Week commencing Monday 10th February 2020
Internet Safety Week
Week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020
The Three Little Pigs
Week commencing Monday 27th January 2020
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Week Commencing Monday 20th January 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We would just like to say how wonderful the Nursery Christmas Concert was, and that it wouldn’t have succeeded without your help, so a huge THANK YOU from all of the Nursery Team. We are ready for lots more learning and are excited to start the Spring Term. We would like to welcome all our new children. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We would just like to say how wonderful the Nursery Christmas Concert was, and that it wouldn’t have succeeded without your help, so a huge THANK YOU from all of the Nursery Team. We are ready for lots more learning and are excited to start the Spring Term. We would like to welcome all our new children.
This term we are going to be looking at Traditional Tales.
From 20.01.20 we will be exploring Frozen, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs. We know the children are already familiar with some of these stories, but are excited to explore them deeper. We are also going to have a porridge tasting session!
We will also explore different mediums of the stories such as – books, big books, songs, videos, and puppets.
This term, we welcome lots more friends into Nursery! We are lucky that all the children are so welcoming and friendly.
7th January – Back to school
13th January – New children start
20th January – Frozen week
27th January – Goldilocks
3rd February – 3 Little Pigs
11th February – Safe Internet Day
14th February – Valentine’s Day
Coming up this term
Number Day 2020 – Friday 7th February
Non – Uniform.
Please send your child to school wearing a top/bottoms that show a number or numbers. This can be anything you already have in your child’s wardrobe or if you prefer to design your own number t-shirt, that would be great.
More details to follow closer to the time.
Week Commencing Monday 2nd December 2019
Week Commencing Monday 25th November 2019
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
This week we have read The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This picture book is a classic, and favourite of the childrens. On Monday, there was a HUGE tiger that sat in the middle of our classroom, he had brought us a story, and a tin of tiger food, but why?!
We read the text and throughout the week did various activities around the story. We also found out some 'Tiger Facts' by watching an infomation video. We then played a game, where we had to sort some facts into true and false. The children loved learning about tigers. We also had literacy based activities, where the children have studied the beginning, middle and end of the story. It is important children start to recognise story structure, what is happening, during, before and after.
Week Commencing Monday 16th November 2019
Road Safety Week
Council Visit - Road Safety Session
Week commencing Monday 11th November 2019
Friendship week - Children in Need
In nursery, we have created a ‘good friend list’ of all the qualities that we look for in a good friend. To help us understand these qualities, we read ‘Have you Filled Your Bucket Today?’ by Carol McCloud. This book helped teach the children about kindness, caring and sharing. We made our own bucket and displayed it in our classroom.
When the children are seen displaying positive behaviour in class, they are given a ticket to put into the bucket. Each Friday, we celebrate good friends.
We have also thought about how each one of us is unique and different and why that makes us special. If we were all the same, do you not think the world would be dull and boring? The children have loved exploring the story, Elmer. We have created a display for our windows.
Elmer was the perfect story to fit in with Friendship Day, we each came into school wearing odd socks. This helped to support awareness of anti-bullying.
Throughout the week, we continued our friendship theme. We played a game where every child got a coloured cube and had to find other children who had the same colour cube. They then linked arms and stayed together until all groups were complete. This was a fun way to get different kids together and to reinforce the idea that different people can have things in common.
And finally, on 15.11.19 Children In Need! We went Pudsey crazy! Thank you to everybody who put in a small donation.
Have you Filled Your Bucket Today?
Friendship Games and Odd Sock Day
Children in Need
Week commencing Monday 4th November 2019
Autumn, Bonfire and Remembrance
Week commencing Monday 28th October 2019
Take a look at some of our spooktacualr activities from this week!
The Witch's Potion
Week commencing Monday 14th October 2019
There's a pea on the loose, have you seen him in our classroom?
This week we have worked flat out to solve all the terrible crimes Evil Pea has committed. We started out by going on a vegetable rescue mission, as they had been trapped around our classroom. Once we had found them, we sorted them into groups and then counted them to check we had found them all.
We have created our own craft army of potatoes and peas to display in our classroom. We have also used the vegetables as a tool to print paint with.
The children were particularly found of mashing the frozen peas, and talking about what they could see, feel and smell. We found that when the peas are out the freezer, they melt because it isn't cold anymore.
