats and what they are for and we made our own using different materials.
We were scientists for a day finding things that float and sink. We found some really heavy blocks of ice outside and swooshed them across the try and looked carefully to find plants inside them. How did they get in there? we asked.
Another experiment was adding food colouring to milk, then a tiny drop of washing up liquid on top. It was amazing! all the colour exploded in the milk and made beautiful patterns.
We have heard the words evaporate and amphibious! we can say them if you ask us, and we might remember what they mean.
Have a relaxing weekend everyone - try some floating and sinking experiments for yourselves at home.
Scientists and Explorers
24th June - what a week! We have had lots of energy and have revisited all our favourite parts of Nursery life as we grow and change. We have made a train from the chairs, built tracks, practised stacking blocks and sorting and matching things, changed the sand by adding water, and changed the water by adding paint ... And we've worked with grown ups to create undersea creatures and collages with mixed media. We have heard the story of Tiddler, Commotion in the Ocean and Rainbow Fish - the little fish with the silvery scales who wasn't happy until he had shared what he had with others. All these stories can be found on youtube as well as on paper.
Have a sunshiney weekend (we hope)
The best bit of our year?? Our wonderful Weston trip ...... The sun shone, we played with all the toys, ate enormous picnics and enjoyed our delicious ice creams! We loved our big yellow bus too. We brought back quite a lot of sand with us. Thank you to everyone who came with us - we couldn't have had such a lovely time without your help.
Have a safe and happy week end - remember Nursery is closed next Wednesday 22nd June while we welcome our new children.
Weston ...... before the rain
Welcome back to the final term in Nursery - we've lots to discover this term!
Most importantly: REMEMBER NURSERY IS CLOSED 22nd June all day for our new children.
AND .... we have our lovely trip to Weston on Wednesday 15th June. Come to Nursery for 8.45 but if you're late, the coach won't wait!
The tide will be out so we will not be paddling, sorry. Bring suncream and a waterproof coat with hood, depending on the weather.
This week we have been exploring the wonderful world of the rockpool and are learning which creatures live there and how rockpools are formed. We created our own with pens, sand and glue! We have been pretending to be at the beach, pretending to be body boarders and have imagined what it is like to be a limpet stuck to 1 place all the time. (We found that really really tricky!) We are also learning about the water cycle.
We had a beautiful butterfly release ceremony on Wednesday and let them go to find their friends. We were sad to see them fly away but know they need to use their wings and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
See you next week, have a happy weekend.