Week beginning - 9-3-2020
Our week in photographs -
Week Beginning - 2-3-2020
We started our week with a 'Fashion Show' as requested by Morning Nursery to look at the lovely outfits that everyone had chosen to wear to celebrate St David's Day. We walked around the rug had clapped each other and took a photo on the I-pad of outfits.
As today was our Forest school session, we had a chat about what we wanted to do (nobody wanted to get their lovely clothing messy!) We decided on a short walk, so we put on our coats and walked onto the infant yard, around to the junior yard. We spotted the chickens and Year 6 doing their cycling proficiency lessons. We watched them for a short time and then continued with our walk.
We returned to our classroom to have a play, next we watched a power point presentation on the Interactive board and listened to the story of St David. We finished our day by choosing a winner for the St David's Day competition, Morning Nursery are choosing the winner from afternoon Nursery and Afternoon Nursery will pick the winner from the Morning group! The winners will be announced tomorrow.
Week beginning - 24-2-2020
Welcome back, we hope you all enjoyed a happy half term holiday.
Our topic for this half term is 'Animals and Springtime', we have started our term by having a Language, Literacy and Communication focus week - the topic was Welsh Tales, we have chosen the story of the welsh dragon on the flag. We have listened to the story and acted it out to help us remember.
With Mrs Hughes this week, we have been practising holding our pencils with a pincer grip and following the outline of a welsh dragon. The work will be entered into our St David's Day competition next week.
Week beginning- 10-2-2020
Our week in photographs.
Week Beginning - 27-1-2020
To start our week we went on our "Adventure Walk" (Forest School activity) Nursery had decided to go for a walk to investigate the new path and to the Amphitheatre . On our way we had a look in the pond, counted the chickens (and watched them eating on the field - we think that they may have been eating worms, so we are going to find out what they like to eat) and decided that when the weather is dry we would like to play on the large play equipment on the junior yard. When we arrived at the Amphitheatre, morning Nursery decided that they would like to do a show. Leo was our host and he introduced each performance. The afternoon Nursery decided to have a good look around and then share a story of 'Elmer in the Snow' When we returned to Nursery Poppy said "I really enjoyed that!" We have lots of ideas for next time.
International Schools week - Uganda.
We have been learning about Uganda this week as part of International Schools week. We have been looking at the flag of Uganda and the flag of Wales. We have looked at the pictures and the colours on the flags.
With Mrs Pritchard we have chosen a flag to colour and chatted about three facts about each country. Mrs Pritchard wrote down our thoughts into our Busy Books.
When we do our 'Super stops' when the bell rings for changing groups or Tidy up time, we have pretended to be either a Dragon like the welsh flag or a Crested crane like the Ugandan flag.
We made colour patterns with the 'Counting pegs' using the colours of the flags.
With Mrs Hughes this week, we have been playing outside and following one step and two instructions.
Some of our favourite 'Busy Jobs' from this week.
Week beginning - 20th January 2020
Today we had intended to do P.E outside on our school yard, unfortunately due to the frost it was a little slippery so we decided to go for a walk in our small groups. The Dolphin and the Elephant groups went today, they really enjoyed walking on the field and hearing the ice crunching under their shoes. Tomorrow the Butterfly and Tiger groups will go out with Mrs Pritchard. We will do our PE lesson later in the week.
We we had a visitor in Nursery this morning, a beautiful butterfly flew in and stayed for a little while before flying out of the window. It made us all smile.
Week beginning 13th January 2020.
We started our week with a winter walk for our forest school activity. We had a talk and decided what we would like to do.
We we decided to go for an adventure walk onto the infant yard, looking at the trees and plants as we walked. Firstly, we noticed that the tree near the school hall had no leaves on it, but very excitingly it had tiny buds growing. Next we walked to the junior yard, we spotted chickens. Our walk continued down the path to the bottom of the field. We had a good look at the new path and collected some natural finds for our Loose parts play in Nursery. We very much enjoyed our walk and have decided we want to do it more often, it was a lovely way to see more of our school and meet new friends on our way.
During the week we played outside with Mrs Hughes, we made colour patterns , wrote letters on the blackboard and counted up to ten in Welsh before coming down the slide. Inside the classroom we worked with Mrs Pritchard, learning to recognise and write the letter ‘t’ in our Busy Books.
Next week we we are going to make and play with ice in the water tray.
Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We have had a lovely week in school settling back into our routine. On Tuesday, we had a 'Welcome back to Nursery day' we did lots of playing and choosing in the Nursery classroom and started to plan our term. The topic for this half term is 'Winter Days', we have started to think of ideas for our new topic. We started by talking about what we all ready know about the Winter time - answers included...
"The weather can be windy," said Leo
"It can be snowy," said Nancy.
"We put on our jumpers and gloves because it is snowy," said Daniel.
"I like the snow...I like making footprints and making snowballs," said Niamh
Next, we thought about what we would like to learn about the winter time and activities that we would like to do in our Nursery.
Harley said..."I would like to play the 'Roll the ball game with Mrs Pritchard - outside!"
Wesley said "I would like to do jigsaws"
Teagan said "I would like to play hide and seek outside"
Calen asked"Please can we have orange play dough?"
We have had lots of lovely ideas and we will try to include them all into our work and play over the next few weeks.
