Nursery  »  Nursery Class Page

Welcome to Nursery
 

2019-2020

On this class page we will share with you some of our fun learning journeys.  Please also visit your child's Tapestry account. 

The staff working in nursery are:   
Mrs Alderson (EYFS Leader and Assistant Head), Mrs Ashcroft (Teacher), 
Miss Walker 
(Assistant Teacher), Mrs Holdsworth (Assistant Teacher), Miss Millard (Assistant Teacher),Mrs Pritchard (Morning Assistant Teacher), Mrs Hustwick (Afternoon Assistant Teacher), Mrs Moore (Assistant Teacher).

If you have any questions regarding day to day nursery life, please contact Mrs Alderson by e-mail: nursery@primrosehill.owlcotesmat.org or speak to a member of the nursery team at the start or end of sessions.

Focus Week - In the News!

In the News is our first focus week for this year. Children throughout school will be linking their learning to this theme. We will be exploring builders as we look at clues left in nursery and talk about why we like nursery. Watch out for news updates throughout the week and our reports which we will display on our 'News Flash' information board in nursery. Clue 1. Who has muddy boots? Clue 2. Who has set up an office area in nursery and left lots of keys?

Focus Week - In the News!
Making leaf collages.

In our last week of this first half term, we will be making leaf collages, using leaves collected from Autumn walks. The story book Leaf Man will be used to inspire our creations.

Making leaf collages.
Pumpkin Watch!

To support learning in maths, an ever increasing number of pumpkins and squashes have been arriving in nursery. The children are enjoying the challenge of trying to pick each one up and they have been sorting them by size. This week (7-10-19) we will be exploring making patterns whilst developing fine motor control skills - the challenge is to hammer wooden sticks into pumpkins to make marks and create patterns. Child friendly hammers and close supervision will ensure this challenge is enjoyable and safe. During the week beginning 14-10-19 the challenge is to explore pumpkin seeds: scooping them out and counting them. Home challenge: Look at the pictures of pumpkins and squashes. Can your child talk about their shape and colour? Can you child identify things which are the same and things which are different about the pumpkins and squashes? Can they tell you which is the heaviest and which is the lightest? Parents/carers - come in to nursery to have a go at this size challenge with your child, at the start of the nursery day, or afternoon session (for afternoon children).

Pumpkin Watch!
A Drawing Challenge

This week in nursery the children have been challenged to draw pictures of themselves, others and characters from stories. Have a look at some of our super learning!

A Drawing Challenge
Science Super Learning Day!

We have been exploring ice, talking about animals that live in cold places and how we can keep warm in cold weather. This has helped us to begin to understand about cold places in the world, like Antarctica and how to look after ourselves when the weather is cold in England.

Science Super Learning Day!
We went on an apple hunt!

We have been exploring the school orchard at the bottom of the field. Instead of going on a bear hunt we went on an apple hunt and found lots of big ones, small ones and funny shaped ones! We also found pears. The children picked the fruit and took them back to nursery where we have sorted them, printed with them and tasted them.

We went on an apple hunt!
Our learning theme this half term is: Who are we?

Information about areas we are focusing on during the first half term of this school year are attached in the knowledge organiser. Each half term a new knowledge organiser will be made available on the class page and be on display in the nursery entrance. Please speak to Mrs Alderson, or Mrs Ashcroft if you have any questions, or would like to get involved in supporting our learning. Information is also shared via your child's individual Tapestry account. Please ask for help if you are not able to access your account.

Learning Together

The children in nursery are settling in well to their new routines and getting to know one another. Learning together, sharing and being a caring friend are all areas of focus. Finding out about one another, what we enjoy and are confident at doing are also ongoing themes for the first half term. Here are some photographs of our learning in nursery during the first couple of weeks of the new academic year.

Learning Together
Making New Friends

We have lots of fun learning together in nursery. Here are some of the fun things children who will be in nursery in September 2019 have been doing.

Making New Friends