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It was wonderful to see how excited the children were to attend our Royal Tea Party this week.  The children have worked so hard this week making decorations, scones and cakes in preparation for today.  The children wore their royal attire and started the day by collecting flowers for our centre pieces.  They then looked at images of Prince Harry, Meghan and Windsor Castle before watching a short clip of a Royal Wedding.  We were then seated for our Royal Tea Party and enjoyed food, champagne (lemonade with extra bubbles), tea and a special cake brought in by one of our children.  It was a magical day and the children had a wonderful time.

Preparing for our Royal Tea Parties - May 2018

Campfires at Forest School -April 2018 and May 2018

The children were very excited this week to have their campfires.  They did an amazing job of keeping themselves safe around the fire and whilst whittling sticks.  They each had a turn at using the peelers, fire steels and toasting their marshmallows over the campfire.  Well done boys and girls!

Trim Trail - April 2018

Throughout this month Nursery have visited the trim trail on the school field to develop their physical skills.  The children have not only begun to climb and balance with increased confidence but they have also been using parts of the trim trail to support their imaginative play.

Forest School - Week Beginning Monday 23rd April

The children have enjoyed exploring their new extended woodland area this week.  They have found new spring flowers growing in the woods and also fo7nd some dens which they have encorporated into their imaginative play.  They used the dens to act out the story of the three little pigs and the two big bad wolves.  It would be wonderful if you could let us know anything your child has enjoyed at Forest School so we can ensure we encorporate this more in their sessions.

Police and Criminal Play - Monday 23rd April

This week we have introduced the police costumes into our outdoor area for the children to use in their play.  They are enjoying playing the roles of police officers and criminals.

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Nursery Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 28th March

Thank you to Mrs Henson for presenting our certificates today.  The Nursery children have made us very proud with their achievements this term.  Please see our star board, in the Nursery cloakroom, to see photos of today’s superstars.

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Morning and Beginning of the Week Children’s Visit to the Airfield

Story Telling - Tuesday 20th March 2018

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I was amazed today with the children in Nursery!  They have used familiar stories to inspire their own story telling. The children have drawn their front cover images and I have scribed their stories.  These are only a couple of the stories created by our children today.  Please look in our new story basket in Nursery to see more amazing stories written by our children.

Exploring in Nursery - Monday 19th March

In Nursery this week the children have enjoyed exploring a range of Spring and growing activities.  They have been painting spring flowers, counting using the nature table and finding out about animals that hatch out of eggs.

Professor Brainstorm - Monday 12th March 2018

Today Professor Brainstorm visited the Nursery and Reception children to show us some amazing science experiments and inspire our science week learning.  The children had lots of fun and showed great confidence when participating in the experiments!

 

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What time is it? (Wednesday 28th February 2018)

For the past two weeks children in Nursery have been very interested in telling the time so this week we have been learning how to do this.  The children have made watches and explored the timers and what they can do in a minute.  Some children have also learnt how to read o’clock times on an analogue clock.  It would be wonderful if you could help your child to learn about time at home.  You might want to see how far you can both run in a minute or how many jumps you can complete in that time.  You might want to make your own watches and clocks and learn about the numbers on the clock face.  Whatever you decide to do please don’t forget to complete a WoW slip so we can talk about it in Nursery.

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Enjoying Stories - Thursday 1st February 2018

Children in Nursery continue to enjoy stories.  They are using stories in the home corner and on the story table daily.  This week the children have demonstrated lots of learning by using our story books including; counting skills, story recall, questioning and using repeated refrains and intonation in their retell.  They have also started to read stories with their friends and to our babies at bed time.  

Please remember to look at the Parents Board to find out about our story of the week so you can share these familiar stories at home.

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Discovering Dragons - Thursday 1st February 2018

During the last two weeks a number of children have been interested in dragons.  We have begun to find out about caves where dragons live and we have used the small world characters to make up stories .

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Forest School Sessions Begin - Friday 19th January 2018

This week we have begun our Forest School Sessions.  The children have begun to get dressed in their kit to keep warm.  We have started to explain how to stay safe in the woods and had a little time to explore independently during these sessions.  The children had lots of FUN!!!! Next week we will continue to play games and explore our new area ready to commence longer sessions in the woods.  It would be wonderful if you could discuss these sessions, at home, with your child to find out about this experience.

Nursery Christmas Parties - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Wriggly Nativity - Wednesday 13th December

The children in Nursery made us very proud today as they performed in their nativities.  They sang, danced and wriggled with such enthusiasm.  Well done boys and girls you were AMAZING!!!!!!

