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Autumn Term 1

Week 7


This week we listened to the story That’s not my hedgehog”.  After talking about the different textures in the story we used clay to mould our own hedgehog.  We added sticks for the spikes and googly eyes.  The clay was cold and smooth.

Week 6


This week we have enjoyed the traditional tale “The Three Little Pigs”.  We used the small world to act out the story and then we sequenced some key events in the correct order and used story language to retell the story.  Outside we used the bricks, crates and covers to build our own pigs houses.  The wolf huffed and puffed and blew them all down!

In PE this week we had lots of fun completing an athletics course.  During the session we practised our jumping skills to jump along the ladder and over the spots.  We weaved in an out of 5e cones as quickly as we could before we jumped as far as we could.  

Week 5

We have had a great start to our week by exploring our new topic “Why do leaves go crispy.”  This morning we went on a walk to discover what was happening to the leaves.  We found lots of leaves had changed colour and were on the floor. We learnt that this is because it is nearly autumn.  We found other signs of autumn all around us such as pine cones, conkers, acorns and berries all laying on the floor.  We even found some apples growing on the trees but some of them were ripe and ready to eat so they had fallen off.  


Could you go on an Autumnal walk. What do you think you might find?

At the beginning of the week we had a very exciting delivery! Our new construction crates arrived and the children had a fantastic time being creative outdoors.  They created so many different things and enjoyed working together to build big structures to play in. We would like to say a huge “thank you” to all the parents who supported our sponsored sing last year as we used some of the money raised, to buy the crates.

As part of our topic we have been exploring autumn leaves.  We enjoyed printing the leaves into clay and looking carefully at the veins and different shaped leaves.  We can’t wait for them to dry so we can paint them.

Week 4

On Monday we proudly joined hundreds of other children across England to celebrate Anti-bullying week by joining the ambassadors for a special online assembly.  Afterwards we all pledged to put an end to bullying and stand up to be kind and caring members of our school community.

Mr Johnson and Mr Kynoch really challenged our jumping abilities this week in PE because we had to try and jump over small and large hurdles!  We all rose to the challenge though and had lots of fun trying different techniques to improve our jumping skills.  We can’t wait to find out what they have in store for us next week!

This week we have explored lots of different musical instruments and the variety of sounds they can make by playing them differently.  On Friday we had fun playing these instruments altogether but we had to listen to the conductor to know how to play them and when to stop! 

Week 3

This has been another very busy week in Nursery, continuing to make new friends and enjoy both the indoor and outdoor learning environments.  We are trying very hard to remember to “choose it, use it and put it away”.  We are practising our sharing skills and taking turns during our play so much better this week, we’ll done everyone! 

During our phonics learning we had so much fun making our own sounds.  We used a beater to explore how we could make loud and quiet sounds.  We really enjoyed making lots of loud sounds!

We showed off our ICT skills this week by logging onto our Purple Mash accounts and exploring the paint programme.  Mrs Blakemore is really looking forward to looking at all our creations that we do at home.  

This week some of our new starters helped Mrs Sanderson to make some play dough for us to explore next week.  They really enjoyed adding all the ingredients and talked about the changes that happened from start to finish.  I wonder what they will do with the play dough next week? We can’t wait to find out!

Making play dough

Week 2

This week in Nursery we welcomed our new starters.  It was great to meet them and our older children were amazing friends and helped the new children to explore all the different areas of Nursery.  

It was a special week in school this week because it was “ Creative Week - The story of a Masterpiece” In the Early Years we focussed on the famous artist Paul Klee who once said “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”. We used his masterpiece and the story inspired by his painting, “The Cat and the Bird” to be amazing artists ourselves.  

Week 1

We have had a fantastic first week back and all the children have been amazing getting back into our school routines.  I am so proud of how grown up and independent the children have been coming into Nursery in a morning.  The children have really enjoyed accessing both the indoor and outdoor provision with their friends.  This week we read a beautiful story called “The Colour Monster”. The story helped us to explore our own feelings and emotions at different times of the day.  Our core book this week was one of our favourites “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. We loved joining in with the repeated words and talked about the foods we like to eat too.  Each week we will try to learn a nursery rhyme and counting song.  This week we sang Humpty Dumpty.  We even learnt how to do Mankato new signing for this rhyme too.  Our counting song this week was another favourite about 5 little ducks.  Did you know that they like to swim away from the Mother duck? 

One family, growing together in love and faith, flourishing in an ever-changing world. We love, we believe, we shine, we achieve.