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We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

 

What have you been doing this summer? We can't wait to hear your news. 

We learn in our play

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Dear Nursery parents and carers                                                           

Hello everyone, here is our plan for this half term with the possible ideas we will develop with the children.   Please tell us your news, bring something to share in our activities, practise nursery rhymes, sing and read stories at home. We appreciate your input and help, especially if we are going out, so if you want to join us at any time please volunteer. 

 

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7th Nov

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21st Nov

What did you do during the Half Term break?

We’re expecting lots of chatter about Halloween.

The days getting shorter and getting ready for our Autumn Walk.

We’ll look at the changing colours, make leaf pictures and collections.

Did you celebrate Bonfire Night or Diwali with fireworks? There are lots of harvest and light celebrations as it gets darker and colder.  Let’s make some pictures.

 

It’s Nursery Rhyme Week.

What is your favourite?

How do you Feel?

It is emotional literacy week and we’ll be learning Makaton signs to help us express our feelings. We’ll read Can’t You Sleep Little Bear. Build dark dens and make torches or lights. Sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and find natural light.

 

What’s it like to be out at night time?

Whatever Next?

Make rockets, take the bear to the moon, be a spacemen and find alien planets.  Read Owl Babies, talk about nocturnal animals, their homes and things that happen while we are asleep.

28th Nov

5th Dec

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19th Dec

Advent, the countdown to Christmas starts.

Make a collection of shiny and dull objects, look at reflections and mirrors.

We’ll be off to find a special tree for Christmas.  You can make a decoration.

 

We’ll be practising songs and preparing outfits for next week.

This week we are inviting parents to see our Christmas songs and the Nativity story.

Christmas Play.

 

We need to decorate the Christmas tree.

 

You can post your cards in the Nursery post box and help to share them out with your friends.

 

There are so many Christmas traditions and celebrations.  What do you do with your family?

Do you visit Santa make cards? Decorate a Christmas tree? What special food do you eat?

Let’s share our favourite Christmas stories.

Harvey Slumfenberger’s Christmas Present?

Two days to share our own celebrations with lots of singing and dancing at the

Nursery Party

 

 

 

Can you add any comments to the Parent Reviews on the website?  They help parents who are considering our school.

The children now need warmer clothes and boots as we always spend time outdoors.  The children who start in January will be visiting us regularly to get used to us, the nursery and make some new friends.  So, we are looking forward to a happy and busy term. 

Yours, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Hollingsworth, Miss Walters and Miss Freeman

Dear Nursery parents and carers                                                          

Welcome back everyone and a special welcome to our new children. We’re hoping you had a lovely summer break.  Below is an outline plan for Nursery using stories and nursery rhymes as our starting points and then the plans develop from the children’s interests.  We cover most of the areas of Early Years development through play and share this with you at parents evening, meetings, chats when the children are dropped off and picked up and through 2Simple. The weekly plan on the notice board will keep you up to date and informed about nursery activities.  Don’t forget to look at the website and twitter too.

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26th Sept

Holiday memories

What have you been doing this summer?

Bring in a photo or souvenir and talk about family and friends.

Can you join in the actions to a song?  Incey Wincey and Baa Baa Black Sheep. We’ll read Funnybones and talk about healthy bodies. 

Using our eyes and good looking to find names, match and play I Spy. What colours and shapes do we know? We’ll have a Dotty Day.

Practise some good listening to find out what is making sounds.  We’ll listen to Peace At Last and join in with noisy songs

 

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10th Oct

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24th Oct

How good are we at concentrating? We’ll find tastes and smells in games, talk about favourite foods and read about food.

 

Read Handa’s Surprise, talk about ourselves, family and friends.  Taking turns in games and talking about nursery.

Looking at the season’s changes in Autumn, harvests and Diwali celebrations.  We’ll read the Little Red Hen and bake bread.

 

Half Term Holiday

Time for a picnic, to jump in puddles or go to the library?

 

Please take a look at the displays for rockets targets, our stars of the week and the work showing us how well they use their new skills.  Stories, songs and nursery rhymes are very important to our children every day and we ask you to make time for them at home too.

We have lots of opportunities for working outdoors so the children need to have suitable clothing.  The children might still need sun cream and sun hats.

We plan to do indoor PE on Wednesday morning and afternoon so the children need to wear suitable clothes and shoes, no jewellery please.

