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.
We celebrated the end of year with an international day. The children and their lovely families looked fantastic in their traditional clothes. We sampled some amazing food from the different countries around the world, it was delicious! Thank you to all the families and friends that made the afternoon so special!
Good luck to all Nursery 2 that are going into Reception Class! Have a lovely holiday and we will see Nursery 1 at the start of the Autumn term.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Pinchi and Mrs Rice
Our International Day
Our potatoes have grown!
Look how many we have!
We dug up our potatoes.
In the Spring we planted potato seeds. Look at the potatoes that have grown. We washed them and then Katie helped us to make a potato salad, yum yum!!
Time to fly away!
I wonder if they will fly away?
Here they go....
They like our flowers.
Look at the beautiful colours!
A prayer to say thank you for our butterflies.
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Out of the eggs hatched our caterpillars. They grew very big and they made cocoons. Then they changed into beautiful butterflies and laid new eggs. What do you think will happen next?
Our butterflies have hatched!
They feed on nectar from flowers.
Fun in the sun
The children and Early Years team have been celebrating as yesterday we received the Quality Mark Status. Everyone has worked so hard and today we celebrated with a pool party..
We loved the slide!
We love the sunshine!
The children have settled back into Nursery after the half term break. The text that we will be looking at this next half term is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The story tells the life cycle of a butterfly and also hints at the importance of eating healthy. We have just received some very tiny little caterpillar eggs which have already hatched. The caterpillars are growing fast and we hope that they will soon make a cocoon and eventually turn into lovely butterflies, just like in the story we are reading.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle and told by Nursery
The children are using 'talk for write' to help them retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children are getting so good at telling their favourite stories, drawing pictures and then labeling their pictures.
Even the youngest children are beginning to retell stories.
Fruit is really healthy!
Fruit is really tasty!
Adding 1 more
Our cress smells lovely!
The cress has grown on cotton wool!
The cress is tasty.
We have grown cress.
I like to eat cress.
Cress is lovely on sandwiches!
Our cress is better than bought cress.
Cress is good for you.
We planted cress seeds onto cotton wool to see if they would grow without soil. What do you think happened? Our cress grew and we made some delicious cheese and cress sandwiches. We compared our cress to shop cress and while ours did not look as good, ours smelt and tasted better!
Building a Bridge of Books
This week we had an artist visit and our children, with the help of their parents, made beautiful story boxes. The children then told their stories.....what fantastic imaginations they have!
We love Rugby Tots!
We have been experimenting to see if we can grow cress without soil. We have planted some cress seeds on cottonwool, do you think it will grow?
Building a Bridge of Books
This week parents and children made a breakfast of ‘American Style Pancakes.’ Wow they look delicious!
Mark Making Outdoors
Building a Bridge of Books
Look who visited Nursery today!
The children have been learning all about the people in the community that help us and we were thrilled when the firefighters agreed to pay us a visit! The children really enjoyed climbing inside the fire engine trying on the helmets and using the water hoses!
Building a Bridge of Books
Our parents and children had a fantastic time this week, with Building a Bridge of Books as everyone walked to St Johns Gardens. The buildings in Liverpool are very impressive and the children enjoyed spending time looking at the sights as they walked through town. Thank you to Mrs Rice and our parents!
Jack and the Beanstalk
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
We like to use the mud kitchen for making mud pies and other wonderful recipes.
Watering the flowers
We planted lots of bulbs in September and now the daffodils and tulips are in flower the children enjoy watering them.
Helping with jobs
Reception help us to tidy and clean the outdoor area.
Look what we’ve made!
We love our creative area.
What can you make with sticks?
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
Look at the beautiful colours.
Can you see the different textures?
Exploring different media
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
The children enjoyed dancing!
Moving to the beat!
Movers and Shakers
We have been on a Easter egg number hunt.
We found lots of eggs with numbers.
We were able to order numbers.
Look at our Easter egg number line.
Thank you so much for helping the children create such beautiful Easter bonnets. They really are amazing!
Our Easter Bonnet Parade.
We have winners!
More fabulous bonnets!
An Easter Egg and Spoon Race
On your marks get set go!
Don’t drop your egg!
One hand behind your back please.
Easter Nest Cakes
Using the microwave to melt chocolate.
Using the fridge to chill our cakes.
Using the interactive board.
Using a remote control to dim the light.
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.
Writing is Everywhere!
We like to write the sounds in 'Hairy Phonics'
We like to record numbers in the maths area.
We like to write songs.
We like to write party invitations.
A letter to a friend.
A secret message.
Writing a Story
Planning and Designing
Making a rainbow with powder paint.
The Long and Winding Road by Nursery
The Naughty Bus
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
The Liver Building
Radio City Tower
I wonder what the Naughty Bus will get up to next?
Can you explain what has happened?
Oh dear what has happened here?
Happy Chinese New Year!
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.
A Chinese Banquet
Making Our Lion
Our chicks have grown!
We love our chicks!
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.
One more to go.
Two more to go.
Three more to go.
Our chicks are very noisy!
Good morning chicks!!
Look whats arrived in Nursery...
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!
We love to move and make music at show time.
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
I shared the story with my family.
I told the class all about our weekend.
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?
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.
The North Pole
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!
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!
We have lovely new outdoor furniture!
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
Bikes for sale!
Pay at the till please.
Anyone need their bike repaired?
Thank you please call again.
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!
Uh-uh! Grass! Swishy swashy, Swishy swashy!
Uh-uh! A river! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!
Uh-uh! Mud! Squelch squirch, Squelch squirch!
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.
'Two googly eyes.'
'Two big furry ears.'
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.
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!
Come and read a book at Buckingham Palace.
Making knickers for the Queen.
Choosing different shapes.
Selecting a particular colour.
'I like the feathers!'
Using different media.
'I think the Queen will love these!'
Designing and creating.
Decorating our crown with different patterns.
Selecting different media and materials.
Using zig-zag and wavy patterns.
Being Queen is a very exciting job!
Getting ready for an English tea party.
'The scones are nice!'
Discovering dough disco!
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.