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Oldfield Brow Primary School

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Oldfield Brow Primary School
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Class: Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

Please check our downloads section regularly for useful information regarding our learning in Nursery.

Please also check our new EYFS page that can be found under Parents/Carers on our website!

W.C 5th December 2022

Merry Christmas! This week, the children are learning all about Christmas. We will explore the Nativity Story and learn about Christmas traditions. The children will also have an exciting visit from Father Christmas! We will also be completing lots of Christmas craft activities. Expect lots of glitter!  

EYFS Christmas Around the Tree – Tuesday 6th December
The children in Nursery and Reception will be taking part in a sing-along around the Christmas tree in our school hall on Tuesday 6th December. We would love it if you could join us to share in this celebration. After dropping the children off at the normal time, we ask that parents come to the office for 9:00am, ready to begin the singing at 9:15am. We will be singing Christmas songs and using actions to act out poems. It will last around 30-40 minutes. There will be some mince pies for adults too!

We ask that the children come to school wearing either a Christmas jumper or party clothes.

A note for Nursery parents: If your child is in Nursery and joins us for a morning session, you are free to take your child home after this time, however they are more than welcome to stay for their full morning session until 11:40am. The rest of the children will return to class. If your child comes in the afternoon, they are more than welcome to join us for the sing-along.

We have learnt all about each number to 10. We will now go back and consolidate this learning, along with the skills of counting 1 to 1 and adding small groups together. 


Have a great week, 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 28th November 2022
“Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” The children are exploring the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ this week in Nursery. The children will be going on an exciting gingerbread hunt, where they will have to read the clues left by the Gingerbread Man! We will have to listen carefully to the positional language in the clues to find where he is hiding.  


We are learning all about different representations of the number 9!   

In our phonics learning, the children will be exploring body percussion. We will make sounds using our hands and feet, by stomping, clapping, and tapping. We will explore how to make the sounds louder and quieter. The children will even be challenged to make patterns such as ‘clap, stamp, clap, stamp!’. 

Have a lovely week! 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

EYFS Christmas Around the Tree – Tuesday 6th December
The children in Nursery and Reception will be taking part in a sing-along around the Christmas tree in our school hall on Tuesday 6th December. We would love it if you could join us to share in this celebration. After dropping the children off at the normal time, we ask that parents come to the office for 9:00am, ready to begin the singing at 9:15am. We will be singing Christmas songs and using actions to act out poems. It will last around 30-40 minutes. There will be some mince pies for adults too!

We ask that the children come to school wearing either a Christmas jumper or party clothes.

A note for Nursery parents: If your child is in Nursery and joins us for a morning session, you are free to take your child home after this time, however they are more than welcome to stay for their full morning session until 11:40am. The rest of the children will return to class. If your child comes in the afternoon, they are more than welcome to join us for the sing-along.

W.C 21st November 2022
Who is that trip trapping over my bridge? We are sharing the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children will be creating a story map to help sequence the story. We will also be working together to build bridges both inside and outside.


The children will also be making bird feeders for the birds as it gets colder. We will be using nut-free bird feed and lard. We will then keep checking our bird feeders to see if any hungry birds are coming to eat the seeds.  

The number we will be learning about is 8. Alongside this, we will be consolidating our mathematical skill of one-to-one correspondence e.g saying one number for each item in order. 

We hope you have a lovely week! 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 15th November 2021 
Welcome to a new week of learning in Nursery! This week, we will be sharing the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Together, the children will make a list of all the things we might need to take on our journey to visit Grandma. We will also be re-enacting to story together, using our bodies to show how each character might be feeling.  


In our maths, the children will be learning about money! We will also be focusing on the number 7 and learning about how it can be represented in different ways.  


Finally, in phonics, we will continue to investigate instrumental sounds. The children will hide instruments and use their listening skills to find them. The children will also be given the opportunity to perform using our instruments, playing them in different ways. 
Have a great week! 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 31st October 2022

Welcome back to a brand-new half-term! We are so excited to be starting a new half-term in Nursery, where we will be investigating the enquiry question ‘Where can stories take us?’ as our overarching topic. We are excited to go on the many journeys stories can take us on together. This week, we are learning all about the book 'Room on the Broom' and Bonfire Night! 

On Saturday it is Bonfire Night! We will be learning about fire safety, showing the children sparklers but emphasising the importance of being safe. We will also be creating large-scale artwork outside, using big muscle movements to make a splatter painting, inspired by fireworks and the artist Jackson Pollock.

Fire Service Visit!

Next week, we are very lucky to be having a visit from Altrincham Fire Service. The children will have the opportunity to meet fire fighters and take a look at a real fire engine close up! We are so excited!


We have a busy week ahead but we are excited to get started.

 
Have a good week, 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

21.10.22 Sponsored Read

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22. 
 
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books! 
 
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children. 
 
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words!  For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts. 
 
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part. 
 
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading.  Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.

W.C 17th October 2022

Wow! We cannot believe how fast the first term of Nursery has gone. We have had so much fun playing and learning together. It has been fantastic to get to know your children and find out all about them. Thank you for all your support during this time – we cannot wait to carry on our journey together after the half-term break.  This week we are learning all about the Festival of Diwali, which takes place on Monday 24th October.

Diwali is a festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus all around the world. We will be exploring the story of Rama and Sita and investigating beautiful resources such as puppets and videos. The children will be making salt-dough Diva lamps, a traditional candle holder used to decorate houses during Diwali. The children will also be creating Rangoli and Mendhi patterns both inside and outside of our classroom, using chalk and coloured rice.

We hope you have a lovely half-term break and we look forward to seeing you again after the holidays.