There’s useful information on the school website, look out for texts, posters and follow us on twitter @peafieldnursery to see what is happening in Nursery.  We’re looking forward to a happy and busy term with lots of new things to learn. 

Yours, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Hollingsworth, Miss Freeman and Miss Walters

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We have sent the children's profiles through Parent Share.  We like to see what the children are doing at home so please add your own information and comments.  If you haven't seen this yet we might need to check your email address.

 

Emergency First Aid

 

Would you like to learn more about what to do in emergency situations? On the St John’s Ambulance website you can learn in just 40 seconds how to give first aid to a baby who has stopped breathing.  The video uses nursery rhyme characters, a catchy song and you can see it by going to sja.org.uk or youtube.com/stjohnambulance

 

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Dear parents and carers,                                                                 April 2016

Welcome back to a new term, with a special welcome to our new children and hoping you had a lovely break.  This term we are learning about ‘Growing, Animals and their habitats, Seasonal change (spring to summer) and Celebrations.  The planning grid gives a broad overview but they change as we respond to children’s needs, interests and ideas. The weekly plan on the notice board will keep you up to date and informed about nursery activities. Don’t forget to look at the website and twitter too.

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25th April

2nd May

9th May

We’ll be watching the changes from frogspawn to frogs carefully and learning about their lives.

Jack and the Beanstalk Jaspers Beanstalk

With some beans to plant and take care of ourselves.

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Lazy Ladybird.  Looking for and naming common mini-beasts.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sequence the life cycle of the butterfly.

16th May

23rd May

30th May

6th June

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Looking at the different foods the caterpillar eats.

Non-fiction –Pets

Look at information leaflets on how to look after pets. We’ll talk about our own pets.

Half Term

Take some photos to bring in and talk about.

Dear Zoo, Brown Bear Brown Bear What can you see?  We’ll be making lists of animals.

13th June

20th June

27th June

4th July

Farmer Duck- talk about characters, name and describe farm animals, homes and noises they make.

Walking Through The Jungle- enjoying rhyming and rhythmic activities. Recognise rhyming words.

Noah’s Ark

Learning a special story, matching pairs, making rainbows and talking about animals.

We’re off to The Butterfly House on the 4th July.  Our Nursery trip to explore a new place together.

11th July

18th July

Summer holidays

The Rainbow Fish

Making friends and learning about undersea worlds and creatures.

Seaside Stories-

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch

Story retell using puppets and props

Please take a look at the rockets display for targets, our stars of the week and the work showing us how well they use their new skills.  As always stories, songs and nursery rhymes are very important to our children every day and we ask you to make time for them at home too.

We have lots of opportunities for working outdoors so the children need to have suitable clothing.  As the weather gets warmer can you please make sure your child comes to nursery with a named sun hat and apply sun cream when necessary. When in for a full day we will reapply sun-cream so please send it labelled with their name.

We plan to do indoor PE on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon so the children need to wear suitable clothes and shoes, no jewellery please.

We are off to The Butterfly House at North Anston on 4th July and will give you more details when arrangements have been confirmed.  We hope your child enjoys this term in nursery.  It’s always a lovely term when we can plan lots of outdoor activities.  Thank you for your continuing support.

 

Yours Mrs McDonald, Mrs Hollingsworth, Miss Walters and Miss Freeman

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Here's our January 2016 plan

Hunting for Santa and decorating the tree.

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January 2016

Welcome back to Nursery.  Will we get snow this year?

 

January 2016 -  Happy New Year Everyone.                                                             

Dear parents and carers

We’re looking forward to this new term and hearing the children’s news.  Here is our plan of activities this term, although there will probably be some changes as we find the children’s special interests and events.  Will we get snow this year? We appreciate your support, ideas and help so please bring in anything that links and chat about the activities at home.  We would love a few more volunteers.  Can you help? Take a look at the rockets on display for our targets and the next steps, and our stars of the week showing us how well they use their new skills.  As always stories, songs and nursery rhymes are very important to our children every day and we ask you to make time for them at home too.

Wk beg 5th Jan

11th Jan

18th  Jan

25th Jan

The Stick Man. What can we do to help him find his family home? We can look after wildlife and feed the birds in this wet, wintery Weather?

The Gruffalo is a great story.  Let’s talk about places we know and the creatures that live there. We’ll go for our own walk to look.

The Gingerbread Man.

