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We are enjoying getting ready for Christmas in the nursery.
Welcome back to our returning nursery children and their families and an especially warm welcome to our new children and their families.
Posts from 2016-17
We have been learning about coping with change and the transition to new schools and nurseries. The children are all positive about the new experiences and friendships ahead of them. Our trip to Yellowcraigs was a great success and a good chance to form new friendships.
Our last few weeks will focus on having fun and staying safe. We are encouraging the children to tell us about their thoughts and experiences using words, drawings and writing marks in their play.
We are enjoying learning about matching, sorting and same and different, with most of our learning taking place in the nursery garden or the local orchard. Our bug hotel is now up and running and the children have worked hard, sawing logs and selecting items which minibeasts would like.
We have had a super start to the Spring term, welcoming 4 new families to the nursery and two new babies to our existing nursery families.
This coming week is our Multlicultural week, and thereafter we will be exploring new life and baby animals. Look out for the photos in your Learning Journals and don’t forget to leave a very short comment!
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Our new focus is about being active and trying physical challenges. We will be reading stories about moving our bodies as well as trying and practising new things – from pushing, pulling, balancing on stilts and using bats and balls to managing our own coats and zips.
Our new focus is Stories from Around the World to tie in with World Book Day and the children have enjoyed dressing up and telling us about their favourite stories. We are also tasting breads from different countries and looking at the globe to learn about different places that are important to us and our families.
Congratulations to our pre school children who presented a wonderful service about Jasper’s Beanstalk and the importance of working hard, but also waiting for results. We all enjoyed planting and measuring beans in the nursery as well as learning our new days of the week song to the tune of The Adams Family.
We have had a busy start to the Spring term, celebrating Burns day and Chinese New Year as well as experimenting with patterns and sounds around us. Now we are moving on to learning about measure in all areas of the nursery, at home and in our local environment.