Category Archives: Nursery News

Chinese New Year

This week the Nursery children have started learning all about Chinese New Year, which takes place on Friday 16th February. We watched a video of the story of Chinese New Year, and have been looking at some special Chinese artefacts and talking about why they are important to people who celebrate Chinese New Year!

Nursery Christmas Party!

As it is the last week of Nursery before the Christmas holidays, the children have had a big party! This week we painted our party hats and made Christmas decorations to take home. We also brought in lots of tasty treats to eat with our friends during our party. We even had some singing and dancing to our favourite songs. Now we are ready for a nice rest over the holidays!

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!

Run, run, as fast as you can …

You can’t catch me – I’m the Gingerbread Man! This week, the Nursery children have enjoyed reading this fantastic story. They have listened to adults read it, and have loved looking at the books independently and acting out the story. They have also had a go at lots of different gingerbread man activities. They’ve been very busy decorating gingerbread men with different shapes, painting gingerbread men, and even conducting a scientific experiment to see what happens if you put a real gingerbread man in a bowl of water – he goes soft and crumbles into pieces. No wonder he is so scared of getting wet!

Making Our Mark

Before half-term, the Nursery children were exploring a range of techniques to make marks. They had lots of fun, and even got a little bit messy, with water painting, drawing on white boards, drawing with crayons, and using objects to paint. Of course, we remembered to wear our aprons! What a great time we had making our marks!

Technology in Nursery!

This week the Nursery children have been learning all about technology. We have had lots of fun exploring toys which have a variety of dials, switches, buttons and levers, to try and discover what happens when we use them.