Nursery - Penguins: Blog items

Nursery- wellbeing week

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 11:20am

We are having an extra focus on our wellbeing this week. So far, we have read a book a day about our feelings, we have practised our Rainbow Breathing to make us feel calm, we went outside and made pictures on the pathway to make people smile and spread some happiness and we have practised some yoga too! The children at home have completed some fantastic wellbeing activities too. 

Nursery - Awards

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 1:17pm

Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners this week. They have worked very hard to complete all their Chinese New Year challenges.

Well done to our Star of the Week for amazing effort in all his learning.

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner who has read 5 times this week.


Nursery - Rainbow Month

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 2:06pm

In Nursery we have been looking at the artist Kandinsky. He painted circles that we're all different colours. We talked about colours that are our favourite. We used these colours to make our own circles that represent ourselves inspired by Kandinsky.


Nursery - Rainbow Challenges

Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 7:56pm

This week we have been very busy learning all about Chinese New Year. We have been using our scissor skills to make a Chinese lantern, building bridges to help the Zodiac animals cross the river, making symmetrical dragon face paintings and writing Chinese numbers in glitter. Well done Nursery!

Nursery- outdoor learning

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 2:20pm

Our outdoor learning was very creative this morning. We put on our wellies and took the powder paints outside. Out there we discovered how to make new colours by mixing the powders together into the snow. We made marks to make pictures and coloured them in. We did lots of motor skill movements, lots of team work and lots of new discoveries were made through our play! 

Nursery- Chinese Restaurant Opening

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 2:34pm

The children have been very excited to eat and work at the new Chinese Restaurant in our Nursery class which has been set up in conjunction with our Chinese New Year topic. The children have been reading menus, writing down orders, cooking up lots of delicious food and clearing up afterwards. 

Nursery- Rainbow Month

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 10:09am

Today we've started Rainbow Month by reading Elmer. We have talked about how he is different and celebrated this. We liked the ending and how the other elephants dressed up to show their uniqueness too or the parade. Our follow up activity was to use the person outline and use colours and symbols that we feel represent us. We discovered that we are all different and that we really liked this! We said that even though people are all different we treat everyone with the same respect. We have placed our little mini mes on our Wonder Walls so that we always remember this. 



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Nursery - Awards

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 2:09pm

Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners this week. They have been working very hard making playdoh octopus, mixing shades of blue to make an ocean painting, building a submarine using megablocks and using their scissor skills to make a toilet roll octopus.

Well done to our Star of the Week. Fantastic home learning this week, we are all super proud of you! I will put your certicate in your tray for when you are back in school.

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner for reading 5 times this week!


Nursery - Rainbow Challenges

Date: 28th Jan 2021 @ 4:25pm

We have been very busy this week with our work on the topic Water Transport. We have been looking at submarines and what we can see from them.

Some of our activities this week have included, making a playdoh octopus, using our scissor skills to make an octopus from a toilet roll, building a submarine with megablocks and mixing shades of blue to make an ocean painting. We have had so much fun this week!


Nursery - Authors in the Spotlight

Date: 28th Jan 2021 @ 10:21am

We have been learning all about authors in Nursery. We have been focusing on authors of our favourite books such as Michael Rosen and Eric Carle. We even have a special place to put our books by these authors in our Book Nook area. We also watched Michael Rosen performing Were Going on a Bear Hunt and the children were captivated!

Nursery- home learning

Date: 27th Jan 2021 @ 10:39pm

We have been super impressed with all the fantastic home learning being sent in. The children are working so hard with all their activities. Well done! 

Nursery update

Date: 27th Jan 2021 @ 10:39am

We have been learning lots of new things in nursery again this week. We have had fun with our phonics challenge when we were matching pictures and letters and reading words to matching to pictures. In the classroom we have been looking after the babies in the water area, measuring ourselves and even doing some excellent writing too! 

Nursery Home Learning

Date: 18th Jan 2021 @ 6:32pm

We have had some excellent learning sent to us from the children at home. Well done children! We miss you and are very proud of you. 

Nursery learning

Date: 18th Jan 2021 @ 6:19pm

We've started our Pirates theme with great enthusiasm this week. There's been lots of role play, exploring our sea foam and rescuing numbers and animals, using jewel treasures to trace letter, using boxes and imagination to turn them into boats telescopes from boxes in the role play area! Well good children such a wonderful attitude to learning. 

Nursery - Awards

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 12:45pm

Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners. They have worked super hard this week to complete all their Rainbow Challenges. They have been building igloos for penguins from sugar cubes, cutting out circles to make a penguin and making music to go with Arctic animals.

Well done to our Star of the Week. This young boy had been a shining star this week, trying hard with all his learning and being enthusiastic towards everything he has done.

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner. You read 5 times this week!

Nursery- update

Date: 12th Jan 2021 @ 10:52am

Some more super learning in Nursery this week within our Winter theme. Our new starters have settled in fantastically well and the older children have been wonderful role models. 

Nursery- School and Home Learning

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 9:39am

In Nursery we have been learning all about Winter and lots of our learning has stemmed from this theme. Just look at the amazing activities that have been completed at home and in school this week! We are very proud of all our children. Super stars! 

Nursery Party Day!

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 10:13am

We have had a lovely day today playing lots of party games. We have played pass the parcel, pin the nose on the snowman, musical bumps and had a film and a gingerbread man as a treat! Have a lovely break everyone. 


Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 2:22pm

In Nursery so far this week, we have been playing robot talk bingo in our phonics lessons. The children listened to the word such as 'n-e-t' and the covered the picture until the winner shouted BINGO! We have also been doing lots of fun maths activities and exploring the maths table. What has been your favourite activity? 

Nursery Awards

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 4:14pm

Well done to our Star of the Week! Working so hard in all her learning and tackling every challenge with enthusiasm.

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner for reading 5 times this week.

Well done to our House Points winner who received the most house points this week.

Well done to all our rainbow Challenge winners this week They have had lots of fun making paper chains, building a Christmas tree, painting with ice paints and following the different lines with buttons

Nursery- update

Date: 9th Dec 2020 @ 10:34am

In Nursery this week, we have been busy making special Christmas tree pictures, painting with Christmas shapes, writing letters to Santa in our new Post Office and using our imagination in the Santa's Grotto small world area. Do you like our challenges? 

Nursery Christmas activities

Date: 8th Dec 2020 @ 8:09pm

We have had lots of Christmas fun already this week. We have been balancing baubles on tubes, sticking strips of paper to make paper chains and using natural and craft pieces to make Christmas trees. We can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings!

Nursery Class Awards

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 1:57pm

Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners this week! Nearly every child has worked very hard to complete their Autumn Challenges this week. They loved making playdoh hedgehogs, making a home for a sleeping bear, using the construction to build a home for an animal and creating a piece of music to help the animals go to sleep.

Well done to our Staff of the Week! He has had amazing attitude towards his learning and challenges.

Well done to our House Point winner for getting the most house point this week!

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner for reading 5 times this week!

Nursery- Elf Challenge

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 10:10am

We had a wonderful surprise this morning, our little visitor had left us a note asking for us to give him a name. He also left us his story! Look at the amazing writing we did! So many children wrote the initial sound. I wonder which name he will pick?

Nursery - Autumn and Hibernation

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 4:25pm

We have been learning all about Autumn this week and looked closely at hibernation. We know this means tht some animals have a big sleep over Winter. We made playdoh hedgehogs, created a piece of music to help the animals get to sleep, created a home for a sleeping bear, counted acorns to feed the squirrels and learnt that extra blankets (leaves) will keep the hedgehogs warm when they hibernate.


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