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Welcome to the Nursery 2020/21

 

Nursery Teachers: Miss Widdison (Mon & Tue) & Mrs Kelly (Wed, Thur and Fri) 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Svarc

Nursery Nurses: Ms Paul and Mrs Smith

 

Contact details:

Mrs Kelly: jkelly@callingtonprimary.co.uk

Miss Widdison: awiddison@callingtonprimary.co.uk

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Autumn Term - My Jolly Journey

Week Seven - Halloween Week 

This week in the nursery, the children have read the story ‘Room on the Broom’ and completed many fun activities based around the book and Halloween. They have created their own magical potions, a pumpkin sun catcher, scooped out a pumpkin and had fun on a bossy pumpkin hunt. They have all had lots of fun in the sand and water trays which were full of jelly, sand and creepy crawlies. The children have also worked in groups to retell the story by using various props and taking on the role of different characters from the story. 

Check out some of our fun and exciting learning below:

Watch our poem - Go, go, go!

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Week Six

This week we have based our learning all around traffic lights which stems from our class book, ‘Go, Go Go! Stop! The children have been learning the importance of traffic lights on our roads, the 3 different colours and their jobs.

“Red means STTTTOOOPP!!!” Lucas

“Green means you can go.”  Ruan

“Yellow means you slow down.” Rosie

 

The children have been super learners by using these three colours to become human cars and traffic lights. The children have been working in small groups to use the colours to inform the human cars of when they can go, stop or slow down. We have also been ‘Creative Chameleons’ by creating our own edible traffic lights out of a variety of coloured fruit. The children have had vast amounts of fun cutting, spreading and especially eating the end products. We also have had lots of ‘Go for it Gorillas’ who have been able to continue or create their own fabulous, colourful patterns using a range of maths resources. Check out more of our super learning below:

**Stars of the week**

Each week a child will be chosen to be our nursery star of the week. 

This could be awarded to a child for a range of different reasons: excellent effort shown in all of their learning, being a great role model, following the nursery golden rules, being an independent learner or by doing something excellent within the nursery week. 

Check out some of our super "Stars of the weeks" from the last few weeks:

Forest School

This week in the Forest school area the children went on a treasure hunt and then played a memory game with the objects that they had found. They then had a task where they had to find objects that were; rough, smooth, straight, beautiful and fluffy. The children's favorite part of the day was playing games with the parachute. Have a look at the pictures below to see how much fun they had today!   

Week Five

We have been learning the poem this week, “Go Go Go”:

 

We can fly in a plane.

We can ride on a train.

In a boat, we will row.

We can go go go!

We go near, we go far.

In a bus or car.

We go high, we go low.

So, where should we go?

 

The children have really enjoyed reciting the poem along with learning some fun actions. See if they can recite the poem to you at home. We have also been introducing the nursery children our golden rules on how we should behave within the nursery:

"We should use kind words"  Evie

"We should use our ears (pointing to her ears)"  Hazel 

"We must use our eyes to look when talking" Alfie. S.

"We all have to tidy up" Casey

Check out some photographs of our other fun learning below:

Reciting the poem - "Go, Go, Go!"

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Independent Learning 

The children have been super independent learners by practicing to put their own coats on.

Check out the video below to see how they've being doing it.

1. First, put it on the floor.

2. Secondly, stand by the hood and put your arms in the holes.

3. After that, push your arms through.

4. Finally, flick it over your head and zip/button it up.

Please try and encourage your child to be an independent learner and do this at home too. 

Independent Learners

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Week Four

Amazing Aeroplanes.. Amazing learners…

This week, the children have been learning all about aeroplanes. Each morning, we have been reading the story ‘Amazing aeroplanes’ where the children have had the opportunity discuss airports, aeroplanes and they’re experience and knowledge about them.

 

“I’ve been on one before with all my family... to Spain.” Casey

“It has two wings and (spinning his arms around) two of these.” Alfie.W.

“You must have your seat belt on so you don’t fall out.” Evie

 

We have had great fun creating our own miniature aeroplanes from pegs and lollypops sticks, using aeroplanes and helicopters to create our own stories aswell as creating our very own runways for the class aeroplane to take off and land safely. Take a look at some of our super learning below:

Week Three

This week the children in the nursery have had lots of fun completing different activities based around our class book, ‘Driving my Tractor’. The children have had the opportunities to build their own tractors within the indoor and outdoor construction areas and have had great fun doing so. They have also been great storytellers and have been able to retell repeated phrases from the story: “Driving my tractor down a bumpy road… and in my trailer, there’s a heavy load.” Check out the video below to watch some of the children retelling the story. 

Every Tuesday, the children are able to take part in a PE lesson within the school hall. The children have loved being able to use a range of equipment, enabling them to move around the hall in different ways.