On Monday, we are going to do a Forest school session, as a group we have decided to do a Winter walk and try to see the chickens on the way. Please can we all have warm coats to wear on Monday (wellington boots are not needed on this day)
May we take this opportunity to thank you all for the lovely cards, gifts and good wishes for Christmas. Each and every one was very much appreciated.
Christmas Jumper Day.
Today we all put on Christmas jumpers to come to school, we were all so excited that we started our Nursery session by having a walk around to show our jumpers to our friends. A lovely start to our Nursery day.
Our Nursery Nativity play.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week we went to the Church of the Holy Spirit to practice and perform our Nativity play. The children have been rehearsing for the past three weeks and have worked very hard.
All staff are are so very proud of all of our children, the performance was super. Well done everyone 😊
Our Busy job in Nursery with Mrs Hughes this week was making a teddy bear using shapes, first we had to choose a big or small plate, next we named the shapes and last of all we stuck on the shapes to make a teddy bear face.
Outside with Mrs Pritchard, we have played on the large play equipment and with the cars, we even marked out parking spaces!
We have started to learn our nativity songs this week and are very much enjoying the song ‘Little donkey’
On Monday (if the weather is kind) we are going on an adventure walk (as the children have named it) to collect natural materials to make pictures , have a look at our display board in the atrium and maybe a play on the ‘big school yard’
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
A Surprise Visitor.
This afternoon Nursery had a very big surprise, a visitor called Pudsey. What an exciting afternoon.
Children in Need.
Today we all enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need day, we all had a little walk around Nursery to show our lovely clothes and talk about what we were wearing. We all looked wonderful and we have enjoyed our day. Thank you very for your generous donations.
We went out for a walk around our school, we looked at the houses nearby and talked about the different features - we noticed doors, windows, roofs, bricks and lots more. We went into the infant yard, through to the junior yard and down to the allotments. We saw lots of houses, 2 chickens and Buluga number1 flying past. We returned to Nursery through the ‘big school ‘. It was described as the best adventure that we ever had in Nursery, by one little boy.
Our Outdoor play.
This week we have been playing outside with Mrs Hughes, here are some of our photographs.
Our favourite activity was playing with the dinosaurs, we are definitely playing with them again as we need to teach Mrs Hughes all the dinosaur names!
Week beginning 14-10-19.
On Monday afternoon in Nursery, a group of children came over to the 'Busy jobs' table, they started chatting and moved the chairs so they could interact with each other. Slowly a lovely game started...
The children put the chair into a line, with one chair at the front.
Next, we had a driver, with a steering wheel ( a piece of wooden train track)
"We are on the bus!" shouted one boy.
"No, we are on a plane, we are flying to America! We will go for 5 hours and then come back!"
There started a lovely game that lasted for the afternoon, seats were shared, the 'driver' was changed and all had a lovely time.
Week beginning - 30-9-19
This week in Nursery we started our week by doing P.E outside with Mrs Pritchard, we practised walking, running and stopping. Picking up blocks and walking along a balance beam and jumping off and landing. We all really enjoyed the activities, so we decided to continue doing some of the activities during our outdoor play sessions.
Inside the classroom we have been playing and choosing in the house and with the construction toys. In the water, sand and play dough we have been investigating 2D shapes.We have talked about the names of the shapes, we have counted the sides and corners and we have sorted them into groups.
With Mrs Hughes we have been doing our first piece of work in our 'Busy Books' (work books) We drew a picture and then told Mrs Hughes all about it.
For our class lessons we have been counting leaves on our display, we have made patterns with our teddy bears. We used our 'Busy Board ' to count the number date - we have counted forward and backwards.
Welcome to Nursery.
Welcome to Ewloe Green Nursery class page 2019 -2020. We hope that you have had a relaxing summer and we very much look forward to getting to know your children and yourselves over the coming weeks.
Our first week was spent doing 'Home visits', may we thank all the parents that welcomed us to your homes, it is such a lovely and valuable way of starting our time in Nursery together.
The second week was our staggered entry, this worked very well this year with the children enjoying the opportunity of getting to know the Nursery environment and the supporting adults. The structure of the sessions are held in the same way as a normal Nursery day.
Our day -
8.30-8.40 am / 12.30-12.40 pm - We start the session by putting our coats and bags on our pegs and then sitting on the carpet to look at books.
8.40- 9 am / 12.40-1 pm - We sing our 'Bore da' or 'Prynhawn da' song and then we do the register, we answer 'Yma' Next we do the 'Busy board' - this is where we discuss the days of the week, the number date and the month of the year. We finish by discussing the playing and choosing that we are going to do next.
9-10.15 am / 1-2.15 pm - This is our playing and choosing time / Amser dewis a chwarae. We choose inside and outside and Mrs Hughes asks us to do a directed activity with her.
To end this part of the session Mrs Hughes rings the bell, we all do a 'Super stop' (we stop what we are doing, stand up and make a shape) and we all say 'Amser tacluso' 'Tidy up time.'
10.15-10.30 / 2.25-2.30 pm - We do our class activity, this varies each day, sometimes we do a number activity, sometimes a language, welsh activity.etc
10.30-1045 am /2.30-2.45 pm - Snack time - We have our fruit and milk /water and have a lovely chat about the busy jobs that we have been doing.
10.45-11 am /2.45-3 pm - We end our day with Story time ,Nursery Rhymes and counting songs.
Thank you for your continued and valued support.