Who’s in this story? There are lots of characters. We can bake gingerbread men.

Rosie’s Walk

Where does Rosie go on her walk and who does she see?

What happened first, next, after that and finally?

1st Feb

8th Feb

15th Feb

22nd Feb

Let’s talk about our own journeys.  Where do we go and who do we see?  Walk, give directions and talk about the things you saw in sequence.

Celebrations

Chinese New Year

Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day

Why do we have different special days?

Half Term holiday

 

Maybe you can choose a favourite story book to share them with your friends next week.

Journeys.  Cars and roads.  Read Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car, make roads with hills and bridges, work remote control cars and build cars.

29th Feb  6th Mother’s day

7th Mar

14th Mar

21st and 28th Mar

Trains and tracks

Read The Train Ride.  Make maps, build train tracks, role play journeys, order coach numbers and fasten  trains together

Emergency and rescue vehicles.

Talk about road safety, walking and seatbelts.  Role play police, fire and ambulance services.

Boats and water

Who went in the boat for Mr Gumpy’s Outing.  We’ll make and sail boats, make pirate ships and treasure maps.

Planes, air and space.

Read Whatever Next? Role-play the story with rockets and picnics. Talk about holidays, make planes and kites.

 

We have lots of opportunities for learning outdoors, whatever the weather, and have wellingtons and raincoats for extra layers but please dress the children in warm, practical clothes.  We plan to do indoor PE on Wednesday am and Friday pm (this is new) so the children need to wear suitable clothes and shoes.  No jewellery please. 

To see what is happening in Nursery, have a look at the website, keep your number up to date for texts, look for the weekly planner, posters, follow us on twitter @peafieldnursery or e-mail us at nursery@pafieldlaneacademy.c.uk.  Don’t hesitate to ask us if you need to know more. Finally, a great big Welcome Back to Nursery and a special welcome to our newest starters as we look forward to a happy and busy term. 

Yours, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Hollingsworth, Miss Walters and Miss Freeman

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One for a cobweb

Two for the sky

Three for a ladybird and

Four for a fly.

Five for a beetle

Six for a bee,

Seven for a centipede

Ready for my tea.

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We used the mill stones to grind wheat into flour and made bread in the bread machine. It tasted good.

September 2015

 

Summer play
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Busy indoors and out
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Wow, what a wonderful World Book Day


 

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We like to draw
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Some of our Happy Birthdays

 

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The Chinese New Year celebrations were exciting

 

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We like to find a good place to read a book

 

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We loved The Gruffalo's Child story 

Busy making food.  Guess what's on the menu. Could it be owl ice cream?

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Have a look at our tweets @peafieldnursery. 

We went stripey!

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The Gruffalo's Child

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The Gruffalo's Child 4 Ah there he is.
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The Gruffalo's Child 6 A stick family.
January 2015

A busy day with PE and snowy play.

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Happy New Year

 

Here's our Spring plan, starting with the RSPB Big School Birdwatch.  This might be repeating the info on the blog but keep on trying! 

January 2015

Dear parents and carers

Welcome back to Nursery everyone and a special welcome our new young starters.  We’re hoping you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to this term.  Below is our plan of activities this term, although there will probably be some changes as we find areas the children are especially interested in.  We appreciate your input, ideas and help so please bring anything that links in and talk about the activities at home.  Take a look at the rockets on display for our targets and the next steps, and our stars of the week showing us how well they use their new skills.  As always stories, songs and nursery rhymes are very important to our children every day and we ask you to make time for them at home too.

Wk beg 5th Jan

12th Jan

19th  Jan

26th Jan

Wintery Weather

We need to keep warm and dry.  What shall we wear?

We can look after wildlife and feed the birds.

We’re going on a Polar Bear Hunt.

Let’s talk about a new story, different places and sounds. Polar Bear What Can You Hear?

The Gingerbread Man.

Who’s in this story? There are lots of characters. We can bake gingerbread men.

Rosie’s Walk

Where does Rosie go on her walk and who does she see?

What happened first, next, after that and finally?

2nd Feb

9th Feb

16th Feb

23rd Feb

Let’s talk about our own journeys.  Where do we go and who do we see?  Walk, give directions and talk about the things you saw in sequence.

Celebrations

Chinese New Year

Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day

Why do we have different special days?

Half Term holiday

 

Maybe you can choose a favourite story book to share them with your friends next week.