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

W.C 10th October 2022

Next week is Harvest Festival. This week, to learn all about the Festival, Nursery will be learning about fruit and vegetables. We will talk about where the food comes from, while investigating the food in hands-on explorations. We are also learning all about our 5 senses. We will look carefully at the seeds and talk about what we can see, smell, taste and feel. The children will be exploring taste and smell by completing taste tests and smell tests!


In our phonics learning, we will be listening carefully to instruments, playing them loudly and quietly, to help us play them with control. We will talk about the different sounds that we can hear and match them to the correct instrument.

 
Have a great week, 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 3rd October 2022

Welcome to Autumn! We are learning all about Autumn in Nursery this week! We will be investigating all of your wonderful autumn treasures and using them to make pictures. The children will also be leaf printing and exploring the colours of this beautiful season. We have looked for signs of autumn on our class autumn walk, where we will walk to the school field to search for pine cones, leaves and conkers.  



Have a lovely week,
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

Christmas Cards:

Please complete a design for a Christmas card on a piece of A4 paper. Then attach this A4 piece of paper to the form sent out from Nursery. If you wish to place an order, please fill out the form, order online and return it to Nursery by the 13th October.

Examples of Christmas Cards:

W.C 26th September 2022

Each half-term we investigate an enrqiry question as a class. Within this enquiry question we also follow the children's interests and incorporate this into our planning and provision. Our enquiry question for this half-term is:

'What makes me so special?'

This week in Nursery we are learning all about our families. We have had a special circle time where we have talked about who is special to us. The children have loved sharing this with their friends. We will also be learning about birthdays! We have recieved a ery special invitation from Teddy, inviting us to his birthday party! This birthday party will take place on Friday. We have made a list of all the things we need for this birthday party. We will then have music and biscuits on Friday as a celebration. 

We are continuing to develop our awareness of environmental sounds in our phonics learning. We will go on a sound walk and identify the sounds we can hear around school.

Our mathematical nursery rhyme is 5 little monkeys jumping on a bed. This helps us to devlop our understanding of number. We are beginning to learn all about specific numbers too, and our number of the week is 1! 

Keep checking our class page and school twitter for updates. 

Have a lovely week, 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

W.C 20th September 2022 

Welcome to a new week in Nursery. Last week, the children were superstars and we were so impressed with how well they settled into the routines of their new environment. We all had so much fun together! This week we will be learning about our families! We will share with each other who is in our family and talk about those we love. We will show that no family is the same, and this is what makes each family incredibly special! 


In our phonics learning, the children will be listening to different instruments and playing them loudly and quietly. They will also have to listen carefully to different instruments to find them in the classroom.  

The mathematical nursery rhyme we will share is ‘5 cheeky monkeys’.  

We hope you have a lovely week! 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer  

Week Commencing 12th September 2022

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for coming to visit us in Nursery this week. We are so excited to welcome you and your children to our Oldfield Brow family. 

My name is Miss Kelly and I am the Nursery teacher here at Oldfield Brow Primary School. Mrs Plimmer is our Nursery nurse, and we are both extremely excited to have your children with us in Nursery.  We are going to have lots and lots of fun, learning and playing together both inside and outside. We have so many exciting things planned already, so please keep checking our class page and school twitter to take a look at what we get up to! 

Stay and Play:

Your child has been allocated a 2 hour stay and play session on either Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th of September. We ask that the children be dropped off and picked up from the school office. We are having small group sessions on these days in order to familiarise the children with each other and their new classroom.

What to wear:
We like to explore lots of different materials in our learning, and we can sometimes make a little bit of mess as we learn. The children may come home a little bit mucky, so please do not send your child in wearing special clothes - comfortable clothes are best! As we spend lots of our time learning outside, we ask for you to please send your children in wearing velcro shoes, so that they do not trip up over laces. We go outside in (almost) all weathers, so a waterproof, warm, hooded coat is needed, especially as we head into autumn.  We ask for you to please spend time teaching your child how to put their coat on by themselves. 
We also encourage each child to bring a spare change of clothes, including underwear and socks in case they need to be changed during the day.

Nursery Fund:
In Nursery, we use lots of resources to enable the children to have exciting and engaging learning opportunities. In order for us to afford these resources, we ask for a donation of £1.50 a week to our Nursery fund, which you can find on ParentPay. We ask for this to be donated termly, (September-December, January-April, April-July).  Therefore, this term we ask for a donation of £18 to cover the 12 weeks in this term.  
We spend the money on craft materials, play dough and baking ingredients and activity enhancements. Lots of what we use in Nursery needs replenishing quite often and we really appreciate and value the donations we receive, as it allows for the best learning opportunities for the children. We thank you in advance!  


Mrs Plimmer and I are so excited for the year ahead and cannot wait to start our adventure together as a class. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mrs Plimmer at the door, or email us at the following address: 


nursery@oldfield-brow.com 

Starting Nursery:

Many parents ask what we want children to do before they come to Nursery.

Whilst reading, writing and maths are important areas of learning, please remember that in Nursery they only form part of the curriculum. Here is a list of ways that you can support yo ur child’s learning at home:

  • Read books
  • Make up stories
  • Sing songs
  • Dance to music
  • Insist on good manners
  • Teach your child how to dress themselves (including fastening their coats)
  • General hygiene (including washing hands)
  • Healthy choices
  • Junk modelling
  • Play dough
  • Exercise
  • Get outdoors
  • Counting objects
  • Mark making
Miss C Kelly Miss C KellyTeacher
Mrs J Plimmer Mrs J PlimmerNursery Assistant
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