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Class: Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

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

W.C 6th December 2021 

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!  


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 29th November 2021 
“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 10!   


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!’. 


Due to the snowy weather, the children explored our Nursery Garden in the snow! We looked for ice and used sticks to draw pictures in the snow.  
Have a lovely week! 


Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 22nd November 2021

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 9. 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 8 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 8th November 2021 
Hello! This week, to continue investigating our enquiry question ‘Where can stories take us?,’ Nursery will be learning all about the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears! We may have a visitor to our classroom, who usually leaves behind broken chairs and half-eaten porridge. We will investigate who this visitor may be. Together, we will make a wanted poster and use words to describe the mess left behind in our classroom.  The children will also be making porridge, and creating a tally chart to find out how many children want honey on their porridge and how many children want jam.


We will be learning all about the number 7 this week too! In phonics, the children will be playing with instruments and using them for different purposes. The children will be using the instruments to help myself and Mrs Plimmer bring a story to life. 


Remembrance 
To remember, Nursery will watch a beautiful video from CBeebies, which I have linked below.  
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qvbd9 


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

W.C 1st November 2021 
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 Diwali and Bonfire Night! 

Diwali is a festival celebrated by Hindu's all around the world. We will be exploring the story of Rama and Sita and investigating beautiful resources. 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 a variety of resources.  

On Friday 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.  

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


Have a good week, 
Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 18th October 2021 
Wow! We cannot believe how fast the first half-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 story ‘Room on the Broom’. We will be making all kinds of witchy potions! The children will also be investigating pumpkins and recreating stories such as Funny Bones and Pumpkin Soup!  

We hope you have a lovely break, 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 11th October 2021 

Happy Harvest! This week, to learn all about the Harvest 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 will look carefully at the seeds and talk about what we can see, smell, taste and feel.  

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 

Story Time Pictures:

In Nursery we love story time. We aim to encourage a love of stories and reading within each child in our class. To celebrate how magical story time can be, we ask that you please email in a picture of you and your child sharing a book together. We will then use these pictures in our ‘story celebration’ book to show how much the children enjoy stories in school and at home. 

Our email address is: 

nursery@oldfield-brow.com

We ask that these pictures please be emailed in for Friday 15th October if possible. We look forward to seeing them!

Kind Regards,

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated every October as an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK. In Nursery, we celebrate Black culture and experiences, through picture books. We will be sharing and celebrating the following books in our classroom:

Below are links to Youtube videos of some of the stories above, so that you can share them at home.

Super Duper You being read by the author Sophy Henn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFK_PLg0FYk

So Much!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1iUrxfZgzs

My Hair:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IChp_edMY3c

W.C 4th October 2021 

Welcome to Autumn! We are learning all about autumn in Nursery this week! We will be investigating all of your wonderful autumn treasures, using them to make pictures, just like the illustrations from the book 'Leaf Man'.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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at some pictures from our learning below:  

Have a lovely week, 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer 

W.C 27th September 2021 

Hello! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Nursery have a busy week ahead! We will be learning about our 5 senses, completing taste and smell experiments together. The children will also be learning about birthdays, where we will make a list of all the things we may need for a party. The children will be decorating biscuits ready for the party, using sprinkles and icing. These themes will be reflected in the provision areas, giving the children the opportunity to explore their senses independently in our classroom.  

Here are our children exploring their senses through scientific experiments: 

We have been busy introducing new vocabulary too, helping the children describe what they can see, smell, feel, hear and taste. A big thank you for your ‘Autumn Treasures’! We will be investigating the treasures very soon, to help us learn all about this wonderful season.  
Also, a quick reminder that our Nursery fund donation can be found on ParentPay.  

Have a great week, 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

Please don't throw me away: 

We are always busy planning exciting learning opportunities for your children. If you have any of the resources mentioned below, that you are no longer in need of, we would appreciate them being donated to Nursery. We love to be resourceful and use as many natural or recyclable materials as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

W.C 20th September 2021

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’.

The children have already had a busy start to the week, with lots of learning taking place, especially outdoors.

We hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

Story books:

Dear Parents/Carers,

We love reading stories together in Nursery! We will now be sending home story books for you to share with your child. Each Friday we will give your child a new story book to take home to enjoy with you for the week. Please return the story book and wallet every Friday session, in order for us to change the books over in the day. Please enjoy the book at home and only bring the book back to be changed on Fridays. We will give the wallet back the same day at the end of your child’s session. Here are ways to help encourage reading:

Reading really can take you on all kinds of adventures, and we aim to foster a love of reading from the moment your child walks into our classroom. We are excited to see what adventures we go on together!

Kind regards,

Miss Kelly and Mrs Plimmer

Miss C Kelly Miss C KellyTeacher
Mrs J Plimmer Mrs J PlimmerTeacher
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