Journeys.  Cars and roads.  Read Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car, make roads with hills and bridges, work remote control cars and build cars.

2nd Mar

9th Mar

16th Mar

23rd Mar + 30th Mar

Trains and tracks

Read The Train Ride.  Make maps, build train tracks, role play journeys, order coach numbers and fasten  trains together

Emergency and rescue vehicles.

Talk about road safety, walking and seatbelts.  Role play police, fire and ambulance services.

Boats and water

Who went in the boat for Mr Gumpy’s Outing.  We’ll make and sail boats, make pirate ships and treasure maps.

Planes, air and space.

Read Whatever Next? Role-play the story with rockets and picnics. Talk about holidays, make planes and kites.

We have lots of opportunities for working outdoors and plan to start the week with ‘Outdoor Mondays’ so the children need to have suitable clothing.  We have wellingtons and raincoats for extra layers but please dress them in warm, practical clothes. Full days for new children start when they have settled in, usually their second or third week. We plan to do indoor PE on Wednesday so the children need to wear suitable clothes and shoes, no jewellery please.  Please take a look at the website, keep your number up to date for texts to tell you what is happening in Nursery and don’t hesitate to ask us if you need to know more.

Yours, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Hollingsworth and Miss Walters

Our Christmas Tree Trail

Our first clue on the tree trail.

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Making straight lines and busy making lamps to light up the cave.

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Can't You Sleep Little Bear?

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Enjoying this story, learning how to use tools safely and building this week.

Diwali celebrations 
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We made lovely collections of leaves and sticks on our Autumn walk.
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Miss Polly had a Dolly - we are taking care of our friends and playing safely.

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Everyone is busy in Nursery, the new children are exploring, finding all the different activities and the older children are helping them.

All Stars

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Martha is taking Billy home for the weekend.  We are looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

September 2014

 

Hooray its September and we are looking forward to spending this term with all our children.  Our plans are below and you can keep up to date with twitter and our blog. 

Lots of fun after the tricky job of getting the wellingtons an trousers on. No such thing as the wrong weather in Nursery.

Fun in the rain.

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These stars were so excited they couldn't keep still for the photo!

Stars of the week

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This week in Nursery
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We have been looking closely at tadpoles, caterpillars and snails. 
We are record breakers. Hooray! 
We helped to make a Guinness World Record for Dough Disco and mode making. There were nearly 4000 children in different schools around the country. That's different! 

April 2014

Getting ready for Mothers Day

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We love boxes that become something new.

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The girls are singing Row, row, row your boat. 

We've put the real frogspawn into our pond and have seen some changes already. We will look for tadpoles next.

Mysterious invisible beads feel like frogspawn in the water tray.

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Dough Disco Guiness World Record attempt

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Wednesday is PE. HOORAY. Everyone loves PE.
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Tuesday is library day. Remember your books today.

Monday and it's muddy outside. 

 

Bikes and scooters to keep warm, wellingtons to keep safe on the frosty playground and because it's muddy. So everyone busy sorting the right size, matching boots and trying to get their shoes off by themselves. Hard work but the vehicles are so exciting.

 

 

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T-Rex Tuesday

 

Tyrone is HERE! It's very exciting because he is so big.

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Monday

 

The dinosaurs are in Nursery. 

It's been frosty this week. Hooray we can play with ice and make dens.

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The birds have been coming onto the Nursery playground to find food. We've seen blackbirds, seagulls, robins, great tits and wood pigeons. The children counted the birds for the RSPB garden bird watch. 

 

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The cold wet weather and Ice Age animal stories are our starting ideas this week. We'll be looking at the way water changes to ice outdoors or maybe in the freezer.

Nursery Rhymes Fun

 

We are enjoying these Nursery Rhymes, adding more each week and

the variations we use are in brackets

 

Incy Wincy Spider

(climbed up the water spout and also climbing up a tree)

 

Humpty Dumpty

(Lucy Milner- changing for children's names- sat on a wall)

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star w/c 13.1.14

(and chocolate bar)

 

Baa baa black sheep w/c 20.1.14

(pink sheep, have you any spots?)

 

Row, row , row your boat

Gently down the stream

(down the river, along the shore, rock the boat)

 

We can always find something interesting at nursery.

Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.

 

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let you Teacher know!

 

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.


Look back with pride and forward with confidence