Category Archives: Nursery News

Christmas is coming!

This week the Nursery children are beginning to learn about Christmas. We have talked about what some people do at Christmas, like sharing food and giving presents. We have also been decorating our big Christmas tree with baubles and tinsel!

Diwali Designs

This week the children in Nursery have been learning all about Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights. We talked about how Hindus celebrate their special time of year, about the food they eat and the lamps they make. We then used paint and glitter to make some sparkly Diwali cards!

Creating Our Own Snacks!

This week, despite their jam-packed schedule, the children in Nursery have managed to sandwich in some time for a snack. However, they didn’t have their usual apples, pears or bananas – they made their own jam sandwiches! After reading The Little Red Hen, the children were inspired to help each other with each step of the process. First, they had to spread some margarine on their slice of bread. Then, they had the option of adding some delicious strawberry jam, before folding it over, carefully cutting it in half with a knife, and finally eating it. Yummy!

Blots and Blots of Paint!

This week, the children in Nursery have been making marks with paint by using pipettes. They had to learn how to use them, with their teachers helping them to squeeze the handles, dipping them into the paint pots and then releasing the handle to suck up paint. They then had a lot of fun squeezing the handle again, and watching the paint squirt and drip out onto tissue paper, creating wonderful patterns with blots of paint. Using the pipettes is quite tricky, so it also helps the children to improve their fine motor skills!

Music To Our Ears!

This week the children in Nursery have been exploring how to use a range of musical instruments. They have had great fun (and made an awful lot of noise!) pressing buttons on bells, shaking rattles, and hitting triangles and cymbals. Some children even improvised and pretended to use microphones to sing. It sounds like we’ve got the next generation of X-Factor stars!