Check out the photographs below of lots of the fun we've had this week:

Storytelling - Driving my Tractor

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Forest School

The children have had a wonderful time exploring the Forest School area today. They were very excited to see all the conkers on the floor and had a great time doing a conker hunt! They enjoyed some free play and played really well with each other. 

Week Two

This week in Nursery we have been reading the story 'Dig, dig, digging'. It is all about different types of vehicles and what they are used for. The children have had great fun exploring the different vehicles and completing activities based around them.

They have been to the front of the school to count, listen and identify vehicles, built vehicles from a range of materials and objects, used a digger in the sand pit, raced cars down drain pipes and so much more! Take a look at the pictures below to see what else the children have been up to.  

Week One

What a wonderful first week in Nursery we have had this week! We have loved welcoming back familiar faces as well as some fabulous new ones. All of the children have settled great into the new setting and have enjoyed playing in the indoor and outdoor environments.

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The Little Red Hen

This week the children have been creating story maps to remember the story of The Little Red Hen. They have also been kneading the dough and baking the bread.

A Rumble in the Jungle

There's been a rumble in the jungle! This week we have been drawing jungle animals and making parrots. 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

This week the children have been learning the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. They have made flapjacks using porridge oats, created bears out of paper, counted out spoonfuls of porridge and retold the story using the small world.

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

The Bad Tempered Ladybird helped us to count the right number of spots. We also made ladybirds from paper and followed the lines left by the Bad Tempered Ladybird to help with our pencil control.

Commotion in the Ocean

A Commotion in the Ocean this week! The children have been making sea creatures using shapes, pegging the numbers on the jellyfish and making octopus from tubes.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff was this weeks focus and the children have been building bridges for the Billy Goats and they have been blow painting trolls.

The Three Little Pigs

The story this week was The Three Little Pigs. We have sequenced the story, made play dough pigs and built houses for the pigs to live in.

Owl Babies

This week we have been reading the story Owl babies. We have made owl faces using rice cakes and counted using feathers.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week the children have been learning the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They have sequenced the story and made caterpillars out of tyres, egg cartons and bottle tops.

Insect Week

This week the children have been exploring the outdoor area looking at insects. They have been drawing insects and finding spaghetti worms in the water tray.

Lambs!

We have been learning all about animals and their young. Today we were lucky enough to get to meet some lambs. The children loved seeing them and were very excited that they got to stroke them. A massive thank you to Mr and Mrs Coombe for bringing them in to visit us.  

World Book Day

For World Book Day the children created bookmarks, made their own mini books, read lots of different stories and drew pictures from their favourite books. The children loved dressing up as different book characters and enjoyed choosing a new book from the book swap. In the afternoon they were delighted to be able to share their new books with their parents and grandparents. 

St. Piran's Day

The great had a great day celebrating St. Piran's day by dressing up in white, black and gold. They loved making Cornish flags and enjoyed learning all about St. Piran. 

Exploring an ambulance!

 

Today we have been lucky enough to have a real ambulance come into school so that we can have a look at it. The children have loved their topic “Everyday Heroes” and this was the perfect way to end it. They enjoyed being lifted into the ambulance by the lift and then had a good look around inside of the ambulance and could see where everything was kept safe. They loved having the chance to try on the helmet and paramedic jacket- they have been role playing paramedics, doctors and nurses a lot throughout the topic so this was a really special treat for them. The children even got the chance to sit in the driver’s seat and sound the siren! We would like to say a massive thank you to Mr and Mrs Jones for bringing the ambulance in for us to explore.

Firefighters and Dentists 

The last few weeks we have been learning all about firefighters and have just started learning about dentists. The children loved reading our story "Charlie the firefighter" each morning and have learnt about the important job that firefighters do. They loved putting out "fires" with water and dressing up as firefighters. 

 

This week our focus has moved to dentists. The children have already learnt that they have milk or baby teeth and that these will fall out and adult teeth will grow in their place. They have enjoyed brushing giant teeth and making mouths full of teeth! They are really enjoying our topic "Everyday Heroes" and have learnt so much already, we can't wait to see what else they learn! 

Everyday Heroes

The children have settled well back into the Nursery routine after their Christmas break. Our new topic is called 'Everyday Heroes' and we will be learning all about people who help us on a daily basis. Our current focus is on Doctors and Nurses and the children have loved dressing up and diagnosing the adults! They have been learning all about skeletons and the different uses of some medical equipment.

Getting in the Christmas spirit!

Today in Nursery the children have been very excited as they have been decorating the Christmas tree ready for the coming weeks! They had a lovely time working together to decorate the tree and sang Christmas songs as they did it. They have also been making fudge ready to sell at the Christmas Fair. 

Woodland creatures 

This week we have been reading "The Gruffalo" and talking about the animals that live in the woods and forests. This morning we enjoyed making some "Gruffalo" crumble! The children were very good at listening to the instructions and took turns at mixing and pouring the ingredients in. They then knew that it had to go into the oven to cook. They loved having their crumble for snack.  

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