Week beginning - 16-4-18.
Our focus this week has been 'Flowers', we have been drawing and colouring flowers inside the classroom. Outside in the construction area we have been working together in our groups to plant sunflower seeds. We hope to see them growing over the next few weeks.
With Mrs. Pritchard we have been practising writing our names at the writing table, we are all trying very hard.
Our topic in Collective worship this week has been 'Working together'. We had a talk about how we help each other in Nursery. "We do team work," said Finn "The helpers count the fruit," said Anna and George said "We help people". We read the story "The Loaves and the Fishes" from the Bible and we learnt how Jesus and his special friends worked together to help feed all of the people.
Please can you help? Next week for one of our activities we need gardening magazines or catalogues etc for photographs of flowers and plants for our cutting and sticking table. Any donations would be gratefully recieved.
We wish you a happy weekend, with best wishes from Nursery.
Week beginning 9-4-18.
Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely Easter holiday and are looking forward the the next half term.
Our topic for this half term is 'What's Growing?". To start our week we all shared our ideas on this topic, Mrs. Hughes wrote them all down and we are going to start finding out all about growing plants, frogs, caterpillars and lots more.
We started by learning all about frogs, we walked down the pond area to look for tadpoles and frogs. We didn't see any this week so we sang '5 little speckled frogs' and we hope to see them all soon.
Thank you for your continued and valued support.
Week Beginning 5-3-18
After our long weekend we returned to school. This week we have been learning all about zoo animals.
In the block area we have been building a zoo. On the easel we have been painting zoo animals to display on the wall in our 'Vets' (we have made lots of animals better our vets!), we have used animal cutters in the play dough and in the sand we've been playing with 2D and 3D shapes.
As a class we have been thinking about 'Fair-trade Fortnight' We have chatted about what being fair means to us, we've looked at products with the Fair-trade logo on. Then we had an even bigger discussion about what to do with the Fair-trade chocolate raisins we had left over!
With Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. Hughes we have been making cards for Mothering Sunday, we hope you like the kind thoughts and wishes written inside.
Week Beginning 19-2-18
Welcome back to Nursery, we hope that you had a lovely half term holiday. Our topic for this half term is 'Animals and Springtime'.
In Nursery this week, we have been looking at shapes with Mrs. Lloyd. We looked at triangles, circles, squares and rectangles. "We tried to match them," said Evie.
With Mrs. Pritchard we set up a vets role play area, "To make pets better," said George. At the cutting and sticking table with Mrs. Hughes, we drew a picture of a welsh lady. We used shapes to draw our pictures.
We have spent lots of time playing outside, we played on the slide, in the play house, on the chalk board, the stepping stones and the balance beam.
We are getting ready for next week, we will be learning all about St David's Day. We wish you all a very happy weekend.
Week Beginning - 5-2-18
Science and Technology week.
This week in Nursery we have been busy working on our science and technology week. We have been thinking about and looking at water. At the start of the week we poured water into 3 containers, we talked about what we thought would happen to the water in the water if we kept it in different conditions.
We chose 3 different locations to put the containers - the sink in our classroom, the fridge and the freezer. As a class we decided we would have a look at them the next day. Before we started our 'Busy Jobs' we wrote down what we thought would happen. These are our thoughts -
In the freezer - "It will freeze like the snow," said Thea. "Ice and freeze," said Klara.
In the fridge - "Get colder," said Oliver. "It might cover with ice," said Lucy
On the sink - "I think......I think it's going to melt," said Evie.
The next day we went to find out! We looked at and felt the water.
In the freezer -"That one's icy," said Mia
In the fridge - "It's cold," said Nia
On the sink - "Mine's still watery," said Leo "It looks just the same," said Theo.
We played outside in the snow and the rain to see how we felt in the cold weather, we had lots of fun and didn't want to come back inside.
We would like to wish you all a very happy half term holiday.
Week beginning 29-1-18
Another busy week in Nursery this week. With Mrs. Hughes we have been learning our letter sounds and working in the quiet room. At the writing table, we have been working on our Valentines Day cards. We wrote our names and told Mrs. Pritchard our message to write inside. We have worked independently at the cutting /sticking table and the easel making hearts to go on the front of our cards.
On Friday, 2nd February we had our 'Wear Red' for school day, we have all enjoyed an informative talk from Kayden this week and we have learnt lots about our hearts. We all sat very still for Mrs. Hughes to take a photograph...it only took a few attempts! We hope you like our smiling faces.
We wish you all a very happy weekend.
Week beginning - 15-1-18.
Forest school - Winter Hunt.
