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Welcome to Nursery!

 

The children in Nursery are taught by Mrs Pinchi and are supported by Mrs Rice and Miss Shields. We hope that you will visit this page often and find it useful in keeping up to date with your child's learning experiences.

 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk  1 Who is climbing down the beanstalk?
We love the outdoors and this is what we have been up to in the Early Years Garden. 

The Mud Kitchen

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We like to use the mud kitchen for making mud pies and other wonderful recipes.

Watering the flowers

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We planted lots of bulbs in September and now the daffodils and tulips are in flower the children enjoy watering them.

Helping with jobs

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Reception help us to tidy and clean the outdoor area.

Stick People

Stick People 1 Look what we’ve made!
Stick People 2 We love our creative area.
Stick People 3 What can you make with sticks?
Stick People 4 The children have been busy!
The children have settled back into Nursery after the Easter holidays and are very excited about our new topic Jack and the Beanstalk. We have read the story and have started to plant magic beans. We are hoping to grow very tall beanstalks!

Planting Magic Beans

The children have been very busy in our outdoor creative area. We have been using natural resources to create collage and paintings. Can you name any of the natural materials that you see?

Expressive Art and Design

Expressive Art and Design 1 Look at the beautiful colours.
Expressive Art and Design 2 Can you see the different textures?
Expressive Art and Design 3 Creating patterns
Expressive Art and Design 4 Exploring different media
Expressive Art and Design 5 Forming shape with clay

Our Clever Parents

This week for Building a Bridge of Books our parents created their very own books. Look at the fabulous designs!

Easter Disco Fever

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The children enjoyed dancing!

Moving to the beat!

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Fantastic Moves

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Movers and Shakers

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter 1 We have been on a Easter egg number hunt.
Happy Easter 2 We found lots of eggs with numbers.
Happy Easter 3 We were able to order numbers.
Happy Easter 4 Look at our Easter egg number line.
Thank you so much for helping the children create such beautiful Easter bonnets. They really are amazing!
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Our Easter Bonnet Parade.

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We have winners!

We have winners! 1

More fabulous bonnets!

An Easter Egg and Spoon Race

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On your marks get set go!

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Don’t drop your egg!

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One hand behind your back please.

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Easter Nest Cakes

Using Technology

Using Technology 1 Using the microwave to melt chocolate.
Using Technology 2 Using the fridge to chill our cakes.
Using Technology 3 Using the interactive board.
Using Technology 4 Using a remote control to dim the light.
Using Technology 5 Technology is all around us in Nursery

The science club came to visit Nursery and look what we made...

Not just a stick!

Working with clay.

Working with clay. 1

Writing is Everywhere!

Writing is Everywhere! 1 We like to write the sounds in 'Hairy Phonics'
Writing is Everywhere! 2 We like to record numbers in the maths area.
Writing is Everywhere! 3 We like to write songs.
Writing is Everywhere! 4 We like to write party invitations.
Writing is Everywhere! 5 Chinese Writing!
Writing is Everywhere! 6 A letter to a friend.
Writing is Everywhere! 7 A secret message.
Writing is Everywhere! 8 Chinese Writing!
Writing is Everywhere! 9 Mark Making
Writing is Everywhere! 10 Designing Patterns
Writing is Everywhere! 11 Mark Making
Writing is Everywhere! 12 Exploring Marks
Writing is Everywhere! 13 Writing a Story
Writing is Everywhere! 14 Planning and Designing

Making a rainbow with powder paint.

The Long and Winding Road by Nursery

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The Naughty Bus

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The children in Nursery have a very keen interest in fire engines, trucks and buses. Being in the city centre we can hear the traffic and the children often say “I can hear a fire engine going past?” We have talked about what we would like to be when we grow up and some children said that they would like to drive a fire engine or a bus. We decided to start our new topic by reading the story of the Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. We do hope it is not a Naughty Bus just an adventurous bus.

Building a town for the Naughty Bus

Building a town for the Naughty Bus 1 Planning
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 2 Designing
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 3 Tall Buildings
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 4 A Zoo
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 5 A Farm
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 6 Roads
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 7 A Hospital
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 8 The Liver Building
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 9 A Park
Building a town for the Naughty Bus 10 Radio City Tower

Friday

Friday  1 I wonder what the Naughty Bus will get up to next?

Wednesday

Wednesday  1 Can you explain what has happened?

Tuesday

Tuesday  1 Oh dear what has happened here?

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Over the weekend some children had been to the Chinese New Year celebrations in town and wanted to know more about the lion and the dragon. We researched and read the stories, we then made our own lion and used it in our role-play.
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A Chinese Banquet

Making Our Lion

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Making Our Lion 3

Our chicks have grown!

The chicks are growing fast.

Let’s go exploring!

A weekend away.

The chicks are having a weekend break at Mrs Rices house!

Getting their new home ready.

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Getting their new home ready. 2

One more to go.

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Two more to go.

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Three more to go.

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Our chicks are very noisy!

Good morning chicks!!

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Look whats arrived in Nursery...
Outdoor Maths
Maths is all around us in Nursery! When we are outside we can use money in our bike shop, order the ladybirds in our garden and count with the Numicon. We are becoming very independent at working out Maths problems. We love maths!

We Love Maths!

Show Time

Show Time 1 We love to move and make music at show time.
Show Time 2 We can tap out a beat to the music.
In Nursery we have made our very own stage for Show Time. We have been listening to The Beatles and enjoy playing along to their songs. We have learnt that The Beatles were a Liverpool band that wrote lots of amazing songs. We can play all kinds of musical instruments and love to explore the different sounds that can be made. 

