Welcome to the Nursery page for our two classes - NBW and NEW.
If there is another lockdown or you have to self isolate, please scroll down to the Lockdown Planning section.
We upload an overview of sessions we would be doing in Nursery, if we were in. These are just ideas that may give you some resources and links that may help. They do not all need to be completed, as normally most of the children are only in 2 and a half days and we have done a full week’s planning, but it would be lovely for us to see anything that the children manage to do – this can be done by using ‘Evidence Me’.
Mrs Harvey and Mrs Lee
NBW - Mrs S. Harvey
NEW - Mrs L. Lee
Mrs L. Davies, Mrs A. Young.
We wanted snow but never got enough!! So we made our own. First we made bubbles in the puddles using our brushes.
More brushing ... this is hard work!!
Then we mixed in food colouring and powder paint using our brushes. This was hard work but lots of fun!
More brushing to mix in the paint. Do you like our swirls?
We used our brushes to make patterns in the 'snow'.
Lots of colours mixing together.
Admiring all our hard work.
Poor Mrs Young ... we found some pretend snowballs and decided to have a snowball fight. It was so much fun - but not for Mrs Young!
We made pretend snow today in Nursery. Mrs Lee emptied the tubes and we thought it was sugar or salt.
Mrs Lee then poured water on it and we watched what happened. The mixture changed and it became pretend snow. We used our hands to mix it together.
We decided it was far too windy to go outside to play today, due to Storm Christoph, so we made our own fun indoors with our parachute.
We have been linking art with learning shapes.
When the weather was really cold, we wrapped up warm and went outside to explore. The water had frozen, so we used our penguins and seals and tried to see how far they could slide on the ice. Then we noticed the ice changed as we kept playing with it. Next we tried to change it ourselves - we smashed it up!
We collected natural items from outside Nursery and chose which pieces we wanted to put into our decorations.
We added some water to our bowls and left them outside for the night to see what would happen.
The next day we came into Nursery, and the weather hadn't been below 0 degrees in the night, so our decorations hadn't frozen totally. We had to cheat a bit and put them in the freezer - and when we got them out they had frozen.
We hung them outside to see what would happen to them. Don't they look nice
We are talking lots about the weather at the moment - we have noticed one day it is warm, another day it is raining and some days it's icy cold! We know the temperature has to go below 0 degrees to start making things freeze. Last night we think Jack Frost came to Nursery playground as the grass was frosty. But then we also think, Elsa, from Frozen came, as we found frozen puddles.
We explored our playground to find some more ice - where did we find some? We found it in our pots and pans from the mud kitchen, we found it in some buckets, we even found some in the tyres! WOW - it was cold. We looked closely at it and saw little bubbles inside the ice.
We went to look at our ice decorations to see what had happened to them. We noticed that some had fallen to the floor. Why is that, do you think? We noticed that they had started to melt.
These images from the My Stepping Stones Early Learning Centres, Haberfield, Australia, show the way children's writing develops as they make progress.
Look towards the Moon in the hour after sunset during the December to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn close together. They will continue to converge until 21st December, when they will appear very close together. Some people are calling it a 'Christmas Star'. The last time that they were so close at this time of year was in the year 1226. Click on the green button and watch the BBC Sky At Night clip from 1:45.
Have a go at entering the World Puddle Jumping Championships. Click on the image or green button to watch the video.
Here are some useful websites that we use in Nursery.
For activities in our planning, we will put page numbers for you to refer to in
Phonics: DFE Letters and Sounds documentation. Click on the green button.
These number formation rhymes help children to learn to write numbers. We had done up to number 4 in school, but the children may need to go over these again. Click on the green button.
The animated adventures of friends who can always count on each other.
Click on the green button to visit the Topmarks maths games for Early Years.
Mrs Lee reading Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton, published by HarperCollins.
Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks! Watch episodes on the CBeebies website and BBC iPlayer.