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The Littlest Christmas Elf and Santa Fun Run

We have had a very exciting day in Nursery today! Our day began with an amazing performance of 'The Littlest Christmas Elf.'  Pip the elf helped the children to use their imaginations as they helped her to make a teddy bear for the baby - just in time for Santa to deliver it.  The children joined in with actions and songs and were captivated throughout.  

After this amazing performance on the morning the children then had the opportunity to join in with the school's Santa Fun Run.  The children ran so quickly with many of them doing 2 laps!!  

Today has been a very exciting day in Nursery I'm sure the children will enjoy telling you all about their amazing day.

The 'Story Box' Performance - Wednesday 29th November

The children in our Nursery and Reception classes enjoyed a story teller performance at Shotton Community Centre.  The animated storyteller used her enthusiasm to capture the children's imagination and story telling  skills to make up their own story.  This was a wonderful introduction to our new reading initiative '5 a day' which was launched this Friday.  '5 a day' encourages children's love of stories by reading familiar stories again and again.  This helps your child to develop their inner story teller by using the predictable patterns of story in their own play and also helps them to 'read' a range of books from memory.  Please look out for the parent information on '5 a day' which you will receive shortly.  It would be wonderful if you and your child could make up some stories of your own to share in school and join us in our '5 a day initiative.'

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Shotton Vet's is Now Open! (Tuesday 21st November 2017)

Following our childrens' interests is one of the best ways for them to learn.  After several

children explained the animals in the small world area were hurt we decided to find out more about the people who look after injured animals.  The children helped to pack away our toy shop by working as a team and helped to set up our vets.  

Since opening on Friday the vets has been very busy.  The children have made appointments, played the role of vet and demonstrated high levels of enthusiasm and language as they have played.  Well done boys and girls you are learning how to take very good care of our animals!

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Firework Fun - Wednesday 8th November 2017

This week the children have had lots of fun making sparklers and painting fireworks.  After talking about the firework displays the children visited over the weekend we decided to extend our learning today by working together to make some chalk firework pictures.  I'm sure you will agree the children made the most amazing firework art by working together!

EYFS Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 8th November 2017

Today I was so proud to be part of our celebration assembly.  The children have settled into Nursery so well and are learning how to play and learn together.  The adults in Nursery are so proud of the children and we're delighted so many parents could join us. Here are the photos of this half-terms superstars.

We look forward to our next assembly to celebrate more of our children's achievements.  

Firefighter Visit - Thursday 2nd November 2017

Today the children had a lovely surprise when Fireman Dan and the rest of his watch came to visit them.  The children had a fantastic time squirting the hose and climbing into the fire engine.  This visit was organised to support the children's play, as they have really enjoyed our fire station in our outdoor area, and to begin our Bonfire Night learning. It would be wonderful if you could talk to your child about staying safe on bonfire night and also send in any photos of your child on bonfire night too for us to show!  

 

We we will have another visit soon for our afternoon and beginning of the week children too!!

Halloween Parties - Wednesday 1st November 2017

This week in Nursery we have had Halloween fun.  We have enjoyed finding out about the children's Halloween experiences as well as having our own Halloween parties today.  The children have enjoyed dancing and learning lots of new Halloween games including the mummy game and musical tombstones.  They also enjoyed all of the party food so thank you to all of our Nursery parents who brought food contributions.  Here are just some of the photographs from the day.

Exploring Shape - Thursday 28th September

This week in Nursery the children have enjoyed learning about shapes.  We have used our shape bags and special glasses to go on shape hunts.  We have used the large shapes outdoors and made shape toast.  We have sent home some home shape challenges for you to try. Remember to use our WOW slips to let us know what shapes you find  at home!

Welcome Message

The Nursery Team are delighted to welcome you to our Nursery Class Page.  Here you will find lots of information and photographs of your child's current and future learning.  In addition to this, we will also put copies of important letters and dates of upcoming events on our class page to keep you fully informed.  We hope you will enjoy discovering all of the exciting learning your children experience whilst at Nursery by visiting our page regularly.

This Week in Nursery - Thursday 14th September 2017

This week  has been full of excitement as we have begun to welcome our new children into Nursery.  We are particularly proud and impressed by how well the children have settled into their new class.  We are also delighted with how kind and helpful our older children have been since returning from their Summer holidays.  Here are some examples of the excellent learning that has been happening this week.

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