Nursery had a very special visitor today, Pudsey Bear! He came to visit us to encourage us to raise as much money as we could for Children in need. .
The nursery have been reading the Gruffalo this week and have had lots of fun retelling the story using puppets they have made. The children looked at how the Gruffalo was big and the mouse was small and looked to see how many big and small objects they could find on their way to nursery with their grown ups. The children made Gruffalo pie with play dough and measured their feet against the Gruffalo’s feet to who had the biggest feet. The children finished the week by watching an animated version of The Gruffalo which the children really enjoyed.
We would like to welcome all the children back to nursery. We are very happy with the way the children have returned to nursery and settled in quickly.
We are beginning this half term with The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and then will be looking at the fairytales The 3 little pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 bears, The Gingerbread Man and Chicken Licken. Keep your eye on the website to see our work on this topic!
As part of our Autumn topic nursery went to the park to look at what happens to the trees. We discovered that the leaves turn different colours and fall off the trees. We also had a look to see if we could find any hibernating squirrels
As it was such a lovely day we couldn’t leave the park without having a little play on the swings!
This half term Nursery are learning about growing.
We have made a lovely garden centre in the outside area for the children to explore and have a go at planting seeds. They have had lots of fun pretending to be gardeners, digging in the soil and sweeping up the mud!
We will be looking at plants and how they grow in the garden they will also have the opportunity to plant some seeds of their own. The children will also look at tulips and daffodils and talk about the different colours they are and how they all have unique shaped petals, the children will then have a go at drawing their own flowers.
This week we are looking at Spring and new life. This includes plants, animals and how they grow and change over time. On Friday 22nd April we will be visiting Wroxham Barns to see the new born baby animals and explore the farm.
The children will be learning how to recognize, count and write their numbers to ten this half-term.
The children will also be continuing to learn their sounds through the read, write inc. programme.
If you would like to help your child in their learning in nursery please come and talk to one of the nursery staff.
The children have been really enjoying preparing for Big Fred’s birthday! They have been designing cards, baking cakes and making balloons. They made wrapping paper and designed party hats ready for the party. On the big day of the party the children sang happy birthday to Fred and played party games.
The nursery have been very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in the Forest schools project.
The children are visiting the project every Tuesday at the Seagulls daycare centre in Gorleston. Parents are very welcome to accompany their child on these visits.
This project is giving the children the to opportunity to explore the natural environment . They are able to discover and learn about bugs, plants, birds and habitats. They have also been given the freedom to dig in the mud, roll in the grass and use all their senses to explore the outside world. This is an experience that most children do not get the chance to enjoy.
Photos to follow.