Our Nursery teacher is Katy Laws and our Nursery TAs are Sally Blasi and Diana Drukteiniene. Nursery attend school for three hours each morning. Their classroom is in the Early Years Building where they have their own outdoor learning area.
Must Read Books
Below you will find links to some of the must read books for Nursery.
We have been learning about Baptism. The Nursery children really love babies and particularly liked learning about baby Jesus at Christmas. All the children have bought in photos of their own baptisms to go in our special RE class book – they have really enjoyed looking at each other’s photos. We learnt what happens at a Baptism and ‘baptised’ some of our dolls.
We have been learning about penguins in Antarctica and Polar bears in the Artic. We have been looking at the globe to find both areas and think about what the weather is like there. We pretended to move like penguins by waddling with straight legs, sliding on our tummies and balancing ‘eggs’ on our feet. We have also been practising cutting with scissors to make our own polar bear masks.
Advent and Christmas
During Advent we have been learning about the Nativity Story. We learnt about the Angel Gabriel and the news he bought Mary, the little donkey who carried Mary. We went on to learn about when the Shepherds and the Wise men visited Jesus with gifts. We thought about what gifts we would give baby Jesus if we were there. We also performed in our own school play with the Reception children.
Under the Sea
When have been learning about creatures who live under the sea. We read ‘Bored Claude’ by Jill Newton and ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. We used magnetic rods to ‘go fishing’ and learnt how to play matching pairs by looking carefully at the patterns on each fish.
Over November and December Mr Joe has been visiting Nursery to sing with us. He has taught us many nursery rhymes and Christmas songs and we taught him some songs too. He has also taught us the different parts of his guitar and what each part does and explained some tricky terms like tempo and pitch.
This week we learnt about colours and how when you mix them together you create new colours. We read ‘Mixed’ by Arree Chung and explored the artwork by Alma Thomas.
We were learning about Autumn. We explored conkers, pinecones and acorns and learnt about animal who are getting ready to hibernate. We also explored pumpkins- thinking about their size and weight and getting messy by taking out their seeds. We also went on an Autumn leaf hunt around school and made our own leaf coloured playdough.