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Autumn 1

We have been busy....

We have been busy.... 1 Being a good citizen and washing up.
We have been busy.... 2 Making marks in the sand.
We have been busy.... 3 Playing listening games as part of Phase 1 phonics
We have been busy.... 4 Printing with healthy foods.

Autumn one has been very busy and very exciting for us as we have settled into nursery and made new friends.  During session times we have been finding out all about Autumn.  This has included playing with leaves and small world toys, counting cookers, leaf printing and reading lots of Autumn books.

we have also been thinking about the words full and empty and have been very busy creating potions and fairy perfumes.

We have had visits from the Fire Brigade, Dental Health Team, Richard Drake and a storyteller from the library. We also took park in Harvest festival and saying thank you to God for food and crops.

We are very excited for Autumn 2 as we learn about Food and Celebrations.

Have fun exploring this fun filled website with your child

Autumn 2

Use this webpage as a family to learn nursery rhymes using Makaton, it's fab!

Welcome to the Autumn 2 term, take a look at all the exciting things we have planned for the coming weeks as we lead up to Christmas.  Our focus is food and celebrations and will be around books such as Handa's Surprise, The Tiger Who Came To Tea and many other food based stories.  The celebrations we will be learning about are Bonfire Night, Diwali, Remembrance Day and Christmas.  Of course, there will be an opportunity for you to join us for a parent stay session and more details will follow.

Celebrating in Autumn 2.....

Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 1 Using powder piant to create rangoli patterns!
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 2 Handprint poppies for Remembrance Day.
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 3 Wearing Odd Socks to show respect!
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 4 Making reindeerr cakes
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 5 Retelling the Christmas story
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 6 A visit from Rev Martin on Pryaer Day.
Celebrating in Autumn 2..... 7 Rasing money for Teesside Hospice

Autumn Two Reflection.

Well, what can I say but THANK YOU for all your support this half term and all of the beautiful and tasty treats that have been lovingly made and brought in to share.  It has been a very busy half term but the children have coped so well and have made lots of progress. 

We have celebrated lots of things such as Diwali, Bonfire Night, Birthdays, Christmas and a whole load more, we have tasted food from around the world and read stories about food; our favourite being Handa's Surprise!

The children worked so hard in learning songs for our Christmas production and I'm sure you were as proud as we were.

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and I look forward to what 2019 brings!

Spring 1

Spring Term One Planning

Spring term has started well and the children have returned ready and raring to go!  This half term we will be finding out all about various forms of transport and we will be hopefully going on a trip.  Please have a read at our planning so you know what your child be doing each week.

I'm sure we will see snow at some point so the planning may change to focus on the weather but I will keep you informed via Marvellous Me.

We will be celebrating  Chinese New Year this half term and hopefully tasting lots of tasty Chinese food.

Take a peep at some of our learning...

Take a peep at some of our learning... 1 Working and building together.
Take a peep at some of our learning... 2 A visit from the dental health team.
Take a peep at some of our learning... 3 Learning to cut with real scissors!
Take a peep at some of our learning... 4 Exploring and talking about the ice, brrrrrr.
Spring 1 has flown by and I can't believe how much the children have accomplished; we have taken part in the fluoride varnish programme, celebrated Chinese New Year, had stories read to us by the librarian and from Richard Drake.  On top of all that we have been learning all about different transport and have created some fantastic models.  The children are really trying hard with their social skills and are becoming confident in knowing and understanding the golden rules.  It has been a pleasure to watch the children plan activities for their own play and this has led to lots more mark making!  We hope you have a fun filled half term and we are looking forward to our next topic all about eggs!

Spring 2

Spring 2 2019

This half term we are starting by reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be planting and watching our own beans grow. Throughout this half term we will be looking at growth, learning about the butterfly life cycle and frog life cycle. We will also have chicks in our classroom which we will be able to watch hatch. At the end of this half term we will be learning all about Easter and how this is a special time in the Christian calendar. Miss Tyreman will be teaching in your class this half term alongside Mrs Hammond. 

Picture 1 Choosiong books on the 'Book Bus'
Picture 2 Learning to use a knife to spread.
Picture 3 A great drawing by Darcie.
Picture 4 Making our names from construction materials.

Well, Spring 2 has finished and we have had so much fun learning about eggs, life cycles, changes in plants and the environment.  The children really did love having the chicks and watching them hatch, using their senses to talk about the chicks and creating art work linked to chicks.  We all looked fabulous on World Book Day as we found out about France and dressed in red, white and blue.

The children have been encouraged to mark make and talk about their drawings, write their names, explore the outdoors and find out about Easter.  We have visited the Book Bus and enjoyed a Spring walk to the park with our families.  We hope you have a fantastic Easter break and that the weather is fine and dry.

Summer 1

During Summer term 1 we will be learning all about animals and which animals make super pets, how to look after them and also what they need to survive.  The children will be focusing on lots of different animal groups including sea animals, birds and zoo animals; the children will be taking part in lots of crafts linked to the animals, listening to animal themed stories and singing animal songs.  The older children will be focusing on writing their names, telling their own stories using picture books and we will continue our work on change, thinking about how animals change over time.
Picture 1 Enjoy bubble time as part of Theraplay.
Picture 2 Thinking about being kind.
Picture 3 Learning to write our names.
Picture 4 A visit from lambs.

We have come to the end of another half term and I can't believe how time flies!  The children have worked very hard in all areas of the curriculum.  They have particularly enjoyed learning about caterpillars and butterflies using 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and watching caterpillars change into butterflies.  Some of the children have been learning to write their names and learn letter sounds whilst our younger children are learning to hold pencils correctly.  We have been visiting our school library to read and share books which has been lovely and we have had a great response with the £1.00 bookshop.  The children loved the visit from the lambs and linked the visit to their favourite nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa black sheep."

I'm looking forward to what Summer 2 brings but would like to wish you all a very happy, sun filled half term!

Summer 2

Summer 2 planning

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