Category Archives: Year Group Blog

This week’s learning

The story ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy was enjoyed by all and the children were fantastic at acting it out using the props.  They worked together to create a giant bear collage, also practising their cutting and gluing skills. In Maths, they gathered food and equipment for bear to have on a picnic, remembering to count one item at a time. Outside they counted  jumps  on the trampoline and experimented with different ways to move their bodies. The children have learned a new way to put on their coats independently using the ‘Coat Trick’- they put their arms through the sleeves and flip it over their heads! To end the week, they were introduced to a song using sticks and they had to tap the sticks in different positions such as: up high, down low, in front and behind. We also had a lot fun making a stage and performing!

Sticks up high…
and sticks down low…
The ‘coat trick’
Fireflies Show

Messages for parents

Important Dates:

Parent Consultation Day 

Tuesday 15th October: Mrs Adams will meet you at the Reception, via Avenue Road gate.
Thursday 17th October: This takes place in the Studio Hall, via Avenue Road gate.

Please note: Nursery will run all its  morning and afternoon  sessions as normal.

Important Dates

Half term:   Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October

Inset Day:     Monday 28th October

EYFS Coffee Morning:    Tuesday 5th November 8:30 – 9am

Our Interests Dressing Up Day: Thursday 7th November

Open Classrooms:

Thursday 5th December 3:30-3:45pm

Home Learning

Ask your child if they can show you how to put their coat on using the ‘Coat Trick’.

Rhyme Time

This  week you learned ‘Teddy bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around’. Can you practise the rhyme with your teddy?

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend down low,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, rest your head,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “good night”.

Next week we will be revisiting our favourite rhymes so far.

This week’s learning

The children have enjoyed talking about their experiences and role playing being on an aeroplane, after listening to the story od the week: Maisy Goes on a Plane.  They also enjoyed practising saying their numbers while singing the song Five Little Men in an Aeroplane.  Sammy Squirrel made a visit and the children were very good at saying goodnight to him but found it hilarious when he was a bit silly at bedtime. The children enjoyed talking about different feelings (happy, sad, angry) and looking at photographs and deciding how the children felt. To end the week, we celebrated what we did in Nursery this week and shared our experiences with our friends.

A few highlights:

Role- playing shops
Going on an aeroplane!
Peppa Pig craft
Meeting Sammy Squirrel
Aeroplanes in foam

Messages for parents

Important Dates:

EYFS Parent Workshop: Wednesday 10th October 8:45 – 9:45am or 2:00 – 3:00pm

Parent Consultation: Tuesday 15th October 8:30- 12:30pm

                                               Thursday 17th October 1:40-8:00 pm

Family Photographs

We will be talking about our families next week. We would really appreciate it if you could provide a family photo for your child to share (and then keep in their learning journey).  Thank you.

Library– every Tuesday

Thank you to everyone who wrote a comment or encouraged your child to draw a picture. Your child has a new book this week. However, as the book is chosen by your child, they may have chosen the same book (or one they already have at home) for a couple of weeks.

Harvest Festival

We would like to thank you all for your Harvest donations this year. Each year we donate to Sutton Foodbank and they were very grateful for your generosity.