Welcome to the Nursery page for our two classes - NBW and NEW.
We hope you are all well and safe and, although it wasn’t the Christmas we usually have, we hope you all enjoyed it. Thank you so much for all the generous gifts you gave us. We really appreciate them.
We have uploaded 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’.
Scroll down to the Lockdown Planning section.
Mrs Harvey and Mrs Lee
NBW - Mrs S. Harvey
NEW - Mrs L. Lee
Mrs L. Davies, Mrs A. Young.
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.
We have been linking art with learning shapes. This week we have been doing squares and rectangles. We looked at work by Mondrian, a Dutch artist. He used primary colours and black blocks. We made our own Mondrian style pictures using various different media. We also decided to make a large, collaborative picture for every child to complete in Nursery. We called in our 'Nurseryian'.
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?
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!
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.