On Monday we started off our week with an outdoor winter hunt, we walked down to the junior yard and looked all around for signs of winter. We spotted some trees that had no leaves on and some that were green. We looked for up to 4 objects that we would like to bring back to Nursery with us, we found leaves, twigs, bark, stones and pine cones.
We walked back to the classroom and started to stick our finds onto our sheets. We counted and wrote down the number of objects that we had stuck on to it. Mrs Pritchard displayed all of our lovely work onto the board in the corridor.
Week beginning - 15-1-18
Happy New Year.
Welcome back, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New year. We hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and a lovely holiday. May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and lovely gifts, we very much appreciate it.
In Nursery this week we have been writing thank you letters to Santa to go into our 'Busy Books', we have been looking at toys and discussing what materials they are made of and sorting out all of our jigsaws.
On Monday we are going to go outside for our Forest schools session, so wrap up warm!
Week beginning 11 - 12 - 17
After a long and snowy weekend, we returned to school on Tuesday. Both Nursery classes went into the school hall and we spent the morning with the Reception classes practising our Nativity play. Mrs Hughes, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Pritchard were very proud of everybody. All the children listened well, sang beautifully and did all the actions. Well done! We are looking forward to the performance in Church next Monday.
We started to make our Christmas cards with Mrs Pritchard this week, so far we have done a handprint, a thumb print and we have been for a walk in our Christmas jumpers to collect some sticks - What will be on the front of your card?
We really enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers, we hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you in Church on Monday morning.
With kind regards, Nursery staff.
Week beginning - 20-11-17
Our week started with a busy Forest school and P.E session, we had a chat about houses and then set off for a walk to look at different houses that we could see from our school playground. We noticed all sorts of exciting things - windows, doors, bricks, aerials, satellite dishes, two birds sitting on a chimney and even a window in the roof!
We continued onto the junior playground and said a quick hello to the chickens and then spent some tiime investigating the play equipment. We all took turns, climbing, balancing and swinging. We didn't really want to return to the Nursery classroom for snack time.
Each day this week we have been practising our Nativity songs and actions. We are listening well and learning all the words.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Week Beginning - 6/11/17
Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely half term holiday and are ready for the busy half term ahead.
We have been learning all about Remembrance Sunday in Nursery this week, we all listened to and watched a powerpoint about 'Remembering' and why we wear a poppy. The children all listened carefully and asked interesting questions.
With Mrs. Pritchard this week, we worked at the Writing table and made a poppy and discussed our work. In the number area with Mrs. Hughes we did lots of counting - we counted fireworks and looked for the relevant numbers.
Week Beginning 16/10/17.
We started our week with our Forest school session. In small groups we went out for a walk with Mrs. Lloyd and collected natural materials in a basket, next we came into the classroom and made an Autumn crown with Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. Hughes. After we had finished our crowns we wore them for the rest of the session. We had lots of Queens, Kings, princes and princesses (and a spiderman or two)
In the classroom this week we have been thinking about fruit and vegetables for harvest and outdoors we have been busy preparing the garden ready for planting and creating our dinosaur world.
Week beginning - 9-10-17
We had a very exciting week in Nursery - Tom and Jerry, our school guinea pigs returned to Nursery. They will be living with us for the rest of the year, everyone has been very kind and we will all be taking it in turns to help to look after them.
With Mrs Hughes, we have been playing in the role play area, making cups of tea and preparing dinner. Mrs. Pritchard has been working in the quiet room with her groups, looking at and reading story books. And finally Mrs. Lefley has been outside all week working with the children in the construction area, playing on the bikes and doing a number hunt. What a busy week!
Have a lovely weekend, from all in Nursery.
Week beginning - 2/10/17
Forest school session.
On Monday we had our first Forest school session, we started off by going for a walk down to the junior yard, looking for signs of Autumn on our way.
We collected leaves and twigs in our basket on our way down. We stopped for a chat with the chickens, they were very pleased to meet us!
We have used the twigs and leaves to make pictures with Mrs. Lloyd, we have lovely displays in our class and the infant corridor. We have made a mud creature, spiderman and a Minion amongst other creations.
Week beginning - 25/9/17 - Humanities Week- Wales.
This week in Nursery we have been learning all about Wales, we have looked at a map and found Wales on it, we have looked at and talked about things that are important in Wales. On Wednesday we read the story of St. David and today we have all dressed up in Welsh theamed clothing. We all looked wonderful and had a lovely day.
Welcome to Nursery.
Welcome to Ewloe Green Nursery, we have had a lovely three weeks settling into Nursery life. We enjoyed our 'Home visits' and starting our journey together.
We have all been busy inside and outside the classroom, investigating all the learning areas. We have taken a few photographs to show you how hard we are working.
Thank you all for your continued and valued support.
Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. Lloyd.