The Spring season inspired our learning over this half term, with the children exploring themes of growth and new beginnings. They enjoyed planting seeds and watching them grow. The older children learnt what plants need in order to survive and cared for their growing plants excellently. The children also looked at different seeds and by cutting open fruits and guessing whether the seeds would be small or large and whether there would be many or few inside the fruit.
We all enjoyed reading Jack and Beanstalk and the children re-enacted the story in the hall.
We celebrated pancake day and the children enjoyed a pancake snack and making pretend pancakes using the play-dough. A few were successful at flipping them!
Finally, towards the end of the term we celebrated Easter, the children made egg decorations for a tree in Nursery, baked carrot cakes, learnt about Easter in different cultures and had an egg hunt.
Nursery have had a very busy half term!
We started off by exploring the icy weather as the weather got colder in January. The children noticed that a lot of our outdoor area was covered in frost and ice, so we discussed why this was. Some of the children enjoyed using tools to break and feel the ice. We soon realised that ice melted when it got warmer, or when we held it in our warm hands.
We celebrated Chinese New Year and the children got to play with some lovely resources and make some beautiful art work. The children enjoyed having a Fortune cookie at snack time and looking at the secret message inside. The children had the opportunity to paint some Chinese numbers, look at where China is on the globe, paint a tiger, and read various stories based on tigers.
We also experimented with colours, mixing skittles with water and watching the colours merge together and the children made their own bird feeders.
Many other adventures were had in Nursery this half term and we cannot wait to explore our new learning after the holidays.
The children have worked really hard over the past few weeks to learn all the songs and actions in our Nativity. We know they will have been singing the songs at home too.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Wow! What an amazing start to the year our Nursery children have had. They have all settled in to our new setting incredibly well and are enjoying accessing all the new provision areas.
The children in Nursery have been loving our autumnal theme since they started in September. We have been singing autumn songs, sharing stories and looking at autumn objects. Thank you for bringing in bits from your autumn hunts. The children have loved sharing where they went to find some autumnal things. Some of you went to Yeadon Tarn or to our many parks in the local area and some of you managed to find excellent objects in your own garden!
Over the past few weeks, the children have loved exploring the inside of some pumpkins, looking at different leaf patterns, counting conkers and making play dough hedgehogs amongst many other interesting adventures we have had in Nursery.
We have also had a visit from Tots Pretend all about Dinosaurs; we have been to visit the hall for some activities and have even found time to have a disco.
A big well done to all of our children for their fantastic start to the year. We look forward to seeing them all after half term!
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