Supertato Super Week!
Week commencing Monday 7th October 2019
Stay and Play event
Reading launch for reading challenge in nursery. Book performance by the children to show reading as fun and exciting: can be done in a variety of ways such as audio/ video, book trailers. Sharing with parent/carers story sacks and puppets for enjoyment. Craft activities around the story.
Week commencing Monday 30th September 2019
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
This week there were some mysterious objects left in our classroom. The children became detectives and had to investigate who had left the clues. We used all our senses to think about how we could describe these clues, to help us understand where these objects came from. Can you guess who had been? Long wavy grass. A deep cold river. Thick oozy mud. A big dark forest. A swirling, whirling snowstorm. A narrow, gloomy cave...
It's a BEAR
Week commencing Monday 23rd September 2019
This week we have started to embed our nursery routine with the children. Each morning we have a special circle time where we think about the weather, days of the week, numbers and name recognition. These skills will enable your child to look more closely at the world, whilst also enhancing their confidence and vocabulary.
We also have our new story shelf and ‘Reading Friends' in the classroom. On display are various characters from Fairy Tales. Children can use the small figures in their play and recreate scenes from the story or use their imagination to create new story lines.
Week commencing Monday 16th September 2019
We Are Nursery!
This has been our first full week in Nursery where all the children have stayed for the full session. With transition over, we can honestly say how proud we are of how well the children have welcomed new friends into our classroom. We also hope you enjoyed your surprise of your child's first week in Nursery photographs.
We have had a busy week, learning all about our classroom areas, routines and rules. We’ve met the class fairy (who lives behind a tiny door) and Ted the class bear.
The children have also been super busy drawing their self-portrait. We used mirrors and pictures to look at our face in detail and then we began to think about shapes on our face. This work is displayed on our ‘We Are Nursery’ board in the classroom. Over the year, the children will continue to draw their self-portrait. We hope that overtime, we will see growth in the children’s work.
One child per week will be chosen to take our Nursery Class Bear home. The bear will be sent home on a Friday and will return to school Monday. During his stay with you, we hope your child will help to look after the bear, as well as having lots of fun. Please see the letter below for more information about Ted.
Ted Bear letter
Week commencing Monday 9th September 2019
We hope you had a lovely Summer, and would like to welcome you to Nursery and the Autumn Term. Over the term, we have many exciting learning opportunities for both you and your child. You will be invited to regular Stay and Play sessions – where you will engage and learn in the classroom, whilst having fun! We believe it is
important to keep you involved and up-to-date with your child’s education.
Meet The Team!
A very warm welcome to our new Early Years Practitioner – Mrs Herriman.
Class Teacher – Miss Fuller.
EYFS Leader - Mr Elliott.
We would also like to welcome our new parents/families that have joined Nursery this term. We love to learn in a variety of ways…Nursery is truly a great place to be!
Parents and carers are welcomed into the classroom both when you drop your child off and when you pick them up. Usually, there will be a starter activity for you to do with your child – this will include identifying their name, and placing it in a basket.
Should you ever feel the need to speak to a member of staff, please come and see us straight away.
This term, our project is: Why Do You Love Me So Much?
This is an imaginative learning project. The children will consider: What is special about me? How do we show that we care? We will explore these questions and more in this project about love, families, friends and how people are the same and different.
Coming up this term
02.10.19 – Photo Day
02.10.19 – Parent Evening
07.10.19 – School Nurse in school
08.10.19 Stay and Play: Reading Challenge Launch
WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PAGE 2019 - 2020
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE REGULARLY - WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT OUR PAGE.
Week commencing Monday 8th July 2019
We found Granny!!!!! Granny was found in an elevator in Hull. Her label explained that she was a soft toy travelling the country to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. We were lucky enough to have her here at Woodlands Nursery. She will be continuing her travels on a boat to Amsterdam.
Sports Day was FANTASTIC! The children each have a certificate for taking part. They all tried their best and we are very proud of them.
Week commencing Monday 1st July 2019
WOW!!!!!!! One of our best attendance record yet! As a special treat, the children celebrated with a cake a balloons.
Lets keep this up for the rest of the term. Well done Nursery AM!