A Weekend With Everywhere Bear

A Weekend With Everywhere Bear 1 I shared the story with my family.
A Weekend With Everywhere Bear 2 I told the class all about our weekend.
A Weekend With Everywhere Bear 3 Do you like my lovely picture?

Happy New Year and welcome back to Nursery! The children have quickly settled into Nursery routines once again. There are lots of new and exciting activities/topics to look forward to this half term. The first text that we are reading is The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson. Each Friday one of the children will get to take The Everywhere Bear home with them. Can they please draw a picture of themselves with the Bear and then return it back to Nursery on Monday. 

 

 

What adventure will the Everywhere Bear have with you?

What adventure will the Everywhere Bear have with you? 1 The Everywhere Bear

 

 

 

Look who came to our Christmas party.

A Trip to the North Pole
We noticed that the weather outside is very icy and cold. We then looked at other places that also have very cold weather. We researched the different species of animals that live in cold places and then made a small world replica of the North Pole. 
Picture 1 The North Pole
Picture 2 Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice!
Some of the children had seen the ice-rink at the Pier Head and said that they would love to be ice skaters. We decided to create our own small world ice-rink and so we put the dolls into ice cubes holders and then put them into the freezer. Now we have our very own dancing on ice!

We love maths!

We have maths meetings every day and we always look out for a maths champion. That is someone who wow's us with their super maths knowledge or makes fantastic progress.

We are maths champions!

We are maths champions! 1 Ordering Numbers
We are maths champions! 2 Looking for teen numbers!

In Nursery we love maths and so are very excited by our new maths outdoor furniture. We have had a fabulous maths sorting table which is filled with beautiful maths resources. Can you see our 'counting in fives' number line? I'm sure Reception will help us learn to count in fives. Look out for photos and videos of us using our new beautiful maths equipment! smiley

We have lovely new outdoor furniture!

We have lovely new outdoor furniture! 1
We have lovely new outdoor furniture! 2

Not just a bike ride!

We are developing our gross motor skills by riding bikes around the Nursery garden. To ensure we are still learning all areas of the EYFS we have made a bike shop. Now we can learn about money when we buy a bike or pay for our bikes to be washed. We can use the phone and computer to make bookings for a bike service and we can write out a receipt for our customers. 

The Bike Shop

The Bike Shop 1 Bikes for sale!
The Bike Shop 2 Pay at the till please.
The Bike Shop 3 Anyone need their bike repaired?
The Bike Shop 4 Thank you please call again.
Calderstones Park
This week we visited Calderstones Park. We had so much fun collecting leaves jumping in muddy puddles and acting out the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We even had time to visit the ice-cream parlour!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The children have been reading the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. The children have used different props to decorate the outdoor area so that they could act out the story. The children enjoyed reading the repeated refrains within the text and are now beginning to retell the story independently.  

Follow the link to hear the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' told by Nursery.

The link uses Chatta to record the children's learning. Look out for information about 'Chatta' later in the year!
Picture 1 Uh-uh! Grass! Swishy swashy, Swishy swashy!
Picture 2 Uh-uh! A river! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!
Picture 3 Uh-uh! Mud! Squelch squirch, Squelch squirch!
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We have looked closely at the Bear's features and we noticed it had two googly eyes, big furry ears and sharp claws. 

Budding Artists....painting the bear.

Budding Artists....painting the bear. 1 'Two googly eyes.'
Budding Artists....painting the bear. 2 'Two big furry ears.'
The Baptism  
In Religious Education the children have been learning about what it means to be baptised. We looked at story books, shared photos and then used role-play to develop our understanding.
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The Queens Knickers
The second half of Autumn Term we have been reading the story of The Queens Knickers by Nicholas Allan and learning about British Values. We discovered that the Queen lives in London and likes corgi dogs. We painted a portrait of the Queen and had a tea party with scones, cream and jam. We have transformed our reading area into Buckingham palace....it looks very posh! 
Picture 1 Come and read a book at Buckingham Palace.
Picture 2 Making knickers for the Queen.
Picture 3 Choosing different shapes.
Picture 4 Selecting a particular colour.
Picture 5 'I like the feathers!'
Picture 6 Using different media.
Picture 7 'I think the Queen will love these!'
Picture 8 Designing and creating.
Picture 9 Decorating our crown with different patterns.
Picture 10 Selecting different media and materials.
Picture 11 Using zig-zag and wavy patterns.
Picture 12 Being Queen is a very exciting job!
Picture 13 Getting ready for an English tea party.
Picture 14 'The scones are nice!'
Parent Workshops
Picture 1 Discovering dough disco!
Picture 2 Catching and counting fish!
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend the Maths, Physical Development and Literacy workshops. We hope you found them useful.
Commotion in the Ocean
The first half of the Autumn term the children have been exploring the storybook 'Commotion in the Ocean' by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. This text as supported the discussion of holidays and what the children did over the summer break. Thank you for sending in your holiday photos the children really enjoyed sharing them with the class. We have learnt the names of sea creatures and some of the very unusual features they have. The children were very glad that they did not have to walk sideways like the crab! We have also been very busy changing our reading area and giving it a seaside theme. We have painted some lovely sea creatures and experimented with bubble painting. We are really looking forward to you visiting Nursery for the Curriculum meeting on Wednesday 27th September where you will be able to see the lovely art work displayed around Nursery.  
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